We were at The Talbot Inn as part of a large party. The building is a mix of old (the bar area has very low beams) and new (the restaurant). Our party was in a modern section overlooking the gardens which was pleasant, although using pinned butterflies for decoration is a bit strange, as the rest of the decor is modern.
The service was prompt, although as a large party, we had pre-ordered our food, so that was a help.
The food was good, with a reasonable kids menu too.
A pleasant afternoon was had by all.
We were in Ripley for a nice and relaxing weekend. The food at the restaurant was amazing. Staff were very helpful throughout our stay. Room was decent, but not exceptional. Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and wouldnt hessitate to recommend to anyone!
We live in Ripley so have eaten at the Talbot several times. It's an old coaching inn with a bar which is everything you would expect from a place where Nelson used to stay including great beers.
The restaurant has a glass wall onto a terrace garden. Lovely in the summer. Food always good.
They are also great supporters of the village. They even do a free coffee morning every Thursday!
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