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The Talkhouse

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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West Sussex
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for an early dinner mid week, friendly welcome from owners and staff, excellent food, scallops, duck hash, then risotto and hake both fine. An anniversary and treated to sparkling rose and a beer, nice touch . Recommended

Thank byetheway25
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stayed here as a family for my mothers wake and the staff could not have done any more, they were warm friendly and kind. We couldn't be more grateful and would highly recommend this as a place to stay and eat.

Thank maylaitt
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went for lunch with family. Helpful staff and shown to our table promptly. Lunch was OK very large portions all served up on the plate including the gravy. It would have been nice to have helped yourself from dishes to vegetables so you could choose the right amount, likewise with the gravy. Meals unfortunately were not very hot. Puddings were...

Thank Cheryl O
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Really wonderful food. We've been three times in the past six months because we liked it so much. My personal favorite was the gnocchi with the truffles and the perfectly cooked egg: warm, rich but not overwhelming, and even a bit subtle. The wine list is good, if not enormous, and there are some surprising finds at reasonable prices. It's...

Thank janiejane53
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed 5 nights at the Talkhouse, which was close to our friends in a village called Stanton St John. This is an historic Pub and Inn about 10 minutes from the Oxford City Center. The Pub is just charming, with good food and excellent libations of all sorts. It has 4 rooms for rent, and they're clean and neat...

1Thank KarenKNashville
Ischia, Campania, Italy
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I had a bad experience here on family visit 2 yeas ago, however I found out it had changed hands so took the risk. My family and I came for Sunday lunch and it was simply awful. The food was terrible and although the service was fairly friendly they were completely inefficient. We ordered 4 roasts, all of which were...

1Thank Avril M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Treated family to dinner while visiting them in my home village of Wheatley. Lovely decor but disappointing food and way overpriced. I had viewed their menu online which was obviously out of date as it was not the one we were given. We ordered olives which came with dipping bread. The dip was just oil with a tiny drop of...

1Thank JoyS730
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Though the talkhouse has rooms, we went soely for lunch and will certainly be back. The inside is surprisingly large with numerous booths and side rooms, so you don't feel you're elbow-to-elbow with other diners. We were swiftly shown to a table, drinks order taken and I can't fault the service, attentive but not pestering. The food was the highlight...

Thank spam-me-harder
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was treated to dinner for my birthday on Saturday (24th). This was the 3rd visit to this pub as we were impressed with the first two visits, the 2nd visit one of the staff members (Sophie) remembered us, which was lovely. My partner had requested flowers & champagne for the night, but they do not provide either but Sophie...

2Thank bridgetjones20111
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Not at all as expected from the description on their web site. Food was bland and flavourless, not a hint of the promised truffle in the gnocchi. Completely underwhelmed by the serving staff, and at the end a discretionary 10%service charge for tables of 4 or more!!

4Thank oxfordfry

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Talkhouse

Address: The Gate House Wheatley Road | Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1EH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: ₹ 6,569 - ₹ 6,737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“For more info on the WiFi, see my notes in the main review notes. Our room was closest to the road, but that was absolutely not an issue.”
KarenKNashville, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 rooms, they are separate from the main building so access is easy at any time without the need to enter the pub/restaurant.”
allanb115, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Just book early and leave as much clothing etc as possible in your car!”
bobprotherohome, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“There are only 4 rooms in the courtyard, all with quaint stable doors & access to the car park.”
698carolm, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I had no problem with room 4, the carpet has a couple of marks on it hey you're straight into the room from the courtyard and how many guests would bother to wipe there feet before going in?”
rumplestilskinny, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
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