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The Talkhouse Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, International
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Wheatley Rd, Stanton Saint John, Oxford, England
+44 1865 351654
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good varied menu with a passable wine list. Service by Sophie was good but have to say she seemed very busy as she was acting as waitress and serving behind the bar, if the bar had been busier we hoped there would be additional staff to call upon otherwise we foresee problems! My steak was good quality and well cooked... More 

Thank Richard S
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear 'Everything was fine for a midweek evening', thank you for your review, if I could address your points in turn. We have 26 wines by the glass, pichet or bottle, I'm very pleased with our list considering we are limited due to been tied to Fullers. Sophie is my floor manager and very capable of running the floor, this... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us were all disappointed. Cod Hache uninspiring too vinegary and asparagus not cooked. Gnocchi - poor presentation and too salty. We did mildly complain about this - but had no response at all. Hake was just not very pleasant sitting on a bland ragout. When paying, I said we were slightly disappointed - but no response to this.... More 

Thank Lurched
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Attractive Pub, Firstly, thank you for your comment about the Talkhouse, we have put a lot of time and effort into the appearance and it's nice to have it recognised. If i can address your other comments, the only vinegar in the cod is the miniature capers and chopped gherkin which are both washed before adding to the salsa... More 

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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife and I booked a table for Sunday lunch, it is a lovely old pub and we have been here a number of times over the years but as is so often the case places change and unfortunately after this latest experience we are unlikely to return. The best part of our visit was the service which was very... More 

1 Thank Richard E
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear 'Not visited here for a while, unlikely to in the future' I'm sorry to hear that you and your wife didn't have an enjoyable time with us, we have many happy guests that dine with us as you can see from previous reviews. As I have said on occasions before, if only guests would mention their issues with us... More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My wife and I stopped off here for lunch while house-hunting in the area. We were warmly received, promptly seated and served. The staff were very friendly and the whole place had a very welcoming atmosphere. We shared a pot of cocktail sausages and a pot of baby calamari as a starter and then my wife had a risotto and... More 

1 Thank Sendall
Dudley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A warm and welcoming greeting from the staff who led us to our table, had drinks while we chose food from the menu and as it was a Sunday declined the superb selection of specials and instead chose roasts which were as good a Sunday lunch as you could get, a delicious meal and followed by delicious desserts. The staff... More 

Thank mushrooms57
Evesham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a wonderful place to eat! Interior is fantastic and has a warm feel. We had the steak off the specials and they cooked sauteed potatoes especially for my partner with a fish allergy. The chocolate pudding was lush!!

Thank KARCH2013
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear 'Fantastic date night', thank you for your kind review, we always try to accommodate different dietary needs, it's nice to be appreciated, regards Graham More 

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401 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

There were 11 of us and the food, as in past years was well up to standard. The serving staff were brilliant, clearly knew the menu and what they were doing and quickly took orders for drinks and meal choices. Top marks for the fish /chips and the venison dishes. Puddings passed the 5 star test especially the treacle one... More 

Thank ScotinEngland
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Highly recommended, thank you so much for your kind review, as you can see from the review below, we can't please all the people all the time, so I'm so glad we made you and your guests happy, I look forward to your return visit, and I will pass your remarks on to my staff, as I know who... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

went about 12.30 weekday 5/6 weeks ago. was moved from our desired table to else where. drinks ordered when we first arrived. we felt like second class customers, declined the food menu. nobody sat at our desired table. finished up at the four pillars, sandford. BLISS

Thank alanwilliams200
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear early lunchtime, to get a review from 5/6 weeks ago doesn't actually help anyone. How can I respond, apart from to say maybe your desired table had already been booked out to someone who had reserved it. We often get people reserving a particular table for many reasons like they may have a dog, or need wheelchair access, just... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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509 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The pub is a nice old building and the atmosphere was good . For a while no serving staff were to be found to place an order . the beer selection was good , the food adequate , there are worse pubs but there are several better in the area so ' average ' says it all really

Thank hilltopOxon
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I am not a fan of Sunday lunch out. I'm arrogant enough to think no-one does it as good as me! This pub / restaurant is FANTASTIC! Without a shadow of a doubt. Great food, great service, great location. Unfaulting.

Thank 22112-mlmm
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for that great review, and look forward to seeing you again, regards Graham More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheatley Rd, Stanton Saint John, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford  >  Stanton Saint John
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 351654

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?