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Newquay
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 I had viewed their menu online which was obviously out of date as it was not the one we were given.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... More 

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Thank JoyS730
England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank spam-me-harder
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We popped in for Lunch briefly on our way through and the atmosphere and service was very good and the Fish and Chips was of a very high standard indeed and a large portion. However the menu was rather expensive, but we thought in overall it looked as though it was worth the price.

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Thank Theo D
St Albans, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

this is a pub about 2.5 miles from the headington park and ride. It is right in the country on a quite road. Food was excellent and reasonable value. I had pigeon salad, steak and cheese. All very good and the cheese was just right. Gooey and a decent selection of biscuits, Apple and quince jelly. The chips were some... More 

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Thank Dodswoa
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stopped off for lunch here on the way to the Cotswolds and were not disappointed. The food is delicious, staff efficient and friendly and it's a wonderful old building. We will definitely go back for a weekend some time as they have rooms too.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Avoid at all cost if you have bad eyesight and don't like wet condensation! Very noisy toilet and fan in bathroom. Windows left open on ground floor when we where out for the day, good job we had our laptop in car with us.

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Thank Jenny P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in room number 4. The rooms are a little small but for amount of time stayed in them it wasn't too bad. Bedroom is very nicely set out and the bathroom spacious and clean. The hotel itself was nice and cosy but prices on the expensive side with no usual pub meals available for a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Food is good but drinks are super expensive. One double gin and tonic cost me £9.20...Absolutely ridic. Couldn't afford anything else after that. Good for a family meal, but definitely not affordable if you are a student and going for drinks with friends!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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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: RM438 - RM500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles allanb115, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Just book early and leave as much clothing etc as possible in your car!”
 of 5 bubbles bobprotherohome, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“There are only 4 rooms in the courtyard, all with quaint stable doors & access to the car park.”
 of 5 bubbles 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?”
 of 5 bubbles rumplestilskinny, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewB289, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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