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The Talbot

High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
+44 1444 455898
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burgers” (9 reviews)
“hake” (3 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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European, Grill, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Talbot the first weekend in January for dinner on a Saturday evening, the atmosphere was great, warm, cosy and just the right amount of buzz for a family pub! From the moment we arrived the staff were faultless, Aiden and Darrell were both...More

Thank LJT1310
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted promptly and shown to our table. There was a very large group also dining so a little noisy and probably not the usual atmosphere but it did not deter from the quality of the food or the service - large portions and our waiter...More

Thank Louise1110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely little pub with welcoming, attentive staff, great beer and delicious food! There are many choices of Sunday roasts and they are very tasty, a good size and a reasonable price. My only criticism would be the roast potatoes could be crispier......More

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a friend’s wedding and the pub catered really well for my gluten free requirements. The food was yummy (especially the carrots!) and the portions were really big. The staff were friendly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to find after a Boxing Day walk. Heartwarming ambience, great food, wine and very happy, efficient staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The crackling log fire was a major attraction on a very cold day too. Such a treat and we...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend everything here - 100%! We hosted 50 people for an evening event in the Hayloft space and it was completely perfect. We discovered the Talbot though a friends reccomendation for Sunday lunch - which didn’t disappoint - and we frequented in numerous occasions...More

Thank GefDob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last weekend we had our Christmas party at the Talbot in their private room “The Hayloft”. The whole process from the initial enquiry to actual night was stress free thanks to the amazing staff who bent over backwards to make sure our every need was...More

Thank tammyandmaisymcd
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place ~ Great ambience, impeccable service and a great variety of gins. Highly recommend.....!

Thank Stephanie_44_44_44
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for you recent comments, always great to read and we are quite impressed with our Gin menu, soon to be updated with some great new local ones. Best regards

Reviewed 23 November 2017

Went to the Talbot as a change from the regular haunt in Cuckfield for Saturday lunch. A very nice pub, that was cosy and warm (figuratively and literally). I ordered a beef burger, my brother fish and chips and my significant other the smoked Haddock...More

Thank Andywhy10002000
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Andy, It was great to read your recent review and must say that i am pleased you now have to make difficult decsions...............as long as you make the right one Best regards

Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Talbot, much like many mid Sussex pubs, is great for meat-eaters on a Sunday, but if you are a veggie, you are probably going to be disappointed whilst everyone else tucks into their Sunday roast and you get... gnocchi. Should you wonder what you...More

Thank Laura E
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Laura, Thank you for your recent feedback on your trip to the Talbot. We do pride ourselves on providing what we believe to be one of the best Sunday Lunch offers in Sussex, and that INCLUDES a vegetarian option suitable for a Sunday Lunch....More

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Jackie C
17 December 2017|
Response from Freddy22 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them and ask
13 September 2017|
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Response from TheBearAndTheHare | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar area with tables where you can eat and there is also another area with tables away from the bar overlooking a courtyard which is quite nice. Children are able to eat in both areas I believe. Dogs welcome too... More
Emma B
4 August 2017|
Response from Dean H | Property representative |
Hi Emma, We only have the front courtyard with no other outdoor areas Best regards Dean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 455898
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Local village pub & resturant, recently refurbished with a new restaurant and function space, The Hayloft. Located in the heart of the beautiful boutique village, Cuckfield in West Sussex. Delicious selection of Lunch, Evening and Sunday menus food as well as light lunches and tea and cake.Perfect if staying at the local hotel Ockenden Manor, whether popping in for a pint of selected ales, a cocktail or a delicious dinner in the new restaurant.
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