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The Talbot

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High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
+44 1444 455898
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Talbot for lunch. Cuckfield is a quirky place. The Carpark with its disc parking system is a bit odd. But when that's all organised and you walk down to the Talbot you get a pleasant surprise. I think it has a new owner who was very welcoming. The menu was not extensive but it covered all bases... More 

Thank Lowood
Dartford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal in the restaurant. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We were all travelling from different areas and we had to change the time for the meal twice because of traffic problems but the staff were lovely just told us to relax and let them know when everyone had arrived. Food was plentiful and a... More 

Thank lizhowe1999
Brighton, England
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Cuckfield and we were staying nearby for a relaxing weekend. We found The Talbot in the centre of the village sufficiently pleasant to visit it for lunch on two successive days. Many pubs in South East England have undergone makoevers into gastropubs with a veneer of style. The Talbot appears to fall into this... More 

Thank JMW1950
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic roast, straight from the top draw. Would highly recommend for a treat!!

Thank Aderilo
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been at The Talbot several times for lunch and dinner and I like their consistently good food and welcoming service. The ambience is always good too and buzzing on Friday nights.

Thank R0x1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My review follows the previous review: our family wanted a really friendly, comfortable and enjoyable place to get together after a difficult occasion, and The Talbot were brilliant. Julie, Martin, Dean and the team really did see to our every need. They didn't oversell the catering, and were available but not intrusive. Excellent, well done.

Thank KH12013
Cuckfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged to return to The Talbot after my mother's funeral. We were uncertain of exactly how many people to cater for but the staff advised us and were very accommodating regarding the food we required. Everything was ready when we arrived, coffee and tea were available as well as any drinks required from the bar and the food looked... More 

Thank S281UEdavid
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good food,good service & a lovely atmosphere for a party. We were in the Hayloft,which is a perfect room for an exclusive gathering.

Thank Granmarge
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting family before driving back to Bristol. Had a lovely meal plenty of well cooked vegetables nicely cooked meats and plenty of roast potatoes. Well presented and very tasty. Staff very attentive without being in your face. Thank you, we will return.

Thank Kim H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We live in nearby Burgess Hill and often pop over for a light lunch. We have also been there for the occasional evening meal. The food is always top quality and the staff are invariably friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Robert E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
European, Grill, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?