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The Talkhouse Inn

Wheatley Rd, Stanton Saint John, Oxford, England
+44 1865 351654
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“frog legs” (2 reviews)
“snails” (2 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
Wheatley Rd, Stanton Saint John, Oxford, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a long dog walk and came across this place, after a long walk went here had a couple of drinks and a light lunch . We sat in garden on a beautiful day with our dog , garden was nice and tidy &...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank Richard S
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Thank Lurched
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Richard E
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank Sendall
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...More

Thank mushrooms57
Reviewed 24 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 reviewResponded 29 January 2017

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

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...More

Thank ScotinEngland
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 11 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....More

Thank alanwilliams200
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank hilltopOxon
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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