The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1BQ
Situated in the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Talbot is a charming pub that consistently delivers. Since The Talbot’s doors opened three years ago, the pub has gone from strength to strength and has become a popular watering hole among locals and tourists. Whether you’re looking for a three-course meal or a few casual drinks, The Talbot gets it right thanks to its delicious fare and welcoming atmosphere. Inside, you’ll find the quintessential British pub, where a roaring log fire welcomes you into a cosy room with low-beamed ceilings and varnished oak tables. There are plenty of tipples to choose from as you settle into the warm ambience, with a number of cask ales available on tap, all of which are brewed at Wadworth Brewery. A superb array of wine, lager, spirits and soft drinks completes the offering behind the bar. As you peruse the menu, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. Hearty British classics are championed throughout, all at exceptional prices considering the high-quality ingredients used. You might start with breaded Brie with cranberry dip, or a warming bowl of homemade soup served with a rustic roll. If you feel like treating yourself, why not order the mixed meat and fish platter? Comprising smoked salmon, breaded whitebait, sliced ham, barbecue chicken breast and chicken liver pâté, this dish has something for every taste. When it comes to the main course, fresh fish and chips served alongside homemade tartare sauce remains a particular favourite among diners, as does the selection of grilled options, which includes sumptuous steaks and homemade burgers. Finish your meal with rich chocolate fudge cake or classic sticky toffee pudding. The Talbot’s Sunday roasts are simply legendary. Your choice of lamb, beef or loin of pork is served with crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and lashings of proper gravy; booking is advised to avoid any disappointment. Light bites such as baguettes and jacket potatoes are also available, providing the perfect lunchtime treat. For a great atmosphere and fantastic food and drink, a visit to The Talbot is an absolute must.