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A “splendid country inn” near Glasto’ – split between a restaurant and casual brasserie – a “perfectly managed” spot and “a real joy to visit”.
TV chef James Martin’s home-town venture is the “relaxed” dining room of a grand old inn; the food inspires rather mixed reports, but it’s almost invariably rated at least “sound”, and supporters say that it’s “innovative” and “sensibly-priced” too.
Don’t let the fact that it’s associated with a TV chef (James Martin) put you off – the “beautiful” dining room of this grand old inn offers a “wonderful” culinary experience comprised of “memorable” food and “impeccable” service.
The Talbot Inn is a traditional yet stylish coaching inn located in the heart of the historic village of Mells, 5 minutes from Frome in some of Somerset’s most stunning countryside. Two hours from London by car or train and 20 minutes from Bath, The Talbot offers great food in a classic pub environment.
There is a main bar, snug, courtyard and map room, which are all open every day for classic pub food and drink. Separated by a cobbled courtyard is the 500 year old Sitting Room, Coach House Grill Room and a pretty garden. In the Coach House Grill Room, which is open Friday to Sunday, food is simply grilled over a charcoal and wood fire in the way country inns cooked hundreds of years ago.
The Talbot Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Excellent roast lunch, wonderful puds, great service."