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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."
"Lovely location but unexceptional food. Pleasant enough with good service."