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The Talbot

High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
+44 1444 455898
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (26 reviews)
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
European, Grill, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have just returned for the second year running to have our annual department Christmas Lunch at the Talbot, and once again it has been fantastic. We hired out the beautiful and roomy Hayloft area upstairs, and Julie and the team could not do enough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DarlingCoffee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired The Hayloft upstairs and it was wonderful. 21 adults, 6 young children and everyone left happy. We had preordered Sunday roast, and both the beef and chicken were delicious. We had our own bar open upstairs, plus two dedicated staff. The only downer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nataleany
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We are local residents and have eaten here quite a lot but I am increasingly disappointed with the quality of the food. Last night out of four mains two had to go back and my Sea Bass was small and dry. Even the celery with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SussexUK1
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your recent feedback and of course was saddened to read through the comments. I will of course speak with the kitchen and the FOH team to chat through in detail and also pass on that serving old veg such as celery...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

My husband and I recently held our Halloween themed joint birthday party in The Hayloft function room at The Talbot. We would like to thank Julie, Ed and the team who made sure we have a wonderful celebration. Everything was organised perfectly, great buffet food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rosalyn C
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Really love this pub. Visited a few times in last month. Whether it be for a hot chocolate with children or a glass of wine on Bonfire Night. It was a warm and welcoming experience. Yet to experience the food menu. I will look forward...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 917elena
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi, Thank you for the feedback and of cousre look forward to welcoming you soon to sample our wonderful menu. Best regards

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Party of 10 we were seated quickly and told we most not be late as they are very busy which is fair enough as it was bonfire night. Food came I went with the burger which was over cooked not juicy at all and for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Markh1205
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi, Thank you for your comments. It was an extremely busy day on the 4th November, which is of course no excuse for over cooked burgers. We of course tried to accomodate everyone on the evening, therefore can only apologies for not reaching the usual...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We held our wedding breakfast at the Talbot for ourselves and our 50 guests who all had an absolutely great time. Intimate setting, superbly catered and Julie and her team gave us unparalleled service. The food was amazing, hot, good sized portions and delicious. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matt E
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch yesterday I had roast lamb which was excellent my wife had salmon which she really enjoyed.The staff are all very pleasant and attentive a most enjoyable time.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Colin M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I had my 60th birthday party here on Friday. It was wonderful ... the room the lighting the staff all perfect. We were a group of 35 and everyone said they would use this venue in the future...

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lindachorda
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We held our wedding breakfast and evening reception here on Saturday and couldn't have asked for better service. The meal was delicious and portion sizes were big. All the members of staff we dealt with both on the day and leading up to it were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Laura H
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Jackie C
17 December 2017|
Response from Freddy22 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them and ask
13 September 2017|
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Response from TheBearAndTheHare | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar area with tables where you can eat and there is also another area with tables away from the bar overlooking a courtyard which is quite nice. Children are able to eat in both areas I believe. Dogs welcome too... More
4 August 2017|
Response from Dean H | Property representative |
Hi Emma, We only have the front courtyard with no other outdoor areas Best regards Dean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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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