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The Talbot Country Inn

Church Street, Ruyton-XI-Towns SY4 1LA, England
+44 1939 261716
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“sunday menu” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Church Street, Ruyton-XI-Towns SY4 1LA, England
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great atmosphere friendly service and lovely food Great place Traditional pub with great choice of meals and drinks

Thank iona658626
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us visited, great selection of ales on bar. Had a lovely meal steak cooked perfectly. Would recommend... have a sweet tooth try treacle tartlet. Lovely layout and atmospheric place.

Thank kev682
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Visited today for Lunch. A warm welcome from a friendly Landlord and Landlady, lovely decor,open fires etc. Nice friendly locals and good food. Will return again.

Thank Andy13191
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We have visited the Talbot on and off for the past 9 years, and have experienced it at its best and at its worst! However it was taken over recently by a really lovely couple who do everything they can to make you welcome. They...More

3  Thank Vinchenzo50
corfu1974, Owner at The Talbot Country Inn, responded to this review

Thankyou for reviewing us and your comments,will pass your comments on to our team.

Reviewed 2 December 2016

Closed again. Hopefully somebody can make a go of this place. After so many managers/tenants one has to have doubts

Thank spurious20
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We heard that the Talbot had brought in a new chef from London that specialises in Food trends.. and wow we were jot disappointed. The corned Beef Hash spring rolls were to die for, then my main was the southern fried chicken and bacon pizza...More

Thank paul g
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Decided to give the place a try for dinner with a friend after having read some favourable reviews . Place empty at 8.00 pm, no menu available but advised that the choices were limited to fish, spicy chicken or meat in a bap with chips...More

2  Thank 395Edann
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The pub is beautiful! Great selection of wine/beer/ale. The bar staff in particular are friendly, happy and always polite. Food is lovely, served warm, great portions…… when it eventually arrives?! Only negative would be that waiting an hour for food when it seemed we were...More

Thank HannahR1986
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I stopped here for a meal on the way back to Shrewsbury. We had a very good three course meal, which was very well presented and served. The ale was first class. The pub is old but has been brought up to...More

1  Thank Atravellerinlife
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Staff were excellent very friendly nothing was too much trouble, food was amazing all homemade very good size portions. Will defiitely be planning a return visit

Thank gaynormjones
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What is your new year's eve menu please?
4 November 2016|
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Mac N
There have been several bad reviews recently which all seem to have been removed by someone. Why? This is meant to give a balanced view by people who have been there not some false picture by people who have plainly not.
14 January 2015|
Response from Ian1960-4 | Reviewed this property |
Have there!!! Well each to their own, I enjoyed the restaurant personally.... Also I'm not sure who you are asking this question to.... in general each individual reviewer wouldn't know as they only write their own... More
Mac N
Why would you travel 9 miles from Shrewsbury to Ruyton for fish and chips?? Plenty of choice in Shrewsbury itself, so I do not believe you at all. Made up post .
14 January 2015|
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Response from missmillie30 | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes, simple and classic dishes done well are always worth consideration. Not that that's the case with every meal,on offer at The Talbot. I've recommended the venue to several people locally and further afield, all of... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ruyton-XI-Towns SY4 1LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ruyton-XI-Towns
  • Phone Number: +44 1939 261716
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We are fortunate enough to sit right in the middle of some outstanding countryside with fantastic producers & suppliers on our doorstep, we do our best to source locally & make the most of all they have to offer . Don't miss out on everyone's highlight of the week on Friday from 5pm 'till gone, Joule's complimentary sausage rolls- sourced from our friends at Fordham Farm who look after our herd of Joule'so Happy pigs fed off the brewery's spent grain. Tuesday to Saturday light bite menu 12-5 Full menu 5-9 Sunday dinner menu 12-4 ( carvery coming soon February 2017) Premises taken over by new tenants as of the 1st of December 2016, kitchen opened by them on 13/01/2017