A Place in History


Due to the fight against COVID-19 and the advice from the government, we have made the decision to temporarily close The Talbot until 30th April – to be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with any newly received Government guidelines.

This measure has not been taken lightly but we feel is the right course of action at this time and is in the best interest of you as our guests as well as our employees.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to re-opening and welcoming our guests back as soon as we can. 

Kind regards, 

Francesco Bartolomei, General Mananger 

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Surrey village of Ripley just under 5 minutes drive from RHS Gardens Wisley, The Talbot stands as one of the most storied and historic coaching inns boasting many period features from its 500 year history.

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Central London, The Talbot was once a frequent hitching post for Lord Nelson and is even said to be the site on which his love affair with Lady Hamilton blossomed. 

More recently, The Talbot is known as one of the foremost inns in the region offering a warm welcome to weary travelers to rest and relax in one of our 43 en-suite bedrooms.  All our guests recieve complimentary car parking and Wi-Fi. 

Whatever the occasion for your visit, we look forward to welcoming you.