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The Talbot, Droitwich

19 High Street
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Talbot

We paid a return visit to Droitwich after an absence of almost 10 years in order to visit this Craddock's-owned pub in the town centre. Unlike other Craddock's pubs I've been to in Birmingham and Woreester, there appears to be less of a reliance on the brewery's beers, or perhaps I just happened to visit at a time when stocks were running low. The solitary Craddock's beer was Crazy Sheep. Guest beers were Hobson's Old Spiced Henry, Thornbridge Jaipur, Green Duck Duck The Halls, Titanic Plum Porter Grand Reserve & Renegade Mister Chubb's. The real cider was Broadoak Pheasant Plucker.

The pub has a small bar to the front, which was very popular with locals on our Friday afternoon visit. A corridor to the left-hand side of the bar itself leads to the toilets and an outdoor area, as well as a further indoor room, which is much larger. We were the first to occupy this area. But a few others arrived and joined us shortly after. Whilst not as traditional as the public bar, it is a fairly pleasant space that included a bookcase where you could swap books.

Apparently the pub also serves food (probably in the rear room), but nobody was eating during our visit.

I've been looking forward to finding and trying the Grand Reserve version of Plum Porter for some time. So, I was happy to find it here. Although, I have to say it was a little disappointing. I was to find it again in a better condition the following day. So, the jury is out on the beer quality here. Nevertheless, I guess that this is probably the best choice for real ale in Droitwich.

On 2nd January 2024 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Talbot

In the 2023 Good Beer Guide. A traditional Craddocks pub (I'd just noted that a) the Good Intent is also in the GBG and b) a Craddocks pub. Enter into a hallway that leads to front bar with long window overlooking the high street. Several small circular tables, with bench seating to the wall and stools in the centre. There is a beer garden and dining room - but I did't investigate them.

The beer. I find it unnecessarily confusing, with a pump clip with just a name and no description at all. I asked the barman what was what and got Monarchs Way being an Amber Ale and the 5.4% Troll as simply "strong".

I went for the Monarchs. A traditional bitter that looked and tasted a little tired. Hardly surprising in a pub that has 8 hand pulls and two lunch time beer customers.

Food was average. Service pleasant. The other regular was chatty.

Wouldnt be rushing back with any haste.

On 13th December 2022 - rating: 6
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Talbot

Still a Craddock's pub. Good choice on the bar and the Saxon Gold was excellent. I am a fan of the Good Intent in Brum and had my loyalty card with me so I picked up a few stamps! Well worth a visit.

On 17th February 2022 - no rating submitted
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2nd Jan 2024, 16:51
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
13th Dec 2022, 20:31
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 January 2024 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 August 2019 by Roy Collins
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 January 2024 by Blue Scrumpy
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