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The Talbot, Loughton, Milton Keynes

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London Road
Milton Keynes
Phone: 01908827296
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Gill Smith left this review about The Talbot

Called in here while visiting Buckinghamshire's 2019 Good Beer Guide pubs. There was an impressive selection of ales across 12 handpumps in here and we selected Rudgate Hp for Heroes and By The Horns Hopadelic, both of which was fine.

On 18th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Talbot

Much extended corner pub with entrance now to the rear. Multiple seating areas, with semi-traditional furniture and decor. Busy for a midweek lunchtime, but the place had a surprising jolly atmosphere given that most customers seemed to be attending a wake. Run by an outfit called Great British Carvery, so it is obviously very much food-led. Normally only has Greene King IPA available from the three handpumps, but even that had just gone so had to make do with keg smooth version (£2.85) - altogether pretty poor for a place promoting its Cask Marque accreditation.

On 29th September 2012 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Oak Tree

This looks to be a traditional old country pub from the outside, but has clearly been extended and renovated and doesn’t have quite the cosy charm that you might expect. That said, it’s a decent enough place if slightly lacking in any character.

It’s a large pub divided in to several areas. The restaurant section is off to the right (or the front, depending on how you look at it) and I didn’t investigate this. The central area which is where the bar counter is located is a L-shape room with dark stained wooden boards on the floor. The bar counter itself is fairly small, and the fact that there were three punters sat up there on stools made it difficult to get there to be served. At the back of this room is an area with dark wood panelling on the walls covered in black and white photos, reminiscent of a old hotel drawing room.

Off to the right is a more open plan area, with tartan carpet on the floors as well as tartan wallpaper on the back wall. There is a large fire place stacked full with logs that I suspect will never be burnt, and above this a plasma that was showing Sky Sports. Fortunately the sound was down, and instead there was background music to listen to. Whilst not obviously being a pub that focuses on sport, there was nonetheless a fixtures list on each table, and this indicated that a couple of football matches would be shown on most days. There was a certain amount of exposed brick work in evidence, and the seating was a mixture of tables and chairs, leather sofas and arm chairs.

Going on the sign outside, the pub bills itself as a “Restaurant, Pub and Carvery” and consequently the food offering included a large carvery counter. The rest of the menu was traditional pub fayre with most of the mains being around the £8 mark, and my Chicken Tikka Masala seemed a decent enough dish, although perhaps a little over-priced for the quality and quantity provided. Barmaid seemed friendly enough.

The only beers on tap were Old Speckled Hen and London Pride. There was a third pump on the bar but this appeared to be unused. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately.

On 4th October 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Milton Keynes Central, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Wolverton, 3.67 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Bletchley, 3.8 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Talbot, Milton Keynes
18th Nov 2018, 09:50
Review submitted by Gill Smith
10th Jan 2013, 18:54
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Only if dining - last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 March 2016 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 11:45pm
Monday11:30am - 11:45pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11:45pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11:45pm
Thursday11:30am - 11:45pm
Friday11:30am - 11:45pm
Saturday10am - 11:45pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: May 21st 2018
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