The Talbot Inn
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Surrey village of Ripley, The Talbot stands as one of the country’s most storied and historic coaching inns. Boasting many period features from throughout its 500-year history, as well as the benefits of an extensive contemporary refurbishment, their 43 bedrooms stand alongside extensive meeting and conferencing facilities, in addition to summer gardens and a large terrace.
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. Nowadays they are known as one of the foremost inns in the region, retaining their position as a welcoming site for weary travellers, with a cozy bar and outstanding restaurant, featuring a menu designed by the award-winning Martin Blunos.