Ye Olde Talbot Worcester3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We had a reunion here over a weekend. There were 13 of us in 7 rooms at a good rate. The hotel is opposite the cathedral and in the old city with shops and restaurants on Friar Street. The pub was OK but ran out of decent ale on the Sunday night and the rooms on the ground floor were noisy (especially if you had to open a window because they were a bit warm and difficult to control the temperature). Could not fault the excellent breakfast (quite a decent choice as well), all freshly cooked and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was our first visit to Worcester and it was very enjoyable; compact and easy to get around with good pedestrianised areas. My only gripe is the "High Street" could have been anywhere. Why do town planners think we all want the same shops is every town and city in the land?
Met up with friends who were staying here. Went in to the restaurant area and were seated quite quickly. A little dingy but that was probably the low brightness of the lights. restaurant was quiet. Waitress came and took orders, it would be good to state on menu if meat was British as we support our farmers, and an option of Jacket potato or new potato rather than chips Meals came quickly when ordered and were freshly prepared. Steak was succulent and the Lamb shank looked good.
We only ate in the bar on a saturday lunchtime. It soon got packed after we arrived so glad we got there before all the tables had gone. Three of us had different choices of meals and all were good. Well presented and well cooked. The cider was nice luckily as I asked if I could try some before I ordered a pint of it and wasn't allowed to. Other places had let me have a small sample of the ciders I had never tried before . Got the feeling the barmaid didn't like me , but was pleasant enough .
Stayed here for the first time in a few years and while the location is excellent the place needs a little TLC. A decent bar but some of the hotels rooms need work. The staff were excellent apart from brekafast, we were tikd upon arrival that brekafast served till 11Am, arrived at 10.30 to find all cold things had been removed and wasnt really made to feel welcome.....
no strongbow no more seating ripped scruffy and felt a little dirty now used to be a little upmarket but the place is not the same anymore in the bars areas anyway prob would not visit again unless with my ripped jeans on
Visited prior to going to the cinema with friends who travelled down for my birthday. We asked for a Hendricks gin which any well established public house knows you serve with cucumber. The lady behind the bar (see photo) stated “we serve alcohol not salads” with attitude. What sort of attitude is this from a member of a three star hotel. Felt totally embarrassed in front of our friends after receiving such good service from other establishments in my home town. Also the men’s toilet left a lot to be desired, apparently. Certainly won’t be visiting again. Would like to hear off management on if you think this is appropriate behaviour from your member of staff
This is a true gem of a find. Yes it's a really old building so all the rooms are a little quirky. Excellent facilities. Not skimpy with the complimentary tea coffee and biscuits. Bed was comfortable. But the breakfast is just wow. A great choice and cooked to order. I didn't have a bar meal but of bfast was anything to go by that would have been good too. Great location by the cathedral and shops bars and restaurants.
Ideally located for a visit to Worcester. Room was very comfortable - great bed - plenty of instant hot water and clean towels. Breakfasts were lovely with a wide choice of food very nicely cooked and available to 11 am which is ideal for non early risers. We found all the staff very pleasant and helpful - the only criticism I would have is that they all seemed to be over stretched - a few more might be a good idea !
I recommended this accommodation to a relative who visited from long distance after searching online. To my disappointment and hers, the décor was very tired at best, the windows were dirty and furniture damaged in parts. The bar was loud and one of the busiest junctions in Worcester has constant traffic. Expensive for what you get, would not recommend again!
My room was noisy being directly above a very lively bar especially of a weekend so I slept badly and the place needed a more thorough cleaning! However there was a good, big breakfast and the female waitresses and manager there were good! The inn is also close to the cathedral and some exclusive small shops, cinema and restaurant. I did pay a lot for it booking online in advance which I wouldn't recommend, it's actually cheaper to book with the inn direct I found out too late!
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67% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 606 reviews