2020 was a horrific year for us all.

And for anybody who has suffered or lost loved ones, you have been especially affected and our sincere thoughts are with you.

Then the carnage of closures and openings and lots of jobs being lost, it's created worry and uncertainty for many - in fact, I don't think there is anybody that hasn't been affected to some degree, it really is unprecedented.

So, pleased to see the back of 2020 and get into 2021 where there's at least some light at the end of the seemingly endless tunnel. 

Following the announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown,  we have decided to aim for a reopening date of 17th May.

Again, we thank you so much for your support over the years.

Let’s see what 2021 brings and come back with a bang!

Stay safe and well.

All the team here at the Talbot



Got a budget in mind - Let's see what we can do...

We understand that with all that is going on, every penny counts.
So, let us know the dates of your stay, what room you'd like and how much you'd like to pay.
If we can meet the rate, it's yours! (usual Ts & Cs apply)
If we agree a rate, it will only apply to direct bookings and will be on a fully pre paid, non refundable basis


COVID - 19

The New Law and How It Affects Us

On Thursday 24th September it became law for pubs & restaurants to:-

  • Close at 10pm


  • Insist on guests wearing masks when moving around the premises

Click the link below



If you're looking for a traditional village pub with a great Wharf side setting, you can't do better than The Talbot at Eynsham.

Steeped in history, The Talbot is a fascinating place where details are recounted in a plaque in the bar. There was a building on this site as long ago as 1376 and the building was originally used as a wharf where goods to be moved down the river were loaded.
It has been a pub since at least 1774. In those days it was called The Horse and Jockey but was re-named in 1836 - a talbot is a breed of hound dog, sadly now extinct. 

The Talbot retains a traditional atmosphere and is a refreshing change from today's modern Gastro pubs. Full of character, every corner of our pub seems to tell  a story or hide a secret.

We are proud to have supported Helen & Douglas House Hospice Pre COVID 19 by hosting a fund raising quiz once per month. When social distancing is relaxed, we hope to resume these ever so important fund raising evenings



Real Ales, Craft Lager and more

We pride ourselves on our cask ales, served in tip top condition - guaranteed!
Our hand crafted ales are brewed by Arkells of Swindon, expertly nurtured by Alex Arkell using traditional methods passed down the generations - without compromise. And I have to say, he's pretty good at it. Choose from the permanently stocked BBB or try one of the regularly changing guest ales. This could be Wiltshire Gold, Moonlight or one of Alex's concoctions which he changes on a monthly basis to suit the season.
We also serve craft lagers, cider & Guinness on tap.
A comprehensive range of Gins, Vodkas, Whiskys & Rums plus all the traditional liquers - a small wine list and a range of soft drinks will quench your thirst.



Where you like, when you like

There are so many funky gastro pubs aren't there?

So we decided to be different.....

Our new concept brings together the things that we love to eat - uncomplicated food at prices that won't break the bank. Pizza's (home proved dough, hand stretched and generously topped), Burgers and some pub classics too. Nibbly starters, topped garlic breads and some lovely puddings along with a kids menu that your little ones will be excited to choose from too. Something for everyone. Eat in or take away, the choice is yours. We can even deliver a pizza to your room.



Leave the cooking to us today...

We are delighted to offer a great selection of our dishes to take away.

Place your order and come and grab a drink while we cook it for you.

Look out for our take away deals



In our waterside coaching inn

Here at The Talbot, we have eleven guest letting rooms.

Situated in the picturesque village of Eynsham, aside a tributary to the Thames, The Talbot is the ideal location

whether your stay is for business or pleasure. We are just 3 miles from the heart of Oxford City Centre

and benefit from being on the main A1 bus route which travels between Oxford and Carterton.

We are also on the fringe of The Cotswolds so, an excellent base for touring this wonderful region.

Wharf Side Rooms

Eight Wharf Side rooms are recently built and furnished to a good standard.

With all the necessities for a comfortable stay, all of our Wharf Side rooms offer

en suite facilities, hair dryers, hot drink tray and most importantly, comfy beds.

SIMPLE Value Pub Rooms

We also have 3 simple SIMPLE rooms in the original part of the Inn consisting of

a twin en suite plus a small double and a twin which share a bathroom.

These rooms are simple and characterful and ideally suited for a short stay or those on a budget.

They all have LCD Freeview TV and tea & coffee making facilities. These rooms offer excellent value for money.



Oxford Road, Eynsham, Oxford, OX29 4BT

+44 (0) 1865 881348



May alter due to operational needs - please check

Our Bar

Monday   5 pm - 9 pm

Tuesday   5 pm - 9 pm

Wednesday   5 pm - 9 pm

Thursday   5 pm - 9 pm

Friday   12 noon - 2 pm then 5 pm - 9 pm

Saturday   12 noon - 9 pm

Sunday   12 noon - 5 pm

Our Restaurant

Monday   5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Tuesday   5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Wednesday   5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Thursday   5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Friday   12 noon - 1.30 pm then 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Saturday   12 noon - 1.30 pm then 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Sunday   12 noon - 3 pm


Created by Tony V @2020

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