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I've been a couple of times and the place has been generally quiet. May have bands on weekend nights and theme nights according to the board outside. Had bottled Newcastle B so can't comment on other beers.
alen - 23 Mar 2019 18:04
Sadly closed a couple of months ago
Xopher - 28 Aug 2013 01:05
I am from london but come down to bournemouth often with my husband and children , and decided to try out the talbot. I got the immediate feeling that children wasnt welcome , all though my children were being well behaved, i was told by landlady that i had to make my children sit down, they were only standing beside me. my husband ordered some drinks from young blond girl , who was very rude and unfriendly , never smiled or said thankyou , and was very unwelcoming to say the least. good point a lot of the other bar staff are good at there job and very friendly , just a shame the people that run it are not as good.
The whole time i was at the talbot i had a feeling that if your children make too much noise then you will be made to leave. not a great feeling when all you wanted to do was come out for a quiet drink and relax , which you clearly cannot do , the place seemed like it was full with people that were out for a fight .I know locals that have said the place is not what it used to be and wont go back ,, i for one will be joining them.
patricia1234 - 14 Aug 2012 15:16
Hagisard Can I just ask what the scottish woman looked like? Or her name? I am amazed that the staff in this pub would be like that - I think most of them would do their upmost to be polite and friendly to new customers!?
crazymoose - 19 Jan 2010 23:15
I visited the talbot recently with my wife as i was told the pub had changed ownership and things were much better. This seemed to be the case,so we decided to have another drink.The staff were very nice and quick to serve and we were starting to relax. Then it hapened. A change of staff,a scotish girl started her shift with a big chip on her shoulder. She was rude to customers along the bar,and then it was our turn. My wife asked for a packet of crisps,there was no please or thankyou,and when my wife said thankyou again the barmaid just shrugged her shoulders back. And also said to one of the other customers if they dont like it they can go and drink somewhere else knowing that we could hear this. so we left and won't be back. Just before we left the other customer who she was telling this to told us that she is very rude and other people have decided not to drink in there any more. Having owned several retail outlets and worked very hard to make customers feel at home,all this hard work can be undone by one person,and is a real shame as the rest of the staff were very good.
hagisard - 24 Aug 2009 11:41
Fantastic Venue and see this pub is in the middle of a refurb.
Well hats off to you Jamie and Violet, what brewery is actually refurbing a pub at the moment in this difficult time, a credit to the job you guys continue to do! I also here you guys are putting more money in to refurb inside and start home cooked food!

I didnt dare enter this pub 2 years ago, I reckon rather soon u will have one of the busiest pubs around.

Well done

bmouthchrmstr - 18 Aug 2009 23:33
A good pint of Ringwood Best, pleasantly served. Didn't stay for a second because the juke box music was too loud for my taste.
saffrons - 26 May 2009 21:32
Well said aledrinker99. We share the same sentiments,if not the same humour. Truth is I have never been in the Parkstone and,probalby,never will.I don't like pubs that have the same ethos and character of a McDonalds. My local is real,I was just up to Puck-like mischief. Enjoy you're local and keep it open,happy travels to all at the Talbot.
summerisle - 24 Apr 2008 16:49
Well said aledrinker99. We share the same sentiments,if not the same humour. Truth is I have never been in the Parkstone and,probalby,never will.I don't like pubs that have the same ethos and character of a McDonalds. My local is real,I was just up to Puck-like mischief. Enjoy you're local and keep it open,happy travels to all at the Talbot.
summerisle - 24 Apr 2008 16:49
I would never be detrimental about a real pub summerisle and I agree if you want a real local pub then use it and keep it. You will need fantastic eyesight if you are going to see me from the Parkstone, but come into the Talbot and I will leave a decent pint of local real ale behind the bar for you.
aledrinker99 - 22 Apr 2008 15:29
Now,now aledrinker99 don't spill your pint. There is nothing wrong with a little levity. This is what I really think, if you love your local use it, keep it open because once it's gone it's gone. Bear this in mind when your being detrimental to other struggling pubs, cheers see you in the parkstone!
summerisle - 18 Apr 2008 20:46
Oh how I love to read your comments summerisle you are such a wag. You should be on the stage, preferably one that takes you far far away. Go to wetherspoons if you want to your humour will not be missed by those of us that enjoy good ale and good company. Ta Ta.
aledrinker99 - 14 Apr 2008 11:02
Talk about "bigging up" a pub, are all these reviewers on free beer? Oh well, Wetherspoons opens soon and the Talbot will be no more.
summerisle - 16 Mar 2008 14:29
What a turn around, popped in for a beer on tuesday and left in the early hours after their wonderful tequila night, good music, great atmosphere and very generous drinks promotions and very busy with the uni students! with mid week events like this surley the best kept secret in winton! popped in again on friday night and saw great band called straight 4 rock, another good night keep up the good work the owners.
jellybelly - 15 Mar 2008 12:18
nice to see the talbot back on its feet. the new owners are investing in the property and the place is already looking cleaner. good beer and hospitality. there is also a zero tolerance to bad behavior that has made the pub as it should be .keep up the good work.
san - 9 Mar 2008 13:51

newtron - 9 Mar 2008 13:32
Since the talbot changed hands late 2007 the pub has transformed from a dive into a friendly clean and well run establishment. There are more beers wines and spirits to choose from than before, as well as real ales. They have also installed new tv's and what is the biggest projection screen i have seen anywhere (appart from the cinema). Live music, promotion nights, happy hours make this pub one you should try if you are in the bournemouth area. Well done to the new owners for making my local pub a pleasure to visit.
alarms - 7 Mar 2008 15:52
Im a student in Bournemouth and i have to say they probably serve the best pint in town never mind winton! Definately be coming back here!
carlingdrinker - 5 Mar 2008 17:26
As a family man, I am a little dissapointed that 7.30pm is the limit for older kids, 8.30-9pm would seem more sensible for a family.

The Talbot is a real spit and sawdust pub, little changed over the years the atmosphere of a good local is still very evident. Pool tables and darts further enhance that view only updated by a big screen tv for sport. If your looking for sophistication, look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a good beer in congenial "local pub" atmosphere, then this is the place to be.
sonrise - 17 Feb 2008 04:09
can assure you summerisle I am not the landlord and I have no intention of drinking in witherspoons in winton or anywhere else. I to drink in a friendly pub with atmosphere and am prepared to pay extra for it. So will not be joining you if you prefer a witherspoon experience
aledrinker99 - 21 Jan 2008 16:02
I have not drank in the Talbot for a long long while. Word on the street says its fast becoming a great boozer. I took a wonder in on Friday night....and all i can say is i had a fantastic night. Great atmosphere and superb service and most importantly quality beer. Couldn't believe it! Well done to the new owners
wintonlocal - 21 Jan 2008 14:06
Shame it will be social housing when the Wetherspoons opens in March. That'll test your loyalty aledrinker99, unless your the landlord of course.
summerisle - 16 Jan 2008 15:09
What a change in 4 months. Had a great night on Christmas eve and looking forward to Sat 29th with the Bellycasters playing here again and have booked my ticket for New Years eve. Something I have not done before. Keep up the great work we have a decent pub in Winton at last.
aledrinker99 - 27 Dec 2007 13:06
A vast improvement since my last visit..and a couple of pints of Ringwood Forty Niner too.

captainblah - 26 Sep 2007 18:38
True to their word the real ale was available. Had a couple of pints of Ringwood Best. Superb
aledrinker99 - 4 Sep 2007 15:16
Popped in for a quick pint at lunchtime and what a welcome sight,pub has been cleaned and looking so much better than on previous visits.New owners extremely polite and friendly...which goes a long way,a decent pint aswell.Keep up the good work and if I may say to all locals get in and support the new owners...!! Good Luck and Cheers...
jlc996 - 1 Sep 2007 11:32
Visited the Talbot over the Bank Holiday and what a change. New owners made me very welcome and the guiness was superb. No real ale but am told this will be available by the week-end. For those who have had a bad experience suggest you should try again.
aledrinker99 - 31 Aug 2007 12:09
Didn't realise that it had re-opened as it's been closed on the three occasions that I've passed by recently.

Been a while since I've enjoyed drinking in here. Hope to see a long overdue return to the halcyon (are you sure?) days of the 80s when the place was well run and the clientele were largely friendly.
johnkn7 - 9 Jul 2007 21:38
Had closed down for a couple of weeks due to refurb/change of owners.Unfortunately,it is still terrible.On my visit,I had a pint of Guinness which was off and it also seemed like a creche for people who had just done their shopping in Wimborne Road.Why oh why the paucity of decent pubs in the Winton/Moordown area??
captainblah - 23 Jun 2007 18:16
On my last visit a few months back there were windows boarded up, the few pieces of furniture were at the point of collapse and there was no decent beer.

Can't agree that the locals are friendly as this is the lair of the infamous Morgan's. In fact, long may this pub continue if it keeps them out of the rest of Bournemouth's pubs
anonymous - 25 Jan 2007 18:41
Tatty. Quite friendly though, but not so sure how friendly some of the locals are.
6bh96 - 5 Dec 2006 21:32
Serves a good pint but needs a re-fit.
anonymous - 20 Sep 2006 21:50
pub desperately needs sky tv or it serves no purpose.
anonymous - 15 Nov 2004 12:22
bit tatty but not too bad, sat in there for about two hours and didn't feel threatened in any way whatesoever, good bar staff, quite quiet in the week, looks busy at weekends but definitely worth a try
S - 31 Oct 2004 19:13

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