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Smart village pub showcasing the local larder

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Once a staging post for travellers on the road between London and Brighton, The Talbot is still the hub in the historic village of Cuckfield. It’s now a contemporary pub and restaurant that prides itself on making the most of the local larder, whether it’s Dark Star ales or seasonal dishes such as crab arancini, watercress and lime mayonnaise; roasted pork tenderloin, heritage carrots, white bean cassoulet and roasted apples; and lemon meringue tart with raspberry cream.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-5
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Dark Star, Long Man, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Symonds

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

B2036 into village centre

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