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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 pigs’ cheeks, Puy lentils and home-made apple jelly; blackened salmon, chorizo, sugar snap and fennel velouté, saffron fondant with tomato and herb dressing; and blackcurrant crème brûlée with pistachio biscotti.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Mon-Sat 12-3, Sun 12-5
  • Dinner: Mon-Sat 6-9.30

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

B2036 into village centre

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