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Up to 25% off this Autumn
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This Autumn we're delighted to offer you up to 25% off at all of our Coaching Inns.
One-night break includes:
Overnight accommodation in one of our Classic/Club Rooms
A full English/Welsh breakfast the morning of your departure
Up to 25% off bed and breakfast
A Choice of 13 Coaching Inns within the UK
Wonderful service from our dedicated team
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Supplements apply for room upgrades
This package is non-transferrable and non-refundable
Full prepayment will be taken at time of booking
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Hotel & Travel Information
Hotel & Travel Information
The Talbot Hotel
Telephone : 01832 273621
The Talbotl Hotel and Eatery is an AA rated 3 star hotel, with individually designed bedrooms including several feature rooms. It is an historic former 17th-century coaching inn located in the centre of Oundle. Some rooms offer 4-poster beds, lounges, very spacious wet rooms and roll-top baths.
The hotel car park can be found by driving past the hotel and turning left onto Milton Road. Then take the first left into Drummingwell Lane. Alternatively, please use the SAT NAV code PE8 4AA
Bedrooms - 34
Disabled room and toilets available
Food Served All Day in our restaurant
Coffee Shop in house
A quick summary to whet your appetite
Behind the frontage of The Talbot Hotel in Oundle are significant remaining elements of a timber-framed building, which is known to have been part of an inn during the 1500s under the name of The Tabret or Tabard. The inn was part of the extensive holdings in the town of a wealthy, religious, charitable organisation called the Guild of Our Lady of Oundle.
The present façade and main structure date from a major rebuilding in 1626, which probably coincided with the change of name to The Talbot. It is speculated that the new name might have symbolised a Protestant rejection of things associated with the ‘old religion’ of the Catholic Church.
So exceptional are the architectural and historic features of The Talbot that it is classified as a Grade I historic building, placing it among the top three per cent of all listed buildings in England. The pre-eminent feature is a huge window at the rear. It is thought to have come from the nearby medieval royal palace of Fotheringhay, which was demolished sometime after 1625.
The window sheds light onto an oak staircase, which is also said to have come from Fotheringhay and to have been the staircase down which Mary Queen of Scots was escorted to her execution in the palace’s great hall in 1587. Notwithstanding that experts suggest the staircase was almost certainly constructed in the 1600s, the tradition has been maintained, promoted, and enhanced by reports of the queen’s ghostly presence on the stair.
In the late 1700s The Talbot became an important coaching inn, providing rest and refreshments on a route to London. At around this time the inn came into the ownership of the Oundle brewery of John Smith, whose firm retained it until 1962. The Talbot was acquired by the Coaching Inn Group in 2009, and in 2012 it underwent a £1.3 million refurbishment that further preserved and highlighted its historic features while also adapting it to the needs of the current market.
2017 - Winner of Best Employer at the Publican Awards
2017 - Winner of Best Accommodation offering at the Publican Awards
2016 - Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Ranked #9 in Grant Thornton Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies in the East Midlands
2016 - Coaching Inn Group Awards - Receptionist of the Year - Dorota Metselaar
2015 - Eat Out Awards 2015 - Pub Company of the Year - Coaching Inn Group
2015 - Awarded the London Stock Exchange top 1000 Companies to inspire Britain.
2015 - The Coaching Inn Group Hotel Group Chef of the Year - Dave Simms
2015 - The Coaching Inn Group Barman of the Year - Matt Tebbutt
2015 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor
2014 Winner of “Top Rated Wedding Venue – Northamptonshire” – Wedingdates Awards
2014 Winner of “Best Hotel” category – Les Routier awards
2014 Head Chef,David Simms, Finalist in Chef of the Year in Carlsberg Food and Drink Awards
2014 Awarded Prestigious Signpost Certification – Signpost
2014 Winner of Best Wedding Venue in Northamptonshire – Weddingdates award
2014 The Coaching Inn Group Wedding Venue of the Year
2014 Awarded an AA Rosette for the Talbot Eatery
2013 Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor
2013 Awarded an AA Rosette for the Talbot Eatery
2012 Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor