Our coffee is blended for us by Grumpy Mule and almost everything from an expresso through cappuccino to a macchiato is available together with pastries and cakes, baked on the premises by our pastry chef. We don’t forget tea lovers and sell a full range of loose leaf teas – Black, Green, Red White and Herbal. So, our Coffee House is really a Coffee and Tea House.
Unlike the blistering array of high street coffee shops we offer a range of different seating areas where you can relax, read one of our complimentary newspapers or login to the Talbot’s free WiFi hotspot. In the summer, enjoy a coffee or tea break either in our courtyard or secret garden. If the weather is not to your liking, take a sofa in our Glass Room, a table in our School Room or enjoy the warmth of a cosy fire in the upper or lower bar. These areas are interlinked but each offers a different vibe. Whichever choice you make we don’t believe you will be disappointed.
We're proud to stock and serve Grumpy Mule Coffee and Tea Pigs, as well as a range of loose leaf teas. Find your favourite flavour today!
Our team are trained and audited by Bewley's Coffee and Tea Company to maintain the highest standard of coffee production and barista skills.
Our hot drinks come in sizes small, medium and large.
Americano: £2.20 £2.40 £2.60
Latte: £2.50 £2.70 £2.90
Cappuccino: £2.50 £2.70 £2.90
Mocha: £2.50 £2.70 £2.90
Macchiato: £2.50 £2.70
Black Teas - £2.35
Darjeeling Earl Grey
Green Teas - £2.60
White Tea - £2.85
Red Tea - £2.70
Herbal Teas - £2.70
Liquorice and Peppermint
Lemon and Ginger
Our kitchen is large and our patisserie counter is stocked daily with pastries and cakes created on the premises. Cakes are also provided for special occasions - weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations held at the hotel.
Although our cakes and patisserie change every now and again, our favourites are usually available all year round.
A classic chocolate brownie with a healthy helping of melted marshmallows thrown in to produce an instant customer favourite which leaves you wanting more.
There's nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. A selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches is the perfect accompaniment for our range of teas. Scroll down to find out more about the history of Afternoon Tea.
History of Afternoon Tea
Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840's. She is said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o'clock in the evening. The Duchess' solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.