Talbot Garden tours available, just ask; tours with the Gardeners available 09:00 - 12:00
The Talbot Kitchen Garden
The Talbot Kitchen Garden is a ¾ acre plot which we run on organic principals. We use unheated greenhouses and poly-tunnels, and it has been supplying The Talbot kitchen with much of its vegetables, salads and fruits for the last 25 years.
The Talbot Kitchen Garden consists of long narrow raised beds, which form a neat backdrop for us to grow quality produce, for use daily in the professional kitchen. As an aid to extend seasons and ensure salads all year round, the garden has two poly-tunnels and a large glasshouse, which is used to raise strong transplants of vegetables.
Varieties are selected to suit the site and soil, as well as, of course, taste. The vegetables and herbs grown here are as fresh as they can possibly be, so they lose no quality as they pass from garden fork to table fork.
The management, day to day care, and maintenance of the garden is carried out by Sue Bayliss. We hope you enjoy the fruits of her labours.
The Pig Lawn
A lawn to the side of the pub, with excellent seating opportunities to look out over the River Teme, the pig pen, and the field beyond, which often houses young Herefordshire beef cattle. This lawn also overlooks our small orchard. Our pigs are full of character, and they enjoy showing off to visitors.
This area is a real sun trap, and is gorgeous of a late afternoon to sit down with a meal and a pint, to capture the last of the day's sun.
This area also gets used as an extension to The Conservatory, with marquees being able to be erected just outside the doors out, making this a great place for large special occasions, where more space may be required, with access to an indoor area.
The Riverside Lawn
The Riverside Lawn is a large expanse of grass situated to the front of The Talbot. There is ample seating, and it is close to The Pig Ark, a little food truck selling produce from the kitchen, which is open during events, gatherings, and special dates throughout the year.
There is a steep bank that goes down to the river, and all along this beer garden, fishermen can cast out for a days' fishing on the River Teme. Some of the pike that have been served in our kitchen have come from this very river!
Events held throughout the year are situated on this lawn; marquees for the Beer Festivals are set up here, and on the large car park beside it, the tents for the Teme Valley Market are situated. This is also a great spot for marquees for special occasions and parties.
Fishing at The Talbot
Fishing permits are available to purchase from The Talbot to fish the beer garden banks, and also an area further down.
Rates are £6 per day for the length of bank within the beer gardens, and £10 per day for the area just off the A44, as part of The Knightwick Haven Fishery, though this area is used for competition fishing, so we ask for advance notice for use of this area.