The Talbot was probably named after Admiral Talbot who owned the land on which the pub was built. Admiral Talbot was a former occupant of Watermoor House.

July 2006

The Talbot is one of four existing Arkells pubs in Cirencester that have been associated with the Kingsdown Brewery for over a century and a half. (The Talbot was acquired by Arkells in 1877).

I wonder whether or not the actual recipe for the Arkell’s beer has remained unchanged in the past one hundred years or so. Would Charlie Williams, landlord in the 1890’s, be familiar with the taste of todays Arkells 3B? If he did I doubt that he would recognise the interior of the Talbot which has undergone continual refurbishments over the years. The pub, however, does retain a public bar.

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891:  Arkell & Son, Kingsdown Brewery, Swindon

Rateable Value in 1891: £24.0s.0d.

Type of license in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Arkell & Son, Kingsdown Brewery, Swindon

Rateable Value in 1903: £24.0s.0d.

Type of license in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903:

Landlords at the Talbot Inn include:

1871 Daniel Blackford (Talbot Inn, New Road)

1885,1891 Charles James Williams

1902,1903  Edwin Stones

1906 Arthur Gardner

1919,1927 Charles Ferrett

1939 Edwin Geo. Medcraft

1998 David Hollis

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