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Tatler

"Yorkshire: where to be seen - The Talbot in Malton is the Wolseley of the North, thanks to its buzzy atmosphere and old-school menu."

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Olive Magazine

"Georgie and Sam Pearman, spruced up the 26-bedroomed Talbot earlier this year, bringing a modern style to the imposing 17th-century coaching inn. The sedate, white-tableclothed restaurant has been replaced by oak-floored rooms where modern art and antique finds rub alongside ancestral portraits."

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Condé Nast Traveller

"Food and drink are exquisite: locally sourced, lovingly cooked, properly served... the Talbot the parliament of this food capital of Yorkshire..."

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Harper's Bazaar

"The experienced hoteliers Sam and Georgie Pearman, who previously set up the much-loved Lucky Onion group, have turned their attention to the Talbot, a 18th- century riverside coaching inn in the North Yorkshire market town of Malton... following a rejuvenation of the interiors, the Talbot is back to it's best."

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Country & Town House

"Sam and Georgie Pearman, another estimable husband and wife team, are in the process of revamping the hotel. Expect quirky style and lavish comfort."

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National Geographic Food and Travel

"Having made a name for themselves with The Lucky Onion, an award-winning group of Cotswolds hotels and restaurants, Sam and Georgie Pearman's eagerly anticipated new foray takes them to Malton - Yorkshire's self-proclaimed foodie capital - and a 17th-century coaching inn. Under the umbrella of Country Creatures, the Pearmans relaunched The Talbot earlier this year, imbuing it with boutique charm."

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The Telegraph Magazine

"The redesign of The Talbot is a further attempt to lure out-of-towners who want comfortable rooms with free-standing baths and velvet sofas. It's been transformed from a faintly 1980s fine-dining joint... with the help of Sam and Georgie Pearman, the hotelier couple who founded the Lucky Onion group."

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Air France

"... the owners Sam and Georgie Pearman, the renovation of the building of the XVII century showcases a deco that accurately highlights the codes of English art of living..."

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The Saturday Times

"The Talbot, a 17th-century riverside inn whose bedrooms, restaurant and cookery school - with various spring classes - have recently been restyled by the co-founders of Lucky Onion, a cool Cotswolds hotel group"

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The Mail on Sunday

"Malton is Yorkshire's self-proclaimed food capital and home to one of the UK's newest gin distilleries, Rare Bird... used in many of the drinks at The Talbot boutique hotel and restaurant"

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Country and Townhouse

"It will surely be enough to lure Londoners up the country, as will be the new look Talbot Hotel in the charming North Yorkshire town of Malton. Sam and Georgie Pearman, another estimable husband and wife team, are in the process of revamping the hotel. Expect quirky style and lavish comfort."

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The Telegraph

"Sam and Georgie Pearman, the founders of The Lucky Onion, the Cotswolds hotel and restaurant group, have moved on to their next project: a top-to-toe refurbishment of 300-year-old The Talbot inn in Malton, North Yorkshire. Gone are the floral frills and dust ruffles: instead you'll find modern colourways, hand-selected antiques and vintage leather armchairs. The restaurant celebrates Malton and Yorkshire produce, including fresh seafood from nearby Whitby. It's onto 20 minutes from York, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park."

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The English Home

"The Pearmans have been working closely with Tom Naylor-Leyland on their reinvention of The Talbot. Much of Malton has been owned by Tom's family since 1713, and for the past 10 years he has spearheaded Malton's mission to become one of the UK's top food destinations."

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Sainsburys Magazine

"The Talbot in Malton, North Yorkshire, is a riverside coaching inn with leather armchairs and hand-picked antiques. The menu of local goodies features Yorkshire Shorthorn beef. Dale End cheddar souffle and fish from Whitby, including crab and cockles."

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Restaurant Magazine

"Georgie - who designed all of the Cotswolds-based group's sites - has led the revamp of the riverside inn, giving it a contemporary yet rustic feel."

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Hull Daily Mail

"The drive to Malton is an experience in itself, coming off the beaten track and travelling past historic sites... on our arrival at The Talbot, we were greeted to stunning views across the hotel's estate overlooking Malton..."

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Food and Travel

"Welcoming the well-refined, the rogues and the rascals since its coaching-inn days in the 1700s. The Talbot has recently been made-over into a chic country abode. Four-poster beds, dreamy tubs and roaring fires are standard in the 26 rooms, but what really stands out is the food. Menus burst with English classics such as double bone-in rib of Yorkshire beef."

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Air France

"In northern Yorkshire, The Talbot is a paragon of English charm in a 17th-century coaching inn. The hotel's inviting decor features dark wall coverings, rich velvets, vintage armchairs, cozy fireplaces... And in the restaurant, chef Robert Brittain brings out the flavours of the finest local food products."

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The Times

"Named Yorkshire’s food capital by the chef Antonio Carluccio, the market town of Malton abounds with independent butchers, brewers, bakers and restaurants. Peak gourmet time is the Malton Food Lovers Festival on May 25 and 26, when concerts and celebrity chefs are added to the mix (visitmalton.com). Work off every pie and pudding on a hike across the North York Moors. Then bed down at the Talbot, a 17th-century riverside inn whose bedrooms, restaurant and cookery school — with various spring classes — have recently been restyled"

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House & Garden

"... there’s a beautiful new pub with-rooms, the Talbot at Malton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales... both the design and the food promise to be very special – a perfect match for the manifold sites and scenes of North Yorkshire."

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London on the Inside

"If you’re planning a trip up to Yorkshire’s foodie heartland (and you really should) then The Talbot is definitely where you’ll want to be stopping for the night."

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Tatler

"Where to be seen: The Talbot in Malton is the Wolseley of the North, thanks to its buzzy atmosphere and old-school menu."

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Town & Country

"...rest up for the night at the newly renovated Talbot hotel in Malton, a cosy 17th-century coaching inn close to the North York Moors and coastline."

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London on the Inside

"... their design, which is all done by Georgie Pearman herself, so it’s no surprise that The Talbot is looking very cosy. In the downstairs public areas there’s a bar area, complete with lots of dark cosy corners to get settled in to, plus two lounges with roaring fireplaces, the perfect place to be when the Yorkshire weather is at it’s worst. The restaurant really does make the most of the Yorkshire produce, and it’s all sourced from farms within a 10 mile radius."

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Spectator Life

"Set in the foodie paradise of Malton; a buzzing and picturesque market town on the North Yorkshire moors. Besides the breath-taking rural landscape that surrounds it, the hotel has gorgeous, warm interiors, with twenty-six rooms humorously titled ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’ and ‘Cosy.’ The hotel is pretty much all of these things; with a beautiful location, ripe for exploration, right on its doorstep."

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