Continued closure due to Covid-19

We hope that everyone is keeping safe and well.

During these difficult times, we have been overwhelmed with the well wishes that we have received. Although the doors are temporarily closed, we are looking forward to getting back to work once we are permitted to open up and it is safe and practical to do so.

Sending our best wishes to you all, Armando & Caroline xx

Updated information about the Covid-19 pandemic

We have made the decision to carry on and try to keep a sense of normality for our customers in these trying times whilst safeguarding our business by reducing overheads where we can.

With that in mind, we will be closed this evening and will look at reduced opening hours should bookings decline in light of the PM’s announcement.

We will be monitoring the Government requirements and remain open as long as we can.

We will continue to maintain our high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

The situation will be reviewed on a daily basis and we will keep you all updated if anything changes with us.

Please continue to contact us to book or if you have any questions.

We will also be happy to extend the validity of all gift vouchers affected by this situation.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Armando & Caroline

Covid-19 – updates to follow

We know that there will be concerns about upcoming bookings. We will be in the office tomorrow morning and respond to all messages and enquiries. We will also communicate our plan for the business going forward through this difficult time.
Thank you for your understanding x

We are open!

We’re been getting some concerned enquiries amid reports that we’re flooded and not open for business.

Luckily, we only had to close for one night following the worst of the flooding and are happy to say that we have not been re-affected by the heavy rainfall last week.

We are looking very busy throughout December particularly and weekends this year are mostly booked up. Please do make sure that you get in quickly to reserve your tables for the rest of 2019.

We look forward to seeing you all soon in the run up to Christmas!

Changes to our opening days – Monday closing

From Monday 9th September, the bar and Armando’s Restaurant at The Talbot will be closed on Mondays.

We have happily found that the business has been increasingly busy over the last 18 months – this has been fantastic in so many ways but has been hard work for us.

Our customers will know that we are always here when the business is open and generally only close for family holidays. We want to continue our personal involvement and meet the high standards we set ourselves and feel that a greater work/life balance is needed in order to achieve this. It hasn’t been an easy decision to make but we feel it is the right one.

We hope that our customers will understand and support us.

Thank you,

Armando & Caroline xx

Monday 12th August 2019

We will be closed on Monday 12th August, returning to our usual opening hours on Tuesday 13th August.

All emails, Facebook and answerphone messages will be responded to on Tuesday.

We thank you for your understanding.

Making bookings for Armando’s Restaurant

Hi everyone! We’re finding that weekends in particular are getting busy and we acknowledge that there is some frustration that we fill up quite quickly. While this can’t be helped and we do have a cancellation list running where necessary, there are still some occasions when a cancellation is too late or guests simply do not show.

In an effort to cut down on no-shows and late cancellations and ensure we can offer as many tables as possible, we have put some measures in place which will hopefully help.

📆 Bookings will only be taken up to 3 months in advance to try and minimise forgotten reservations

📆 If we can’t reach you by phone and leave a message, we’ll send a text or reply by email

📆 Large tables will be asked to pay a deposit of £10 per person to secure the booking

📆 We will try to contact no-show bookings to ensure that you’re not just delayed. Tables will be released after 15 minutes if we don’t hear back from you

We know that life isn’t always straightforward and plans sometimes need to be changed. We’re grateful to everyone that gets in touch to let us know about anything that affects bookings.

Happy New Year!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our fabulous customers for supporting us all through 2018. It’s been an amazing year. Also, a big thanks to our wonderful staff for all they do.

We’d also like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2019

Armando & Caroline