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.
Armando & Caroline xx
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.
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.
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
We hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Christmas break.
Just a reminder of our festive opening hours:
Thursday 27th December – Closed
Friday 28th December – Open as normal
Saturday 29th December – Open as normal
Sunday 30th December – Closed as normal
Monday 31st December – Fully booked
Tuesday 1st January – Closed
Wednesday 2nd January – Closed
Thursday 3rd January – Closed
Friday 4th January – Open as normal, returned to normal opening hours
To all customers – please be aware that our card machine is out of action until (the latest – we hope!) Tuesday evening. Due to issues caused originally by a fault on the phone line, we are waiting on resolution of the problem from BT and also a new card machine handset.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We are a small business that doesn’t operate mailing lists, so the personal data we take from you is limited but we still ensure that we are responsible when doing so. We want to assure our customers that we will continue to collate, process, handle and store data in the same way as the regulations change on Friday 25/5/18.
When we take your booking, we will ask you for a name and telephone number. This is in case of any problems on either side.
Once your booking date has passed; booking emails and confirmation texts are deleted and our reservation book is stored securely until destruction.
Card details, once taken, are stored securely in line with the requirements of our financial records and destroyed once they are no longer needed.
If you have any queries about any of our processes relating to Data Protection, please contact us by email.
We will have limited access to phone and email between Sunday 20th and Friday evening 25th May.
Please do leave an answerphone message or email as normal and we will come back to you as soon as possible.
Armando & Caroline
If you call us outside of our normal opening hours or during a busy period, please leave us a message and we will always call you back 😁
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