Welcome

A traditional pub at the heart of the local community

The Talisman is the only English pub so named and offers a truly welcoming environment at the heart of its local community, so whether you’re looking for some top quality traditional English fayre or a convenient place to meet friends and family for a quiet drink, our professional hospitality is sure to impress.

The pub joined the Hall & Woodhouse family in 1983 and is named after the Talisman Strawberry, which is entwined within Park Gate’s and the surrounding areas history, which was once strawberry fields. Indeed one of the pub’s other claims to fame is a dining area dedicated to the Tornado Talisman car. One of those involved in its design is Bill Woodhouse (who lives near the Blandford Brewery but is no relation to the Hall &Woodhouse family), who can be seen in many of the images, including a race against Graham Hill at Brands Hatch.


Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 10.00am – 11.00pm
Friday: 10.00am – Midnight
Saturday: 10.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday: 11.30am – 10.30pm

"The golden rule is that there are no golden rules"
George Bernard Shaw

Celebrate Easter With Us

We love Easter, celebrating the long bank holiday with friends and family and maybe an Easter egg or two!! We’re open for the whole of the bank holiday weekend, so make sure you pop in and enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks with friends or family.

This year Easter Sunday is also National Tea Day, chocolate and tea, yes please! All our teas come from the independent British company Canton Tea who source their teas direct from small, family-run farms.

So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, just click on the link below to book your table now.

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Sunday Roasts

We think our famous roasts are among the best (apart from Mum’s!). Freshly prepared every Sunday morning, featuring our 28-day aged West Country beef and all served with seasonal veg, Yorkshires, roasties and homemade gravy, we know you won’t be disappointed.

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Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ has come from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters. It’s a combination of fantastic coffee and good ethics. This particular blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from one farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, who work to directly benefit the families and communities involved.

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