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“An oasis of serenity in a world gone mad”
Talbot House was founded in Poperinge in 1915. During World War I, this small city was used as a garrison town for the British soldiers and very soon it became a thriving metropole. Each day, thousands of soldiers passed through Poperinge when going to and returning from the front. Thanks to its casual and relaxed atmosphere the city became well known amongst the young men. Because of the numerous bars, restaurants, concert halls, brothels, movie theatres and shops, the exhausted soldiers often believed to have arrived in Paris.


It was in these circumstances that the 6th division of the British army rented the residence of the Coevoet family, which was rebuilt into a club house open to all soldiers by chaplain Philip "Tubby" Clayton. For many, this place became their home away from home. "An oasis of serenity in a world gone mad", is probably the best way to describe The Old House.

Wrap yourself in an authentic atmosphere
Just like thousands of soldiers and pilgrims before you,Talbot House welcomes you to stay the night. Through its authentic atmosphere and unique location near to the Poperinge market square, the Old House offers a unique historic overnight stay.

Many other accommodations might well be situated near a historic site or provide a great view onto one, but staying at Talbot House means becoming part of its history. is there a better way to relive the past and touch history?
Check in Check-in possible between 14:00 and 21:00.
Check out Check-out possible between 8:00 and 10:00.

Booking terms & conditions

Payment in full must be made within seven days of confirmation. If payment isn’t made, your booking may be cancelled.

As Talbot House is a small guesthouse, run as a charity, we must be strict. when it comes to cancellations to order to protect the club. Depending on your notification, a cancellation percentage will be charged. The remainder of the money can be returned to the sender.

  • Upon confirmation, 20% admin costs are retained
  • 90 days prior to stay or less: 50%
  • 14 days prior to stay or less: 100%
Payment methods

 Accepted credit cards

 Stripe

 Paypal

 Wire transfer

Internet Free internet, Free WIFI
Food & drinks Breakfast buffet, Continental Breakfast, Free breakfast, Free coffee & tea, Free breakfast buffet, Oven, Toaster, English breakfast
Services 24-hours front desk, Luggage storage
General Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Chapel/Shrine, Garden, Gay friendly, Terrace, City Center, Museum Area, Near train-station, Park
Activities Library, Walking, Souvenirs/GiftShop, Sightseeing, Museums, Restaurants and bars nearby, Free visit Talbot House museum