Pub Details

Bulby Road
NG33 4JG
(01476) 550201
Opening Times
12 - 3, 7 - 11
12 - 3, 7 - 10.30
cl Mon - Thurs winter

Special Offers

Winners of the prestigious Les Routiers Best B&B 2012, check our website for availabilty and current special offers. Special Lunchtime offer, 2 course lunch £9.95, 3 courses £11.95 (except Sunday Lunch), bookings adviseable.


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Licensee information

Licensee name
Christopher Overend
What they say
In the centre of one of the most attractive villages in England, The Griffin Inn is nearly 200 years old. Chris and Liz Overend moved here in August 2007 having achieved numerous awards at their previous pub including listings in the Good Pub Guide. Open every day 11-3pm and 6-11pm (Sunday 12-3pm, 6-11pm) serving food every lunchtime and evening, the menu is towards the traditional but with twists. From traditional steaks and pies to old fashioned stews and puds and all home made. Sunday lunch is well renowned with a range of roasts or a sample of each all served with Yorkshire puds and roast potatoes, bookings are advisable The Griffin offers award winning bed and breakfast and serves a range of fine real ales, regularly changing, fine wines and comfortable surroundings with real open fires. Probably, Lincolnshires best kept secret. www.thegriffinirnha…

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Worth a Visit

Welcoming old stone-built inn with generous home-made food including good value set lunch, ales such as Navigation and Oakham, three rooms (two for dining), log fires, warm friendly atmosphere; background music; children welcome, no dogs inside, classic car meet first Weds of month (spring/summer), four bedrooms, nice village setting, closed Mon, Tues


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Rating: 3/5 (738 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Sunday 27th March 2011

My husband and I were having a walk when we chanced upon the Griffin. Luckily we arrived just before 2pm so were able to have Sunday lunch, we had a drink in the very comfortable bar first where Chris had bought out a large dish of roast beef and roast potatoes, which together with the large dish of deep fried parsnips already there made for a very nice starter. Moving into the dining room with a welcoming real fire, we both had roasts - there was a choice of four, which were both absolutely delicious, thick slices of perfectly cooked meat (no see through wafers here) served with roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings and loads of vegetables. I managed to squeeze in a beautiful rhubarb crumble with buttery soft crumbleness and ice cream, followed by a cafetiere of very nice coffee. I definitely need those few extra miles walk to the car as was stuffed. Extremely good value we will definitely be going back and will take the rest of the family with us next time.
Corinne and David

Well what a find !!!!
My son, daughter, wife and I have just returned from a weekend stay at the Griffin.
Both Chris and Liz are the most wonderful host and we were looked after the entire weekend and not wanting for anything.
The food was exceptional quality and value for money, from the full English breakfast through to the dinner in the evening, the selection and variety of local produce cooked to your own liking was the icing on the cake.
Having stayed for Sunday lunch, you appreciate the dedication and high standards Chris and Liz achieve when presenting there food, it is certainly and establishment that you will never leave hungry.
The Griffin is home from home, with roaring log fires and a great atmosphere from everyone who enters the pub.
In summary I stay at many locations within the job I do and to find such a place as the Griffin will be hard to beat.

Superb! What a wonderful pub! Just had the pleasure of Chris and Liz's company over a totally brilliant Monday lunchtime! Wonderful warm welcome, very cosy surroundings (two roaring log fires) and stunning food that would sit comfortably on the menu of the very best gastropubs in the country. We were blown away by The Griffin Chilli Bowl and the Sausage Sandwich (Grasmere Farms). A side order of Chris's brilliant chips was the best we've ever had anywhere. A beautiful Pinot Grigio and two superb cafetieres of coffee (complete with complimentary shortbread) were perfect accompaniments. Absolutely faultless. And never has a simple 'ice cream dessert' looked or tasted more impressive! What a treat! Can't wait to come back and try the evening menu! Thank you!

Excellent Sunday lunch, best we've had for a long time. Very friendly atmosphere and well looked after. Child friendly.

The Griffin is definitely worth a visit. It's got a lovely atmosphere with open fires and friendly hosts. The wine measures are generous and the food is excellent - The Moroccan lamb tagine was superb!

Had a truly wonderful dinner at the Griffin. We were visiting friends who had recommended the pub after having a lovely Roast lunch and we were not disappointed. The hospitality was just right, thank you to Chris and Liz. The food was amazing,we had 3 starters between the 4 of us and tried each others and they were all mouthwatering, my risotto was fab! Main course was delicious, gammon and eggs but perfect and then luckily room for the B.B.B.? pudding. All I can say is make sure you leave room. Will certainly be coming back again.

If you only visit one pub this year, then make it the Griffin Inn in Irnham. Tucked away in a beautiful village, it's well worth a drive out. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and from the moment we arrived to the time we left we thoroughly enjoyed every single minute. Chris and Liz are welcoming, polite and very friendly, but not overly intrusive whilst you're eating. As for the food.....amazing! Very generous portions, served in a lovely setting and the taste? Fabulous. All four of us in our party had three courses and enjoyed every dish we had, sharing what we chose so we all got to taste everything. All totally delicious! Outstanding.

We had lunch at the Griffin on a weekday recently having found it on this site. No hesitation in saying it was one of the most enjoyable family pub lunches we have ever had.

The food was superb (my 10-year-old son said he "couldn't find anything wrong at all" with his lunch, which is a genuine first), delicious, very nicely presented and reasonably priced.

The landlord and landlady were very friendly and welcoming and made us feel like regulars even though it was our first time there. A lovely, relaxed and warm atmosphere. The interior was smart and attractive without being too modern.

We wish it was our local! Even though it's not, we will certainly be back. If you do decide to visit the Griffin, I can guarantee you will be glad you did.

What a wonderful atmosphere !
A rural setting, great decor, super friendly and personal service from Liz and Chris, fabulous menu, open fires, and very discreet and subtle music in the background.
Today I sampled the Sunday Roast which was exceptional, followed by the chocolate and brandy mousse and cream,
which was probably the best and most memorable meal I've ever had - and the cost was less than I expected.
I cannot rate this pub highly enough !

We thoroughly recommend that you make a journey off the beaten track to the Griffin Inn at Irnham.
A traditionally warm Yorkshire welcome awaits you from mine hosts Chris and Liz. If you like a good laugh, Chris is exceptionally good value!

It is a splendid place to eat.
If you are going for evening meal, take our tip and skip your lunch to make room!

The exterior of the pub is simply splendid, more like a stately home really. We look forward to seeing the many exciting changes that Chris and Liz have planned for the Griffin.

David and Sue Hargreaves, Teesside.

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