Good Pub Guide

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Bar food times: 12 - 2.30 (2.45 weekends) , 7 - 9.30 (9 Sun)

Food is first class and includes lamb kofta with minted broad bean, green bean and lentil salad, tempura monkfish with spicy red pepper jam, butternut squash linguine with spinach, tomatoes, chilli and parmesan, wild boar and apple sausages with mustard mash and claret jus, fresh crab pasta with fennel, capers, chilli and garlic, duck breast with parmentier potatoes, chorizo and jus, and puddings such as vanilla pannacotta with limoncello syrup and chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce.

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Good Pub Guide Information

Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Wine Award
Wine Award
Stay Award
Stay Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar

Rating and Comments

4/5
106 votes cast
Even on a weekday lunchtime in winter, the bar was busy and buzzing. The food here is superb - this time we had mussels in cream & white wine with leeks and crispy squid with a chilli mayonnaise and roasted lime. Both were lovely, the mussels really well seasoned and the squid tender. The wine list is interesting and the service friendly.
If it's a fine Summer Sunday, don't miss the BBQ - everything from burger and chicken to lobster and seabass. We ate sardines and mackerel, caught off the Sussex coast and spanking fresh with salads and bread. Service is very friendly and efficient, which is especially important when it is hot - you don't see dirty plates being left to hang about and attract wasps. Nice wines including a good selection by the glass, plus they make a mean Pimms and lovely Summer cocktails.
We recently stayed at the Griffin Inn to celebrate our 20 th wedding anniversary. The breakfast, waitress service, was first class. The three course evening meal, coupled with an excellent wine was of a superior quality and on a par with many high quality, expensive restaurants. The staff were attentive and most personable. Our room was comfortable and showed attention to detail. In addition, the weather for our four day stay remained hot and dry, at the end of May. We would not hesitate to recommend the Griffin Inn and indeed would be happy to visit again in the future.
Food is fine, but very expensive for a rural pub.
This is a lovely country inn and a very good place for lunch. However, if you haven't booked on a winter weekend, make sure you get here as soon after 12 as possible - at 12.14 the bar was still quite empty, by 12.16 it was heaving. I suspect in summer it isn't quite as bad given the size of the garden. They do open another room next to the main bar but it isn't as characterful as the rest of the pub. The moules mariniere are lovely and in our experience, pasta or risotto dishes are always worth ordering. They've a dab hand with game as well ( a braised partridge from last autumn sticks in the memory). The welcome from the hands on and very visible landlord is warm for everybody, regular or not.
The moment you arrive at this delightful country inn your cares are washed away by the convivial hosts and warm friendly atmosphere. The food is always sourced from the local area and is always top quality and is cooked with real flair. Highly recommened!

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