The Griffin Inn

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based on 12 reviews
4.7
European
  • Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3SS
  • 01825 722890
  • £20 - £30 VISA MASTER CARD
Opening Hours
Lunch Monday – Friday 12pm – 2:30pm
Lunch Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 3pm
Dinner Monday – Saturday 7pm – 9:30pm
Dinner Sunday 7pm – 9pm
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Alfresco Dining
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Parties Welcome
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Vegetarian

The Griffin Inn has been owned by the Pullan family since 1979. During that time, they have built up an inn with a fantastic atmosphere comprising delicious locally sourced food, finest real local ales, a renowned wine list, roaring log fires, stunning garden views and finally thirteen beautiful individually designed bedrooms. The à la carte menu includes a wide spectrum of world cuisine. A wood oven on the terrace adds warmth in the winter for eating outside, but also acts as the hub around which crowds gather for spit roast barbecues in summer. You will not be surprised to learn that an awful lot of 'research & development' goes into selecting the 120 odd wines on the award winning wine list. Wherever possible, this includes unusual and interesting wines, often from lesser known regions. There are 20 wines available by the glass and with no problem to “cork up” any unfinished bottle. In addition, a couple of interesting and eclectic wines are featured and promoted each month. The Griffin is a proper local pub with a truly authentic feel that is matched by few other establishments. There are 13 bedrooms situated both in the pub itself, and in neighbouring buildings for those looking for a more secluded stay.

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by Great evening at the Griffin. on 21 May 2018

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Our starters took a while to come but the waitress was very apologetic and offered us drinks on the house which was very considerate and most welcome! Plenty of space at the table and good quality food. Good evening all round.

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by Kate D on 21 May 2018

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A rural pub - full of character, excellent food, great service and a stunning location... hard to beat! We'll be back - perhaps to make use of their accommodation too.. an easy drive away from London.

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by Matt on 20 May 2018

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We had a very enjoyable evening at the Griffin, great food, great wine and great service. We will be back soon - especially if there are a few nice days to enjoy that view from the garden. I can't think of a pub with a better view.

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by Alan Wick on 20 May 2018

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Fab food, fab service, can’t recommend highly enough!

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When you request comments, one is also inviting criticism and although the first Saturday in May was luminously warm and sunny, The Griffin failed to impress that evening. I am writing as a regular visitor to your hostelry over many years and never ever have complained. Our high expectations of an evening to remember became one of disappointment and concern. I suppose the standard excuse from The Griffin will be that your establishment was short-staffed on that evening. We came early for a restaurant booking timed for 7.30 pm and planned to enjoy the garden. Massive queues to buy drinks in the bar with a single person on duty at the beginning so it took a really long time to buy drinks. Our queue was orderly but we were perplexed that extra help was seemingly unavailable. Rushing down the pre-drinks in the garden and into the restaurant by 7.30 pm we initially received attentive service which then drifted off quite quickly with several people taking our orders. Inordinately long delays between courses and irritating to say the least when no apologies or explanations given. I could hear mutterings regarding the no showing of staff which we can accept as force majeure but this should be dealt with in a different way with more explanation. We all know that The Griffin can be a victim of its own success with a touch of hubris perhaps. Service excellence cannot be compromised. Please do not take regular customers for granted as I have been visiting your restaurant for more than two decades.