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The Black Griffin


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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The Black Griffin is known as "The pub with a personality"! The outside of the building is beautiful and inside it is cosy, warm and welcoming. The bar staff like to make sure everyone is enjoying there visit as well as enjoying themselves whilst at work. We have recently built heated seating which is perfect for when you are enjoying a warm, home cooked, hearty and delicious meal. The staff fit quirky things around the pub for entertainment and are sure to keep an eye out on how they can better every customers visit! Our restaurant menu is designed to suit those who would like to enjoy the log fire and have a warm filling meal or even those who just need a quick bite to eat! We have a range
US$7 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looked for a central pub for pre dinner drinks and happened upon The Black Griffin. Welcoming bar staff and a friendly ambience were complemented by a great seating layout. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank richardstewartuk
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Came in for lunch... very friendly bar staff who highly recommended the homemade pies and she wasn’t wrong. I had the goats cheese, sweet potato and spinach pie with mash and it was banging. My partner also enjoyed her hunters chicken. Great food and great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Dean O
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Just stopped for a nightcap and were blown away by the quality of the entertainment . One guy one guitar but what a beautiful sound and repertoire. we stayed till nearly closing time thanks to very nice bar girls who looked after us.. We will...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank russday2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We came in for a quick drink and a rest during our weekend visit to the town. Plenty of beers to choose from, and the prices reasonable. The lady behind the bar was friendly, and the service good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DarenWessex
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I was sitting outside with my earphones in waiting to decide what to drink the manager (or someone that worked there) walked past but I couldn’t here anything he then came past the second time and kicked my chair two times so hard it made...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Went in for lunch with family, they ordered ham and chips while I ordered the cheese and pickle sandwich with a side of chips. My sandwich came and the cheese was cut into thick slices which I had to take out to cut thin, My...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The barmaids were ill equipped/trained in any type of people skills and I can honestly say I have never received such appalling service in my 34 years of 'pub life' truly awful and to be avoided at all costs. Dreadful.

Date of visit: July 2018
4  Thank Graham W
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I visited The Black Griffin last night whilst there was the no limit street band performing and the atmosphere was just incredible. There were three lovely young ladies working behind the bar who continuously served with a smile and were always polite. There was a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank FiestyFire
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night for a friends birthday in a group of approximately 12. We had grabbed a table to the rear of the pub where we had been sat chatting for around 45 minutes before a member of staff decided to bellow...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Tinks90
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed drinking in this pub, there was great live music last night a band called northern dance nice food to.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Freeme66
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