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“great pub”
Review of The Griffin Hotel

The Griffin Hotel
Ranked #26 of 31 Restaurants in Attleborough
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
hingham
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great pub”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Great for a get together and a laugh. Definitely would recommend this place. Fine ales, lovely bitter and above all a great atmosphere

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“It Stinks!”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The food in this olde worlde pub was not too bad although the service and atmosphere was not exactly ideal.
The pub overall stinks with the 25 year old carpet giving off the most awful smell of dogs and god knows what else.The 99.9% of customers are men for who when a women walks in thinks it's time to behave like cavemen.The bar staff are as polite and friendly as a guard dog who has not been fed for weeks and the beer is not great either.
Its a shame that this nice historical public house has been left to run down,although the food overall is the only highlight.Unfortunately it's just not the place to eat it.

Visited December 2011
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Gosport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Trying hard”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Stayed for a weekend and rather nervous after some of the harsher reviews. The pile of debris in the car park didn't bode well. Entrance was through the bar which was closed and we were directed to our room by Richard. This had obviously been renovated recently and was clean, bright and comfortable apart from a stain high in the ceiling (this IS a very old building). Radiator needed bleeding so consequently room could have been warmer. Windows single glazed so we hear the kids shouting and screaming at midnight. Dinner was generous although not adventurous. We were not warned about the karaoke that started at 9pm and went on until well after midnight when sheer knackeredness brought on sleep. Breakfast was limited but of reasonable quality. Next night was in a different but of equal standard room which we had been warned about. Again, radiator needed bleeding, whilst one of the cords on the old sash windows had rotted so couldn't be fully closed. Fortunately, whilst the room was cool we didn't have to listen to the full volume angst of some drunken teen. Bathrooms only have a rather flowery liquid soap. Overpriced at £80 a night but with Snetterton circuit down the road and no other hotels/rooms available it WAS a seller's market. A colleague suffered the worn out mattress that has been mentioned by other reviewers (it's in Room 1). All the staff were friendly and helpful and no delays in being served.

Getting there but a lot of details need working

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank SundodgingDoc
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gosport
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Long Weekend”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Griffin over the easter weekend and found it to be a lovely place to stay, Richard,Sue and the whole team were very welcoming and we found the service and food to be of an exerlent standard, if you are looking for all modern cons then this is not the place for you and its nothing like a Travel Lodge.
If you are looking for a break in a coaching inn that has been open for 450 years then give it ago we loved the Griffin and are looking forwards to returning later in the year.

  • Visited April 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good prices and friendly service let down by the 1 hour wait for our starters!”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We visited the hotel on Friday the 23rd March for a meal. The menu was good with a decent choice of wines. The service was friendly and helpful. We were booked in at 7pm but we were left waiting for an hour before we received our starters and no apology or explanation. I can only assume there were several tables booked in at the same time. The starters were good and one of us had the '12oz rump steak' which was excellent, the others had the 'Duck with orange sauce' , the duck again was good and well cooked but this was let down by a poor orange sauce that was much too bitter tasting. We would, however try the restaurant again but I would suggest on busy times that they had more help in the kitchen or at least informed diners if there was to be a long wait for food.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank ColinFD
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