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“Nice food, beautiful surroundings”

The Felin Fach Griffin Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Felin Fach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$197
Cuisines: European, British, Pub, Welsh
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The exterior of Brecon’s Felin Fach Griffin may be of ‘another country pub’ but step inside and it’s almost as if chintz and row upon row of horse brasses never happened. Boldly coloured walls and plush leather couches sit happily alongside scrubbed wooden tables and chairs and historic beams, but it’s the food that we’re here for…the very food that has critics raving and the awards piling up. Locally sourced ingredients, including a selection from the restaurant’s own kitchen garden, provide a centrepiece for glorious dishes full of imagination. Make the most of melt in the mouth mains and to die for desserts but remember to leave room for the spectacular selection of Welsh cheeses which really make the meal.

The Felin Fach Griffin has won the Best Family Restaurant award for the United Kingdom in the 2008 Good Food Guide.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Nice food, beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We didn't manage to get a room here so instead decided to dine here, based on favourable reviews and Good Pub Guide. Bit gutted that didn't get a room here as it is a secluded location (although very close to road) and am sure rooms would have been lovely, as the pub was lovely.

Amuse-bouche of beetroot soup and bread were very nice. We had crab starters which had a tad too much raw fennel but otherwise nice. My partner's steak was slightly overcooked but jus and onion components were nice. My gnocchi with broccoli and squash was very simple but lovely. My dessert was definitely the best part of the meal, poached cherries with meringue and pistachio ice cream looked and tasted out of this world. 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 dessert, two glasses of wine, one beer and one sparkling water: 83 pounds.

What was strange was that we had to have a very early reservation as they claimed they only had 6 or 9 pm tables left, and that we had to vacate table by 8. Well, even at 7.30 the restaurant was practically empty!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We were warmly welcomed here and shown to a table in the attractive restaurant area. Our waitresses were charming and the food and wine just superb. I had some reservations about visiting this pub/restaurant as I was not impressed when I ate at their sister pub in Cornwall, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“High quality food at a reasonable price”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We arrived for lunch without a reservation, but they nonetheless were able to fit us in within 10-15 minutes and gave us a menu so we could order before being taken to our table. We recommend the three-course set menu for £21. The portions were just right so that we were full up, but not bloated by the end of the meal. The service was prompt and attentive and the dining area nicely laid out.

Visited July 2014
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

What can I say went here for a meal the other night & still up to their usual amazing high standard food was fantastic service was great & really enjoyed the cocktails Iv been here a few tins now over the last few years day time evening weekend mid week & it's always spot on never had a bad meal also love the fact that they grow as much as they can & use as much local quality produce as possible & it shows in the ever changing menu cheers all will be back again soon

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely place”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch for my other half's birthday and had a great time. Was a Monday lunchtime so expectedly quiet but staff were still attentive and friendly. A lovely venue inside and out. Food was great, my vegan partner got her own full menu to choose from which is fantastic. Nice bread and appetiser on the table, for me a great starter of pork terrine and the lamb belly for main was delicious if a little rich, perhaps a touch of mint sauce or something sharp to balance but still lovely. Good creme brulee to finish. We had a fantastic three course meal for two for £60 but we certainly didn't choose cheap options and the food was worth it. Definitely worth the trip from Abergavenny and will visit again.

Thank Matthew D
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