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64 Main Road, Danbury, England
01245 699024
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Much better than expected

Having read recent reviews we approached the restaurant with some trepidation. Our fears seemed to be confirmed when we realised that on a traditionally busy Sunday lunchtime there were barely four or five tables booked. However, it turned out to be a most enjoyable meal with generally good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
chelms4dian
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Dean Coles who had made The Griffin such a success has returned after buying the pub from the previous retail company. It is great to see happy smiling staff serving excellent food and drinks after 18 months of rude and indifferent food and service from the previous manageress. Once again Danbury can boast having one of the best pubs in... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Having read recent reviews we approached the restaurant with some trepidation. Our fears seemed to be confirmed when we realised that on a traditionally busy Sunday lunchtime there were barely four or five tables booked. However, it turned out to be a most enjoyable meal with generally good and friendly service. The starters were appreciated by all and my mains... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visited this pub twice recently to eat and were turned away. The first time was a Saturday night at just after 8 pm when we were told they were no longer serving (there were still several tables of diners). The second time was a bank holiday when they just weren't doing food! On previous visits it seemed clear the... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice lunch here but the service could have been better and a smile goes a long way! A lovely setting and could be so much better.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went here today. The front of staff house seemed as if they didn't want people to come. They made up some rubbish about having to wait 15 minutes before they could take our order. Apparently this doesn't apply if you have booked. The place was half empty but the next couple to come in were told they would have to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went to the Griffin last night and decided we would eat whilst there. We were sitting in the bar area and went to ask for a menu. We were told that they were no longer serving bar food and we would have to make our choices from the restaurant menu. Not a problem so far! We were then told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Drive past this place a million times, always meaning to visit, and tonight we did! Super food reasonable price and super service! We will be back

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The pie was a good choice, the salads were good, we didn't have any desert. The service was exceptionally slow so we didn't manage to have the walk we had planned - I see from other posts that slow service and being short staff is fairly normal at this place. Wish we had known. That said, the staff were very... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Having had lunch there with a few friends I was given a voucher for a 50% discount off food for my next visit. It being my birthday, I decided to treat some of my family to an evening meal and chose The Griffin in light of my discount voucher. It so happened that my birthday coincided with a "Steak Night".... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been to the Griffin several times and always enjoyed it. This last time it was particularly busy and there were only 2 staff working the dining room and although the service was a little slower than normal the staff serving were excellent and very friendly. The food was good and reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.

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Additional Information about The Griffin

Address: 64 Main Road, Danbury, England
Phone Number: 01245 699024
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 Main Road, Danbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 01245 699024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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