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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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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
Reasonable food, slow service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
hilarymunro
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We met friends there as it was halfway between our houses. The food was very good but they were short of staff and forgot to bring my meal. Waitress was very apologetic and found me something else very quickly. Much prefer it as it is now rather than its previous life as a "bistro" style place.

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Took my wife and daughter for Evening meal and found the service excellent and the menu just as good. Catered happily for Gluten intolerance and it was a most enjoyable experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My sister and I had decided on a lunch date catch up and as she lives just around the corner from the pub, we decided we would eat here. I was expecting something a little more than the usual pub grub. She pre-booked our table for 2, although when we arrived at 12.30 the place was empty. We waited at... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I selected this restaurant in which to celebrate our 9th anniversary and I booked ahead, mentioning it was for our anniversary. The evening started well, as we announced our arrival we were greeted with 'Happy Anniversary'. Nice. That was also the high point of the evening, the rest swiftly slid downhill. Despite booking in advance, our table... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?