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64 Main Road, Danbury CM3 4DH, England
441245699024
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 89
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 32
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  • 40
    Terrible
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
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This was my third visit in a week!! First with group of 4 friends ~ very good ~ returned next day with a friend for late lunch ~ again very good. Took niece & husband for their first visit alas not great!!! My niece & I had burgers ~ mine was fine ~ my niece's was over cooked ~ charred... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ET05
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Werribee, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Griffin at Danbury is one of the most friendliest and amazing pub/restaurants I have been to for a long long time. It is situated in the small town of Danbury in Essex. I was in charge of organising my Mum's birthday lunch there which had to be done before I arrived in England (from Australia). Gemma and Dean who... More 

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1 Thank hannahshorney
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently visited this local pub to eat, the food was excellent value and the staff friendly and efficient. We will definitely be returning soon, can definitely recommend.

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2 Thank PMatthews48
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my third visit in a week!! First with group of 4 friends ~ very good ~ returned next day with a friend for late lunch ~ again very good. Took niece & husband for their first visit alas not great!!! My niece & I had burgers ~ mine was fine ~ my niece's was over cooked ~ charred... More 

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Thank ET05
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much better than my last visit, food well presented, although could probably have been a bit hotter. Pleasant staff and nothing too much trouble. This was a trial run for a lunch with friends in March, seems to be fine and no hesitation in booking the event

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2 Thank Paulfhcima
Dean C, General Manager at The Griffin, responded to this review

Thank you for the review . sorry that the food could have been a bit hotter . And i hope we see you again . From the Griffin Team a big Thank you More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, ambience and now serves Greene King IPA again (after break of 2 years)! Back to its reputation for friendly service.Been eating at Griffin for 20 years and recently suspended visits due to uncertainty re continuous management change and ridiculous withdrawal of IPA.

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2 Thank Rupertf F
Dean C, General Manager at The Griffin, responded to this review

Thank you for the review . And i hope we see you again soon . From the Griffin Team a big Thank you More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a good experience, the service is terrible and the food a real disappointment, looks like a trendy little place from the outside but very shoddy food, never looks busy and not sure how they survive. So many places to eat in the local vicinity. Don't have the steak or burger they are dreadfully presented and tasteless. Will not return.

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1 Thank agb70
Dean C, General Manager at The Griffin, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Sorry i did not get in touch soon - i have had a few problems getting onto the page. i'm very sorry that you had a bad experiences with us. so that we can move forward as a business i take all good and bad comments very seriously. if you could please message me with a contact number... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Myself and family (7 in total) went to The Griffin on Christmas day on the 5pm sitting ...great food ( massive turkey dinner ) . thank you to the staff working of this lovely day .

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2 Thank Jon H
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited with a group of six on Monday evening and we all agreed that the food was amazing and the service, as always, was spot on! Couldn't recommend the Griffin more! Thank you for having us.

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2 Thank Ellen K
Essex
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209 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This was our first visit for some time. We had lunch and the food was really very good - roast parsnip soup, bubble & squeak, pork marinade. It would have been worth waiting for although we really did not have the time. Food arrived 40 minutes after ordering and even coffee took 20 minutes to arrive. If you want dinner... More 

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9 Thank chuckeberry100
Rossett, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Travelling through Danbury we called in. We received a warm welcome and had two courses for £13.95. The starters were very tasty and pretty on the plate. Roast beef was delicious. A great venue for a Sunday lunch. Attentive service. Would recommend. (Please put a sign on the ladies loo!)

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3 Thank Marilark

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 Main Road, Danbury CM3 4DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 441245699024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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