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

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  • 33
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  • 31
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  • 39
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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
Distinctly average ......

Having lived in Danbury for 14 years we have seen numerous owners/managers arrive, fail and leave. The new owners need to up their game if they are to buck the trend. Service was excellent (although to be expected as it was Tuesday and there were only a dozen or so people in) and the staff were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Danbury, UK
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  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So went last night to The Griffin and throughly enjoyed our dinner. although there was a large party in the bar it did not affect our service, which was spot on. The squid was lovely and the burger was delicious. so thanks Griffin, glad you are back!!!

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Danbury, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Having lived in Danbury for 14 years we have seen numerous owners/managers arrive, fail and leave. The new owners need to up their game if they are to buck the trend. Service was excellent (although to be expected as it was Tuesday and there were only a dozen or so people in) and the staff were very welcoming and friendly.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Haven't been to the Griffin for months now as it went all down hill in my opinion however as it's been so hot i fancied a cold beer with my partner and a few friends but didn't fancy driving far. Decided to give the Griffin another spin... Well, pleasantly surprised as it's been improved no end... the inside is sparkling,... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I heard recently that The Griffin had been taken over and now had new owners so thought I would give it a try after not being particularly impressed with my last visit. However this time it was evident that there had been a change around with some of the staff and the whole place now has a far happier atmosphere... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having had previous good experiences at The Griffin, its always a worry when its taken over. Had dinner on Thursday night and can say its as good as its always been. Slightly disappointed that the Thursday steak night was not on, despite the website saying it was. Lovely food and a very efficient waitress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Thought we would try out the Griffin as it has been taken over & to our suprise we had a great evening started of in the restaurant we had a fab dinner then relaxed in the garden after for some drinks, it was a very relaxed atmosphere & the staff where very attentive.

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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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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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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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