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The Griffin

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Stamford Rd, Bowdon WA14 2TP, England
+44 161 928 1211
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Evening Meal with Friends

Our second visit to The Griffin. Nice atmosphere and food. Wine at affordable prices. I was able to pay for the meal using my Tesco boost points for our group of five.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

From arrival: 20 minutes to be asked if we wanted a drink; 50 minutes until starters; 90 minutes and waiting for mains...

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Caernarfon
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Our second visit to The Griffin. Nice atmosphere and food. Wine at affordable prices. I was able to pay for the meal using my Tesco boost points for our group of five.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Pleasant, airy premises. Food OK. My disabled nephew was able to drive in through the front door, park his electric scooter at the table and take himself to the toilet. Full marks for accessibility.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Not impressed with new seating in bar area and even less impressed with food. Had lunch April 27th with pal and was very disappointed with service and quality. Only 2 others in for eating and had to remind for food to be brought out after 30 mins. What happened to having some comfy seating in bar? I live locally but... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Used to love this place. Cosy and warm carpeted pub with nice, comfortable seating. Went in on Saturday evening (25th April) to be confronted by hard, wooden floors, uncomfortable, coffee shop/cafe bar style seating and incredibly bright lighting. I also had the pleasure (at 8.00pm!) to endure a child running amok, swinging a toy pram around for an hour, whilst... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went for lunch today and found the food very poor. 2 of us had the mushroom starter which was minute and only just warm and served on stone cold plates. The Gammon was served with 2cold eggs and tepid chips, the suet pudding was fine but again served with Luke warm chips on a very cold plate. I had... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent atmosphere, delicious food and fantastic staff. Thank you for making our family celebration meal extra special.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After being recommended the Griffin I went with my parents for dinner and had a great meal. The staff were super lovely and Billy the manager was very welcoming. The atmosphere was warm and bustling, and was as good as recommended. We have since visited again and had the same quality of service and food, and have passed our thoughts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were a party of six and the manager was very happy for us to have a few drinks in the sun before eating, with no pressure to have to be seated straight away even though the restaurant was busy. The staff were very prompt and we were called in when our food was ready. We all had three courses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just had a lovely Easter Monday experience at the Griffin with friends and family. Was unsure as to whether it would live up to our last experience, however we all went for the roast and all enjoyed it thoroughly! It was tasty, hot and came in good time. We will definitely visit again, not only for the food but for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stamford Rd, Bowdon WA14 2TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Bowdon
  • Phone Number: +44 161 928 1211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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