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Welcome to the family!


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Welcome to the family!


Where it all began . . .

Hi! My name is Jay Cooledge and 'Odd' John (my old man and mentor) has been in the hospitality game for over 50 years.

In that time and through his many successes he learnt a lot about what it means to deliver great hospitality but it all boils down to one simple thing.

"Do a good job and make people happy, they'll come back.

Do a great job and they'll tell other people too."

 
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good old fashioned hospitality


From every part of our business.

 

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good old fashioned hospitality


From every part of our business.

 

Who are we?

We decided in 2014 to give what we are doing a name. 'Odd John' is now our springboard that allows us to bring our dreams and ideas to life.

We are a growing team of people with a range of experiences, skills and interests and a common goal: We want to find new and exciting ways of offering services to the people who love us.

We believe that hospitality can be an intriguing and multi-faceted industry like no other but working in this industry does come with it's downsides. Our mission is to do away with the negatives and create an environment where like minded people can get together, do amazing things and most importantly create a future in the job we love.

 

 

 - Sorry, shameless meme-stealing going on here.

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OUR Journey


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OUR Journey


Where we're at . . 

2001 - The Griffin Inn - Over the years we have built up a great reputation for good food, friendly service and an equally as friendly environment.

2012 - The Old Stables - we built our function facility due to the demand for our signature hospitality but for larger groups. Our reputation spread wildly with weekend dates now being booked two years in advance.

2014 - Griffin Inn - Renovation of the pub to bring it inline with the stylish and quirky Old Stables.

2014/15 - The Bakery - We started producing purely gluten free produce from our 1,200sq/ft industrial sized bakery in early 2015. To fit in better with future plans we later flipped to a more mainstream range of produce that produces for all our outlets.

2015 - Odd John's Kitchen, Swithland - What started off as an effort to bring a shop back to the village has become something quite unique. This cosy little country kitchen environment is now a buzzing little cafe - so busy in fact that we are now building a bigger one!

2015/16 - The Falcon Inn - We took on our second pub in 2015 and after a £275,000 investment in 2016 the Falcon gave us the opportunity to try some ideas that didn't fit in with what people expected from the 'Griff'. Also, it's got 11 beautiful bed rooms (which is handy if we expect to do over 100 weddings at The Old Stables this year!).

May 2016 - Odd John's Kitchen, Quorn - We decided to reach out to the community to help us get this off the ground. The response to our Kickstarter campaign was fantastic!! Read more about here and follow the progress on Facebook!

Late Summer 2016 - TOP SECRET - Rest assured the next project on the cards will be something completely different to everything else we do and completely bonkers. That's enough for now!

2017 - We have some really interesting plans for 2017 that include at least one new site for Odd John's Kitchen and further developments in outside catering. Y'know, to keep things interesting! :0s

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Join us


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Join us


LOOKING TO JOIN AN AMAZING TEAM?

A job here not only means joining an excitable yet professional team (that are actually more like a family), it is also a unique opportunity to experience every single aspect of catering and hospitality all under one family run roof. 

Scroll down to see our latest opportunities. 

 

IF YOU’RE ENTHUSIASTIC, FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL, WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Full/part-time bar and waiting staff: Work behind our bar in a busy, friendly and modern environment at The Griffin Inn.

Part-Time Kitchen Staff: We pride ourselves on producing exceptional food, and we’re looking for people to come and deliver it to our wonderful customers with an exceptional, friendly and out-going attitude.

Part-Time Deli/Cafe Staff: Our deli/cafes Odd John’s Kitchen - Quorn and Swithland are recruiting.  We’re looking for part-time staff who are as passionate about great service and great food as we are.

 

Please use the contact form to get in touch, or pop in to The Griffin and drop your cv off for our attention.

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Winter Packages


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Winter Packages


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WINTER WEDDINGS

Including bruschetta canapés, your choice of three course wedding breakfast, choice of arrival drinks, two glasses of wine per guest at the table and Prosecco for a toast drink, PLUS finger buffet for the evening guests. This package is based on 60 day guests and 80 evening guests, additional guests can be catered for at the usual price.

This package is available between October - November 2016 and January - April 2017 ONLY 

*£3,999

Usual cost: £6,484 representing a saving of £2,485. Please click here to download our wedding pack for more information on these options.

*This price applies to new enquiries only and has been designed specifically to fill the remaining available dates

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EVENING PARTIES

Birthday’s, anniversaries or work get-togethers. Whatever the occasion, we can make sure you celebrate in style! We will take care of canapés, welcome drink and a buffet for the evening. 

This package is available between October - November 2016 and January - April 2017 ONLY

*£1,499

Usual cost: £2,651 representing a saving of £1,152.

*This price applies to new enquiries only and has been designed specifically to fill the remaining available dates

 

CONTACT US

If you would like to enquire about either of the winter packages above then please click here for our contact details!