Friendly, Family Run, Traditional
Country Inn

A warm and friendly country inn, serving fresh, local food, classic pub snacks and a superb range of real ales & world wines

  • Pub Gardens
  • Rustic Restuarant
  • Bar with real ale pumps
  • Delicious pub food

To the ‘Griffin’

We are everything you would expect of a traditional country inn, but, well, just a little bit nicer.

Come on in, make yourself at home and enjoy our characterful charm, great food and famous hospitality

Feel free to contact us: 01509 890535

Cosy & Traditional
Country Experience

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Food Service Times


12PM – 2:30PM

5:30PM – 8PM

Tuesday to Friday

12PM – 2:30PM

5:30PM – 9PM


12PM – 2:30PM

5:30PM – 9:30PM


12PM – 8PM

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Wonder through our cosy little bar areas and find a quiet corner to call your own – at least for the night – enjoy some stunning local and guest ales, our superb range of wines and some really special spirits. We’re not light on soft drinks either, the range is as varied and interesting as the rest of the food and drinks.

Refreshing beer and real cask ale

Champaign, Cocktails and Casino Roulette Wheel


We believe that larger groups should receive the same quality of service and attention to detail as that experienced by guests dining in our restaurant.

We have two private rooms, one for up to 18 guests and one for up to 40.
For parties of over 50 please take a look at our separate function facility on site here at the griffin inn: The Old Stables

The Team

Meet our motley crew!

  • 'Odd' John Cooledge

    ‘Odd’ John Cooledge

    The one who started it all

    “I’m very proud of the team here and what we are accomplishing. The buzz and enthusiasm that surrounds what we do is fantastic!”

  • Jay Cooledge

    Jay Cooledge

    Co-founder / Director

    “We take a a really down-to-Earth, traditional approach towards hospitality. Great quality, service and value tied together with personality and innovation. Simple!”

  • Lee Chapman

    Lee Chapman

    General Manager

    “I spend more time with the team than I do with my wife. We are a family!”

  • Sam Chapman

    Sam Chapman

    Odd John – Head Chef

    “We’re always doing new things. It makes for a challenge but a rewarding one.”

  • Chip Ortan

    Chip Orton

    The Griffin Inn – Head Chef

    “This is probably one of the few jobs where you never know everything! You’ve just got to have the right interests at heart!”

  • Jordan Golding

    Jordan “Jordie” Golding

    The Griffin Inn – Sous Chef

    “TRUE laziness is an art form – you just have to try hard not to be found out ;0)”

  • Jon Parsons

    Jon Parsons

    The Griffin Inn – Bar & Cellar Supervisor

    “It’s all about welcoming them and making them feel at home (and my great sense of humour)!”

Odd JohnThe Griffin Inn