Griffin

Fletching, Sussex

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Griffin, Fletching, Uckfield, Sussex, TN22 3SS

(01825) 722890

www.thegriffininn.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-midnight

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 11-1am Sat,

Directions

Village signposted off A272 W of Uckfield

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Busy, gently upmarket inn with a fine wine list, real ales, bistro-style bar food and a big garden; pretty bedrooms

?An exceptional pub' and ?worth all its accolades' are just two enthusiastic comments from readers. It's a civilised place and very much the focal point of this handsome village; the beamed and quaintly panelled bar rooms have blazing log fires, old photographs and hunting prints, straightforward close-set furniture including some captain's chairs, and china on a delft shelf. A small bare-boarded serving area is off to one side and there's a cosy separate bar with sofas and a TV. The place gets pretty packed at weekends. Harveys Best and guests such as Beachy Head LightHouse Ale, Burning Sky Plateau and Gun Project Babylon Pale Ale and Scaramanga on handpump, plus 20 wines by the glass from a good list (including champagne, prosecco and sweet wine); they hold a monthly wine club with supper (on a Thursday evening). At the garden entrance there's an outside bar and wood oven, tables and chairs under parasols and a stunning view over Sheffield Park; there are more seats on a sandstone terrace. The bright and pretty bedrooms are comfortable and breakfasts are good. There are ramps for wheelchairs.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wine Award

Wine Award

Food Award

Food Award

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Garden

Garden

Surroundings

Surroundings

Views

Views

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Dogs in the bedrooms

Dogs in the bedrooms

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

4 / 5 - 66 votes cast



Previous Reviews


The moment you arrive at this delightful country inn your cares are washed away by the convivial hosts and warm friendly atmosphere. The food is always sourced from the local area and is always top quality and is cooked with real flair. Highly recommened!


This is a lovely country inn and a very good place for lunch. However, if you haven't booked on a winter weekend, make sure you get here as soon after 12 as possible - at 12.14 the bar was still quite empty, by 12.16 it was heaving. I suspect in summer it isn't quite as bad given the size of the garden. They do open another room next to the main bar but it isn't as characterful as the rest of the pub. The moules mariniere are lovely and in our experience, pasta or risotto dishes are always worth ordering. They've a dab hand with game as well ( a braised partridge from last autumn sticks in the memory). The welcome from the hands on and very visible landlord is warm for everybody, regular or not.


Food is fine, but very expensive for a rural pub.


We recently stayed at the Griffin Inn to celebrate our 20 th wedding anniversary. The breakfast, waitress service, was first class. The three course evening meal, coupled with an excellent wine was of a superior quality and on a par with many high quality, expensive restaurants. The staff were attentive and most personable. Our room was comfortable and showed attention to detail. In addition, the weather for our four day stay remained hot and dry, at the end of May. We would not hesitate to recommend the Griffin Inn and indeed would be happy to visit again in the future.


If it's a fine Summer Sunday, don't miss the BBQ - everything from burger and chicken to lobster and seabass. We ate sardines and mackerel, caught off the Sussex coast and spanking fresh with salads and bread. Service is very friendly and efficient, which is especially important when it is hot - you don't see dirty plates being left to hang about and attract wasps. Nice wines including a good selection by the glass, plus they make a mean Pimms and lovely Summer cocktails.


Even on a weekday lunchtime in winter, the bar was busy and buzzing. The food here is superb - this time we had mussels in cream & white wine with leeks and crispy squid with a chilli mayonnaise and roasted lime. Both were lovely, the mussels really well seasoned and the squid tender. The wine list is interesting and the service friendly.


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