Griffin Inn

Silver Award

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Silver Award

The “number one favourite” for miles around, this atmospheric 16th-century inn is loved by everyone – not least for its “fantastic ambience and quirky owner”. Original beams, open fires and panelling strike an archaic note, but the food is bang on-trend and the quality is “consistently high”. Most produce is sourced locally from Fletching’s market gardens, the Rye day boasts or neighbouring farms, allowing the sophisticated restaurant to deal in seasonal ideas ranging from Portland crab linguine or tempura scallop and monkfish with grilled lime and red pepper jam to slow-braised Sussex beef ragù with pappardelle, wild boar and apple sausages or “the best pheasant ever”. Meanwhile, a chalked-up slate in the casual but gentrified bar offers simpler dishes along the lines of organic chicken, leek and mushroom pie or char-grilled rib-eye steak and chips, while wines are sympathetically chosen from small producers and lesser-known regions. The Griffin also boasts a glorious terrace and garden overlooking Sheffield Park (NT), complete with sizzling Sunday BBQs in summer. Excellent accommodation and splendid breakfasts too.

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Fletching, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3SS

01825 722890


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 7-9.30pm


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1 Review 

Susan F

27 March 2011  
Food & Drink 3
Service 1.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 2.5
Not for kids, tricky to find anything food wise that isn't overly designed and kids portions are tiny. Service is that they don't put themselves out. Tried to order a second paid for portion for 15 year old but the attitude is, you won't get it if they don't care to do it, it's a take it or leave it attitude. They have a following for sure but getting served is quite a painful experience , throw yourself at their mercy if you must but we've tried it 3 times now and find the experience as a whole too troublesome. Last time 15 yr old came home hungry, 2nd portion never arrived after long and frustrating wait. Hoped things had improved but it was just the same as before.
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