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The Griffin's Head

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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28 Wilby Road | Mears Ashby, Northampton NN6 0DX, England
+44 1604 812945
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Griffin's Head was recommended to us by a friend who visits fairly regularly. We chose to visit at lunchtime and there were a few people both eating and drinking. This is a proper village pub with skittles and an outside pool table -weather permitting. The member of staff was polite and friendly and offered us drinks and menus. The... More 

Thank Mike S
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Nice people and a quiet area, in Northamptonshire, the county of shires and squires. You must try them.

Thank MARTIN12014
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Good old fashioned pub with good beer and great food, I had fantastic beef and ale pudding, if I'm in the area again I'll be knocking on there door.

Thank lightfeetLondon
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We come to the Griffins Head whenever we want a pint and a delicious, hearty meal in a traditional pub atmosphere, The service is really friendly and genuine, the menu is plentiful and there's always several things I fancy trying. The value is exceptional. This place is a gem.

Thank carliepie
Bedford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Our friends, who live in Wellingborough, wanted us to join them for dinner at The Griffin's Head last evening - we live in Bedford. They were so enthusiastic about the food - and rightly so - our friends shared a deep fried camembert starter, which looked, and they said was delicious - my husband and I opted for the mussel... More 

Thank BernadetteHudson
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

In an area of the country where it is now difficult to find a Sunday pub lunch we were pleased to discover this pub. There was a choice of 3 roasts and an array of different beers. The meal was very good and even the vegetables passed my test: that is they were not overcooked. Simple really but you wouldn't... More 

Thank David F
Rushden, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Friday lunch with friends in a quiet village pub. Although there were very few customers the menu was quite extensive, including a few specials. Service was excellent and the food plentiful and well presented.

Thank roytomlin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Actually, the pub was OK. But as I was staying nearby, I thought I'd try the food. BIG mistake. Whilst some reviews comment upon the portion size, I was most disappointed by the serving of chicken and bacon pasta. Thank goodness I had some garlic bread. The next time I tried the burger. Why, do you think, it would be... More 

2 Thank JuiceeJules
Northampton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

This a a very good pub tucked away in Mears Ashby, The welcome is warm, the beer is good and the food is good pub grub.

Thank Graham T
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I have visited this establishment the staff were very welcoming and after only a short wait our Sunday Lunch arrived which was excellent and good value for money

Thank VoyagerNorthants

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Wilby Road | Mears Ashby, Northampton NN6 0DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 812945
Drinks Country Pub offering Real Ales, Real Cider, Bottled Beers & Ciders, Wine by the glass of bottle and a range of soft drinks which includes children's low sugar pops. A full range of fresh ground coffee. Food We offer a range of food from simple snacks to a hearty meal. A simple and quick lunchtime menu or the full menu is offer if required. The food is good wholesome and value for money. We offer at least two fresh veg. with most main meals. The pub has a beer garden to the front with open view of the countryside. To the rear we have a patio surrounded by many potted and container grown plants and shrubs. With a small secure children's play area with a Wendy house. An outside pool table is on offer as weather permits. Parking for around 20 cars.

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