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Griffin Inn - Fletching

The High Street, Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3SS
Find this pub/restaurant, with rooms, hidden away from the world and modern traffic. A true destination - and even then, it might be a struggle to find.

Although for many years, this has been a draw for many miles around - so in that respect run on the lines of a commercial business - it's still very much the village local, especially during the cricket season.

Food here is fairly ambitious, and the bar menu alone has enough interesting choices to satisfy most appetites. A late spring visit might bring char-grilled local asparagus or properly executed Mediterranean Fish Soup (although our two wafer-thin croûtes were a little mean, for lovers of rouille) - and these are just bar starters. Fine for a good light meal, if you don't mind a bare wooden tables, rather than the more formal dining room.

The restaurant menu expands into the likes of 'Sweet Onion Soup with Mussels & Thyme'; 'Seared Rye Scallops, Caponata, Crispy Prosciutto, Vincotto'; 'Deep-fried Crab Cakes with Rocket Mayonnaise' and 'Game Terrine with Peach Chutney' as starter offerings.

'Roast Rack of Lamb with a Herb & Mustard Crust'; 'Pan-Fried Fillet of Sea Bream with Creamed Celeriac, Spinach & Tapanade'; 'Spiced Duck with Stir-fried Noodles & Ginger' and 'Char-grilled Vegetables & Goats' Cheese Pithivier with Basil Oil' among the mains.

If you have room, perhaps finish with the unusual 'Banana & Chocolate Crème Brulée'; 'Treacle Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream; 'Pannacotta with Roast Pears' or a local cheeses.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
  • Lunch: all week; 12.00-14.30; set L Sun £30 (children half-price); mains about £15 to £25; there's also a versatile bar menu displayed on a blackboard
  • Dinner: Mon-Sat; 19.00-21.30; mains about £15 to £25 (Bar snacks are available D Sun)
  • Seats: 60 (plus 30 outside)
  • Wine: a well-thought-out wine list, kicking off at around the £15 mark, ranges from good basic offerings to some top-quality bottles
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, but with difficulty, and not lavatory. But rooms for disabled customers.
  • Nearest station: Haywards Heath or Uckfield Rail
  • Directions: in the centre of the village, between the A272 and A275. See the map on this page.
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: Sun D; 25th Dec; 1st Jan
  • Outside eating
  • Rooms available

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Contact Details

Tel: 01825-722890
Fax: 01825-722810
Address: The High Street, Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3SS
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