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Griffin Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
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Llyswen, Llyswen LD3 0UR, Wales
+44 1874 754241
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

On the corner of a busy road, Restaurant closed on first visit , but just there on the wrong day . Did however return another time .The menu perhaps a little pretentious but seasonal with some local produce . Perhaps an alternative to dinning at LLangoed Hall ?

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Thank Rstanier2014
Usk, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Have had lunch here several times, always good but not what I would term usual fare. The food on offer tends to be locally sourced, cooked to order and well presented with prices midrange.

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Thank ian j
Louth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Have visited here a few times when we stay in the area,, so called recently on a Sunday to find the place all boarded up a looking very run down, there was a notice in the window saying Nothing to be removed with out permission of the landlord what a shame to find the lovely quaint old place where we... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Was a frequent visitor to the Griffin but it's since been sold back to the brewery. A real shame as it was a fantastic unique pub with traditional food and great ales. Id assume it'll follow suit like all brewery pubs now and become generic with a rotation of managers. Feel privileged to have visited the pub and hope it... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

The food was average, the night we were there the service was really slow. The pub itself I suppose is typical of the area - it did need masses of TLC everywhere. Locals seemed ok with it. Unfortunately we would not recommend it or revisit it

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Brecon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The evening started well, nicely laid out room, cosy, with a fire much needed on a cold evening, attentive waitress and a well prepared starter. As we were out celebrating a special occasion it looked like being a good night Then came the main course - at £16.95 I expected my sirloin steak and trimmings to be nigh on perfect,... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

My wife and I were recommended this pub by some people in Hay-on-Wye. What a little find. The Service was a pure delight and the warm fires make it a good old fashioned pub atmosphere with good Beer and the red wine was good too. We went there 2 nights in a row and on each night had different things... More 

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Thank timpd5
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Ate here as oppose to our hotel (heavily out of our price range, unfortunately!) Staff were very polite, food was fairly quick and well cooked Overall was a pleasant experience and wouldn't have any problems coming here again.

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1 Thank Javlaar
Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We went here for dinner on a Monday night and really enjoyed it. The pub had a great atmosphere (even for a quiet Monday!), a lovely fire and good food. The waitress/bar maid was particularly friendly, welcoming and brilliant and really made our evening even better.

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Thank Kelsey1110
United Kingdom
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Not many of these places left A REAL pub serving good pub food A great log fire and stone floors The decor has not been changed for sometime which is just how a real pub should be Far too many pubs in the UK have been given makeovers that make them all look similar I dont want Wetherspoons look a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 61
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Llyswen, Llyswen LD3 0UR, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Llyswen
  • Phone Number: +44 1874 754241

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?