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The Griffin

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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58 Common Road, Claygate, Esher KT10 0HW, England
+44 1372 463799
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The cleanest cutlery I have seen in any pub! An excellent ploughmans with a qwerky onion as a pickle pot. Recommend a visit.

Thank MaryKT10
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

we went to this pub a few times as my elderly relative lives near and it is convenient to walk there. The pub is ok. Service normally quite slow, both for drinks and food. The food is nice but not every time. A bit of a hit and miss. You have to queue at the bar for drinks even if... More 

Thank WooHooTraveller
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Have been going to this local for many years....watching its slow decline. Sadly if you want a pint and a sandwich go elsewhere. Even the regulat lunchtime diners have deserted it. £5.95 for two slices of cut loaf plus half a sasuage and some cold greasy onions...and a token salad with half a small tomato. A rip off ... And... More 

Thank sunseeker47London
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Had fantastic Sunday roast at the Griffin, all home made food and great value, we'll be back next week!

1 Thank alyc66
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

visited The Griffin today and had Sunday roast, the best roast dinner we have eaten out. Its under new management food was amazing will be coming back again.

1 Thank buckie51
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

A very charming pub, many people were drinking at the bar and my husband and I were the only couple sitting down to dinner. The service was good, and Isabel was very sweet, charming and attentive. We ordered the melted Camembert platter to share as a starter which was delicious! Then our main meals arrived a spaghetti bolognese and a... More 

1 Thank Anne L
Warninglid, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Great pub, great food and very welcoming staff. Superb roast, all trimmings were delicious. Great value for money. They had a deal for 2 roasts for £20 with the chicken and gammon, they were out of gammon but offered to change the deal to include lamb.

Thank dj_binar
Carshalton, Surrey.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We visited the Griffin on a Saturday evening for a meal and were surprised to find we were the only customers in the saloon bar. This is an old fashioned pub and during our stay the public bar was very busy with drinkers. The old fashioned theme continued throughout with decorations, fixtures and fittings that are old and tired. However... More 

Thank garyantj
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Friends found this pub when searching for available places for Easter Sunday lunch. Had never been to Esher before and when trying to locate the pub thought we were going to someone's house as tucked away on a residential street. The dining area on the left is compact but didn't feel claustrophobic at all. Staff were friendly and welcoming. We... More 

Thank AKHLondon
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Sunny afternoon in pub. Great beer and good food - simple but very good. Ideal pub food. Pub is pleasantly decorated - above standard. Nice area

Thank Smeg1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Common Road, Claygate, Esher KT10 0HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Esher  >  Claygate
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 463799

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?