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The Griffin, Godshill - pub details


Address: High Street, Godshill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3JD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25985) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Shanklin (3.4 miles), Lake (4.1 miles), Sandown (4.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 17 users)
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Woah the last review said 'good quality food' are they mad? I went with my husband and two boys today. My hubby ordered deep fried Brie, which was burnt over fried cheap brie. I had a Jacket with Beans and salad garnish, the potato was fine, there was a teaspoon of beans on each potato, of which were super economy beans, the salad garnish a gesture of lettuce! My youngest had pasta in tomato sauce. This was possibly the worst pasta dish I have ever seen, it was a bland tomato puree sauce containing over cooked pasta that my son couldnt pick up with a fork as it fell apart, bits of bacon fat, and black bits from the pan. Horrific, I would not let him eat it! My eldest had fish fingers and chips, again served with a pale orange display of economy beans. The fish fingers again, brunt deep fried with a mash like consistancy of fish, again an example of the bad quality food they buy in, the chips were OK.
When I showed a staff member the burnt brie, he took the plate to the landlord, who spent what seemed like ten minutes talking about the plate of food. Then finally he came over and rudely asked me what my problem was. I said my husband couldnt eat burnt brie, and straight away he said "well he's started eating it!" Yes, he had started but that was as far as it got. I asked for a refund, he was very hesitant, it was extremley awkward, I could feel my cheeks burning! finally after much thought he said he'd deduct some money for some of the potato wedges my husband had eaten. Then I told him about my sons pasta, he sternly said "No more" It's such a shame the owner has little customer service skills. They need to buy better quality ingrediants, try not to deep fat fry everything till its black, improve customer service skills, explain when ordering that they will shout your table number (I had to ask what the process was) and have I mentioned better quality ingrediants?? Avoid eating here unless you want to get ripped off!!!
rosie_days - 24 Aug 2011 22:31
Large pub at one end of the village, has three real ales (some from Island breweries) and good selection of lager on.

Food was good quality and value for money.

large beer garden and also has a maze.
beershot - 5 Jul 2011 17:40
Somewhat dingy inside and perhaps in need of modernisation, but it has a huge child friendly garden and many stuffed figures in the trees to spot. We can't vouch for the food as we didn't eat but did enjoy a pint of Ale of Wight. It's opposite the large car/coach park for Godshill tourists so expect it to get busy when another coach disgorges its payload!
micbinks - 23 Jun 2011 16:21
My partner and i always visit the griffin every time we go to the island, this year we visited with friends and their family 10 of us all told. We all got seated in the pub at around 1415hrs just missed the carvery (typical me) however our friends ordered steaks my partner and i had a baguette of bacon and melted cheese which was yummy with very strong cheddar, the kids had various items but i do recall one of the kids having a burger from the childrens menu and it was MASSIVE! however he did polish it all off due to a promise to all the kids in our party from Lee our waiter, that if they finish their meals they will get a prize.
I have to say that Lee is a credit to the griffins staff what a great guy (no i wasnt paid to say that) all in all good food great friendly staff well done to the new management
mistathunda - 22 May 2011 21:59
The Griffin is now under new ownership as of mid Nov 2010. We have a new Head Chef, new Menu and new Carvery. We are sure all customers old and new will be very happy with the now very much improved food and service. Come and say hello.
griffin2010 - 2 Dec 2010 13:35

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