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The Griffin Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Stonehouse - Station BitterExcellent1
Monty's - MPAExcellent2
Salopian - OracleExcellent1
Gray's - Celtic GoldGood1
Olde Swan - Dark Mild (aka Pardoe's Dark Swan)Good1
Greene King - IPA GoldGood1
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Country Best BitterGood1
Ludlow - GoldGood1
Holden's - Golden GlowAcceptable1
Saltaire - Sir TitusAcceptable1
Monty's - Ding DongAcceptable1

Visits Details

02 Jun 2017 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Haven't been in here for some time. Quite busy and always a welcome.
Saltaire - Sir Titus3.80AcceptableA citrus session ale.
22 May 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Very busy, good selection of beers.
Olde Swan - Dark Mild (aka Pardoe's Dark Swan)4.20GoodAnother good Black Country mild.
Holden's - Golden Glow4.40AcceptableSweetish and a bit malty. Not my cup of tea.
20 Mar 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Quiet couple of pints after a harrowing day at work.
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Country Best Bitter4.30GoodOld style bitter, not bad.
Gray's - Celtic Gold4.10GoodDecent sort of bitter, malt and hops in good balance.
28 Nov 2012 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Christmas lights have just been turned on in Oswestry - pub fairly busy.
Monty's - Ding Dong4.40AcceptableObviously a bitter, served to cold to get the full flavour.
07 Nov 2012 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Just a quick pint or two!
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10GoodA musty aroma with an overwhelming taste of mushrooms and a fairly bitter finish! I didn't think it was too bad but I can understand others disapproving.
Monty's - MPA4.00GoodI know there are lots of nice citrus and malty flavours in this beer. In this pint the flavours were a bit muted, in my opinion the beer was served too cold.
01 Oct 2012 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Quite busy at early doors.
Monty's - MPA4.00ExcellentA very good pale ale with good hops and citrus balance. Medium dry leaving a delicate malty aftertaste.
17 Sep 2012 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Relatively quiet at early doors.
Salopian - Oracle4.00ExcellentAn excellent example of this citrus bitter.
Stonehouse - Station Bitter3.90ExcellentClassy session beer, well presented and well kept.
Ludlow - Gold4.20GoodPleasant ale with a good malty aftertaste.

About The Griffin Inn

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2NL.

Tucked away just off the main square in Albion Hill, Leg Street, the Griffin Inn is warm and welcoming. It also displays a wealth of oak beams and wooden flooring. Three real ales on hand pump.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 11 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: SY11 2NL