Sunday Roast 22nd January

All sorts of yummyness at The Griffin on Sunday with Events Horizon

Call to book as it gets busy!

01373 467766

12:30pm – 4pm 

1 Course £9.95, 2 courses £12.95

Children/Half size portion – £6/£7.50

 

We look forward to seeing you!

FROME FESTIVAL 2014 AT THE GRIFFIN

PORT ERIN

Date & Time: Friday 04 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

A perfectly weighted three-piece dispensing precision rock full of space and dynamics with a pysch groove that’s undercut by sharp guitar, and vocal lines that never settle for an obvious pattern. Their songs progress as unpredictably as jazz, but with hints of melody that never quite get lost in the rubble of breakdown. Big on the festival circuit, these guys are not to be missed! Free entry

Event Code: 523
Price: FREE

DAN SOWERBY BAND

Date & Time: Saturday 05 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

Dan’s music is a wonderful blues ride from seriously upbeat, rocking and dancing blues to those real soulful ‘bring down the volume’ moments. Dan Sowerby performs a set of deep felt blues and his own original material, which draws on these vibes, melding them into a sound of his own. His slick slide guitar resonates that soulful blues sound; and intricately played folkier tunes, combine his influences, resulting in an intimate and exciting set of feeling songs which grip you with the passion he puts into his performance. Free entry

Event Code: 523
Price: FREE

SAUSAGE SUNDAY & MILK ST JAM SESSION

Date & Time: Sunday 06 Jul 12:00 – 21:00

All day fun in the sun at The Griffin with Sausage Sunday starting at 12pm. Mouth watering barbecued sausages and burgers, made with local produce from William & Sons Butchers. Delicious veggie option available with prices from only £2.50. Milk Street Jam Session, The Griffin\’s weekly live, acoustic jam session, starts from 4pm. Bring your instrument, join in or simply sit back and enjoy the music in the summer garden. All welcome and free drink for every player.

Event Code: 607
Price: FREE

PUB QUIZ

Date & Time: 07 Jul 20:30 – 22:00

Weekly pub quiz with prizes up for grabs. £1 entry with teams of up to 6. All welcome!

Event Code: 714
Price: FREE

 

THE SENILE DELINQUENTS

 Date & Time: 08 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

The Senile Delinquents, Somerset’s only Cowgirl Jazz outfit. Mikkalina Barry on banjo and vocals Kara J Richards on guitar and vocals Although very capable of holding an audience’s attention as a duo, they often get in a third player and are currently performing regularly with Boy Le Monti trumpet player Kent Sibley. The Senile Delinquents deliver a blend of bluegrass, country and folk, sweet haunting harmonies with an excellent repertoire of the more than slightly « wrong » love stories, new and old.

Event Code: 818
Price: FREE

 

THE GREAT GRIFFIN CHILLI-OFF

Date & Time: 09 Jul 18:30 – 21:00

Come and try the flavours of our locals’ own chillies, fill out the score cards and vote for the winning chilli. Rice, sides, salads and sauces all provided by The Griffin, then have a try of each of the available chillies and score on flavour, ingredients, colour, and most importantly, heat! Wash down your Mexican feast with a delicious range of real ales or get in the spirit and order yourself a zingy Margarita. Mocktails available for non-drinkers. Sombreros, ponchos and moustaches very much encouraged! Prizes for the winning chilli! Just £4.50 for rice, sides, sauces and samples of all the chillis

To take part in the competition, e-mail ellen@milkstreetbrewery.co.uk

Event Code: 909
Price: £4.50 for food

 

THE DEMONIACS

Date & Time: 10 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

Join us for a night of Rockabilly, body twisting Rock’n’Roll and soulful Rhythm & Blues saxophone with The Demoniacs. Music from 9pm and free entry

Event Code: 1021
Price: FREE

 

ELECTRO SWING NIGHT

Date & Time: 11 Jul 21:00 – 02:00

Dress to impress for a night of non-stop dancing to some soulful, swinging, electric tunes. Fusing jazz, swing and big band to steady house beats, these vintage sounds mixed with modern techniques mean all ages can take to the dance floor and get moving. So get those locks curled, the brogues buffed and the waistcoats ready for a night of high fashion, dapper dancing and sexy sounds. Music from 9pm – 2am with cocktails on promo. Free entry

Event Code: 1114
Price: FREE

 

THE BAD DETECTIVES

Date & Time: 12 Jul 21:00 – 02:00

They’re back and badder than ever. The Bad Detectives bring the Griffin roof down on Saturday 12th with their foot stomping rock’n’roll, energetic playing and wonderfully enrapturing stage presence. Influenced by sixties beat boom, pub rock and a lil’ bit a punk, the group play original material that never, ever disappoints! Then stick around for, what has now become, a bit of a legendary Bad Detectives after party, with the musical masterminds spinning anything and everything including Northern Soul, mod classics and 60s floor fillers ’till the early hours… Music from 9pm. Free entry

Event Code: 1228
Price: FREE

 

END OF THE FEST BARBECUE

 

Date & Time: 13 Jul 12:00 – 21:00

After a week of non-stop music, events and festivities, come and unwind at The Griffin’s Sunday afternoon barbecue and acoustic jam session. Delicious barbecued sausages and burgers from William & Sons Butchers to feed the whole family. Veggie option available, and prices from just £2.50. The Milk Street Jam Session will be starting at 4pm, out in The Griffin garden. Bring your instrument, join in or simply sit back and enjoy the music over a bite to eat and something to drink. Free entry

Event Code: 1308
Price: FREE

Assistant Bar Manager Position at The Griffin

Job: Assistant Bar Manager
Hours: Minimum 16 hours per week
Pay: Dependant on experience

Description:
An exciting opportunity has opened up at The Griffin in Frome for an Assistant Bar Manager. Reporting to the Bar Manager, you will be assisting in the general running of the pub, including stock monitoring, staff training and other administrational duties. Bar shift work will be required, including opening/closing of venue, customer service and cash handling.

Essential:
Experience in hospitality and/or customer service.
A friendly and welcoming personality.
Flexibility to work varied and occasional late shifts.
A pro-active approach to the industry and desire to learn.

Desirable:
Managerial experience.
A Personal License.
A full driving license

Excellent training and development opportunities available for the right candidate.

Please apply via post or e-mail with a CV and covering letter to ellen@milkstreetbrewery.co.uk, or The Griffin, 25 Milk Street, Frome, BA11 3DB

Closing date for applicants: 5pm on 5th June

SUNDAY 1ST JUNE // 1ST OF NEW REGGAE SUNDAYS

NEW to The Griffin!

Every Sunday throughout the summer, join us for a relaxing afternoon of Roots, Reggae, Dub, & Ska along with a taste tantalising menu of Caribbean grub.

Creating the backdrop for some chilled summer Sundays with friends and family in The Griffin beer garden, there’ll be a mixture of live performances, jamming sessions and playlists throughout the months, helping you to wind down your weekends and enjoy the warm weather.

Yummy Caribbean grub will be sizzling away on the BBQ and cooking up in the kitchen.

Are we in a small town in the west country or on a tropical island?!? Well, we’re in a small town in the west country…but after a few hours at our Reggae Sundays, you could barely tell! (Honest…)

Free entry – open 12pm – 9pm
Food served to 7pm

**The Beers** – What’s on our Beer Festival pumps

May Bank Holiday Beer Festival – 1st – 5th May 2014

Bath Brewhouse
Gladiator 3.9%
Emperor 4.4%

Dark Star Brewery
Festival 5%
American Pale Ale 4.7%

Dorset Brewing Company
Tom Brown’s 4%
Mutiny 4.4%
Jurassic 4.2%

Flowerpots Brewery
Goodens Gold 4.8%
Flowerpots Bitter  3.8%

Gloucester Brewery
Cherry and White 4.4%
Priory Pale 3.7%

HB Clark
Tommy Gun 4.3%

Hopback Brewery
Summer Lightening 5%

Plain Ales
Inndulgence 5.2%
Inn The Sun 4.6%

St. Austell Brewery
Proper Job 4.5%
Tribute 4.2%

 Sunny Republic Brewery
Bay Amber 3.7%
Hop Dog 5.5%

Wild Brewery
Scarlett Fever 4.8%
Madness IPA 7%
Fresh 5.5%

Wold Top Brewery
Wold Gold 4.8%
Headland Red 4.3%

XT Brewery
XT One 4.2%
XT – THREE – 4.2%
XT – FOUR – 3.8%
XT Six 4.5%

Yeovil Ales
Summerset 4.1%
Spring Forward 4.5%

Milk Street Brewery
15 4.8%

CIDERS

Moles Brewery – Black Rat 6%
Westons – Old Rosie 7.3%
Gwynt Y Ddraig – Happy Daze 4.5%
Thatchers – Cheddar Valley 6% 

Full tasting notes available at the festival

 

 

Beer Festival LINE-UP // 1st – 5th May 2014

What would a festival be without music? We’ve got some of the best bands, DJs and musicians in the area to perform over all 5 days of the fest, ensuring your ears are happy as you discover your new favourite brew.

As well as music and food, there’ll be a beer exhibition featured throughout the pub to educate you on all things beer, and prepare you for our specially themed booze quiz on Sunday night. Get ready for 5 days of pure delights…

Thursday 1st May

Pete Gage, Craig Crofton, Paul Hartshorn, Duncan Kingston & Rob Brian – 8.45pm Original interpretations of classic blues and gospel tunes from ex Dr Feelgood front man Pete Gage, renowned saxophonist Craig Crofton and a group of immensely talented, electric performers – not to be missed!

Friday 2nd May

Airsick Andy and The Cider Sliders – 7.30pm – 9pm
From the wilds of Somerset come Airsick Andy and the Cider Sliders. Expect chaos, anarchy and cider fuelled mayhem, with some original rockin’ blues and country tunes.

The Boothill All Stars – 9.30pm – 11.30pm
Beer, banjos, quiffs, geetars, ladies in feathers, lots and lots of leaping around and general jollity with crackin’ country romps!

Electro Swing DJ – 12am – 2am
Dance the night away with the swinging sounds of electro beats and finish the night in serious style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 3rd May

All day BBQ

Celtic Connections – 12pm – 4pm // Bring your instrument and join in or simply sit back and soak up the celtic vibes
Josh White – 4.30pm – 5.30pm // Hugely talented acoustic singer-songwriter, Josh White wows us on guitar, kicking off an evening of live performances
Dr Zeebo’s Wheezy Club – 6pm – 7pm // A fun loving 3 piece, playing good time, foot stompin’, swinging folk.
The Magic Tractor – 7.30pm – 8.30pm // Rockin’ 60s mod and garage tunes from this energetic 3 piece from Frome!
The White City Shakers – 9pm – 11pm // Foot stompin’ Rhythm & Blues string band from the West Country, headlining our Saturday night in style
Pic’n’mixmaster Small Paul and DJ Allday-Breakfast – 11.30pm – 2am // Everybody’s favourite fun-loving DJs spinning anything from northern soul, motown, rumba and more from the greatest decades of dance floor fillers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 4th May

Taste Fusions 1pm – 6pm // Try out different flavours from around the world to pair with your beer
Sausage Sunday 12pm – 7pm // Serving up delicious sausages and burgers from William & Sons butchers
Milk Street Jam Sessions 4pm – 7.30pm // Live acoustic jamming, free drink for every player
The Griffin Beer Quiz hosted by Andy Morten – 8.30pm

 

 

 

 

Monday 5th May

Beer and Barbie 2pm – 6pm // Sizzling up some weird and wonderful combinations on the BBQ to wash down with your favourite beer, to the sounds of roots and reggae.
Baku Dan 6pm – 8pm //  Winding down the weekend with some afro-funk vibes
Pub Quiz 8.30pm // If your head’s still functioning then get a team together and join in our weekly pub  quiz

All music events are free – donations are welcomed and gratefully received by all the performers.
£1 entry per person for all quizzes, teams of up to 6.
Festival opening times: Thursday 1st 4pm – 12am, Friday 2nd 4pm – 3am, Saturday 3rd 12pm – 3am, Sunday 4th 12pm – 12am, Monday 5th 12pm – 12am

SATURDAY 19TH APRIL // M.O.D

As part of our Big Griffin Easter Weekender, M.O.D will be providing the live music on Saturday night, and we are reeeally looking forward to having them back!
M.O.D. are Rumbustious balkan inspired original folk.  Entirely acoustic, from the humble washboard and the throb of the double bass via the wheezing of the harmonium and the shriek of the clarinet.  With a chorus of voices telling tales of steam, soviet farming machinery and 1930s drag queens.  A ramshackle troupe of musicians, unafraid to fraternise with the audience, whipping them into a frenzy of folk and roll. 
Music from 9pm and, as always, FREE ENTRY

THE GRIFFIN MAY BANK HOLIDAY BEER FEST!

The Griffin team are pleased to announce their biggest ever beer festival, due to be held over the first May Bank Holiday!

Spanning 5 days from the 1st May, the festival will be showcasing over 30 beers and ciders from some of the best breweries around the south and beyond.

Alongside great beer will be great music, with different acts, bands, DJs and line-ups booked for each day. From blues to bluegrass, funk to folk, there’ll be something for everyone to get moving to.

And what would a festival be without some fantastic nosh?! We’ll be cooking up a whole range of cuisines to line those beer bellies and tantalize your taste buds.

The day time affairs will be a very family friendly event, with facepainting, games and activities to keep the younger ones amused, as well as raffles, exhibitions and quizzes for the grown-ups to enjoy.

So get your score cards at the ready, get your drinking caps on, and get a bunch of pals together to come and enjoy a festival to launch the start of what is set to be, a great summer at The Griffin.