The Gribble Inn
The Gribble Inn,
Oving, an impressive 16th-century
thatched village inn of much character. Tasty ales are produced in a compact
brewhouse adjoining the separate skittle alley, where you can view the
process. A constantly changing range of Gribble beers is available. Fine
garden and good food; restaurant is busy at week-ends,.
A good food menu is served lunchtimes
and evenings, seven days a week between 12 noon and 2 p.m. and from 6.30
till 9.30 p.m. and is supplemented daily with blackboard specials. There are
the usual pub snacks such as salads, ploughman’s freshly cut sandwiches and
toasties plus several starters which include smoked salmon and tuna parcels
and garlic mushrooms, followed by various steaks, gammon, Gribble grill and
a selection of home made pies – steak & mushroom and turkey and ham to name
but two. Special sides could include sausage and apple pie, nut and mushroom
fettuccine with salad, chicken Kiev and home made cheese and broccoli
quiche, the Steak and Kidney pudding is especially recommended.
For many years it was just a private
cottage lived in by a Miss Rose Gribble but in 1980 a local farmer was
successfully granted a licence, and the inn opened as a free house. In 1987
the lease was bought by the Dorset brewers, Hall & Woodhouse.
Frequent music nights including jazz
evenings (Phone for details: 01243 786893).
The pub has a large attractive garden and ample car parking.