Rocco recommends: The Griffin’s Head, Mears Ashby

Published on January 24, 2013

By Rocco the Jack Russell

“A confession: I’ve had to take advice from a trainer called ‘The Dogfather’.

“Doing so has wounded me deeply, but since barking violently at a wheelchair-bound old lady, I have come to accept I need assistance.

“Happily, The Dogfather from Northampton also pointed me in the direction of a fine pub – the Griffin’s Head. It’s an untouched sort of place serving good, simple British food and real ales – much needed after the training sessions.”

The Griffin’s Head

NB. All venues recommended by Rocco were dog-friendly at the time of writing. can take no responsibility for alterations in pub or hotel policy. Always check first.


Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.