The Griffin pub launches Odd John’s Deli-Kitchen

August 19, 2015

Leicestershire pub The Griffin is to launch Odd John’s Kitchen in September 2015. Located in the pub’s courtyard in Swithland village near Bradgate Park, the kitchen-deli will offer locally produced artisan food and a variety of workshops.

Designed to be a homely working kitchen, Odd John’s will serve freshly cooked food made from locally-sourced ingredients (the ingredients will also be available to buy), plus workshops such as baking and gin-infusing.

An exclusive open day will be held on September 13, 2015, when customers can sample the best of what Odd John’s Kitchen has to offer and find out more about forthcoming workshops. This is by invitation only. To attend, sign up to the newsletter here www.oddjohn.co.uk. Alternatively, visit Odd John’s Kitchen on Monday September 14 when it opens to the public.

Director Jay Cooledge said: “What started out as an idea for a village shop just began to snowball once we decided we wanted to try something a little different. The idea has evolved into an experience more akin to being in someone’s house – somewhere warm and welcoming, an environment that we hope people will really want to be part of.”

Part of Odd John’s mission is to support small, local, artisan businesses and help to put them on the map, so Jay is on the lookout for suitable suppliers. Get in touch by emailing oddkitchen@oddjohn.co.uk or calling 01509 890 535.

Odd John’s Kitchen can be found at 174 Main Street Swithland, Loughborough, LE12 8TJ.

The Griffin and Odd John’s Kitchen are part of the Great Food Club network. More here.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. 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'.