The perfect place to relax

With the relaxed ambiance of an English country pub, an elegant menu made from local produce and plenty of room to breathe, the Grouse & Ale is the perfect venue for a social occasion or an informal meeting/function that needs more than just biscuits and coffee.

Free WIFI is of course available and there are plenty of niches to relax in with open fires to banish any winter chills, come the summer, take your drinks outside into our secluded courtyard. We hope that you will feel able to relax in comfortable surroundings, secure in the knowledge that our best service, drinks and food will be provided, whatever the occasion; Sunday lunch, a romantic dinner or a business session.

 …Enjoy a great meal

We like to think that there’s something for everyone. Delicious starters and lighter meals, stonebaked and hand made (in house) pizzas, pub classics and some amazing puddings. 

Fantastic, faultless evening!

We certainly won’t leave it as long for a revisit.

Trip Advisor 04/19


We’ve won many accolades, but the ones that we enjoy the most are those from our customers.

May I take this opportunity to thank all the staff today for a most memorable Mother’s Day meal, not only for my Mum, but also for the rest of the family too! Fab food and fab service which was friendly but not disrespectful. So thank you, Grouse and Ale for a wonderful Mother’s day gift for my Mum, you made that special occasion just perfect!
Wendy Graham
Just to say, thankyou for making my birthday very special and thankyou for all your hard work.
Mr & Mrs Iaciofano
I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your establishment in Lane End. Last night was the second time I have visited in the space of a couple of weeks, and both times the food has been beautifully cooked. I am thrilled to find such a wonderful restaurant within driving distance to my home. I will revisiting and have told everyone who will listen about you.
Ann Littler
I should say that we are not easily impressed – in fact on occasions it has been suggested that we are a tad ‘picky’, but in all honesty I have to say that the whole event at the Grouse and Ale was outstanding and provided excellent value for money. Just wish we’d booked there in the first place! We cannot thank the Management and Staff of the Grouse and Ale enough for making our day so special.
Last Minute wedding support…
It was the first of our Christmas celebrations and everyone had a great time and wanted me to let you know, I think this must be our third year now and we have not been let down. I know some of the girls stayed to enjoy the dancing, a few sore feet the next day.
Sheila Noble and staff, Maplewood School
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and all your staff for making Julian’s surprise party a wonderful success. Please personally thank Igor as he was absolutely amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Also thank Kevin because the food was wonderful.
Helen Kent
We want to thank you, the chef and all the staff at the Grouse & Ale who made my party so memorable. The food was delicious and the service excellent. All of our guests were very impressed. Thank you for a lovely day.
Just got home after spending just under 2 hours having a wonderful warm and relaxed lunch with you all. As usual the food was 100% delicious and the service is second to none! We will be back!!!
Jackie & John Burbridge

We take your reviews and comments onboard. If you’d like to say something nice, or point-out somewhere where we fell-down, please let us know. Feel free to do this either in person, or as a lot of our customers, do on Trip Advisor.

We’ve also been recognised by our peers in the industry:

  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 – 2019

  • Star Pub Awards – Retailer of the Year Finalist 2014
  • Business & Community Award Finalist 2013
  • Great British Pub Award – Best Leased Pub in S.E. – Highly Commended
  • Great British Pub Award – Best Gastropub in S.E. – Winner