In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Ipswich Griffin Inn
Ipswich Griffin Inn
also traded as Griffen
closed 5th April 1951.
last owner/operator: cobbold
160 New Cut West
grid reference TM 167 434
The Griffin Inn stood on the corner of New Cut West and Bath Street. It was demolished so that Ransomes and Rapier could expand their works site.
The inn is also listed at Black Wall, New Bank (1844), Steam Packet Wharf (1855), Griffin Wharf (1865+1869) and New Foundry (1871).
It's shown here on the OS 1883 town plan.
To be sold by auction, at the Griffin Inn, near the steam boat wharf, Ipswich, all the useful household furniture, trade fittings and utensils and effects; comprising sets of cherry tree and arm chairs, mahogany dining, Pembroke and other tables; fenders, chimney glasses, and the usual parlour furniture; mahogany four post, French and other bedsteads; feather beds and bedding, chest of drawers, japanned wash stands, dressing tables and glasses, toilet requisites, etc., the usual kitchen and culinary requisites. The trade fittings and utensils comprise grained and panelled counter with marble slab, 5 brass beer engines and pipes; gas metre, pipes, and burners; sets of stone spirit casks, with taps; drinking tables, mugs, glasses, spirit measures, etc…
A griffin is a fabulous monster - half eagle and half lion - popular in heraldry and often spelt griffon or gryphon.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)