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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those planning to reopen when permitted are listed on this page.

Newmarket Griffin

Newmarket Griffin

Closed unknown era

grid reference TL 642 632 (approximate location)

The Newmarket Pubs website tells us that this pub dated back at least as far as 1439 when it was mentioned in a will. It was a favourite place for James I to stay at when he visited the town; in 1613 the rear section of the building collapsed with the king and his court inside.

Map

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Footnote

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)

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