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Newmarket Griffin

Newmarket Griffin

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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.

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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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