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The Griffin was located next to Griffin Inn but operated as a separate pub.
The frontage is known to date from the mid 19th century, other parts of the building are older.
John Sheldrake, from the Griffin has taken the Crown in Framlingham.Ipswich Journal, November 12th 1748***
Thomas Wilson at the Griffin, Framlingham. The 20th August 1757 edition advertised the ancient and good accustom'd Inn, to be lett, a brick and sash'd Front, good Wine and Beer Cellars, large Stabling for Horses, with about three Acres of Pasture Land...Enquire to Mr John Bucke, Common-Brewer at Framlingham, aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, August 6th 1757***
To be lett, the Griffin, Framlingham. Enquire of Mr Nat. Bucke of Ipswich, Surgeon, or Mr Henry Alexander of Framlingham.Ipswich Journal, March 17th 1759***
To be lett, the Griffin at Framlingham, an ancient and good-accustomed Publick-House...Enquire of Mr…
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)