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Bury St Edmunds Griffin

late 20th century

closed 1982

9-10 Cornhill

grid reference TL 852 644

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listed building grade II

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last updated 07/11/2014

Site currently occupied by 'The Officer's Club' shop. (location information from Stuart Palmer)

The building dates from the early 18th century, with a 19th century frontage.

In June/July 1981 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that a CAMRA Regional meeting was held at the public house - thanks to landlord Colin Ridett.

In Dec 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the Griffin (Tolly) had closed.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)


A griffin is a fabulous monster - half eagle and half lion - popular in heraldry and often spelt griffon or gryphon.