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closed 1982

Bury St Edmunds Griffin

9-10 Cornhill

grid reference TL 852 644

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 12/04/2016

Site occupied until the early 2010s by 'The Officer's Club' shop. (location information from Stuart Palmer) After standing empty for a couple of years, it was renovated in 2015 and how houses a café.

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.

Listed in 1823 at Beast Market, in 1839 at Corn Market, in 1874 at 10 Corn Market & 1891 at 10 Cornhill.

Historically a family & commercial hotel & wine & spirit merchant with at one time offering stabling for 50 horses.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 26 Oct in 1869 states that :

The licensed Vctuallers Tea Association advertised the sale of tea via its Suffolk Agents. This was a response to the irregular sale of Wine by Grocers and included a reference to G.W. HAMMOND of the Griffin Inn, Bury.

(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.