Brockford Griffinhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed April 30th, 1965
last owner Lacon's
grid reference TM 117 669Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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Brockford is part of the Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford parish
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 25/06/2016
Built early 16th century.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in 1870 (Aug-13) when William Bullock was landlord states:
Margaret Clarke broke into the Griffin and stole a 13lb ham. Bullock caught her before she got too far. She claimed she was carrying the ham to Eye for a man. The jury found her guilty and she received 3 months hard labour.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in 1871 (Aug-05) when William Bullock was landlord states:
Bullock was a witness in the trial of a George Girling who was convicted of highway robbery with violence and received 9 months hard labour and 20 lashes of the cat.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from the Eye licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
A griffin is a fabulous monster - half eagle and half lion - popular in heraldry and often spelt griffon or gryphon.