Griffin InnMonmouth Street
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Grade II-listed inn with a modern minimalist feel. Refurbished in early 2023, and re-opened under new management Easter 2023. The Griffin Inn was established on this site in 1730 with the present buildings that make up the pub being built over the next 100 years. There is also archaeological evidence that the site was in use during and before the 1600s as an inn on the Bristol Road before the present building. The name refers to the griffin sitting on the Lansdown Monument, commemorating the Cornish Royalist hero, Sir Bevil Grenville who died at the Battle of Lansdown on 1643. The earliest documentary evidence is of a license granted to William Pomeroy "To keep a common Inn and Alehouse" for the consideration of El 0 in 1776. Up to three ales on from the Bath Ales/St Austell group.