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A bona fide Bath landmark

About the Inn

At 300 years old The Griffin Inn has never looked so good…you might find it hard to leave.
Established in 1730

A history

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 before the 1600s and is probably the Inn on the Bristol Road described in late mediaeval accounts.

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 5th July 1643.

The earliest documentary evidence is of a license granted to William Pomeroy “To keep a common Inn and Alehouse” for the consideration of £10 in December 1776.

At nearly 300 years old, the Griffin has never looked so good. We invite you to make yourself at home and enjoy the comfort, quality and variety that a 21st Century inn can offer the discerning devotee.

A new, proud owner, a sympathetic facelift, superb food, around 20 handpicked ales & ciders, a wine list selected with care, attention and an honest love of wine, en suite rooms ...you might find it hard to leave.

Welcome to our home


About the People

The Griffin Inn is all about people, not least our committed team of staff, here to ensure every experience you have with us is a positive one.
For all enquiries call  01225 420 919  or email bookings@thegriffinbath.co.uk and ask for Leah.

Meet our team

The Landlord - Sam Grimston
With a professional background in brewing and wine and an appetite (that’s a euphemism for greed) that has long had him scouring the culinary landscape for the best in local ingredients and creative cooking, the Landlord at the Griffin wants to bring the very best Innkeeping to Bath.

Leah Holder Smith
While Sam is scouring the land for new wines and ales, Leah makes sure that everything gets done.  Sam trusts no one more to make sure that standards are the highest imaginable at all times.

Get in touch

Contact The Griffin Inn


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is an enquiry our team can help you with.
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