The Griffin is a former public house on Whitecross Street, Monmouth, Wales. The building dates back to the 18th Century, since becoming grade II listed in 2005. The name and sign refer to The Griffin, a majestic and legendary creature know for shielding priceless riches and possessions.
Initially named The Old Griffin, the pub was rebuilt in the 1830s and later refurbished in the 1990s. The building is situated on the corner of Whitecross Street and St Mary’s Street, with both roads being main thoroughfares for the town until the mid 18th century. The building’s rounded entrance was designed to facilitate easier turning on the sharp and narrow road but despite the reduction in traffic, The Griffin still boasts this historic architecture.
Nick and Tanya Trotman acquired the building in 2020, where the Griffin now houses Honeysuckle Wood Bicycle & Retro Homeware; a shop specialising in vintage and retro homeware as well as the sale, repairs and refurbishment of bikes, vintage to new. With hopes of restoring the plot to its former glory, Nick and Tanya have registered for a premises licence to market and sell from local breweries.
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1 Whitecross Street