Developments at the Griffin
Harold Jones looks on at the Griffin
For a number of months this year, the residents of Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd along with walkers,
runners, cyclists, motorists and other road users travelling through the village have been confronted
by a large stationery lorry trailer parked on the forecourt of the Griffin Inn. It has been obscuring the
view of the listed pub and appears to be advertising a butcher in the north east of England (In
Passing, June 2019).
There seemed to be no explanation
for its presence until, all of a sudden,
early in September, the vehicle was
moved to the rear of the pub car park
and the area cordoned off. At the
same time, new signs appeared at
the front of the site signifying good
news for the future of The Griffin. It
will be re-opening soon with rooms,
restaurant and bar. The owner, Sian
Jones, includes her mobile number
for any enquiries.
Building work is under way and skips
are on site. The contractor is
Oakwood Property, the company
currently transforming Yr Hen Lys in
Ruthin. There is a new web site which, like the building itself, is also under construction.
The plan is to transform the ground floor rooms into a social and accessible area with a mixture of
modern and traditional décor. Locally produced food will be served ranging from teas, coffee and
cake to evening dinners. On the first floor there will be en-suite bedrooms for bed and breakfast
guests, and the extensive garden at the rear will be landscaped to include facilities for children.
More information will be appearing on the web site www.griffin.wales
This time last year, the Griffin supporters announced that the previous fund-raising had failed in its
attempt to raise the then required £230,000 of community funding.