December 2019

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.
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