Originally built as a house in the early 1500, the building became an Inn in 1744, it was called The Griffin’s Head, Sir Walter Scott stayed at the Inn, and even gave it a mention in the introduction of Volume 1 Waverley or ‘tis Sixty Years Since.

‘He proceeded to say that, happening to be in the hostelry called the Griffin, near Baddow, while upon a journey in that country, he had met with the old nurse of the Lady Emma Darcy’

excerpt from Volume 1, Waverley or ‘tis Sixty Years Since, Author Sir Walter Scott (1814)

The Griffin is a grade 2 listed building, steeped in history, with its wonky timber beams and cosy fireplaces, a great place to enjoy a drink or fine dining in the restaurant we also have a Champagne & Oyster bar.

We aim to make The Griffin an experience not just a destination, you will be greeted by our friendly staff whether you’re just popping in for a drink or dining in the restaurant, so why not come and visit us and start your experience today.

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