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Griffin (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - RunnerExcellent1
East London (ELB) - JamboreeGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Griffin, Shoreditch, Central London
Picture 2. Griffin, Shoreditch, Central London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

19 Sep 2013 (HSB)
12:18 First stop on a walking tour of CAMRA Heritage pubs. Very impressed by the ornate bar back and the etched Meux windows. Two other people in.
Truman's - Runner4.00ExcellentGood English Bitter.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
11 Jul 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. Quite busy, with most people transfixed by the televised Test Match coverage from Trent Bridge.
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80GoodIn slightly tired condition. Golden. Mostly a malty taste today, with a bitter finish.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried

About the Griffin

The pub sign. Griffin, Shoreditch, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Shoreditch, Central London, EC2A 4RD.

In Leonard Street, this pub was established before 1820 and was rebuilt in its present form in around 1900, although the rear part of the building appears to have survived from an earlier date. The Meux Brewery tiles were added later, perhaps in the 1930s. The building is Grade II-listed and the interior is sufficiently well-preserved to make it on to London CAMRA’s list of historic pub interiors. Perhaps most impressive is the painted, wooden bar back – there is a matchboard ceiling and wooden floorboards throughout. The former public and saloon bars are now knocked through. Closed in 2014 and re-opened in autumn 2016 after a long period of refurbishment.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 5 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC2A 4RD