The Griffin, Shoreditch EC2.
A typically busy Friday night at The Griffin.
From the exterior, The Griffin has the look of a pub that has stood still as the now trendy Shoreditch has sprung up around it. The Griffin has been able to keep up with the Joneses though, yet still retains the elements of a decent pub.
Like any ‘proper’ East London pub, there’s football on the telly, and a pool table. Rather than serving just Carlsberg and Stella though, The Griffin had on Truman Runner, Doom Bar and Sam Adams on tap a decent selection of Mexican beers (think Pacifico & Mondelo rather than Sol) and a quality but simple wine list,
The Griffin also has a decent selection of DJ’s most nights of the week. Both Douglas Hart and Tim Burgess play the Griffin regularly. Even if these names do not mean anything to you though, it’s still worth popping in for a pint.