Fierce Vikings, fleeing Monks and fighting Lords – it's no wonder that the makers of the movie “Braveheart” chose Trim as the shooting location for their epic thriller. Another thrilling experience is a visit to Trim’s premier pub …. The James Griffin. This pub is one of the oldest and last remaining traditional pubs in Meath, having opened its doors in 1904.
Tom Lenihan, Proprietor, masterminded a refurbishment in 2006 whilst still maintaining the “olde world charm” of the pub. There are many nooks and corners where one can enjoy that quiet drink or meet friends old and new.
Many a guest has entered the pub and firstly taken a stroll around to admire it's unique character before taking a seat at the bar and enjoying a chat with their bartenders who will always be of assistance to a guest in any way possible.
We attract a large gathering of Traditional Irish Music fans every Monday and Thursday evening as we host our award winning session in Lil's Kitchen. The music is aired using passive amplification so you can take in the beautiful ballads throughout the whole pub too.
At the rear of the pub you will find a stand-alone bar and is aptly named “The Steeple Bar” as it is overlooked by the beautiful Yellow Steeple – another historical sight to visit! This new bar is ideal for private parties - with its authentic stone interior and open fires it is an ideal location to celebrate that special occasion.
We can offer you a large beer garden with a heated smoking area which is as tastefully decorated and comfortable as our interior.
The greatest aspect to our pub is without doubt the fine guests you will find here. Many a stranger has walked in the door but you will leave with many friends. We are proud to have some of the best guests a bar could have. Friendly, welcoming and always having a bit of craic.
"At The James Griffin we are a team of dedicated professionals and our aim is to always treat customers with the respect they deserve. We acknowledge that you have chosen to give us your business because you believe in us, a trust we will always honour. We are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and to delivering the highest quality of work possible. We will work with our customers and we will build long relationships that will span many years. We will grow through referrals from customers who have become firm believers in our commitment to customer service."
FREE WIFI CONNECTION AVAILABLE AND A HOST OF TELEVISED LIVE SPORTING EVENTS.
The James Griffin is located in the historical town of Trim where King John’s Castle strikes an imposing presence in the town.
Trim is steeped in history and has many wonderful walks along the river Boyne which runs through the town which are known to be a photographer's dream.
The Boyne is a popular with both local and visiting Anglers and many a prize Trout came from the same legendary waters that gave us the Salmon of Knowledge.
Trim is lucky to have two Championship Golf Courses and a total of four altogether which will see golfers of all standards satisfied.
You can also enjoy Horse Riding, Kyaking and many more activities for the energetic sportsman.
Visit website: www.jamesgriffinpub.ie
Whats on Offer:
- Live Music
- Parties Catered For
- Pub Quiz
- Themed Nights
- Beer Garden
- Car Parking
- Family Friendly
- Family Run
- Function Room
- Listed Building
- Open Fire
- Smoking Area
- Wheelchair Access
Had a great night in this pub? Loved the food? Write a review and let us know what you thought of this pub.
"A Gem of a place!"
Called in to Griffins for a quick pint on a recent weekend visit to Trim, but it was so good I had 2! This is the kind of pub you could stay in quite happily for hours. It was a freezing Saturday afternoon with horrible fog outside, but in Griffins it was warm and cosy. The fire was up the chimney and there are so many nooks and cranny's you can choose to look at the TV or be away from it. Was only sorry I had to get going after the 2.......will just have to go back another day!
Review published 3 February 2010
Posted by: Dec
"Top class establishment"
What a surprise we were in for,not alone visiting beauitful Trim for the first time,we were directed to this magnificent pub in the heart of the town. A pub full of charm and charmers. From the moment we walked in the door until the time that we left,which was way after time,our every whim was attended to by professionals that would take your breath away. Service of the highest order was on offer,and the pub is the cleanest public house we have ever visited on our travels. The night in question was a traditional music night complete with irish dancers. The front of the pub looks decieving,being small but it extends out to a lovely beer garden area complete with bar and heating.Toilets were perfect and pretty and the pub was out the door with customers.We just fell in love with the place and will return on our next visit.Keep up the good work. Your public house is a credit to the pub trade
Review published 16 June 2009
Posted by: Roy/Maire Maryland
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