The Griffin


Designing websites for pubs requires a genuine understanding of the people who drink in them. The Griffin is a locals’ pub and the landlord was keen that the website should reflect this – not just in the style of its design, but in its content and structure too.

It was therefore important that the website design be both visually engaging, as well as providing a social hub where the staff could connect with their customers, keeping them up-to-date with the latest news and events, and getting their feedback.

Beer Mat Design

Design for Pub Mat

Pool Table Image from Website

Mirror in the Griffin

Website Image

Photography for Pub Website

Pub Sign Design

Griffin Design on Pub Wall

The Website

The owners stressed that The Griffin was a locals’ pub with an active presence in the community. They wanted their website to provide an easy way for them to connect with their customers and vice-versa. So we built the site in WordPress, an open-source blogging tool that can easily be used by someone with no coding experience. We also made the site responsive so it works on all screen sizes: mobile, desktop and tablet – important when you consider how many people trawl the net on their mobile phones. The result: The Griffin now has a shiny new responsive website with a blog, events page and menu which they can edit themselves!

The Branding

With its well-trodden wooden decking, old oak barrels and eclectic mix of real ales, The Griffin has a strong sense of tradition with a quirky side. We wanted the branding to reflect this, so we went for a simple yet strong two-colour design, which combined heraldic illustration with more modern typography.

Project Completed January 2014