Inn offered unique way to guarantee votes
The Wyvern. Coaches from London to Aylesbury regularly stopped at the inn to give passengers a break on the seven-hour journey.
The rear of the Griffin is of the Tudor period, but the front is late 17th century.
During the Civil war in the 17th century, Parliamentary troops passed through Amersham on their way to Aylesbury and Oliver Cromwell is said to have dined at the Griffin.
The Griffin was also known as the ‘Election Pub’ until 1832 when Amersham stopped having two MPs. Voters met at the Griffin to be ‘persuaded’ where to cast their votes by the parliamentary candidates and then after their successful election they returned to entertain the voters and ladies of the town.