A traditional pub is set to reopen soon under new leadership the departure of its former landlady of 24 years.  

The owners of The Griffin pub in Chesham have revealed the pub has been saved from closure after its former landlady Pat Miller stepped down after 24 years at the helm of the much-loved establishment.

The Griffin closed at the end of the summer after Pat and her husband Steve could no longer run it due to spiraling costs and health reasons, Pat told the Free Press.

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Now the owners Star Bars and Pubs have confirmed that The Griffin is reopening in December.

A spokesperson for the brewery said: “We’re pleased to say The Griffin in Chesham will be reopening in early December, in time for the busy Christmas period.

The owners will reveal more details "closer to the time," they said.