The Giffard Arms
(30,33) (bic) (statuses) (update)The Giffard Arms
|the Giffard Arms
Richmond Hills [30, 33]
|Bar Tour Stop|
|This location is an official stop on the Scenic Malton Bar Tour.|
The Giffard Arms, as viewed from Belsten Square.
The Giffard Arms
"You are standing outside the Giffard Arms, a large grey-stone building with an arched entrance."
The Giffard Arms Public House is a formerly abandoned pub on the western fringe of Richmond Hills where the suburb meets neighboring East Becktown.
It has been acquired by retired zombie hunter Matson Jade, who is the current owner and Licensee, having settled in Malton after recovering use of his legs. Jade's business partner, retired MFD Engineer Stefin "Griff" Grifflik also works toward the upkeep and maintenance of the pub. The other stakeholders in the pub are TexWiller, latter-day cowboy and zombie hunter (missing presumed undead); self-confessed "nerdy-looking goth girl" doctor and scientist Summermae; and newcomer Maul Rat, who may or may not be a railway porter. Idril and Paul Tagg are also on the payroll, tending bar, and BriAnna Blackmoor has carved out a niche in the kitchen.
The Giffard Arms is the first of two pubs in Richmond Hills to be restored and re-opened by the business partners, the second being The Splain Arms in the South-central section of the suburb. These pubs are known as rendezvous points for the DEM.
Constructed in the 1920's, this "period house" is a remarkably accurate reproduction of a tudor-style stone building. Carved heraldic shields in the central panels between the windows bear three white lions on a red field. The lion motif is repeated on the carved wooden sign hanging in front of the pub. The bar occupies the first floor, with an assembly room above it. The third floor offers a small gallery (usually displaying several works of art) and a selection of private rooms available to guests.
A large bulletin board has been placed on a wall near the first floor bar for use by the pub's patrons. A jukebox filled with an eclectic collection of music selections is available in the pub area, as is a pool table and dart board.
Serving decent pub fare and a variety of beers and wines (specific types depending upon availability), the Giffard Arms offers a secure haven for the discriminating survivor. It is noted, in particular, for its vast cellar, possibly the largest in Malton, and enjoys a priceless collection of vintage wines and malt whiskeys.
In keeping with the Richmond Hills Barricade Plan, the management requests that patrons assist in maintaining the barricades at Extremely Heavily Barricaded (EHB) at all times. Entry to the Public House is available via free-running from the Giffard's North and South "porches", conveniently located within the adjacent North and South junkyards, both of which are typically maintained at Very Strongly Barricaded (VSB+2).
|Short-wave Radio Info|
|This group or location has a dedicated radio frequency.
Frequency: 27.28 MHz
September 25th, 2011
The Giffard Arms Public House will be hosting the fourth stop on the Oktoberfest Pub Crawl. --Griff 21:33, 22 September 2011 (BST)
November 28th, 2008
Matson returns to the Giffard after a long absence in time for a NW-5 hosted DEM Thanksgiving Party. Welcome back, m'friend...you were missed! --Griff 16:24, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
July 27th, 2008
While not yet having all of the desired amenities, The Splain Arms Public House has been officially re-opened for business, also under the management of Griff and Jade. --Griff 19:53, 27 July 2008 (BST)
July 12th, 2008
Current work on the latest in an ongoing series of refurbishments is nearly complete. Pool table and dart board have been installed. --Griff 11:59, 12 July 2008 (BST)
May 16th, 2008
Good God, they figured out the landlord was just outside, swaying, needing a revive. He's back though, and he's back. --Matson Jade 23:47, 14 May 2008 (BST)
April 30th, 2008
After yet another refurbishment (this time following The Dead's sweep through the area), the Giffard is once again open for business. Griff has managed to repair the jukebox and has stocked it with an eclectic blend of music gathered from Ackland Mall. --Griff 03:35, 30 April 2008 (BST)
January 15th, 2008
The Giffard Arms has refurbished with a new decor, reminiscent of the traditional British pub. All partners are in residence.
November 9th, 2007
Drama Club staged a special double-feature of both "Army of Darkness" and "Apocalypse Now" for the 9 survivors at The Giffard Arms by request of Matson Jade. See the Drama Club group page for performing groups, schedules and booking information.
September 25th, 2007
Giffard Arms Employee Radio on the air! Check bulletin board for details.
September 17th, 2007
The Giffard Arms is beginning refurbishment after the LUE's ravagings. Griff and MJ are back in residence.
June 14th, 2007
Drama Club staged a performance of "Apocalypse Now" in the The Giffard Arms for the two survivors there as part of their Outward Spiral Tour of Malton. The group plans to travel in a counter-clockwise expanding spiral from the center of the town to the outer edges. See their group page for performing groups and schedules.