The Red Lion, Shephall. 1940

By Simon Mortimer

The Red Lion, Shephall. Photo taken in 1940
Stevenage Museum. P5211.
This page was added on 07/01/2011.

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  • I lived in Peartree Way from 1955 to 1979 and attended Barnwell from 1966 to 1972.

    I used to drink in the Lion with my friends after school and had a few drinks on what passed for my stag do in the saloon bar in February 1979 with Alistair Prickett, Chris Herbert, and Bob Cannon a couple of days before I got married. I remember the off licence, public and saloon bars fondly as a friendly village pub in a new town.

    By Andrew Board (27/05/2023)
  • Used to love this pub – I was at Heathcote school and me and a couple of mates used to go out lunch time hide our school blazers & ties in a hedge and sneak into the Red Lion for a quick half.

    By Mick Hursey (01/08/2019)
  • Great picture of Alf Lake and pub. He was a superb organiser into every thing . Air raid warden councillor person down the well on the green rescuer church warden and so on.
    with others organised excellent sports day to commemorate V day on the cricket field at Shephallbury
    I still have programme of events and dinner for all ex service people of the village ,of which there were quite a lot in the village school at end of hostilities.

    By frederick Alan rawlinson (07/03/2018)
  • Nice pub especially at xmas

    By Christopher Patrick batchelor (06/10/2017)
  • Does anyone remember the “off licence” window on the side? Too young to go in it was knock and wait and wait…..

    By Clem (03/05/2017)
  • Hi guys I worked here in 1973/4 while being in 6th form at Heathcote. Was 18 though. Joe and May were great characters!

    By Fergus Millard (13/01/2016)
  • Hi Ian Payne, me too my friends linda and richard, val and joe, tony pagden, we all went there, it was lovely, not now though yuk! What a shame.

    By Kathleen Nye (28/12/2012)
  • I worked there at weekends at about the same time as Sue Wilkins, when the pub was run by Joe and May Grundy. My memories include my friends Richard and Linda Loten when they were courting, Dave Dowse winding me up, “Harry” (never knew his surname) rushing in five minutes before closing time, all out of breath and downing three or four pints before last orders, and rabbit pie for the bar staff after we had cleaned down - made by May from rabbits shot by Joe earlier in the day.

    By Ian Payne (28/12/2011)
  • I used to work here as a barmaid from 1972 to 73, great pub!

    By Sue Wilkins (31/10/2011)
  • I remember this well, well nice pub.

    By david snell (12/07/2011)