The Raven Public House - a Memory of Stokenchurch.
I became the licensee of The Raven in August 1982 assisted by my wife Hilary. We had previously been managers of The Blue Flag in Cadmore End for 4 years. A very basic boozer. A public bar and a Lounge bar (it had a carpet) with an off sales in between.
Both my children went to Bartholomew Tipping School, but had to leave when it closed.
We met so many interesting people in the 10 years that we were there. Interesting - I mean friendly, odd, educated, ignorant, rich and of course I have to include Dr. Who number 6, Colin Baker.
But like many pubs, trade declined and the rent increased until we were forced to move to The Miltons Head in Chalfont St.Giles.
Unfortunately my wife died in 2000 and I became a School Caretaker in Huntingdon.
The Raven was renovated and is now a sort of Indian restaurant/pub.
If anyone remembers Hilary and Andrew Lever I would love to catch up with the gossip. email@example.com
A memory shared by on Dec 1st, 2010.
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