Saturday, 04 February 2017 11:26

Red Lion re-opens

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Mayor of Barnet, David Longstaff, tries his hands at making Pizzas with the Red Lion’s Matt Baker Mayor of Barnet, David Longstaff, tries his hands at making Pizzas with the Red Lion’s Matt Baker
Mitchells and Butlers say they have created ten new jobs following the conversion of the Red Lion public house into a Stonehouse pizza and carvery.

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor David Longstaff, officially re-opened High Barnet’s landmark public house, at the top of Barnet Hill, after a four-week closure.

Jack Howitt, the general manager, said he wanted the Red Lion to become a real part of the local community.

“We are looking to support local charities, projects and host a variety of events and activities.

It was great to have the Mayor of Barnet officiate, and then try our new restaurant.

The Red Lion was formerly a Toby Carvery and the new restaurant will be ready to serve guests from breakfast to dinner.


  • Comment Link Sunday, 05 February 2017 10:27 posted by Rebecca Hannon

    Shame that they haven't painted and updated the tired and dirty facade

  • Comment Link Sunday, 05 February 2017 10:28 posted by Daniella Zammit

    Thought the same!! Shame it still looks dirty and run down from the outside!!!
    What's the point in spending thousands on the inside when the outside looks like crap!!

  • Comment Link Monday, 06 February 2017 11:20 posted by Mr M AB

    I believe that the outside should be completed by the first week in March

  • Comment Link Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:13 posted by Lulu

    Another proper public house gone. Another rubbish food chain.

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 14 February 2017 20:22 posted by Jon Supran

    A stupid shortsighted move. Haven't we got enough trumped up pizza places round here?

    What we're going to get is another overpriced, and, mark my words, ultimately failed, attempt to 'gentrify' the area. Isn't the money of ordinary people on a lower budget considered good enough?

    The Toby served excellent, filling, tasty, and reasonably priced breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and whenever I went there was really full.

    If it ain't broke - don't fix it.

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:19 posted by Simon

    I've eaten at this new place twice now.
    Never again.

    Mediocre food, average service, it was fine before!

  • Comment Link Friday, 10 November 2017 20:47 posted by Rodger Hornsmith

    Glad the disgusting carvery has gone. Perhaps Barnet is moving up in the world!


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