Landlady’s glass runs over with amazing memories
Much-loved Tina says farewell after 11 years at Red Lion
Tina Massie, landlady of the Red Lion in Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, stepped down from the role on Saturday, January 9.
She has been at the pub for 11 years and is now set to move away from the area.
Her last night included music performances by different bands and singers who had regularly appeared at the pub’s open mic nights, and was held so that Mrs Massie’s family and friends could see her off.
She has recently been diagnosed with a form of MS and feels she needs to leave the pub in order to cope with the illness.
In her time at the pub, Mrs Massie has won a number of awards for her work, including a Pride of Bucks prize for her cultural contribution, as well as seeing the Red Lion officially listed as a community asset.
It also received a Great British Pub award as the best community pub in London and the South East.
Her husband Bob said: “It was great, an absolutely packed house, and everyone had a great time.
“The local fire brigade even turned up to say their goodbyes.
“They’ve been very supportive over the years at the events that Tina has organised and they wanted to come along to give their support.”
Mrs Massie also launched the annual Voice of South Bucks singing competition as well as the Knotfest music festival, which has raised thousands of pounds for charity since it began.
She and Mr Massie are now set to move near to Stokenchurch and are hoping to continue to run a version of Knotfest later this year.
Mrs Massie said: “I’d like to thank everyone who’s come along to the pub and supported the events we’ve held here.
“There have been some amazing memories in my time here but it’s time for the next chapter now.”
Tina Massie parties with regulars at the Red Lion and left, winning the Pride of Bucks
Cultural Contribution award in