‘As a little girl my dad used to bring me down the pub in Forward Green – now I’ve reopened it’

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.
Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

As a young girl Lizzie Ward can remember her dad taking her down the local pub – now many years on she and her partner are running it.

Lizzie and Greig Young have reopened The Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.   Pictured left to right are Joshua Jarvis, Sunny Win Lau, Lizzie Ward, Greig Young, Gala Moreno and Chris Farmer.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it. Pictured left to right are Joshua Jarvis, Sunny Win Lau, Lizzie Ward, Greig Young, Gala Moreno and Chris Farmer.

“We have spent four months refurbishing it to put our own stamp on it.

It has taken blood, sweat, tears, family and friends but we are really happy with it,” said Lizzie.

“It is a bit strange. My dad used to bring me here as a little girl sometimes. NowI’m the other side of the bar.

“He’s really chuffed and has been a huge help to us.”

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

She said The Shepherd and Dog had previously been run as a restaurant for the last ten years or so. Prior to that it was dad Brett’s local pub.

“We have gone back to the old roots and reopened with a pub with a separate restaurant - the village has been without a pub for a long time so we wanted to bring it back for them,” said Lizzie.

The couple have recruited a team of Michelin and rosette winning chefs and have launched an ‘innovative’ menu.

Visit www.theshepherdanddog.com

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.

Lizzie Ward and Greig Young have taken on the Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green and made their own stamp on it.