We’ve been unable to identify where in Hertfordshire these two pubs were, or maybe still are. Can you identify them?
The picture of the Old Bell Inn has no text written on the back. The brewery is Christie’s which was based in Hoddesdon, but their pubs were spread out over quite a wide area, so this doesn’t really help.
There are currently Old Bell Inns in Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and Sawbridgeworth, but available photos don’t seem to match this one.
The picture of the Bird in Hand pub is marked as “St Albans”, but a comment written on the back says “Can find no mention of this pub in St Albans”.
Do you know of a Bird in Hand in St Albans in the past, and if so where? Or do you recognise it from anywhere else? There’s a Bird in Hand pub in Hitchin, but it doesn’t appear to be this one. We’d love to hear from you, if you have any suggestions.