Micropub: The Bird & Barrel

A new micropub opens on 13th April - The Bird & Barrel.

It is situated in Barnehurst Road where the old aquarium was based and is the first micropub in the area.

The Bird & Barrel The Bird & Barrel is run by Bexley Brewery which was established by husband & wife Cliff and Jane Murphy who started brewing commercially in Erith in September 2014. The owners have been busy refurbishing the previous shop into a bar serving Bexley Brewery real ales and keg beers.

For latest news, opening times and beers on offer visit the The Bird & Barrel Twitter Page

Photo Copyright: The Bird & Barrel / Janet Pickering

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Pub: The Red Barn

There is only one pub in Barnehurst - The Red Barn.

It is situated by the railway station and has several large screen showing Sky Sports, a pool table, beer garden and a food menu (till 9pm most nights). Karoake and disco nights occur regularly each month.

The Red BarnYounger groups tend to drink in Bexleyheath leaving the Barn a 'locals' pub also used by commuters returning from London.

Draught beers include Stella, Carling, Fosters, London Pride, Spitfire and Guinness.

Get reviews of the Red Barn from the Beer in the evening website>

George Webb

The pub was built back in 1936 and was home to local jazz band the 'George Webb Dixielanders'. George Webb, a worker at nearby Vickers, formed the band with his friends in 1944 and performed regularly at the Red Barn on Monday evenings. The pub is celebrated as the home of the revival of traditional jazz in Britain and jazz legend George Melly unveiled a plaque on 4th July 1985 to commemorate this. The pub still has the plaque and photographs of this event on display.His source material, like the Yerba Buena's were the early recordings of Oliver, Morton and Armstrong. The Dixielanders made some recordings for Decca as well as sessions for the small Jazz label. Trumpeter, Humphrey Lyttelton joined the band and assumed leadership. In 1949, the band made some historical recordings with Sidney Bechet. The Lyttelton band went on to record many sessions for the Parlophone label, eventually landing a top twenty hit with Bad Penny Blues.

The pub has a downstairs function room available for hire.

Within walking distance there are several more pubs in Northumberland Heath and a short cab ride away you'll find many more in Crayford and Bexleyheath.


The Red Barn, Barnehurst Road, Barnehurst, Kent, DA7 6HG, Tel. 01322 359911



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