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Red Barn, Barnehurst

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Good sized pub next to station.
Quit busy last Sat evening just after 5 . Good service
Lots of TV's showing footy results.
Have 3 hand pumps. One with Hobgoblin has the clip turned round.
The others were Sptifire and London Pride.
I went for a pint of the later which was very nice and cost £2.85 a pint.
bjbrummiejohn - 4 Oct 2011 07:37
i had sunday lunch here with my husband. For a sunday lunchtime the pub was very quite with only a few people at the bar watching the grand prix.
The food was well presented and hot if not a bit small but was good value for money.
We found the barstaff to be very attentive not always something you get when you are not a local.
Having read previous reviews my husband says maxwall is alive and cooks a mean roast dinner.
cherrypie11 - 14 Jul 2011 09:42
The Red Barn is not the best pub in the area when you compare it to the travellers and the yacht.
But is a welcome relief after getting off the train.
The food deals are very good especially the steak ones. and the 2 for 1 offers. And the chef looks like Max Wall which is made more funny when you realise its a women.
All said the Barn is a good friendly pub with a mix of young and old customers.

water - 16 May 2011 14:55
myself and family visited this pub on mothers day and had a wonderful time, the kids was made welcome and the staff very polite and freindly. will definately visit again soon
arsenal1966 - 12 Apr 2011 14:37
Friend went there for mother's day. Two members of staff shouted at her, and spoke to her rudely (including the manageress), just because her food order was wrong, and she merely asked if it would be a wait for the correct dish, or should she keep what she had. She was given uncooked chips twice, and on returning them to the barmaid the second time said chips came out still undercooked, was called a slut by this member of staff. Most of the clientelle were local types, so she didn't want to cause too much of a problem with the very rude manageress and barmaid, in case they started causing more problems. In conclusion very rude, and bad experience.
marleypaul - 3 Apr 2011 23:24
The Barn is my local pub, and I've been coming here for years. I even worked here for a short time. As pubs go, its ok - it has something for everyone really, reasonable food (except the mixed grill - yuk), big screen sports in the largest of its three bars, a pool table in the front bar and a cosy side bar with sofas. It serves a varied choice of lagers, plus three real ales which have recently been changed (due to takeover) to include Marston's Pedigree, London Pride and a regularly changing guest, although this one usually takes the form of Wychwood's Hobgoblin, which is a cracking pint. As has been said before, some of the clientele are pretty yobbish at times but not too bad (they also seem to be really young - maybe I'm just getting old?) but I have a lot of time for the older regulars whom I've known for years, all decent friendly people who always say hello and are no bother whatsoever.

All in all, its not the best pub in the world by a long chalk, but you could do a hell of a lot worse!
PMA - 5 Jan 2010 18:16
Staff rude and verge of racist, customers full of hard men wanna be's. Beer selection not bad. Atmosphere could be bad if said the wrong thing to the wrong person. Not so welcoming if new customer. Needs to get rid of bad attitude in order for this pub to be considered a decent one!!!
decent_pint - 30 Mar 2009 16:29
Drunk in here a few times, but only during the afternoon. Not a bad place, never felt unwelcome or noticed any problems going on whilst being there.

They had Guiness Red when I was there and happily sat with a few pints of that with my mate over a few hours. The bar staff ranged from efficient to just plain useless. Never rude but just not very good at the job in hand.

Would go there again to have a quiet drink but imagine the evening would be a little raucous so would probably avoid.

All in all not bad and always worth, trying in nearby. But not really a place to head out of your way to.
its_begun - 17 Dec 2008 12:27
lovely food, not a great selection of beers, some customers are too loud and management could do with clamping down on these people.
Billgates1 - 4 Feb 2008 11:45
A station pub of sorts and the only drinking establishment in Barnehurst, The Red Barn bares all the traits of a real local. The groups that assemble inside are primarily ‘lads’ and the banter, basic. The atmosphere was just a little off, both inside the pub and in the spacious, outside sections. Drink selection was okay, with London Pride and Young’s providing the sensible drinker with an alternative to Stella and the ‘only 1 pound extra’ double vodka and mixer. Perhaps, I’m being a little too harsh here, there were after all, no major problems on my visit last night (2nd June) and I had a pleasant enough evening. I just don’t think you’ll ever catch me in here again, that’s all.
HTM69 - 3 Jun 2007 12:37
nice pub, manager could be stronger with certain customers as they seem to be able to control the pub.
likeabeer2 - 9 Feb 2007 15:01
The pub would not be better under new managment. The pub is well run, i have alway been served in turn on arrival at the bar. All the staff are well trainned and alway polite and cheerie. The food anis great and cheep, the entertainment is deffenatly worth seeing. The weekends are the best, i would defo advise to go to this bub its great. I'v never seen any chav's in The Red Barn.
nutta8421 - 5 Feb 2007 12:52
Looks bigger from outside than it is in. Beer staff and food spot on and the atmosphere was great. No chavs here they must send them off into town. Great on weekends even better on mondays with cheap pints!!
jester07 - 10 Jan 2007 20:14
Live local and often go into the pub. Often out of beer and wait a year to get served. Would be better with new manager
anonymous - 24 Oct 2006 21:22
I've been in the Red Barn a number of times,and have had nothing but fun!The staff and clientel are great!
Worth a trip for sure
Toadie - 5 Jul 2006 15:04
i know a lot of regulars there.they will be really down after the millwall result.a nice atmoshere.
anon - 29 May 2004 20:32
Just been refurbished, used to drink there before, granted it was a bit dingy, but now - Lovely. You get a decent pint for a decent price!
Nick - 25 Mar 2004 13:27
built in the 1930's. close to barnehurst railway ststion. two bars and off licence. parking. outside family recreation area. probable address, barnehurst road.
eric grove - eric@grove.ca - 10 Feb 2004 08:38

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