London’s lost pubs: Looking back at 22 of Bexley’s lost pubs

South east London boasts some of the capital’s best-loved pubs.

But it has not been exempt from the sweep of pubs closing across the UK over recent decades.

It has been estimated that more than 2,000 pubs across the UK may have had to end trading permanently in 2020 as lockdowns forced universal closures.

This would be more than double the average number of pubs lost in recent years.

With restrictions having eased last month to allow pubs to open if they have suitable outdoor space – the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has been urging people to support their local pub.

London’s lost pubs: Looking back at 30 of Bromley’s lost pubs

Here’s a look back at some of the pubs in Bexley that have had to close their doors permanently in previous years:

The Chequers was situated in Picardy Road, Belvedere and has now been converted into flats. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Steve Thoroughgood

This Is Local London:

The Prince Alfred was situated on the corner of Upper Abbey Road and Abbey Crescent, Belvedere, and closed in the mid-1990s. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Steve Thoroughgood

This Is Local London:

The Bricklayers Arms was situated at 58 Mayplace Road West, Bexleyheath. This pub is now used as a restaurant / takeaway. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Darkstar

This Is Local London:

The Woodman was situated at 70 Watling Street, Bexleyheath. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & David Adams

This Is Local London:

The Harrow was situated in Northend Road, Erith. This pub closed in 2008 and has since been demolished. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Steve Thoroughgood

This Is Local London:

The Style & Winch was situated in Northend Road on the corner with Boundary Street. This pub closed in 2008. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Steve Thoroughgood

This Is Local London:

The Nordenfelt was situated in Erith Road on the corner with Riverdale Road, Erith. This pub closed in 2008. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Steve Thoroughgood

This Is Local London:

The Belvoir Tavern was situated in Station Road, Belvedere. Closed in 2008. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Stacey Harris

This Is Local London:

The Lord Nelson was situated at 109 London Road, Crayford, and is now used as a restaurant. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Maurice

This Is Local London:

The Barley Mow was situated in Cray Road, Sidcup, and demolished in 1974. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk

This Is Local London:

The Jolly Marshman was situated at 191 Bracondale Road, Abbey Wood. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Darkstar

This Is Local London:

The Red Lion was situated in Foots Cray High Street. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Darkstar

This Is Local London:

The Yacht Tavern was situated at 57 High Street, Erith. This pub was demolished in the mid-1930s for road widening. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & David Whines

This Is Local London:

The Duchess Of Edinburgh was situated in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling. This pub closed c2011 and is now used as a Tesco Express. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Graeme Fox

This Is Local London:

The Black Horse was situated at 3 High Street, Sidcup. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Roger Button

This Is Local London:

The Royal Alfred was situated at 101 Manor Road, Erith. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Fergy Campbell

This Is Local London:

The Railway Tavern was situated on the corner of Forest Road and Moat Lane, Slade Green. The pub was converted into flats in 2006 after being empty for a number of years. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Steve Thoroughgood

This Is Local London:

The Station Hotel was situated at 124 Bellegrove Road, Welling. Known as Infernos at time of closure. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Darkstar

This Is Local London:

The Wildfowler was situated in Titmus Avenue, Thamesmead. This pub is now used as a church called The Christian Life Centre. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & David Anstiss

This Is Local London:

The Harrow Inn was situated in Abbey Road, Abbey Wood. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Brian Brockie

This Is Local London:

The Cross Keys was situated at 36 Erith High Street. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Graham Finn

This Is Local London:

The White Hart was situated in Wickham Street, Welling. This pub closed in 2014 at which time it was known as Fanny On The Hill. Picture: closedpubs.co.uk & Graeme Fox

This Is Local London