Page Updated:- Thursday, 16 March, 2023.


Earliest 1830s


Closed 2009

9 Beadonwell Road / 27 Belmont Road

Northumberland Heath

Pheasant 2006

Above photo, 2006 by Steve Thoroughgood.

Pheasant 2011

Above photo 2011 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Pheasant sign 2011

Above sign 2011.


I am informed that the pub is probably the oldest in the area, having originally been built in the 1830s, however, for one reason or another it was rebuilt in the 1930s.

There is a definite connection between the "Pheasant Hotel" and a pub called the "Pages Arms" around the 1860s and it is not yet known whether one changed into the other when George Dunmall was licensee there.


From the Anchor, (house magazine for Barclay, Perkins Anchor Brewery Volume XVIII, No10, October 1938.


We regret to record the death of Mr. George J Fletcher, Licensee of the Dartford Brewery's "Pheasant," Northumberland Heath.

From the  By Linda Piper,6th February 2009.

'Unsafe' Pheasant pub is closed.

PUB company Enterprise Inns has closed one of its pubs in Northumberland Heath.

Its decision to shut The Pheasant in Belmont Road, came after talks with Bexley police.

Inspector Steve Murrant, who is in charge of licensing for Bexley police, said the pub was rapidly becoming a haunt for members of the RA gang.

The pub was to have been the subject of a test purchase in December as part of a pre-Christmas crackdown on underage drinking, but Mr Murrant said when licensing officer PC Eddy Boston went in before the test purchase was due, he decided the situation inside the pub was “not safe enough”.

Mr Murrant told News Shopper: “I will not have anywhere in the borough where we cannot police or carry out a test purchase.”

He said he had asked to meet the area manager for Enterprise Inns just before Christmas and had told him the company should get a grip on the situation at the pub.

Mr Murrant said he was so unhappy with the area manager’s lack of knowledge about the situation, he had written to the company to complain.

The pub was top of the priority policing tasks set by local people for their safer neighbourhoods policing team, because of the amount of disorder in the area surrounding the pub, including criminal damage and disturbances.

Mr Murrant claimed people felt a sense of intimidation if they went into the pub.

He said he had met representatives from the company again last week to voice his concerns and to tell them the police were intending to issue the pub with a closure notice.

Mr Murrant told News Shopper: “We could not ignore the situation at The Pheasant.

“The alternative was to try and tackle it using officers from the Territorial Support Group and risk a serious disturbance.”

He branded the situation at the pub as “another example of irresponsible management of licensed premises”.

Mr Murrant said a review of the pub’s licence will still go ahead at the request of the police.

He added: “The ball is now in the company’s court.”


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Last pub licensee had DUNMALL George 1880-81+

WYATT Robert 1882+

BRIDGE William 1891-1903+ (age 46 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

WINN Joseph Edward 1913+

COOK William Thomas 1930+

FLETCHER George J 1938 dec'd



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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