We are absolutely delighted to tell you that Aero Legends’ owner has purchased the Barrow House at Egerton, close to Headcorn Aerodrome (which was RAF Lashenden during the war).
The Barrow House is a listed building dating back to 1576 and has been a public house since the 17th century. It is in the center of this beautiful village which is on high ground with commanding views over the Weald of Kent. As well as a great bar and restaurant, the pub has lovely letting rooms available with priority given to those flying with us.
During the war and until recently this pub was called ‘The George’, it was the local for the heroic Canadian and US pilots based at RAF Headcorn, RAF Lashenden and RAF Staplehurst. Many wartime pilots have signed the fireplace in the pub including those from 403, 411 and 443 Squadrons that operated our Spitfires NH341 ‘Elizabeth’ and MJ444.
From the pub garden you can hear our Spitfires taking off at Headcorn Aerodrome and they will be overhead the village many times during the summer. We will be reopening the pub in the very near future as ‘The George’ to respect its history and will do our best to make it the centre of the village again with great food, an excellent range of beverages and a friendly welcome.
Got to go and open up for Parky!
Cheers from the team at Aero Legends