Exmouth’s Famous Old Barrel reopens

PUBLISHED: 14:42 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:42 14 March 2018

The Famous Old Barrel. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exf 5928-32-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders.

The Famous Old Barrel. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exf 5928-32-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders.


Exmouth’s Famous Old Barrel pub has reopened its doors.

The pub – an ‘iconic’ music venue in Princes Street, adjacent to the London Inn car park – closed suddenly last October, due to financial problems.

This week, Star Pubs and Bars – the pub business of Heineken UK, which owns the Barrel – confirmed that the pub has reopened under temporary management, while it looks for permanent management.

Some music gigs have already taken place, with more to come.

“The Famous Old Barrel in Exmouth reopened in February under temporary management while we continue to look for a new, permanent operator to take over the ongoing running of this popular pub,” said a Star Pubs spokesperson.

“Anyone interested in taking on the Famous Old Barrel should contact 08085 949596.”

Forthcoming gigs include: Open Mic Night (8pm, Thursday, March 15), House of Kane (8.30pm, Saturday, March 17), Tim Royce (9pm, Sunday, March 18), Open Mic Night (8pm, Thursday, March 22), Furious Pussies (9pm, Saturday, April 7) and Rock the Night (9pm, Saturday, August 11).

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