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Robin Hood & Little John (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brains - The Rev James OriginalExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood8
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Good2
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Acceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Sole StarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - Five ArchesNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Ugh for beer tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70AcceptableMy replacement pint for the Harvey's. 2nd out of a new cask which had itself replaced a cask from when an earlier customer had returned a pint tasting like vinegar. Mine was simply fresh
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20AcceptableAverage indeed
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorNot right. It had no discernible nose and was sharp in taste but not of the vinegary type. Swapped out with good grace but left on sale
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
13 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Sneezed a lot with all the thriving flowers out the front but with pub doors all open!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableBit warm
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
14 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. A refugee having found The Door Hinge in Welling closed early Bank Holiday-wise. A gem of a back street house that must be irked that its former regular local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year status has been usurped somewhat by the domination of local micropubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20ExcellentOnly 3 quid a pint, shows the good value of local produce
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
20 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Beer range lacks the variety now possible.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90AcceptableOne dimensional with metallic whiff
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
09 Feb 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit 'til close. You are strongly recommended to make the trip here for beer quality and old fashioned suburban classy street-cornered-ness.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentLast out of one cask. Superbly raw hoppy as is often the case on last knockings strained through hop sediment
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentNew cask - subtley different - more rounded floral hoppiness
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50Not Tried
27 Nov 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Everything here seems to run like clockwork for service and drinks quality.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentHad that fruitiness
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Sole Star2.70Not TriedBeing pushed out at £1.95 pp
26 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2130 hours and comfortably full. This pub has kept to it core range of regular real ales for years.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentToo fruity and lacking bitterness but condition could not be faulted
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50ExcellentDark brown malty brew with fruity overtones
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not TriedI used to drink this here very regularly when it was still Brakspear and it was marvellous
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic Ale4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About the Robin Hood & Little John

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good-
Acceptable6
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA6 8PF.

Located in Lion Road some 8 minutes walk from the main Broadway this is a traditional street corner local which is kept in absolutely cared for condition by the current owners. Originally a Beasley's brewery of Plumstead house until taken over by Courage in 1963. The pub has been run by the Johnson family (Ray, Caterina and son Tony) since the 1980s. In that time it has won CAMRA London Pub of the Year on three occasions, plus CAMRA Local Branch Pub of the Year on ten occasions. It offers eight real ales through handpumps on the counter in banks of 3, 3 and 2. You can be sure that your pint or half here will be in the best condition possible. A professionally run local institution. It also has a reputation for home cooked food, which includes authentic special Italian dishes. Sold by Enterprise Inns to the current licensee in 2016.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 8PF