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Robin Hood & Little John (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bexley - Bexley's Own BeerExcellent2
Shepherd Neame - Late RedExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Good7
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood9
Cross Bay - SunsetAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Bexley - Five ArchesNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Goffs - Cheltenham GoldNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Stringers - Yellow LorryNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn AleNot Tried0
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - PackNot Tried0
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Who's a Cheeky MonkeyNot Tried0
Stockport - JesterNot Tried0
Milestone - Colonial Pale AleNot Tried0
Severn - Copper AleNot Tried0
Wadworth - HorizonNot Tried0
Wadworth - Dirty RuckerNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Picture 1. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 2. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

20 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close, Lucky people locally to have such a hidden gem.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodAt the sweetish end of this beer's wide ranging taste spectrum
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodProbably what LP should taste like or at least used to consistently taste like in the past
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wadworth - Horizon4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not TriedRan out
Wadworth - Dirty Rucker3.90Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
03 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableCan be much better, slight sourness
Cross Bay - Sunset4.20AcceptableTasty but poured flat
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Acceptable
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
Severn - Copper Ale3.80Not Tried
29 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20ExcellentGreat bittering and condition
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableNot as good as can be
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
Stockport - Jester4.20Not Tried
Milestone - Colonial Pale Ale5.50Not Tried
08 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The pub sign's light is always a beckoning siren when approaching along Lion Road at night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20GoodLovely sharp hoppiness
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Pack4.40Not Tried
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Who's a Cheeky Monkey4.00Not Tried
24 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20GoodRather sharp bittering
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableAnother rather sour and woody tasting Harvey's BB
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
17 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Very quiet evening here. Evening visit until 11pm close. Interesting how some lives turn out - enthralling customer life story of a father swimming last 7 miles to Blighty after Dunkirk and a daughter living in US with 3 children and 6 adopted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent2nd on a very quiet night was a tad cooler and fresher
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Stringers - Yellow Lorry4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
10 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50ExcellentSurprising lip bitterness. 1st out of a new cask and it nicely rounded off an evening of six 4* beers
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentProves last week's Harvey's Best was a blip
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Goffs - Cheltenham Gold4.50Not Tried
06 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A classic local boozer in suburbia - the locals are indeed lucky to have it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Bexley's Own Beer4.20Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorOh dear. No off flavours but got worse with every sip. A most unusual woody sourness that meant it was not right but was not off
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Goffs - Cheltenham Gold4.50Not Tried
14 Jan 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early to mid evening busy but a much more civilised atmosphere compared to the last pub. Been on my 'to do' list far too long and pleased I've finally got round to it, would visit again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Bexley's Own Beer4.20ExcellentCrisp light and refreshing, perfect to finish today's session.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
11 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Entertained here by the Guv from The Door Hinge meaning two local pubguvs called Ray head to head! We were told about the battles with the Pubco who used to own this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20ExcellentIn great condition and a snip at £3.15pp
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried

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About the Robin Hood & Little John

The pub sign. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent16
Good8
Acceptable12
Poor2

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 19 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 8PF