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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 BeerExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood9
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Good5
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Acceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot 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
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Picture 1. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 2. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

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
20 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Such a contrast to the new micropub, I had visited earlier in the evening, in Dartford. Old style operation here and none the worse for it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableWent flat in the glass, overly fruity bitterness
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
10 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Residential suburbia with just the gentle hubbub of quiet conversations. I'd love to have visited this pub when it was a Beasley's of Plumstead house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentMost definitely the most variable beer in the UK, not as in good and bad, just the variability of bitterness, sweetness and floral hoppiness
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20ExcellentPleasing to see this, the only, local ale sold at nearly a £1 pp less than the big boys' ones. Thin but in excellent nick
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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

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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-
Excellent10
Good1
Acceptable7
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 11 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 8PF