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Robin Hood & Little John (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bexley - RedhouseExcellent1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent1
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Good7
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Cross Bay - SunsetAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable8
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not 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
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Hood Best BitterNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 2. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
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Visits Details

18 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Down here from 8 to 6 cask ales as trade has not yet recovered to pre-Covid levels.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableDisappointing - almost tepid and unrecognisable as Harvey's Best - bland and tired
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20AcceptableCreamy and rather cloying - not the clean crispness I expect of BOB
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
04 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Wind blown and rain soaked evening visit until close. Low footfall but all unchanged since last visit, except just 6 not 8 cask ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentGreat balance, slightly sweet
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20ExcellentThe fast seller tonight and at 80p pp cheaper than the bigger brands. Regular half and half with Harvey's Old for customers tonight - being advertised here as a mother-in-law!
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableProbably first out for a while
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
30 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Long deliberate journey here then the perfect example of why I detest bank holidays so much. All lights off at 2 minutes to 10pm yet the day has hardly begun. So off to two nearby 'Spoon's that WILL keep to their midnight close published hours.
BeerABVScoreNotes
25 Aug 2021 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, I was with a group of friends who chose to sit outside although I would rather be inside a pub than outside looking at it. A very welcoming pub,
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
10 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20GoodNew cask - fourth pint out, Still a little fresh
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableStale, not moving tonight and this had a tired, albeit smooth, smell and taste. Not the best to end the evening on
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Lincoln Green - Hood Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Wadworth - Dirty Rucker3.90Not Tried
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

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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-
Excellent19
Good9
Acceptable16
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 eleven 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. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2020 & 2021. In 2020 the licensees had completed 40 years of service here.

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 8PF