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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
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood9
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Good8
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not 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
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 (was Glastonbury Ales) - PackNot Tried0
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - Who's a Cheeky MonkeyNot Tried0
Picture 1. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 2. Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

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 (was Glastonbury Ales) - Pack4.40Not Tried
Parkway (was 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
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

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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-
Excellent15
Good6
Acceptable8
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 16 times, seen 28 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 8PF