Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath
This pub is not too small, but not too big - it reminds me very much of a country pub. The couple of benches outside, you walk in and you're pretty much at the bar - walk around either side to seating or walk out back to lovely little area to sit, with pleasent lantern lighting and a water feature. The pumps are impressive, the landlord gives you a list of what is on - at the weekend they had Canterbury Jack, Doom Bar, Harvey's Sussex Best and a few others that I forget now. I had the Canterbury and boy was it good! One of the best pints I have had! It gets pretty busy on a Saturday night, but all good people and a real haven for an ale drinker that is for sure. Even if you have to travel quite a way to get there, if you appreciate a fine beer and a fine pub - then this really is an oasis in the desert.
78 Lion Road, Bexleyheath, London, DA6 8PF
From Bexleyheath train station, turn left on and walk down Avenue Road until you reach the main road (Crook Log/Broadway). Cross over, turn left and walk along before turning right into Lion Road. Walk down here for a few minutes and you'll see the pub on the right. A ten to fifteen minute walk in all.