Never Bored of Weatherboards: Daytime Crawl of Bexley, Bexleyheath, Welling and Shooters Hill

Saturday 21 February 2015

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Crawl Notes - Bexley, Bexleyheath, Welling and Shooters Hill

1. The Kings Head

Arrive: 12 noon
Address: The Kings Head, 65 High St, Bexley, DA5 1AA

Real ales: Greene King Abbot, IPA and Old Golden Hen are usually served here.

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Although the next pub on the crawl is the official lunch stop you may wish to eat here as they serve reasonably priced meals.

Directions to the next pub: Turn left out of the pub then left again into Bourne Road. Walk along Bourne Road to bus stop F (called Bexley Library). Catch a 132, 229 or 492 bus to the stop called Mayplace Road West/Bexleyheath Clock Tower. Alight from the bus, turn left, cross over to the Furze Wren (Wetherspoon pub) and continue towards the clock tower and past it to bus stop M. Catch an 89, 96, 422, 486, B11, B12, B14, B15 or B16 bus to the stop called Lion Road. Alight from the bus, turn left and walk to the junction with Lion Road. Turn right into Lion Road and walk down Lion Road.

An ALTERNATIVE route from Bexley Library to the bus stop called Lion Road is to catch a B12 bus all the way to the Lion Road bus stop.

An ALTERNATIVE route from bus stop M to the next pub is to catch a B13 bus to the other end of Lion Road - noting that the Upton Road/Mount Road section is Hail & Ride. Alight from the bus at the junction of Upton Road and Lion Road (it may help to ask the driver to let you know where to get off when you board). Cross the road and walk down Lion Road to...

2. The Robin Hood & Little John

Arrive: 1.15pm
Address: The Robin Hood & Little John, 78 Lion Rd, Bexleyheath, DA6 8PF

Real ales: Adnams Broadside and Southwold Bitter; Bexley BOB; Brains Reverend James; Fullers London Pride; Harveys Sussex Bitter; Sharps Doom Bar; and Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay are usually served here.

This pub is the lunch stop.

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Directions to the next pub: Turn right out of the pub and right again into Robin Hood Lane. Walk down Robin Hood Lane to the junction with Upton Road. Cross over Upton Road and walk along Mount Road to...

3. The Royal Oak (Polly Clean Stairs)

Arrive: 2.45pm
Address: The Royal Oak (Polly Clean Stairs), 66 Mount Rd, Bexleyheath, DA6 8JS

Real ales: Fullers London Pride; St Austell Tribute; and Shepherd Neame Spitfire are normally served here.

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Directions to the next pub: Walk down Alers Road (noting the corrugated iron dance hall on the right) which then becomes Red House Lane. Continue down Red House Lane (noting Red House itself on the right which Philip Webb completed in 1860 for William Morris) to the junction with Upton Road. Turn left and walk along Upton Road (noting the charming thatched house at number 8) to the junction with Crook Log. Turn right and walk along Crook Log to the bus stop called Upton Road. Catch an 89, 96, 486 or B16 bus to the stop called Guy, Earl of Warwick.

ALTERNATIVELY, if you are not interested in seeing the corrugated iron dance hall, Red House or the charming thatched house, catch a B13 bus from outside the Royal Oak (Hail and Ride section) back to Bexleyheath. Alight from the bus at the stop called Bexleyheath, Asda (Stop B). Turn left then cross Broadway to stop A and catch an 89, 96, 486 or B16 to the stop called Guy, Earl of Warwick as above.) Alight from the bus and walk along Welling High Street to the pedestrian crossing. Cross over Welling High Street and walk along Welling High Street to...

4. The Door Hinge

Arrive: 3.45pm
Address: The Door Hinge, 11 High St, Welling, DA16 1TR

Real ales: Up to five real ales are usually served here.

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Directions to the next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk down Welling High Street to...

5. The Rose & Crown

Arrive: 4.30pm
Address: The Rose & Crown, 15 High St, Welling, DA16 1TR

Real ales: Charles Wells Bombardier is usually served here.

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Directions to the next pub: Retrace your steps to the bus stop called Guy, Earl of Warwick and catch an 89 or 486 bus to the stop called Memorial Hospital. Alight from the bus, walk along Shooters Hill Road and cross over Shooters Hill Road to...

6. The Bull

Arrive: 5.30pm
Address: The Bull, 151 Shooters Hill Road, Shooters Hill, SE18 3HP

Real ales: Adnams Broadside and Ghost Ship; Sharps Doom Bar; Thwaites Lancaster Bomber; and a guest beer from a London micro-brewery are normally served here.

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Directions to the next pub: Turn right out of the pub and cross over Shrewsbury Lane. Continue down Shooters Hill Road to...

7. The Red Lion

Arrive: 6.15pm
Address: The Red Lion, 6 Red Lion Place, Shooters Hill, SE18 3RN

Real ales: Courage Best and Directors; and Sharps Doom Bar are normally served here.

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Public transport will be required at times. All welcome.