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Bromley In The Good Beer Guide, 1974 to 2017

A history of Bromley Pubs in the Good Beer Guide from 1974 - 2017

Bromley CAMRA thanks the various members who assisted in the research for this project.
Whilst great care was taken to ensure that the information listed here is correct, it is possible that errors may have arisen. If you do find any error, please notify us on beerscores@bromley.camra.org.uk

1972

Good Beer Guide 1972The 1st Good Beer Guide,

Published by 'The Campaign For The Revitalisation of Ale' appears to have been produced on a 'Gestetner' or similar office printer

No entries for Bromley

1974

gbg1974The 1st professionally-printed and bound edition was in 1974

First Entry for Bromley:

Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7

1975

gbg1975Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2

Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3

Rising Sun, St Mary Cray. BR5 (*)

(*) Now closed

1976

gbg1976Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2
Five Bells, Bromley Common. BR2 (*)
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Rising Sun, St Mary Cray. BR5 (*)
Sawyers Arms, Bromley Common. BR2 (*)

(*) Now closed

1977

gbg1977Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
Crown, Chislehurst, BR7
Five Bells, Bromley Common. BR2 (*)
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Rising Sun, St Mary Cray. BR5 (*)
Sawyers Arms, Bromley Common. BR2 (*)
Shortlands Tavern, Shortlands. BR2

(*) Now closed

1978

gbg1978Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2
Crown, Chislehurst, BR7
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Oak, Bromley. BR1
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Sawyers Arms, Bromley Common. BR2 (*)
Shortlands Tavern, Shortlands. BR2

(*) Now closed

The 1978 Guide also stated:
"Bromley has a good selection of pubs serving beers from Ind Coope, Courage, Charrington, Shepherd Neame, Young, Fuller and Watney"

 

1979

gbg1979Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
London Tavern, Penge. SE20 (*)
Rising Sun, St Mary Cray. BR5 (*)
Sawyers Arms, Bromley Common. BR2 (*)
Shortlands Tavern, Shortlands. BR2

(*) Now closed

1980

gbg1980Crown, Chislehurst, BR7
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
London Tavern, Penge. SE20 (*)
Rising Sun, St Mary Cray. BR5 (*)
Shortlands Tavern, Shortlands. BR2
White Horse, Bromley. BR1

(*) Now closed

1981

gbg1981Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Greyhound, Beckenham. BR3 (#)
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
London Tavern, Penge. SE20 (*)
Prince Frederick, Sundridge Park. BR1
Sawyers Arms, Bromley Common. BR2 (*)

(#) Now the Kelsey House (ex Beckenham)
(*) Now closed

1982

gbg1982Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
George Inn, Beckenham. BR3
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
London Tavern, Penge. SE20 (*)
Prince Frederick, Sundridge Park. BR1
Red Lion, Bromley BR1

(*) Now closed

1983

gbg1983Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
George Inn, Beckenham. BR3
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
London Tavern, Penge. SE20 (*)
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Royal Albert, St Mary Cray. BR5

(*) Now closed

1984

gbg1984Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
George Inn, Beckenham. BR3
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7

1985

gbg1985Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst. BR7
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7

1986

gbg1986Beech Tree, St Mary Cray. BR5
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3

1987

gbg1987Anerley Arms, Anerley. SE19
Beech Tree, St Mary Cray. BR5
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Coach & Horses, Beckenham. BR3
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Golden Lion, Penge. SE20
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Palace Tavern, Bromley BR2 (*)
Queen's Head, Chislehurst, BR7

(*) Now closed

1988

gbg1988Beech Tree, St Mary Cray. BR5
Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Coach & Horses, Beckenham. BR3
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Hop Exchange, Penge. SE20 (*)
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Palace Tavern, Bromley BR2 (*)
Queen's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Two Badgers, Farnborough. BR6 (#)

(*) Now closed
(#) Clubhouse on High Elms Golf Course

1989

gbg1989Beech Tree, St Mary Cray. BR5
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Hop Exchange, Penge. SE20 (*)
Coach & Horses, Beckenham. BR3
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Palace Tavern, Bromley BR2
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Queen's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6

(*) Now closed

1990

gbg1990Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Try also: Queens Head, Downe. BR6

1991

gbg1991Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2

1992

gbg1992Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Coach & Horses, Beckenham. BR3
Crown, Chislehurst, BR7
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Queen's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Star & Garter. Bromley BR1

1993

gbg1993Arkwright's Wheel. Bromley. BR1 (#)
Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Coach & Horses, Beckenham. BR3
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
Hop Exchange, Penge. SE20
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Maple Tree, Penge. SE20
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7

(#)Most recently Compass, now closed

1994

gbg1994Arkwright's Wheel. Bromley. BR1 (#)
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Coach & Horses, Beckenham. BR3
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2
Freelands Tavern, Bromley BR1
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Queen's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7

(#) Most recently Compass, now closed

1995

gbg1995Anglesea Arms, Bromley. BR1
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Coach & Horses, Beckenham. BR3
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Greyhound, Keston. BR2
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Olde Whyte Lyon, Locksbottom. BR6
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7

1996

gbg1996Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
George Inn, Beckenham. BR3
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3

1997

gbg1997Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5

1998

gbg1998Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Harvest Moon, Orpington. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Maple Tree, Penge. SE20
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Sydney Arms, Chislehurst. BR7

1999

gbg1999Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Crown Inn, Leaves Green. BR2
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
King's Arms, Leaves Green. BR2
Maple Tree, Penge. SE20
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Sydney Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

2000

gbg2000Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Hogshead, Beckenham, BR3
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Kent Hounds, Chelsfield. BR6 (*)
King's Arms, Leaves Green. BR2
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Sydney Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

(*) Now closed, and not actually in Bromley!

2001

gbg2001
Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Kent Hounds, Chelsfield. BR6 (*)
King's Arms, Leaves Green. BR2
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Sydney Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

(*) Now closed, and not actually in Bromley!

2002

gbg2002Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
George & Dragon, Downe. BR6
Harvest Moon, Orpington. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
King's Arms, Leaves Green. BR2
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

2003

gbg2003 Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Harvest Moon, Orpington. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
King's Arms, Leaves Green. BR2
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

2004

gbg2004Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull Inn, St Pauls Cray. BR5
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Old Jail, Biggin Hill. TN16
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Tom Foolery, Bromley. BR1 (#)
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2
Woodman, Farnborough. BR6

(#) Now Barrel & Horn

2005

gbg2005Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Oakhill Tavern, Beckenham. BR3 (#)
Old Jail, Biggin Hill. TN16
Olde Whyte Lyon, Locksbottom. BR6
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Tom Foolery, Bromley. BR1 (~)
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2
Woodman, Farnborough. BR6

(#) Now Chancery
(~) Now Barrel & Horn

2006

gbg2006Bird In Hand, Bromley Common. BR2
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bo Peep, Chelsfield. BR6
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull Inn, St Pauls Cray. BR5
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Bull's Head, Pratts Bottom. BR6
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Olde Whyte Lyon, Locksbottom. BR6
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2
Woodman, Farnborough. BR6

2007

gbg2007Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull Inn, St Pauls Cray. BR5
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Bull's Head, Pratts Bottom. BR6
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Harvest Moon, Orpington. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Old Jail, Biggin Hill. TN16
Olde Whyte Lyon, Locksbottom. BR6
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Queen's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Tom Foolery, Bromley. BR1 (#)
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

(#) Now Barrel & Horn

2008

gbg2008Anglesea Arms, Bromley. BR1
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Bull's Head, Pratts Bottom. BR6
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Old Jail, Biggin Hill. TN16
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Rose & Crown, Green Street Green. BR6
Tigers Head, Chislehurst. BR7
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

2009

gbg2009Anglesea Arms, Bromley. BR1
Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bricklayers Arms, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Chislehurst, BR7
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Prince Frederick, Sundridge Park. BR1
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Richmal Crompton, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Tom Foolery, Bromley. BR1 (#)
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

(#) Now Barrel & Horn

2010

gbg2010Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Pratts Bottom. BR6
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Oakhill Tavern, Beckenham. BR3 (#)
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Prince Frederick, Sundridge Park. BR1
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

(#) Now Chancery

2011

gbg2011 Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham. TN14
Bull's Head, Pratts Bottom. BR6
Cricketers, Orpington. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
George, Hayes. BR2
Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace. SE19
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Oakhill Tavern, Beckenham. BR3
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

2012

gbg2012Bitter End, Bromley. BR2
Bromley Labour Club, Bromley BR2
Bull's Head, Pratts Bottom. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace. SE19
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Oakhill Tavern, Beckenham. BR3 (#)
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst, BR7
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

(#) Now Chancery

2013

gbg2013Bull's Head, Pratts Bottom. BR6
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace. SE19
Greyhound, Keston. BR2
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Railway Hotel, West Wickham. BR4
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Two Doves, Bromley Common. BR2

2014

gbg2014Barrel & Horn, Bromley BR1
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace. SE19
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington. BR6
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Railway Hotel, West Wickham. BR4
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Woodman, Farnborough. BR6

2015

gbg2015Bricklayers Arms, Beckenham. BR3
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Jolly Woodman, Beckenham. BR3
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington. BR6
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Shortland Tavern, Shortlands. BR2
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5

2016

gbg2016Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Greyhound, Keston. BR2
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood. BR6
Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington. BR6
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Queens Head, Downe. BR6
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Shortland Tavern, Shortlands. BR2
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5
Woodman, Farnborough. BR6

2017

gbg2017GBG 2017 was published in Sept 2016

Bricklayers Arms, Beckenham.  BR3
Five Bells, Chelsfield. BR6
Greyhound, Keston. BR2
Imperial Arms, Chislehurst. BR7
Moon & Stars, Penge. SE20
One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood. BR6
Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington. BR6
Partridge, Bromley. BR1
Red Lion, Bromley BR1
Shortlands Tavern, Shortlands. BR2
Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood. BR5

2018

GBG 2018 was published in Sept 2017

To see the Bromley entries in the current GBG you need to buy a copy!