World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Frank Maloney pulled pints in the 1980s at the historic Crayford Arms, a traditional pub with a real sense of community and a vibrant buzz.
Today the High Street inn is a favourite with a huge mix of people of all ages and backgrounds. What’s more, everybody talks to everybody else. Pub users include birdwatchers, bikers, star gazers, morris dancers and historians. Beer drinkers are in heaven with five casks of ale always on and nine normally on tap, in fact it has its own ale festival. Beers are complemented by an excellent selection of wines.
The Crayford Arms has earned numerous accolades and the 2010 CAMRA award for the Bexley area. It has also been in the Good Beer Guide since 2008. There is live music every week and numerous activities including quizzes, darts, karaoke and pool.
Built in the 1600s as three cottages, it has long been an alehouse for and has a wonderful atmosphere with beautiful wood panelling and a solid oak staircase, and reputedly the ghost of a lady and a little girl.