Crayford Arms, Shepherd Neame
Crayford Arms, Shepherd Neame
Crayford Arms, Shepherd Neame

Welcome to the Crayford Arms

A traditional pub with a real sense of community and a vibrant buzz

The 'Arms' as it is affectionately known to its regulars, is a traditional panelled pub with two bars.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly welcoming place for regular and new customers alike, and we extend that warm welcome to children and dogs.

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Traditional and real ales

Here at the Arms we have a strong line of traditional and real ales for you to enjoy. There are 5 hand pumps providing a selection of Shepherd Neame Real Ales, including Kent's Best, Spitfire, Bishop's Finger, together with seasonal specials such as Early Bird and Whitstable Bay.

If you’re not a real ale fan, we have something for everyone including; Birra Moretti, Fosters, Spitfire Lager, Strongbow Dark Fruits, Thatchers Gold and Guinness.

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The Crayford Arms was originally built in 1864. The arms depicted on the present sign are those of the Draper family who owned the manor of Howbury until the early 17th century.

The pub has had quite a few landlords in its 100+ year history. The earliest landlord that we could find was Albert Brown who was the 'guv' from 1874 - 1891. Archie Brims was the licencee from 1955 to the mid 70's, who some of you may remember.

During Albert Brown's time, the pub was owned by Crowley, a Croydon brewery. In 1936, the pub was owned by Reffell's brewery, who extended the building further into Bexley Lane.

In the 1980s, the Great British Boxer Lennox Lewis lived at the Arms and was known to have trained and boxed there.

Come in to see our large selection of historic local and brewery pictures, pub memorabilia and look through our book nook.