I've always been fascinated by 'airfield pubs', although I wonder how many were actually used by the RAF! Think about it, why would you go for a drink on your doorstep? - many officers would have had cars and done anything to get away from 'work' for a while, hence the Biggin Hill pilots drinking in the White Hart at Brasted!
As far as I can tell, the main pubs used by RAF West Malling men (and WAAFS!) were The Bull at Wrotham (WAAF's footprints on the ceiling!), the George & Dragon at Ightham and the Royal Star at Maidstone for the more formal occasions. 25 Sqn also used the George in West Malling in the early post war years. This leaves the pubs nearest to the airfield, the Sportsman and the Startled Saint. I'm fairly sure the Sportsman, almost inside the perimeter, had been requisitioned and shut during the war and I'm not sure exactly when the Startled Saint was built. It seems most RAF personnel avoided it (especially post war) but I'm told there was a superb collection of RAF West Malling memorablia there - sadly it closed before my Fremlins drinking days began! I've attached one of the 1949 Whitbread pub sign cards showing a startled St Leonard (his tower is on the RAF WM station badge) surrounded by aircraft.
The above should give you a few ideas if you fancy an RAF West Malling 'in memoriam' pub crawl - not forgetting 'The Spitfire' at Kings Hill, built on the former Technical Site.