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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaExcellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent2
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent2
Rockin Robin - RPAExcellent1
Shiny - New World PaleExcellent1
Moor - Nor'HopExcellent1
Church Farm - Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - Jester : The New LocalExcellent1
Mallinsons - MosaicExcellent1
Adnams - Tally-HoExcellent2
Kent - The New BlackExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent2
Salopian - Half LifeGood1
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzGood2
Twisted - PirateAcceptable1
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireAcceptable1
Franklins - Mama Knows BestNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Lacons - PatriotNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Ruckin RobinNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Moor - So'HopNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

04 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
Kent - The New Black4.80Excellent
Salopian - Half Life3.70Good
28 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9pm close. A few late comers arrived when all looked lost.
Mallinsons - Mosaic4.00ExcellentQuality Mallinsons
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50Good
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00Not TriedRan out
17 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Not seen so many hats, gloves and scarves as the assembled masses left.
Church Farm - Pale Ale3.80ExcellentSubtly citrus and refreshing with a clean taste
Twisted - Pirate4.20AcceptableRather wet dog
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
10 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentNew cask on
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Moor - So'Hop4.10Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50Not TriedRan out
01 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit always with the possibility of an early close with so few showing up. Numbers looked up just as I left, having stayed longer than planned (as you do).
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60ExcellentAn APA
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
13 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon visit after Welling chores and was instructed in some cabbies' views of what constitutes the London "Knowledge".
Kent - Pale4.00ExcellentReally can't go wrong with this one
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20ExcellentWhat the doctor did not order if wanting to make use of the rest of the afternoon
Rockin Robin - Ruckin Robin3.70Not Tried
09 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20ExcellentHeart warming, and tummy too
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
Kent - The New Black4.80Not Tried
Lacons - Patriot4.00Not Tried
03 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Good crowd in to the end. Another 3 top notch ales on tonight.
Kent - Cobnut4.10Excellent
Shiny - New World Pale3.70Excellent
Kent - Jester : The New Local4.50ExcellentA new Kent beer financially supporting the making of a film about Micropubs. Not as citrussy as it could have been, very much in the Session Pale and Pale style from Kent
30 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9pm close. Small chatty crowd in.
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10ExcellentNowt wrong with condition but not just as murky as hell (unfined) but a real effort to finish it with its lemon juice resemblance
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00Excellent
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50GoodFirst out of new cask on
Wild Beer Co. - Millionaire4.70AcceptableNear end of cask and too sweet for me
26 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close, with the usual welcome!
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExcellentThe Guv here seems to bring this beer to its peak of taste
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Excellent
Franklins - Mama Knows Best4.10Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

The pub sign. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Welling, Greater London, DA16 1TR.

Located in Welling High Street this is Greater London's first Micropub and it follows the East Kent model initiated by Martyn Hillier at The Butchers Arms in Herne. Opened Friday 15th March 2013. For many years a corn chandler's shop selling, amongst other things, millet for bird seed. Most recently an electrical lighting shop. Planning permission received for conversion to a Micropub in late 2012. Has a separate cooled cask room with wooden gravity stillage which can be viewed through a window in the main bar. Real ales, ciders and wine are served to a small bar counter by the stillage room door. Lined glasses in regular use. One main front bar and a smaller rear quiet room with a real fire and comfortable seating leading to a Unisex toilet. The main bar comprises wall mounted bench seating and normal height tables. The pub name does not refer to its previous use but is a family joke which you must ask the landlord to explain. Opening hours amended in January 2014 are: Sunday 12-3, Monday Closed, Tuesday to Thursday 3-9, Friday 3-10 & Saturday 12-10. CAMRA Bexley Branch Pub of the Year for 2014 - not bad after just one year of being open. CAMRA Greater London Regional Pub of the Year 2014, deserved and even more astounding.

We have visited this pub 180 times, seen 311 different beers and tried 219 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR