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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green GiantExceptional2
Adnams - BroadsideExcellent1
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveExcellent1
Kent - Black GoldExcellent1
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Excellent1
Good Chemistry - Time LapseExcellent1
Salopian - SpectrumExcellent1
Titanic - Cherry DarkExcellent1
Adnams - Old AleExcellent1
Franklins - Mama Knows BestExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestExcellent1
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleExcellent1
Atom - Schrodinger's CatExcellent1
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickExcellent1
Kent - CitraExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Riding AleGood1
Saltaire - Citra PaleGood1
Hawkshead - BitterNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaNot Tried0
Gloucester - Session PaleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good InningsNot Tried0
Lacons - EncoreNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Best BitterNot Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Never A FrownNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

02 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. A busy football day earlier but by late was serene.
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Excellent
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50ExcellentHigh bitterness for such a low abv jobbie
Kent - Citra4.50Excellent
25 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentNew cask on
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve6.50ExcellentMost of the customers were half and halfing this with Time Lapse. I took it neat
Good Chemistry - Time Lapse3.80ExcellentNicely balanced bitter
18 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Magic Rock - Hat-Trick3.70ExcellentIn excellent nick but honestly too lemon-juicy for me
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Riding Ale3.00GoodWith Ahtanum, Cascade, Mosaic hops. Unfined and this was as cloudy as a scrumpy cider
Arbor Ales - Never A Frown4.30Not Tried
21 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Kent - Black Gold4.00Excellent
Salopian - Spectrum4.20ExcellentSurprisingly good, well balanced bitter
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried
07 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. With football earlier had been a good takings day for the pub.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExceptionalCould it be just a tad better than yesterday's 5 marking?
Lacons - Encore3.80Not TriedFresh on for tomorrow
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
06 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The quest for this year's Kent Green Giant was duly quenched.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExceptionalNo lesser mark would do this justice. Had been kept 2 weeks as recommended by the brewery. Condition, head, presentation, taste all collided to a perfect pint
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Innings4.60Not Tried
Gloucester - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
03 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit after chores in Bexleyheath.
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Excellent
Saltaire - Citra Pale4.20Good
Gloucester - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
22 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. A Micropub doing its conversation thing with all tables involved in chat across the floor.
Titanic - Cherry Dark4.40ExcellentAmazingly dry after-taste for a fruit ridden beer
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00Not Tried
09 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExcellentThe Guv here works magic on this beer, that is rare elsewhere
Adnams - Broadside4.70ExcellentBeing no great lover of this beer I was cajoled to try it once more. This was in superb condition with head and mouthfeel. Am I converted?
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Excellent
29 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit after chores in nearby Bexleyheath.
Franklins - Mama Knows Best4.10ExcellentVery old style bitter
Atom - Schrodinger's Cat3.50ExcellentWhat a difference the pourer can make after a flattish one whilst the Guv was away!
Hawkshead - Bitter3.70Not 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 157 times, seen 277 different beers and tried 192 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR