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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vocation - Bread & ButterExcellent1
Kent - CitraExcellent1
Adnams - Tally-HoExcellent2
Fyne - JarlExcellent2
Electric Bear - Inspector RemorseExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaExcellent1
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Bad Seed - Seismic Session IPAExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Good Chemistry - Time LapseExcellent1
Rockin Robin - RPAExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
Shiny - New World PaleExcellent1
Adnams - Old AleExcellent1
Moor - Nor'HopExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaExcellent1
Kent - Jester : The New LocalExcellent1
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleExcellent1
Neptune - RiptideGood1
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzGood1
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireAcceptable1
Anarchy - Citra StarNot Tried0
Wild Card - Queen of Diamonds IPANot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Franklins - Mama Knows BestNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Kent - The New BlackNot Tried0
Lacons - PatriotNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Ruckin RobinNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

13 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon visit after Welling chores and was instructed in some cabbies' views of what constitutes the London "Knowledge".
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
12 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Every seat taken tonight. The newly fitted hessian covered ceiling sound baffles seem to be doing their job.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vocation - Bread & Butter3.90ExcellentWent down the hatch a treat
Neptune - Riptide3.70GoodUnfined, good condition but not a beer I should want a second one of
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
05 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Excellent
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Excellent
Wild Card - Queen of Diamonds IPA4.00Not Tried
15 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings evening visit until 10pm close. Visit dominated by me trying to return a found mobile phone to its Polish owner, successfully in the end with a pick-up rendezvous outside the nearby Tesco store.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Electric Bear - Inspector Remorse4.70Excellent
Bad Seed - Seismic Session IPA4.00Excellent
Anarchy - Citra Star4.10Not Tried
02 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. A busy football day earlier but by late was serene.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent251
Good61
Acceptable12
Poor-

Website.

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 165 times, seen 292 different beers and tried 204 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR