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The Door Hinge (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Cat - Unsinkable SamExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Harry HopExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleExcellent1
Hop Monster (Georges) - Mad Dog Black (was Mad Dog Mild)Excellent1
Mighty Oak - Holly JollyExcellent1
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' PorteredExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent1
Musket - Ball PullerExcellent1
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterGood1
New River - Blind PoetGood1
Wantsum - Black PrinceAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - Pigs in BlanketsAcceptable1
Dorking - Surrey XPANot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck PorterNot Tried0
New River - Riverbed RedNot Tried0
Rudgate - Jorvik BlondeNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Three Sods - Rooi Kabouter Red AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

11 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentIn lovely nick
Hop Monster (Georges) - Mad Dog Black (was Mad Dog Mild)4.90ExcellentDelicious with a sweet sip surprise
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80Not Tried
05 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. One of those evenings when everyone was talking to everyone.
Musket - Powder Burn5.00ExcellentIn this form a very downable ale
Mad Cat - Unsinkable Sam5.20ExcellentStrong dark bitter
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80Not Tried
15 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid afternoon visit after local chores. Slowly filled for a Welling Utd match later that day.
New River - Blind Poet4.50GoodSmoked porter - I enjoyed this much more than I expected to
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00AcceptableDrank without really noticing
New River - Riverbed Red4.20Not Tried
22 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good to see some faces here again for first time in nearly 2 years. Why is this place not in current Good Beer Guide?
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10ExcellentGreat head and condition
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70ExcellentGreat head and condition
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00Not Tried
22 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. A couple came in even later then me, making 4 customers.
Mighty Oak - Holly Jolly4.50ExcellentNot my favourite brewery but nowt wrong with this very clean bright looking bitter
Pig & Porter - Pigs in Blankets4.50AcceptableLooked more murk than unfined haze. OK but would not want another
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not TriedTaken off sale
16 Jul 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
The faux curfew continues in Welling. 9.25pm and shutters down.
25 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Long wasted journey, alas at 2125 arrival the shutters being lowered. To be fair every local restaurant I walked past was empty too. Welling dead for the night.
11 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Three other customers in, in what the Guv says has been a very quiet week.
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80GoodGood first beer of the day, refreshing
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90AcceptableNew on today, little head and needed more condition
Dorking - Surrey XPA3.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good cross table banter.
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Excellent
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Harry Hop3.70ExcellentSubtle hopping
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00Not Tried
Three Sods - Rooi Kabouter Red Ale4.90Not Tried
29 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last 20 minutes or so of opening time after local shopping trip.
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00ExcellentNew cask on today, nourishing
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not 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 (not currently used), comfortable seating and darts board, 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 related to the original Guv here. 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. Changed hands on Friday 11th October 2019. Card payments accepted.

We have visited this pub 300 times, seen 463 different beers and tried 333 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR