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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleExcellent1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanExcellent1
Kent - Black GoldExcellent1
Iron Pier - Session IPAExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Dorking - DB Number OneExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithExcellent1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Long FerryExcellent1
Bexley - RedhouseExcellent1
Kent - KGBExcellent2
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Good1
Stamps - Mail TrainGood1
Hop Fuzz - Small Batch No. 3 Best BitterGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordGood1
Iron Pier - AmberGood1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Captain BobNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Slater's - 1 Hop Goldings HopsNot Tried0
Slaughterhouse - Saddleback BitterNot Tried0
Stamps - Rum PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

14 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80GoodNearly the last one out of cask
Stamps - Mail Train4.20GoodSome debate about condition as it went flat in some drinkers' glasses but stayed lively and with a head in mine
Slaughterhouse - Saddleback Bitter3.80Not TriedFresh on for tomorrow
Stamps - Rum Porter4.60Not TriedNearing the end - looking quite flat in the glasses I saw
08 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Skin of the teeth last knockings visit until 10pm close. An old lags' club tonight - sorry Sally.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Excellent
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not TriedRan out
Slater's - 1 Hop Goldings Hops4.00Not TriedCame on for tomorrow
01 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentNear end of cask but still excellent
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Excellent
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30Not Tried
31 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Surprise visit at last knockings by a group of young people on a golf themed crawl with a mandated drink style in each pub, here it was pale ale which several of the girls did not appreciate but downed them nevertheless. Interesting rule that none was allowed to carry a mobile phone for the evening, except the leader and that for emergencies only too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Excellent
Kent - The Quiet American4.20ExcellentGreat hop balance in this new APA from kent
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
28 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. The new boys have kept up Ray's previous served beer quality. I hope the ownership change will not affect Good Beer Guide entry continuity.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20ExcellentGBG quality
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90ExcellentGBG quality
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Not Tried
23 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Gold4.00ExcellentIn peak condition
Hop Fuzz - Small Batch No. 3 Best Bitter4.00GoodCondition good but an unimpressive attempt at the best bitter style
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
17 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close and a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Redhouse4.20ExcellentFull head and lacing until the last sip
Bexley - Crook Log Winter Ale5.20ExcellentIn very fine form, felt its strength
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not TriedThe fastest moving beer here in my stay
03 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorking - DB Number One4.20ExcellentNo lover of Dorking beers but this one was spot on
Iron Pier - Amber3.90Good
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
31 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Ticketed for those staying the full session and there was a guitar singer soloist, an emigree from The Long Pond. Great atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Session IPA4.20ExcellentLip smacking bitterness, albeit of an all too citrus nature
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Good
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
28 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Lightly loaded here for my evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40ExcellentIn fine form
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00GoodUnfined, just lacking a full conditioning
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Good

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent397
Good98
Acceptable16
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 (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. 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. Changed hands on Friday 11th October 2019. Card payments now accepted.

We have visited this pub 270 times, seen 425 different beers and tried 299 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR