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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlExcellent2
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Excellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestExcellent1
Vocation - Winter StoutExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleExcellent1
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent2
Old Dairy - Copper TopExcellent2
Kent - Yule LogExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent2
Burning Sky - AuroraExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent1
Kent - AmarilloExcellent1
Electric Bear - Big Up Wai-TaiNot Tried0
Electric Bear - Ohm Sweet OhmNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) Not Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Manchester - FactoryNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Brew Studio - AcousticNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

14 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentLovely heavy hitter
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Excellent
Brew Studio - Acoustic4.00Not TriedA new Sussex brewery to me, with an impressive range
07 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Consistently the best ale quality in Bexley Borough.
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Excellent
Kent - Yule Log4.50Excellent
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
30 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00ExcellentSuperb condition, professional brew
Vocation - Winter Stout4.80ExcellentFirst rate condition
Manchester - Factory4.00Not Tried
24 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Lots of attempts to pronounce "Jarl".
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentFirst rate, this place knows how to keep Jarl just right
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodRather sickly as overly malty
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
16 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The Guv had gone home with a crocked leg.
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50ExcellentSuperb head, lacing and condition
Kent - Amarillo4.50ExcellentWell balanced single hopper
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) 3.50Not Tried
10 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Just a couple of small groups in.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentUsually the best Oakham Citra in town here, again tonight
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Excellent
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Not Tried
27 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 10pm close. Only 2 others in, the usual post-Welling United football match crowd had gone to the dogs, Crayford Dogs!
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentMassive plum hit
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
23 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit to 9pm close.
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70ExcellentNo wonder it always sells fast here
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00ExcellentSpot on
19 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentSuperb beer superbly kept
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Excellent
Electric Bear - Ohm Sweet Ohm3.80Not TriedTaster did not impress at all
12 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv left closing up to the sub-Guv for the night.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentBest of this I've had for a long time
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Excellent
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60ExcellentFirst out of new cask, flavour flavour flavour
Electric Bear - Big Up Wai-Tai4.80Not 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. Cash only, no card payments permitted.

We have visited this pub 200 times, seen 333 different beers and tried 232 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR