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The Door Hinge (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - KGBExcellent2
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthExcellent1
Georges - Cockleboats Best BitterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Captain BobExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutGood1
New River - Blind PoetGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
Hop Monster (Georges) - Absolutely FuggledGood1
New River - Five-Inch DropGood1
Mighty Oak - Tawny TaleGood1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutGood1
New River - ChadwellAcceptable1
New River - Twin SpringNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good EveningNot Tried0
New River - Pumped Up!Not Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

02 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20ExcellentA real flavour hit in excellent condition
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80ExcellentNo fan of Mighty Oak but I liked this top notch condition basic English hopped mid brown bitter
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70GoodTasty but soon lost its head and lacing
29 Dec 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Aborted evening visit with the shutters drawn down 20 minutes before advertised closing time.
06 Dec 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close due to train strike and bus disruption, fortunately a relaxed kick-out deadline.
New River - Blind Poet4.50GoodGood condition and refreshing with it
New River - Five-Inch Drop4.60GoodGood hop hit
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
17 Nov 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Just another couple of drinkers in, providing lively and somewhat provocative subject matter discussion.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentProhibition in lovely condition with very fine long lasting head and lacing
New River - Chadwell4.20AcceptableNot impressed. Felt tired
New River - Pumped Up!4.20Not Tried
03 Nov 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Mainly shared crossword time.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentTop notch condition
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90ExcellentMuch better than I expected from Goody's
19 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit with all the chat expected in a proper micropub which this is.
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentBeen on a few days but superb condition still. Locals said it had improved over the days since first tapping
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80GoodRelatively new cask - full bodied but perhaps a tad fresh
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening3.40Not Tried
17 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon visit after local chores. Good micropub craic that soon got on to politics, heatedly at times.
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentGood condition. Taste, head, lacing all top notch
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60ExcellentBest Goody's I have had in a long time
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening3.40Not Tried
04 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40GoodGood bitter flavour but a style not much to my liking
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Not Tried
02 Sep 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit. Surprised with such a low footfall just after a Welling United FC home match had ended.
Hop Monster (Georges) - Absolutely Fuggled4.30GoodOnly a half but the hop bitterness came through loud and clear
Mighty Oak - Tawny Tale4.40GoodGood condition copper coloured ale
New River - Twin Spring4.00Not TriedRan out
25 Aug 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Just the Guv and two others playing a cribbage game for company, but good company they make.
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00ExcellentMuch more bitter than I expected
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00ExcellentAn excellent dark bitter keeping a great head and lacing to the end

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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 327 times, seen 487 different beers and tried 353 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR