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The Door Hinge (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Captain BobExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Kent - KGB or Kent Golding BitterExcellent2
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthExcellent1
Mad Cat - Unsinkable SamExcellent1
New River - Blind PoetExcellent2
Wantsum - DynamoGood1
McCanns (used to use Angels and Demons name as well) - Straight Red (also seen at 3.2% & 4.2%)Good1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
New River - Five-Inch DropGood1
New River - ChadwellAcceptable1
Mad Cat - MonumentalAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good EveningNot Tried0
New River - Pumped Up!Not Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
New River - KaimataNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

31 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentPossibly my favourite Kent Brewery beer. This held head and lacing until the last drops
New River - Blind Poet4.50ExcellentOnly a half but in prime condition
New River - Kaimata3.60Not Tried
16 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid afternoon visit after local chores. Lots of activity after failure of the cellar room's chiller.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30GoodCellar room chiller had failed but still all more than OK
McCanns (used to use Angels and Demons name as well) - Straight Red (also seen at 3.2% & 4.2%)4.00GoodCellar room chiller had failed but still all more than OK
30 Mar 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Good to see regulars' faces in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Unsinkable Sam5.20ExcellentFirst out of new cask and in spiffing form
Mad Cat - Monumental5.20AcceptablePity I wasn't warned cask on last knockings. This was last pint out and almost flat
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
02 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
06 Dec 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close due to train strike and bus disruption, fortunately a relaxed kick-out deadline.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB or Kent Golding Bitter4.10ExcellentBeen 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB or Kent Golding Bitter4.10ExcellentGood 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

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional20
Excellent458
Good133
Acceptable32
Poor1

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. 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 330 times, seen 491 different beers and tried 355 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR