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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeExcellent2
Great Heck - TrafalgarExcellent2
Kent - PaleExcellent2
Brew Studio - AcousticExcellent1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Kent - MosaicExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Excellent1
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - King of the KerbExcellent1
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Good Chemistry - Natural SelectionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - SimcoeGood1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - NotoriousNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Here be DragonsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

12 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExcellentAlways the best Summer Lightning here
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not TriedFreshly tapped for tomorrow's football
Mighty Oak - Here be Dragons4.50Not Tried
05 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Denied my usual corner standing space by the crowds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20ExcellentSweetish stout, nice foil to the hoppier Pale
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
28 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
11 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. Increasingly the talk is of the impending sale to new owners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
31 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Excellent
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80ExcellentPerhaps more citrus than usual but very crisp regardless
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
24 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A football presentation night tonight so standing room only, a bit of a feast had been on earlier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Heck - Trafalgar4.00Excellent
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - Simcoe4.20GoodRaw citrus. True brewing provenance at Old Dairy denied on the pump clip, what's to benefit from such deception
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
18 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00ExcellentThe Guv knows how to keep this beer well every time
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Excellent
Good Chemistry - Natural Selection4.00Not Tried
17 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Good Chemistry - Natural Selection4.00ExcellentAlmost too citrus for me
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00ExcellentSmooth taste compared to the Good Chemistry that preceded it. Superb
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
04 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. More couples than singles tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mosaic4.50ExcellentSeems to be a Marmite beer amongst customers here
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - King of the Kerb3.20ExcellentOld style dark mild
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Notorious3.80Not Tried
26 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Heck - Trafalgar4.00Excellent
Brew Studio - Acoustic4.00ExcellentLovely well balanced quaffing bitter
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent335
Good73
Acceptable14
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 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 223 times, seen 357 different beers and tried 247 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR