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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - PaleExcellent3
Brew Studio - AcousticExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent1
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - King of the KerbExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Good Chemistry - Natural SelectionExcellent1
Anarchy - Strait JacketExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeExcellent2
Kent - MosaicExcellent3
Great Heck - TrafalgarExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Great Heck - DAVENot Tried0
Cellar Head - Amber AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Victorian StoutNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Cellar Head - Winter Pale AleNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Striding EdgeNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Brew Studio - ShowtimeNot Tried0
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
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

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
20 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv was back serving, in fine fettle.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mosaic4.50ExcellentEverything was right
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Brew Studio - Showtime4.60Not Tried
12 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mosaic4.50Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodMore bitterness than I expected
05 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv is once again in general circulation after his leg op, but was not here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Northern Monk - Striding Edge2.80Not Tried
28 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 9pm close. Thanks to Sam for allowing my seconds to close pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentAnd what a pint it was - top notch
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Cellar Head - Winter Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
15 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00ExcellentIn top form
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodPerhaps a tad fresh, slight broken yeasty head
Great Heck - DAVE3.80Not TriedRan out
Cellar Head - Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Victorian Stout4.60Not Tried
16 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Mystery of late opening Tuesday resolved, Guv Ray had had a nasty fall that day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anarchy - Strait Jacket3.60ExcellentInitially put off by the murky look but I enjoyed the tastiness enough to force a second one down
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent328
Good71
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 217 times, seen 352 different beers and tried 243 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR