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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green BulletExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeExcellent1
North Yorkshire - Yorkshire PorterExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
New River - Riverbed RedExcellent1
Stockport - Stockport PaleExcellent1
Slater's - Nelson SauvignonExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Mighty Oak - The Old Man and The SeaExcellent1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutExcellent2
New River - Blind PoetExcellent1
Kent - ALTernative AmberExcellent2
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestExcellent2
Spitting Feathers - Mustn't GrumbleExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnGood1
Dorking - Pacific GoldGood1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood1
Mighty Oak - David Lloyd GeorgeGood1
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow AleNot Tried0
New River - Twin SpringNot Tried0
Revolutions - Clash London PorterNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

18 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon into early evening visit, first for nearly 5 months. Little has changed except frontage and front fascia sign painted up in new colour schemes and a bit inside too. All sitting well apart inside. Sad news to hear co-Guv Steve is not very well at present.
Stockport - Stockport Pale3.90ExcellentI was dubious from the description but was well balanced and not an in your face lemon juice
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20ExcellentGood enough to have a second
New River - Blind Poet4.50ExcellentVery popular today, a smoked porter
20 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Valedictory late visit but a return one soon hoped for. Only Dame Vera was missing from the "We'll meet again" refrains.
North Yorkshire - Yorkshire Porter4.40ExcellentVery chocolatey and kept its head and lacing throughout
Kent - ALTernative Amber4.50ExcellentFirst, third and last beer in a pub for a while
18 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. Raises the spirits somewhat to hear a lorra lorra larfter as Cilla would have said.
Kent - ALTernative Amber4.50ExcellentSpot on American Amber style if there is one as such
Spitting Feathers - Mustn't Grumble4.00ExcellentWell brewed strong dark mild
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
14 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Some had been there since the end of the Welling United FC match at 5pm!
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentLast half squeezed out of the cask and still superb
Slater's - Nelson Sauvignon4.30ExcellentNew cask and a delightfully balanced ale
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50ExcellentSo full bodied the glass even seemed heavier!
Revolutions - Clash London Porter4.50Not Tried
12 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Good
Mighty Oak - David Lloyd George4.20GoodCopper coloured bitter
Dorking - Pacific Gold3.80Not Tried
10 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
New River - Riverbed Red4.20ExcellentUsually no lover of the red style, this was in superb nick
Mighty Oak - The Old Man and The Sea4.10ExcellentSurprisingly good MO beer
Dorking - Pacific Gold3.80GoodAgreed with pub Guv this was still a tad fresh (slight metallic taste), with better to come over the coming days
06 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Just a few still in for a late visit until 10pm close.
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20Excellent
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00ExcellentSoon ran out
Kent - Green Bullet4.50ExcellentThird beer in a row tonight, all excellent
New River - Riverbed Red4.20Not TriedNew on really for tomorrow
03 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20ExcellentA nourishing stout indeed
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00GoodFirst out of a new cask and just a tad fresh. Will be superb tomorrow
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not TriedRan out
New River - Twin Spring4.00Not Tried
27 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close and a bit. A usually lager drinker was very interested in why we all love our cask.
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington Oatmeal Stout4.00ExcellentNo need whatsoever to try any others tonight
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00Not Tried
22 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50ExcellentFirst rate with powerful floral hopping nose
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Good
Dorking - Pacific Gold3.80Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

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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. 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. Changed hands on Friday 11th October 2019. Card payments now accepted.

We have visited this pub 271 times, seen 427 different beers and tried 301 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR