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The Door Hinge (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - TrunkGood4
Musket - Ball PullerExcellent2
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Streets Like A JungleExcellent1
Georges - Old Southendian PorterExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Iron Pier - Fuggles & Amarillo Joined at the HopExcellent1
Iron Pier - West Street PaleExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Georges - Wallasea WenchGood1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanGood1
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - BranchGood1
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutGood1
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Sword of TyrannyAcceptable1
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterAcceptable1
Constellation - CygnusNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot 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

04 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentSpot on for a warm summer evening's refreshment
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
30 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Footfall denuded by a regular's 60th birthday do elsewhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Ball Puller4.00ExcellentLovely full bodied job
Georges - Old Southendian Porter4.10ExcellentNourishing
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Streets Like A Jungle4.00ExcellentSubtle Citra hopping
18 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Georges - Wallasea Wench3.60GoodGood condition, new on today but I drank it without really noticing at all
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Trunk3.80Acceptable
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Sword of Tyranny3.70AcceptableNot sure what this beer is trying to be - a mild or a bitter
17 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good to see a fellow again who used to always be turning up at The Harp, Charing Cross for last knockings - he was out pub ticking roaming in Bexley Borough tonight - not seen him since start of Covid pandemic.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - The Quiet American4.20GoodBitterer than I expected
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Trunk3.80AcceptableMid brown malty bitter
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Sword of Tyranny3.70Not Tried
10 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Lots of good craic here. Pints have now reached the heady £4 barrier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentNew cask today, in fine tasty form
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Branch4.20Good
Constellation - Cygnus4.70Not Tried
03 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Alas all lights off and shutters down at 9.30pm. No Jubilee opening until 1am here then. Stayed on the passing bus.
BeerABVScoreNotes
18 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit until 7pm close on a welcome rare Monday opening. Almost full of feet until the very end of session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - West Street Pale4.10ExcellentA zingy straw coloured ale named after the Russell's brewery location in Gravesend
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Good
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not TriedTaken off sale at end of session with one or two left in it
09 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. All talk, or almost all, was about pasta.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Excellent
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Trunk3.80ExcellentSame cask as Tuesday but had improved to be excellent, that's cask ale for you
Iron Pier - Fuggles & Amarillo Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentI am always impressed by IP's double hop jobbies
05 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. A 30 RANA pack donation visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Trunk3.80GoodBasic dark brown English bitter - no need to try either of the other 2 beers on offer
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good crowd in, all cross table chatting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Good
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20AcceptableSeemed a little flat
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional20
Excellent432
Good109
Acceptable25
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 (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 300 times, seen 463 different beers and tried 333 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR