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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleExcellent1
Bexley - RedhouseExcellent1
Dorking - DB Number OneExcellent1
Iron Pier - Session IPAExcellent1
Kent - Black GoldExcellent1
Kent - Comfortably PlumExcellent1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutExcellent1
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeExcellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordGood1
Hop Fuzz - Small Batch No. 3 Best BitterGood1
Iron Pier - AmberGood1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleGood1
New River - Blind PoetGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenGood1
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Good1
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Dorking - Red India AleNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Touch NutNot Tried0
New River - London TapNot Tried0
New River - Riverbed RedNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

23 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Gold4.00ExcellentIn peak condition
Hop Fuzz - Small Batch No. 3 Best Bitter4.00GoodCondition good but an unimpressive attempt at the best bitter style
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
17 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close and a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Redhouse4.20ExcellentFull head and lacing until the last sip
Bexley - Crook Log Winter Ale5.20ExcellentIn very fine form, felt its strength
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not TriedThe fastest moving beer here in my stay
03 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorking - DB Number One4.20ExcellentNo lover of Dorking beers but this one was spot on
Iron Pier - Amber3.90Good
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
31 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Ticketed for those staying the full session and there was a guitar singer soloist, an emigree from The Long Pond. Great atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Session IPA4.20ExcellentLip smacking bitterness, albeit of an all too citrus nature
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Good
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
28 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Lightly loaded here for my evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40ExcellentIn fine form
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00GoodUnfined, just lacking a full conditioning
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Good
21 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50ExcellentIn lovely nick
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not TriedRan out
20 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The light green and cream wall painting is completed with fewer wall adornments now but where have the CAMRA Pub of the Year certificates gone!?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Good
Dorking - Red India Ale5.00Not Tried
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
03 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Paint rollers at the ready with a lime green covering to the previous maroon dark red wall colour. All change all change.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New River - Blind Poet4.50GoodNourishing porter
New River - Riverbed Red4.20Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not TriedAllegedly an unfined version. I saw very murky glasses full being enjoyed
22 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The new Guvs have scraped off most of the stick-on frosted glass effect on the street windows to make the world visible from inside and the inside visible from the street. Some customers do not like it but there it is.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Comfortably Plum4.90ExcellentFruity fun with a full body
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not TriedRan out
New River - London Tap3.80Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Touch Nut4.30Not TriedNew on for tomorrow
15 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Co-Guv Geoff is in dock with a back problem.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00ExcellentNew cask and surprisingly tasty
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent373
Good90
Acceptable16
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 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 255 times, seen 397 different beers and tried 277 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR