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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Abbeydale - HeathenExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestExcellent1
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)Excellent1
Mallinsons - S.P.A.Excellent1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Saltaire - South Island PaleExcellent1
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Burning Sky - AuroraExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Wylam - GalatiaGood1
Dark Revolution - AtomicGood1
Rockin Robin - Stoutly RobinNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Maldon GoldNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Here Comes SummerNot Tried0
Moor - RevivalNot Tried0
Electric Bear - Big Up Wai-TaiNot Tried0
Electric Bear - Ohm Sweet OhmNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
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Visits Details

10 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Just a couple of small groups in.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentUsually the best Oakham Citra in town here, again tonight
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Excellent
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Not Tried
27 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knocking visit until 10pm close. Only 2 others in, the usual post-Welling United football match crowd had gone to the dogs, Crayford Dogs!
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentMassive plum hit
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
23 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit to 9pm close.
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70ExcellentNo wonder it always sells fast here
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00ExcellentSpot on
19 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentSuperb beer superbly kept
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Excellent
Electric Bear - Ohm Sweet Ohm3.80Not TriedTaster did not impress at all
12 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv left closing up to the sub-Guv for the night.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentBest of this I've had for a long time
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Excellent
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60ExcellentFirst out of new cask, flavour flavour flavour
Electric Bear - Big Up Wai-Tai4.80Not Tried
06 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)4.00Excellent4½* Superb green hop bitter, one to drown in
Moor - Revival3.80Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Not Tried
28 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Abbeydale - Heathen4.10ExcellentIn excellent condition but not to my taste. Says it is an American Pale, more a lemon juice job!
Dark Revolution - Atomic3.80GoodPre-warned it was unfined
Rockin Robin - Stoutly Robin4.50Not Tried
13 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. Dave's birthday in full celebration.
Wylam - Galatia3.90GoodArguments how it should be pronounced!
Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold3.80Not TriedRan out
Rockin Robin - Stoutly Robin4.50Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Here Comes Summer3.90Not Tried
05 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. Too late to avail of the cheese and pate night snacks.
Saltaire - South Island Pale3.50Excellent
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
01 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Had been very busy earlier with a Welling Utd home match.
Mallinsons - S.P.A.3.80Excellent
Rockin Robin - Stoutly Robin4.50Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores



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 195 times, seen 327 different beers and tried 228 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR