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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - AmarilloExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Kent - Yule LogExcellent2
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Excellent1
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent2
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Vocation - Winter StoutExcellent1
Kent - Driving home for ChristmasGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Marblehead Indie Pale AleAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) Not Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Manchester - FactoryNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Brew Studio - AcousticNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Wonky DonkeyNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

04 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit but all closed and shuttered by 9.35pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
24 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit until 6pm close. 6pm close!! Why the day hasn't even begun.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Excellent
Kent - Driving home for Christmas1.80GoodNot bad for such a low abv. Very dry after-taste
Mighty Oak - Wonky Donkey4.30Not Tried
21 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Yule Log4.50ExcellentFirst rate head and condition
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Marblehead Indie Pale Ale5.50AcceptablePreview half, unfined, ok
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Not Tried
14 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentLovely heavy hitter
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Excellent
Brew Studio - Acoustic4.00Not TriedA new Sussex brewery to me, with an impressive range
07 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Consistently the best ale quality in Bexley Borough.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Excellent
Kent - Yule Log4.50Excellent
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
30 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00ExcellentSuperb condition, professional brew
Vocation - Winter Stout4.80ExcellentFirst rate condition
Manchester - Factory4.00Not Tried
24 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Lots of attempts to pronounce "Jarl".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentFirst rate, this place knows how to keep Jarl just right
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodRather sickly as overly malty
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
16 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The Guv had gone home with a crocked leg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50ExcellentSuperb head, lacing and condition
Kent - Amarillo4.50ExcellentWell balanced single hopper
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) 3.50Not Tried
10 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Just a couple of small groups in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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 knockings visit until 10pm close. Only 2 others in, the usual post-Welling United football match crowd had gone to the dogs, Crayford Dogs!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentMassive plum hit
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent308
Good69
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 203 times, seen 337 different beers and tried 235 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR