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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Anarchy - Strait JacketExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Vocation - Winter StoutExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleExcellent1
Kent - Yule LogExcellent3
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Excellent1
Kent - Driving home for ChristmasGood1
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Marblehead Indie Pale AleAcceptable1
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
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Cromarty - Happy ChappyNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

16 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Mystery of late opening Tuesday resolved, Guv Ray had had a nasty fall that day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anarchy - Strait Jacket3.60ExcellentInitially put off by the murky look but I enjoyed the tastiness enough to force a second one down
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
12 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Attempted mid afternoon visit after local chores and prompted by the Guv's regular suggestions to "get here earlier than last knockings". However by 4.15 shutters still down so a white van crew and I left for pastures of another hue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
02 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Old stalwarts in situ.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Yule Log4.50ExcellentLast Christmas's or next?!
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Not TriedNever have I seen this about so much as this Burns Night time
19 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 10pm close, with the usual and deserved visceral welcome for such latecomers!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentSpot on
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Not Tried
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

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent311
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 207 times, seen 339 different beers and tried 236 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR