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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Franklins - What Mama Donít KnowExcellent1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutExcellent3
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Excellent1
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - DDH PaleExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent2
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Cellar Head - Summer Pale AleExcellent2
Kent - Cain and AbelExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Gold NationExcellent1
Kent - AmarilloExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Here be DragonsNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Totally Brewed - Ninja SharkNot Tried0
Harbour - Daymer Extra PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

16 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Is this the Guv's swansong, or is he the ugly duckling I asked!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Summer Pale Ale3.70ExcellentEvery bit as good as on Tuesday
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Good
Harbour - Daymer Extra Pale3.80Not Tried
13 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid afternoon visit, rare for me, after local Welling chores.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20ExcellentGreat one to start on
Cellar Head - Summer Pale Ale3.70Excellent1st out of new cask, very zingy. Zingy must be part of the brewery's style as another of its beer was such last night elsewhere
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not TriedRan out as I ordered, must have really run out at the end of the Sunday session here
Totally Brewed - Ninja Shark3.80Not Tried
10 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Just one small group in in one corner.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Excellent4½* Don't get Summer Lightning is this condition very often, apart from here
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20ExcellentGreat head and lacing
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - DDH Pale4.00ExcellentHeavily hopped indeed although with a strong citrus bent. Why the hiding of true Old Dairy brewing provenance on the clip I wonder
02 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Amarillo4.50ExcellentHow does the Guv here keep such superb condition, head and lacing in his ales
Franklins - What Mama Donít Know4.10ExcellentHow does the Guv here keep such superb condition, head and lacing in his ales
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
26 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cain and Abel3.30ExcellentSuperb taste for a low abv jobbie
Bristol Beer Factory - Gold Nation4.30ExcellentFirst rate condition
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
12 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExcellentAlways the best Summer Lightning here
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not TriedFreshly tapped for tomorrow's football
Mighty Oak - Here be Dragons4.50Not Tried
05 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Denied my usual corner standing space by the crowds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20ExcellentSweetish stout, nice foil to the hoppier Pale
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
28 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
11 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. Increasingly the talk is of the impending sale to new owners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
31 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Excellent
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80ExcellentPerhaps more citrus than usual but very crisp regardless
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent345
Good74
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 228 times, seen 364 different beers and tried 252 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR