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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Buxton - Moor TopExcellent1
Kent - Comfortably PlumExcellent1
Mallinsons - CitraExcellent1
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Excellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent2
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perle & Challenger Joined at the HopExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleGood1
New River - Blind PoetGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good2
Mighty Oak - Captain BobNot Tried0
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - ShakermakerNot Tried0
Kent - Session IPANot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Low RiderNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's StoutNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Crispin AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
New River - London TapNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Touch NutNot Tried0
New River - Riverbed RedNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

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
09 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentMore GG to smooth my furrowed brow after much of it yesterday elsewhere!!
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
05 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. Just me and the Doc in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Excellent
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Stout4.00Not Tried
29 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20ExcellentIn top form
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Stout4.00Not Tried
18 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Perle & Challenger Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentGreat hop balance
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableSecond to last out of cask and the poorer for it. None of this beer's usual hop bitterness
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
11 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. D-Day has arrived and founding Guv Ray has passed on the business to local fellows Geoff and Steve.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentAllegedly near end of cask but still superb
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Good
Bristol Beer Factory - Low Rider3.90Not Tried
08 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. D-Day mey be Friday!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentA glorious anaesthetic
Buxton - Moor Top3.60Not Tried
Kent - Session IPA3.90Not Tried
04 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. No change of ownership here yet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buxton - Moor Top3.60ExcellentFirst out of new cask. Zingy and as dry as the proverbial bone
Mallinsons - Citra3.80ExcellentNear end of cask but still superb
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Not Tried
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Shakermaker4.40Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent366
Good84
Acceptable16
Poor-

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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 248 times, seen 389 different beers and tried 266 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR