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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - CometExcellent2
Kent - Black MirrorExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutExcellent2
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeExcellent1
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - DDH PaleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Cellar Head - Summer Pale AleExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Über BrewGood2
Old Dairy - Gold BullionGood1
Brewsmith - MosaicGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Totally Brewed - Ninja SharkNot Tried0
Harbour - Daymer Extra PaleNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Three KingsNot Tried0
Kent - Session IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

17 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 9pm close.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Excellent4½* once more here. We must be told how the Guv does it
Kent - Black Mirror4.50Not Tried
Kent - Session IPA3.90Not TriedCan't track this ale down on Kent's website or any other
13 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Nice slice of cake for a customer's 54th, albeit with little white decorations that seemed almost as strong as teeth enamel.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Mighty Oak - Three Kings4.20Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Not TriedRan out
10 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm as the sole customer. The Guv's swansong nears by the day.
Oakham - Inferno4.00Excellent
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00ExcellentShows how good this beer can be
Kent - Comet4.50ExcellentNear end of cask but spiffing still
06 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. No more news about the pub's sale.
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Kent - Comet4.50ExcellentAnother 4.5* here. Superb beer with heavy head and lacing and condition remaining from top to bottom of the glass
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
04 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
Brewsmith - Mosaic3.50GoodGood condition but a weak beer lacking much body
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Good
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
30 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Unusually there were 4 ales on offer.
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Good
Old Dairy - Gold Bullion4.30Good
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Harbour - Daymer Extra Pale3.80Not Tried
23 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Kent - Black Mirror4.50ExcellentYet again a 4½* beer here. How does the Guv do it
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Not Tried
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - DDH Pale4.00Not Tried
16 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Is this the Guv's swansong, or is he the ugly duckling I asked!
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.
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.
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

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About The Door Hinge

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

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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 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 235 times, seen 369 different beers and tried 256 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR