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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Buxton - Moor TopExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleExcellent1
Mallinsons - CitraExcellent1
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent2
Redemption - TrinityExcellent2
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeExcellent2
Kent - CometExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perle & Challenger Joined at the HopExcellent1
Buxton - MyrciaGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleGood1
Old Dairy - Über BrewAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - Three KingsNot Tried0
Kent - Black MirrorNot Tried0
Kent - Session IPANot Tried0
Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPANot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Captain BobNot Tried0
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - ShakermakerNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Low RiderNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

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
27 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. We are definitely into the last knockings of the present owner's tenure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00ExcellentEverything you could expect
Buxton - Myrcia4.00GoodClip warned it was hazy - in fact like a scrumpy soup. Bearable citrusness
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
24 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. The Broken Drum Tuesday night off contingent populated the corner seats.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentSpot on
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80AcceptableFirst out of new cask. Rather fresh needing the night to settle I suspect
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
21 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentAmazing flavours for such a low abv
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80GoodRather yeasty with a yeasty broken head
Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPA4.10Not Tried
17 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 9pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Inferno4.00Excellent
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00ExcellentShows how good this beer can be
Kent - Comet4.50ExcellentNear end of cask but spiffing still

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional15
Excellent361
Good81
Acceptable16
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 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. Cash only, no card payments permitted. Changed hands on Friday 11th October 2019.

We have visited this pub 242 times, seen 377 different beers and tried 260 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR