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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elland - White PrussianExceptional1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExceptional2
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExceptional1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExceptional1
Stockport - Stockport PaleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Pale East Kent Goldings Green Hop AleExcellent1
Slater's - Nelson SauvignonExcellent1
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterExcellent1
Tonbridge - RusticExcellent1
Musket - MuzzleloaderExcellent1
New River - Blind PoetExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Kent - ALTernative AmberExcellent2
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishExcellent1
Spitting Feathers - Mustn't GrumbleExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - The Second ComingExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Hockley SoulExcellent1
North Yorkshire - Yorkshire PorterExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood1
Mighty Oak - David Lloyd GeorgeGood1
Hop Fuzz - Hop Buzz Hythe Green Hop BeerGood1
Dorking - Pacific GoldNot Tried0
Revolutions - Clash London PorterNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

23 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close up. Lightly loaded so lots of social distancing possible. This house must be complimented for keeping to just 3 superbly kept ales, not being tempted to overreach its range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Excellent
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Excellent4½* Superbly bittered
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - The Second Coming4.50ExcellentAnother near perfect 4½* beer with a very dry sharp bitterness, which goes down the throat like a torrent
09 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Very pleased to get my "old" seat right by the bar counter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExceptionalAnother 5 star - the third in two visits here. Who must be doing something right?
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Pale East Kent Goldings Green Hop Ale3.80ExcellentVery zingy on the old mouthfeel
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
07 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. I visited specifically because the pub's Facebook page had announced that two A&D beers were on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExceptionalSimply perfect. One of 2 A&D beers here tonight in what can only be called tip-top condition and a credit to the brewer and the pub Guv's keeping skills
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50ExceptionalSimply perfect. One of 2 A&D beers here tonight in what can only be called tip-top condition and a credit to the brewer and the pub Guv's keeping skills
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentLarge taster measure and this was in lovely form with complex tastes
02 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Every seat taken, but a corner seat found for me until curfew close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elland - White Prussian3.90ExceptionalJust the one word, perfect. But for curfew close I might have drowned in the stuff
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Excellent
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
26 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Had been more crowded earlier. Good banter, as expected, to raise the spirits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - English4.00ExcellentJust a mid brown English bitter and a new cask, nowt not to like
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Hockley Soul4.20ExcellentGood one to finish on
Hop Fuzz - Hop Buzz Hythe Green Hop Beer4.00GoodGood but not my favourite of the three on here tonight
18 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon into early evening visit, first for nearly 5 months. Little has changed except frontage and front fascia sign painted up in new colour schemes and a bit inside too. All sitting well apart inside. Sad news to hear co-Guv Steve is not very well at present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stockport - Stockport Pale3.90ExcellentI was dubious from the description but was well balanced and not an in your face lemon juice
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20ExcellentGood enough to have a second
New River - Blind Poet4.50ExcellentVery popular today, a smoked porter
20 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Valedictory late visit but a return one soon hoped for. Only Dame Vera was missing from the "We'll meet again" refrains.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Yorkshire - Yorkshire Porter4.40ExcellentVery chocolatey and kept its head and lacing throughout
Kent - ALTernative Amber4.50ExcellentFirst, third and last beer in a pub for a while
18 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close. Raises the spirits somewhat to hear a lorra lorra larfter as Cilla would have said.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - ALTernative Amber4.50ExcellentSpot on American Amber style if there is one as such
Spitting Feathers - Mustn't Grumble4.00ExcellentWell brewed strong dark mild
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
14 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Some had been there since the end of the Welling United FC match at 5pm!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentLast half squeezed out of the cask and still superb
Slater's - Nelson Sauvignon4.30ExcellentNew cask and a delightfully balanced ale
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50ExcellentSo full bodied the glass even seemed heavier!
Revolutions - Clash London Porter4.50Not Tried
12 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 9pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Good
Mighty Oak - David Lloyd George4.20GoodCopper coloured bitter
Dorking - Pacific Gold3.80Not Tried

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional19
Excellent408
Good99
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 (not currently used), comfortable seating and darts board, 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 276 times, seen 436 different beers and tried 310 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR