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The Door Hinge (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExceptional1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop PorterExceptional1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExceptional1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExceptional1
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleExcellent1
Musket - Ball PullerExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Al CaponeExcellent1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Pale East Kent Goldings Green Hop AleExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Harry HopExcellent1
Tonbridge - RusticExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Captain BobExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - The Second ComingExcellent1
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' PorteredExcellent1
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterGood1
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterGood1
Mighty Oak - Geeorge GershwinGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's StoutAcceptable1
Wantsum - Black PrinceAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Mighty Oak - Here Comes SummerNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Three Sods - Rooi KabouterNot Tried0
Dorking - Surrey XPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Picture 2. The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

11 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Three other customers in, in what the Guv says has been a very quiet week.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80GoodGood first beer of the day, refreshing
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90AcceptableNew on today, little head and needed more condition
Dorking - Surrey XPA3.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good cross table banter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Excellent
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Harry Hop3.70ExcellentSubtle hopping
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00Not Tried
Three Sods - Rooi Kabouter4.90Not Tried
29 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last 20 minutes or so of opening time after local shopping trip.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00ExcellentNew cask on today, nourishing
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
20 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Just a few in but good to see the same old faces after so long.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20GoodPleasant enough, not one of favourite ales
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Here Comes Summer3.90Not Tried
15 Dec 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close for yet Covid lockdown enforced shut down, with mandated blow out meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80AcceptableGuv admitted this was served from a 5 litre minikeg. Seemed rather metallic and incomplete to me
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Stout4.00Acceptable
31 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. A table end found for me. Initial disappointment to see only Mighty Oak beers on the board but the magic of the Guv and his cellar made than all surprisingly appetising.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70ExcellentSelling very well here
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80ExcellentNew cask on
Mighty Oak - Al Capone3.90ExcellentLast out of cask and no faults found. A dark malty ale
Mighty Oak - Geeorge Gershwin4.30Good
29 Oct 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening until 21.00 close however my tentative last order at 20.53 was without any drinking up time impediments. My first and long overdue visit to this place and stayed far longer than planned thanks to the friendly jovial and relaxed atmosphere experienced.
BeerABVScoreNotes
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop Porter4.50ExceptionalCreamy smooth with a dry liquorice twang. Superb and faultless.
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50ExcellentToasty hoppy with a bitter finish
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40ExcellentNutty yet refreshing brown ale
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

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About The Door Hinge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional20
Excellent416
Good102
Acceptable19
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 (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 283 times, seen 445 different beers and tried 319 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 1TR