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The Door Hinge, Welling

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11 High Street
Welling
DA16 1TR
Phone: 07956845509
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Door Hinge

What is now a 'traditional' micro-pub, with just four thin tables, bench seating around the periphery of the small, square room and a few plain chairs. Decor comprises pump clips on one side wall, local history photographs and a bit of breweriana on the other and a window through to the cool room beside the compact counter at the back. There also turns out to be a small domestic-looking lounge up a step off the corridor through to the toilets to the rear. With no room for handpumps, the real ales are served on gravity, and I found two Kent beers - Pale and Comet - plus Oscar Wilde dark Mild from Mighty Oaks (£3.30, and in fine form).

On 21st September 2019 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Door Hinge

A truly good micro pub that ticked all the boxes. There were three ales on stillage in the cold room on our visit, which were Kent Mosaic, Wild Card Queen of Diamonds and Rockin Robin Redbreast. I went for the Kent Mosaic, which was right up my street as I am a big fan of Kent Brewery beers, plus I like Mosaic hops. This micro is also in a good position for getting off the 51 bus and for getting on the B16 bus to the Long Pond micro in Eltham, the bus stop is just across the road. The barman and fellow drinkers were friendly and all helped with directions for the bus.

On 18th January 2018 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about The Door Hinge

Having visited my first micropub just a couple of days previously I was eagerly anticipating my visit here and I wasn't disappointed. It opens at 12 on a Sunday, by 5 past it was packed with around 35 people filling the small space, there was no chance of a seat in the bar. The main bar is a squareish room with a serving table in the back corner, beers are kept in a temperature controlled area behind, visible through a window. Three are on at any one time, listed on a chalkboard and the protocol is to choose and the landlord pops in the back and pours from stillage into a lined glass. The walls are literally covered in beermats from previous ales, they change constantly and as soon as one goes another comes on.
Like Cobbetts in Dorking, being in such a small space with no distractions such as music or TV/gaming machines encourages conversation. We were in before a Sunday match at nearby Welling Utd FC so most punters were heading to the game; home and visiting fans were chatting away and enjoying very good beer.
There is another, rather strange room to the rear which has a pair of old sofas sharing a table and an old tiled fireplace. There is a quiet rule in here, I believe there is a tenants bedroom above. Beyond is the kitchen through which you walk to find the single WC. As the place was so busy this arrangement caused some queues but then that's how it is.
On our visit the beers were Elland Brewery Silver Streak, Jarrow Red Ellen, Bushy's Brewery Dalby Spook plus a cider from Kingstons. The Silver Streak went and was straightaway changed for Goody's Genesis. All the ales were at the very good price of £3.00.
The hours are a bit restrictive but it is clearly a family operation, closed Mondays and doesn't stay open late. 12 till 3 Sunday although yesterday the guv extended this until 4 due to the football being on.
Definitely a destination pub, the concept appeals to me greatly and hopefully this is the future.

On 9th March 2015 - rating: 8
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Welling, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Bexleyheath, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Falconwood, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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21st Sep 2019, 11:24
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by David McNally
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 December 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 December 2014 by Rex Rattus
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