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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nottingham - Rose's Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - MoonrakerExcellent1
Mordue - IPAExcellent1
Banks's - Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPAExcellent1
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde AleGood1
Westerham - Single Hop PilotGood1
Green Jack - Gone Fishing E.S.B.Acceptable1
Sambrook's - WandleAcceptable1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellPoor1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Session Hop Forward Pale AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Arundel - Black StallionNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Stonehenge - Danish DynamiteNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Coach House - BlondeNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Phoenix - Moon ShadowNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregorNot Tried0
Portobello - Carnival PaleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Rye MildNot Tried0
Wibblers - GenesisNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop FusionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

25 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening bus change visit, elongated as Moonraker was a slow drinking beer to savour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Moonraker6.50ExcellentA slow drinking strong treat
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Fusion4.50Not Tried
13 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening bus change visit, 40 minute stay on the one pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Rose's Oatmeal Stout4.80ExcellentA meal in a glass, I mused over 2 crosswords over this one pint
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedThey had over-ordered and were pushing this out for £1.59pp
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregor4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Carnival Pale4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Rye Mild4.10Not Tried
Wibblers - Genesis4.20Not Tried
06 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Lingering late evening bus change visit. Game upped on real ale condition tonight for once.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - IPA5.10Excellent
Banks's - Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPA5.00Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
21 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60PoorMy fault for thinking I was being clever accepting the last half out of a cask
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
08 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Gone Fishing E.S.B.5.50Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Phoenix - Moon Shadow4.30Not Tried
25 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening change of bus venue which was used to avail myself of a last knockings choice from the JDW cider festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not TriedJust a taster had a caramel edge
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
10 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Availed myself of several ciders in the JDW cider festival. One as dry as your hat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Stonehenge - Danish Dynamite5.00Not TriedPumpclip at quarter turn - why do they do this?
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Coach House - Blonde4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde Ale4.50Not TriedPumpclip at quarter turn - why do they do this?
03 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change quarter of an hour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde Ale4.50GoodGood enough condition but rather drinking it for the sake of it
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
19 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80AcceptableLacklustre. In fact it is a long time since I had a good Wandle anywhere
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Arundel - Black Stallion3.70Not Tried
12 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Elongated bus change visit late evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Single Hop Pilot4.50GoodNew dwarf hop variety. Tasting notes said marmalade notes but I remain unsure of that
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Session Hop Forward Pale Ale3.40Not Tried

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About The New Cross Turnpike

The pub sign. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent24
Good41
Acceptable32
Poor8

Website.

The pub is found in Welling, Greater London, DA16 3PB.

Ex retail premises (NatWest Bank) in Bellegrove Road, decent and typical conversion, airy and on a number of different levels which includes a balcony area. Equipped with 2 banks of 6 handpumps. Re-opened in February 2016 after a fire over the autumn bank holiday in 2015.

We have visited this pub 90 times, seen 250 different beers and tried 83 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB