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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerExcellent1
Portobello - Market PorterGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Wadworth - Green Beacon 3 Bolt Pale AleGood1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleGood1
Adnams - Sixpoint Lo-ResGood1
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotGood1
Sambrook's - Session Hop Forward Pale AleGood1
Westerham - Family StoutAcceptable1
Otter - AmberAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Salopian - Hop TwisterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Batemans - Yella Belly GoldNot Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Elland - White PrussianNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Brakeman American Brown AleNot Tried0
Loddon - Ferryman's GoldNot Tried0
Brú - Red AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #5Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Mary's Ruby MildNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Holderness DarkNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Nelson - ColossusNot Tried0
Bath Ales - ProphecyNot Tried0
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

09 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. 3 bouncers seem to have an easy job here, at least tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nelson - Colossus4.30Not Tried
Bath Ales - Prophecy3.80Not Tried
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
02 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Grim beer range, doubled up dark milds and Old Thumper ran out. Default purchase of Old Rosie cider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Mary's Ruby Mild4.50Not Tried
Great Newsome - Holderness Dark4.30Not TriedTaster unappetising
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not TriedRan out as I ordered
10 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change swift half visit. Still scurrilously displaying a mocked up fizz BrewDog Punk IPA pumpclip on one of the handpumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Good
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
05 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #54.50Not Tried
03 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. Good chat with a fellow who had not voted today and told me why in full and frank tones. Sad to see that in trying to promote fizz BrewDog Punk IPA the pub has resorted to misleadingly mock up a pumpclip on one of the handpumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Amber4.00AcceptableLacklustre
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #54.50Not Tried
28 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
B16 from The Long Pond for this visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Good
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Session Hop Forward Pale Ale3.40Not TriedI avoid this as the epithet of hop forward somewhat stretches that style
10 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. The ales range was influenced by the Meet the Brewer session here yesterday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Session Hop Forward Pale Ale3.40Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
26 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. I observed the cask ales were cooler than usual and the barmaid said a Cask Marque accreditation had forced them to review and cool more. Doom Bar being pushed out at £1.99 and Ruddles at £1.59 as manager's specials.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Green Beacon 3 Bolt Pale Ale4.50Good
Adnams - Sixpoint Lo-Res4.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Loddon - Ferryman's Gold4.40Not Tried
Brú - Red Ale4.20Not Tried
08 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Family Stout4.50Acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Elland - White Prussian3.90Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Brakeman American Brown Ale4.20Not Tried
16 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Batemans - Yella Belly Gold3.90Not 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-
Excellent25
Good47
Acceptable34
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 99 times, seen 266 different beers and tried 91 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB