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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutExcellent1
Greene King - AbbotGood1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderGood1
Exmoor - BeastGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Acceptable1
Exmoor - ExmasAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeAcceptable1
Nelson - Admiral IPAPoor1
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
BRÚ - Red AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Goffs - Black KnightNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Banks's - WainwrightNot Tried0
Banks's - Bell's Light Hearted AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
Banks's - MildNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Ringwood - BoondoggleNot Tried0
Acorn - GorlovkaNot Tried0
Banks's - Bitter (or Amber Bitter)Not Tried0
Banks's - MildNot Tried0
Sambrook's - ScrumdownNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

19 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings late evening visit at bus change point. Once again some bouncers' confusion about late entries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00AcceptableMarked down for having a scummy broken yeasty head
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Not Tried
12 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80ExcellentCould not fault - top form for head, lacing and condition
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedStill 99p pp
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle Doo4.30Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
29 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Chanced a late evening bus change visit. How odd no bouncer refusing "late" admission like last time - I expect she was an overzealous jobsworth.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Beast6.60GoodThe ultimate nightcapper perhaps. A dark barley wine sort of ale
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Banks's - Wainwright4.10Not TriedUsual deceptive failure to divulge brewing provenance
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
09 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Denied entry at 11.29pm by door security despite website hours and hours displayed on front door saying midnight close. This after a deliberate and lengthy journey to visit. Treated like a mug with no proper explanation as to why but mumbles that was too late for me to finish a drink and staff wanted to get home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
18 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Quick bus change evening visit. Only a handful of customers in and signs everywhere saying front doors will be open all day (physically) until 1st October in all 'Spoon's houses. Could not face beer range so a quick Black Dragon cider sufficed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Beast6.60Not Tried
BRÚ - Red Ale4.20Not Tried
18 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nelson - Admiral IPA4.00PoorReally not sure how big cask turnover is in this house. Anyway I added lemonade to mask possible defects in this offering
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Scrumdown4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
18 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableDisappointing with little discernible taste
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00Not Tried
Banks's - Bitter (or Amber Bitter)3.80Not Tried
Banks's - Mild3.50Not Tried
10 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Exmas5.00AcceptableHad better elsewhere
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Banks's - Mild3.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
02 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
26 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodCame up creamy
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Goffs - Black Knight5.30Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Banks's - Bell's Light Hearted Ale5.00Not 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-
Excellent31
Good81
Acceptable55
Poor11

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. BEWARE sometimes seems to randomly apply a late night bar to entry well before advertised midnight closing time.

We have visited this pub 161 times, seen 360 different beers and tried 132 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB