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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
Adnams - Terrapin JazzGood1
Greene King - AbbotGood2
Reedley Hallows - Nook of PendleGood1
Exmoor - BeastGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Acceptable1
Otter - HawthornAcceptable1
Adnams - FishermanPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the VillageNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Daleside - Morocco AleNot Tried0
BRÚ - Red AleNot Tried0
Rooster's - TenderfootNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Banks's - WainwrightNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

09 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Terrapin Jazz5.50GoodFull bodied and dry bitterness
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Daleside - Morocco Ale5.50Not Tried
Rooster's - Tenderfoot4.20Not Tried
04 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Bus change late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
Adnams - Fisherman4.50PoorEven through the darkness of the beer a haze showed through. I had several splashes of lemonade added to make it quaffable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the Village5.00Not Tried
Otter - Hawthorn4.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight (just) close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Hawthorn4.00AcceptableI think this could have been a good beer but this one had a scummy broken yeasty head
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the Village5.00Not Tried
05 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. Absolutely packed - busier than I have known it since the lockdown times.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reedley Hallows - Nook of Pendle5.00GoodGood one to finish on - lots of body
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
26 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not TriedYet another rebranding - now clip shows IPA not Ruby Beer anymore
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
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

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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
Good77
Acceptable54
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 156 times, seen 354 different beers and tried 131 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB