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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Purple Moose - Dark Side of the MooseExcellent1
Nottingham - CenturionGood1
Banks's - Brombeer Freddy ExportGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Vanilla Cream PaleGood1
Loch Lomond - Bonnie & Blonde (was Bonnie Nā€™ Blonde)Good1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveGood1
Exmoor - BeastGood1
Purple Moose - WhakahariGood1
Flack Manor - Hedge HopGood1
Greene King - AbbotGood2
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Poor1
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - ValhallaNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Great BustardNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - BuffaloNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Branscombe (was Branscombe Vale) - Summa ThatNot Tried0
Siren Craft - MementoNot Tried0
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

19 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Beast6.60GoodDark and noticeably strong
Purple Moose - Whakahari4.30GoodGreat clarity
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle Doo4.30Not Tried
02 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loch Lomond - Bonnie & Blonde (was Bonnie Nā€™ Blonde)4.00GoodThin gruel albeit in good condition and with absolute clarity
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Flack Manor - Hedge Hop4.90Not Tried
Siren Craft - Memento3.80Not Tried
16 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80PoorAwful stuff. A nasty broken yeasty head and no life. Had to get shots of lemonade added to finish it
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Nottingham - Centurion4.90Not Tried
15 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Last evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Centurion4.90GoodJust what was needed to round off the evening, a porter nightcap and a half
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Branscombe (was Branscombe Vale) - Summa That5.00Not Tried
03 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until minutes before close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00ExcellentIn fine form
Flack Manor - Hedge Hop4.90GoodInitial promise dissipated a tad but still a tasty ale
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - Buffalo4.60Not Tried
25 Aug 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Dark Side of the Moose4.60ExcellentA great dark bitter, keeping a great head and lacing to the end. Slotted in a rushed extra half before running for the bus
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
28 Apr 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late night bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50GoodLast thing I expected at the end of a session but hey ho one to never turn down
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Stonehenge - Great Bustard4.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
01 Apr 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. Had to reiterate my regular visiting pattern to door bouncers denying late entrances. Assured them I was not "about to kick off"!
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Vanilla Cream Pale4.00GoodNot sure what this festival ale was meant to be but good for bitterness and a slight vanilla flavouring
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
31 Mar 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Brombeer Freddy Export4.60GoodRather creamy festival ale
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Valhalla5.00Not Tried
22 Feb 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Amazingly almost empty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableA third disappointing ale in successive 'Spoon's tonight
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not 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-
Excellent35
Good97
Acceptable57
Poor12

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 181 times, seen 380 different beers and tried 142 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB