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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot ReserveExcellent1
Purple Moose - Dark Side of the MooseExcellent1
Loch Lomond - Bonnie & Blonde (was Bonnie N’ Blonde)Good1
Exmoor - BeastGood1
Purple Moose - WhakahariGood2
Flack Manor - Hedge HopGood1
Nottingham - CenturionGood1
Elgood's - Patron SaintAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hop WeaverAcceptable1
Greene King - AbbotAcceptable3
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Bishop Nick - DivineAcceptable1
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Poor1
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Banks's - Ringwood FortyninerNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

31 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. Could have stayed until close with planned bus home running 30 minutes late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableMy exchanged pint was pretty lacklustre and a chore to finish
Greene King - Abbot5.00PoorI struggled with this as was tepid and sour bittered. Exchanged with good grace when barmaid said she didn't think any had been sold for some hours on her shift
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
29 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until a last bus.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50ExcellentBang on the money with lovely head and lacing to boot. Ran out of time for more .............
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hop Weaver5.40AcceptableVery zesty but should not have had the haze
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Banks's - Ringwood Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
24 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableIn basic condition, lacking its usual depth
Bishop Nick - Divine5.10AcceptableA sour bitterness
Elgood's - Patron Saint4.30AcceptableCame across as more watery than had elsewhere
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
26 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Whakahari4.30Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not 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
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 N’ 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

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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-
Excellent36
Good98
Acceptable62
Poor13

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 185 times, seen 384 different beers and tried 146 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB