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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - AbbotGood4
Adnams - Terrapin JazzGood1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAGood1
Reedley Hallows - Nook of PendleGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopAcceptable1
Otter - HawthornAcceptable1
Adnams - FishermanPoor1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Banks's - Wainwright Gold a.k.a.The Golden BeerNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutNot Tried0
Daleside - Morocco AleNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Portobello - Tropical CrushNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Rooster's - TenderfootNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the VillageNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer SunNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

12 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodGood balance, more the fruity end of its possible taste spectrum this pint
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Sun4.40Not Tried
Portobello - Tropical Crush4.40Not TriedI don't think I've ever seen a clip for this ale with the ABV declared
Banks's - Wainwright Gold a.k.a.The Golden Beer4.10Not TriedThe clip says A Lakeland Original but it is "brewed in Wolverhampton" (latter not declared at point of sale)
06 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodFirst proper tasting Abbot for a few weeks anywhere
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
30 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. Limited ale range rubbed in by Abbot clips showing (usual old JDW trick) but not available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80AcceptableDubious, no off flavours but a haze
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
18 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. Once again a 'Spoon's with that awful customer unfriendly practice of leaving pumpclips showing for beers not available, this time for GK Abbot.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70GoodGood dry bitterness - second day in a row when best beer of the day was in a 'Spoon's
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Top Dog Stout5.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not TriedThe ultimate provenance double-con ale
28 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodFortuitous nightcap find here
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
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

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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