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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Branscombe Vale - BranocExcellent1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleGood1
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotGood1
Brewster's - Brewer's DozenGood1
Cotleigh - Old BuzzardGood1
Southwark - Harvard APAGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Acceptable1
St Austell - Big JobUndrinkable1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Mary's Ruby MildNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Holderness DarkNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Nelson - ColossusNot Tried0
Bath Ales - ProphecyNot Tried0
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale AleNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Exmoor - StagNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Portobello - Summer BlondeNot Tried0
Grafton - Caramel StoutNot Tried0
Portobello - Westway Pale AleNot Tried0
Upham - Autumn LeavesNot Tried0
Salopian - Hop TwisterNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Rooster's - 24/7 Twenty Four SevenNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroNot Tried0
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

07 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
After train delays and failures, a very late visit until midnight closure. Obvious dogends from a Southwark Brewery tap takeover a day or so previously.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
12 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Brewer's Dozen5.50Good
St Austell - Big Job7.20UndrinkablePure murk, either end of cask or a disturbed cask or an off brew. Replaced without question and the barmaid took the clip off its fitting
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Rooster's - 24/7 Twenty Four Seven4.70Not Tried
06 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80ExcellentRounded off an evening of 4½*s and 4* beer. Unusual in this pub these days to get an excellent condition pint but this was one
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Upham - Autumn Leaves4.30Not Tried
20 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. I could not face any of the real ales so partook of a 7% Cockeyed Pear Mania.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Summer Blonde4.20Not Tried
Grafton - Caramel Stout4.80Not Tried
18 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80GoodRight temperature, in good form
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Stag5.20Not Tried
09 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - A.P.A.4.50AcceptableLacklustre, lacking a distinct taste identity
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
13 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit, nearly until the bewitching hour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Old Buzzard4.80Good
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
09 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. 3 bouncers seem to have an easy job here, at least tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nelson - Colossus4.30Not Tried
Bath Ales - Prophecy3.80Not Tried
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
02 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Grim beer range, doubled up dark milds and Old Thumper ran out. Default purchase of Old Rosie cider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Mary's Ruby Mild4.50Not Tried
Great Newsome - Holderness Dark4.30Not TriedTaster unappetising
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not TriedRan out as I ordered
10 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change swift half visit. Still scurrilously displaying a mocked up fizz BrewDog Punk IPA pumpclip on one of the handpumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Good
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not 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-
Excellent26
Good51
Acceptable35
Poor8

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.

We have visited this pub 106 times, seen 280 different beers and tried 96 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB