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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Branscombe Vale - BranocExcellent1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Portobello - JPAGood1
Brains - SAGood1
Brewster's - Brewer's DozenGood1
Cotleigh - Old BuzzardGood1
Peerless - Oatmeal StoutGood1
Southwark - Harvard APAGood1
Sambrook's - After NineGood1
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable1
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Acceptable1
Reunion - True ZealUndrinkable1
St Austell - Big JobUndrinkable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot 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
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Southwark - Chew-Black-ANot Tried0
Park - Killcat PaleNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Exmoor - BeastNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

04 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Extended late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - Oatmeal Stout5.00Good
Sambrook's - After Nine4.40GoodFirst Sammy's beer I have enjoyed for yonks. This was a mint chocolate porter
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Beast6.60Not Tried
Reunion - True Zeal4.30Not TriedIt's gotta be a newer cask than previously seen, please help and confirm!
02 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - SA4.20Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Park - Killcat Pale3.70Not Tried
Reunion - True Zeal4.30Not TriedStill on sale!
28 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - JPA4.20GoodJapanese Pale Ale, not Fuller's eh eh eh
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptablePoured quite flat
Reunion - True Zeal4.30UndrinkableAAAAAAAaarg, a taster gave a whiff and a sip gave a taste of beer that had resided in the line for half a century
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
Southwark - Chew-Black-A5.00Not Tried
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

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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
Good55
Acceptable36
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 109 times, seen 285 different beers and tried 100 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB