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The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderGood2
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Wadworth - Birrificio Argo Terzo TempoAcceptable1
Exmoor - ExmasAcceptable1
Wadworth - JD Boss HoggAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Acceptable1
Nelson - Admiral IPAPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Sheffield Old Dark (SOD)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ishii Brewing Minagof Juicy IPANot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Boss - Beatle JuiceNot Tried0
Adnams - Urban South Holy RollerNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Goffs - Black KnightNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Banks's - Bell's Light Hearted AleNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Banks's - MildNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Ringwood - BoondoggleNot Tried0
Acorn - GorlovkaNot Tried0
Banks's - Bitter (or Amber Bitter)Not Tried0
Banks's - MildNot Tried0
Sambrook's - ScrumdownNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Exmoor - BeastNot Tried0
BRÚ - Red AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

18 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Quick bus change evening visit. Only a handful of customers in and signs everywhere saying front doors will be open all day (physically) until 1st October in all 'Spoon's houses. Could not face beer range so a quick Black Dragon cider sufficed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Beast6.60Not Tried
BRÚ - Red Ale4.20Not Tried
18 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nelson - Admiral IPA4.00PoorReally not sure how big cask turnover is in this house. Anyway I added lemonade to mask possible defects in this offering
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Scrumdown4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
18 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableDisappointing with little discernible taste
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00Not Tried
Banks's - Bitter (or Amber Bitter)3.80Not Tried
Banks's - Mild3.50Not Tried
10 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Exmas5.00AcceptableHad better elsewhere
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Banks's - Mild3.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
02 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
26 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodCame up creamy
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Goffs - Black Knight5.30Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Banks's - Bell's Light Hearted Ale5.00Not Tried
18 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late night bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodAlmost excruciatingly over fruity, lemonade splashes helped quell this
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
11 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening brief bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20AcceptableLacklustre, fortunately just a half
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
28 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20GoodBest beer of the evening
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Boss - Beatle Juice4.80Not TriedGarish pump clip and when I see "juice" I think citrus and lemon juice so no go
Adnams - Urban South Holy Roller5.30Not Tried
21 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Birrificio Argo Terzo Tempo4.40AcceptableNeeded shots of lemonade to make it palatable
Wadworth - JD Boss Hogg4.70Acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Sheffield Old Dark (SOD)5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ishii Brewing Minagof Juicy IPA4.50Not 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-
Excellent30
Good73
Acceptable51
Poor10

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 147 times, seen 342 different beers and tried 126 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA16 3PB