New Cross Inn
323 New Cross Road
FIRST VISIT: WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2014
The New Cross Inn stays open late. I’m sure that if you the secret special hello you can drink there 24 hours a day. It’s an interesting pub. It can’t be described as on old fashioned pub but it has none of the trappings of the modern world. Seating comes courtesy of beer barrels with planks of wood on top and the kind of bench you find it the picnic areas of your local park. There’s a pool table and it’s very much the hub. It’s the kind of pub where you half expect fights to break out over the pool table but I don’t believe that ever happens, which is nice. The New Inn is also a live music venue. Old skool Punk and Ska legends are known to have graced the stage – the Selector played there on NYE 2013.
Beer wise the place isn’t very exciting: mass market keg or Tribute, Proper Job, Dartmoor and Dommbar were what I was greeted with this visit. But you don’t go to the New Cross Inn for the beer. No. No. No! You go to the New Cross Inn for a pint of Old Rosie Cider. Yes. Yes. Yes!