"Live music is one good reason you should visit."Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
‘Yikes!’ is quite likely to be the first thing you think on arriving at New Cross Inn and that’s not just because this is a pub that used picnic tables as its inside seating – although that’s probably part of it. You’ve seen dives before but then you see New Cross Inn, as the true nature of the word becomes apparent. But is there anything wrong with that, a pub shaking it all off to show its true nature, its grimy, grimy nature? When that pub doubles up as the most infamous live music venue in the whole of New Cross, we see nothing wrong at all.
Featuring a stage on one side, a bar with raised DJ booth perched above it on the other and nothing much but a pool table and those classy picnic benches in between, it’s safe to say that New Cross Inn leans more towards the live music side than the ‘relax a while with a pint and a good book’ side. And don’t we need all the places like that we can get? We sure do.
The bar serves up Sam Adams lager for the connoisseurs alongside the usual beers and spirits but stands out as being one of the only pubs pretty much anywhere that has a pool table these days. If you miss the days of putting a pound coin on the table and staking your claim to a game – and who doesn’t – then rock out at the New Cross Inn sometime. Live music here is genuinely good and the nights are often interesting, plus it’s always good to take a break from the Amersham down the road.
T.A.O reviewed New Cross Inn on Tue 20 Oct 2015Review disclosure: reviewed anonymously