New Cross Inn

© Rogan Macdonald
New Cross

Without the attraction of regular live music or the guarantee of an easy drink after midnight, this large corner bar close to Goldsmiths would be as it was ten years ago: a workaday Irish pub selling nitrokegs to the low-waged and loan-dependent student.

But since New Cross was transformed into ‘Rocklands’ (no, us neither), indie acts regularly thrash about while pierced types flock to the horseshoe bar or make out on the black sofas. If concentration is required for anything, it’s the pool table at the back.

The team behind the place has also transformed the nearby Deptford Arms into something similar. Indie Über Alles!

Venue name: New Cross Inn
Address: 323
New Cross Rd
SE14 6AS
Transport: New Cross Gate Overground
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  • Punk and hardcore Sat April 4th 2015 - Sat April 4th 2015
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    New Cross Rd London London SE14 6AS
  • Punk and hardcore Wed August 12th 2015 - Wed August 12th 2015
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  • Ska Sat September 12th 2015 - Sat September 12th 2015
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Average User Rating

1.8 / 5

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I wouldn't recommend going to Newcross Inn on my worst enermy, The service is appalling, The glasses are dirty, I became ill the next day after drinking out of a beer glass serviced by one of the staff members who are reluctant to serve you in the first place, the promoters are very unprofessional. They give out a lot of misleading information they treat up and coming Djs/bands unfairly. As a whole Newcross Inn is a very hostile place to be. I'm reluctant to give Newcross Inn any kind of star rating let alone 1 star. Reagrds Wayne coleman


I was surprised by the New Cross Inn, I've been told lots about it and thought I'd check it out they have really made an effort to change it up since ive been there a fee years ago. The line up of open mic nights was great, there was a really great vibe and the staff were very nice and looked like they were having just as much fun as everyone else. I'll definatly go back for a good night in New Cross


The New Cross Inn could be a good place to go if only the people in charge sorted out what it is they want the place to be. They seem to want to be a music venue, but bands get treated poorly by the promoters. They repeatedly get told to keep the volume down (which makes playing alongside a drum kit awkward) or they'll cut them off. Secondly the promoters don't seem to have any consistent musical policy; if they so desperately want to keep the noise down, why do they book loud, thrashy bands? They can't keep taking out their frustrations on everyone else because their high ceilings reverberate sound so badly; if it's an ongoing issue, either invest in PROPER soundproofing or stop booking live acts. Anything else isn't fair on bands or punters and it just keeps the hostile atmosphere there going.


The New Cross Inn is extremely disappointing. The line up was terrible and too loud. Drink prices were alright but I'd rather go to the Amersham Arms or Royal Albert for a better atmosphere. Not impressed.