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The Railway is a community focused and family friendly pub in Streatham. At The Railway a concise choice of drinks including London brewed ales is available and a British food menu that makes good use of seasonal produce.

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10:00 - 16:00



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By Paul O.

My wife and I live locally and while we've enjoyed the pub in the past, we couldn't be happier with how this pub has improved since the recent takeover. The food and ales are superb, lovely decor, friendly staff and the addition of quiz nights and other themed evenings make it a great place to hang out any day of the week. Keep up the good work!

By D G.

Been a local now for almost 8 years and this pub has really improved. The new refurb is great: great selection of drinks and excellent food and a nice local feel to it. Great to have a family friendly down to earth yet relaxed trendy place nearby. Hubby loving the ales and have had several meals there now all fab and good portions cooked just the way you ask for it. Great markets, yet to try the comedy night and hear there will be music nights too. Would be great to have a monthly cinema event perhaps? Nice to see mums groups there too without feeling it has been taken over by little people :)

By The R.

The Railway has recently been taken over by Parched Ltd., an independent pub company with strong links to South London and a passion for running great neighbourhood pubs. As with its sister venues- The Roebuck and The Trinity in Borough, and The Montpelier in Peckham Rye- The Railway will be focusing on delicious, locally sourced food, handpicked Wines from around the World, quality European Beers and Lagers and a selection of London brewed Ales. The Railway always favours small independent producers over internationally dominant brands, with high quality, small batch products such as Four Roses Bourbon, Hendricks Gin, El Dorado Rum and Sipsmiths Vodka all taking pride of place on the spirits shelf. Our wines, selected and supplied by Albion Wines of Bloomsbury, are all Old World and again come from small independent producers. As well as fantastic offerings by the glass we have a superb selection of bottles. Real Ales have been enjoying a real renaissance over the past few years, with London leading the charge when it comes to independent breweries. Such is the high standard of brewing in the Capital we're happy to only serve London brewed ales, with Sambrooks, Meantime, Twickenham and Redemption amongst those breweries appearing on our pumps. We are Passionate about serving good quality local produce here at The Railway, and have sourced the finest Free Range and Organic Meat delivered direct from the Farmer Andrew at Gillwing Farm in East Sussex. As with any venture that counts care and quality amongst its key principles, it is important to us to support our British Farmers, to use Fish and Seafood which is sourced sustainably, and to provide a seasonally informed Menu. Add us on Facebook: www. Facebook. Com/therailwaysw16 or Follow us on Twitter: @therailwaysw16The Railway 2 greyhound lane 0208 7699 448www. Therailwaysw16. Co. Uk

By Kelly H.

The Railway is a nicely put together venue that works hard to keep its regulars happy whilst ensuring that newcomers are impressed enough to return.

The Venue
On first impressions, The Railway is an enticing bar housed within a pretty building with large windows and orange canopies to keep smokers clear of the inevitable rainfall. And inside is equally well thought out. A smallish bar is highlighted by low hanging lamps and the black and cream colourscheme is warming as opposed to cold. This is enhanced by statement red walls, a fireplace, a mix of comfortable black leather sofa seating and more traditional sofas and armchairs, bright prints on the walls and chandelier-style lights. A beer garden finishes things of nicely with pretty flowers making it an attractive alfresco spot in the summer.

The Atmosphere
Definitely more of a local’s bar, it’s easy to see why The Railway has attracted so many regulars. The banter between the staff and punters is genuine and friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. The pleasant surroundings only help to perpetuate the feeling of cosiness here. This is further ensured by popular quiz, comedy and open mic nights, encouraging regular mid-week visits from its patrons. They also show Sky Sports here but it’s kept to a separate back area for those people that hate the screams of ‘REF!’ every five minutes while trying to enjoy a glass of wine. They’ve pitched things very well.

The Food
The food menu at The Railway is simple and cheap with bites and wraps priced at well under a tenner. If you’re only peckish then the chilli onion rings with garlic mayonnaise (£2.50) pack just enough heat and are crunchy and satisfying, making a pleasant alternative to the also excellent hand-cut chips (also £2.50). If you’re after something more substantial, then alongside a standard steak there are more unusual dishes like seabass or seafood pasta, all priced at around £10 or a bit higher. They have clearly thought through their food menu carefully.

The Drink
There’s an above average selection of white, red, rose and sparkling wine at The Railway, with almost all of the bottles priced at under £20, making them a very enticing option for friends catching up over a drink. Covering old and new world varieties and various grapes, you’ll be hard pushed not to find something that grabs your fancy. Even the cheapest white at £15 – the Les Vignes de L'Eglise from France – is a very easy to drink wine with a pleasant mix of grenache and chardonnay grapes.

The Last Word
The Railway is the kind of bar you wish you lived near. Although it's not worth a trip to Streatham if you don’t hail from the area, for locals it’s a star find.

By Zirena Jane W.

I have been coming here since I became a legal drinker (they wouldn't serve me when I didn't have ID...which wasn't good at the time, but very respectable). The staff are always lovely and up for a chat. Despite the limited menu, the food is great, and always served exaclty how you asked for it. The cheesecake is amazing! You have to try. They keep the usual Streatham louts out, except for when the footie is on, but then they are confined to the back room. They are very tolerant of your drunken antics to a certain point. For example, a friend and I (when smoking inside was still legal of course) once built a tower of cigarette butts using the wax from a candle as glue. They only sent a barmaid to crush it when it was about to topple, and even then, she did it with a sad look in her eyes. On to the drinks. Not a pint of Stella in sight. They have foreign ales and tangy ciders. Their jug of Pimms is the best I've ever had. Closing time is a very reasonable 01:00 for a mostly residential area. Seriously, get your butts in there! P.S. This is Zirena from over the bridge. I want a free one next time you see me.

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