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The Railway Inn

Station Rd, Culham OX14 3BT, England
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently stayed 12 days at the Railway Inn on business and found the hotel excellent. The staff are some of the friendliest staff I have come across in many a year. The hotel is next to a very busy rail line and trains do go thundering through fairly regular and at all times of the day and night... More 

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Thank Stuart C
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, lovely review and a lovely guest. We are working on the internet, it can be a little annoying. But hopefully with some wires we can get it better. The girls work very hard to help people feel company and are very good at keeping the place clean and tidy. The chefs enjoy their role of producing good food... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

really enjoyed my stay here, the landlady & family greeted me and showed me to my room. Typical B&B, nice room and shower etc. There are some poor reviews on here about the trains going past which i feel are over the top as they are not too disruptive. Had a nice meal in the evening and also the breakfast... More 

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1 Thank Jim_Chambers1981
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is not difficult to be pleasant to people and i know my staff like to have a chat with new people arriving and some returning so we have a catch up. Glad you liked us More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Can't give an opinion on value for money as I didn't pay the bill but the rooms are very clean and well appointed, the beds are very comfy and the en suite is spacious with a good sized shower cubicle. There is a main line running right next to the building so I don't recommend opening the window at night... More 

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paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you continued to have a good time at the show. Maybe see you next year More 

Dorset, U.K.
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347 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Had two nights here for a meeting in Abingdon. Warmly welcomed and very modern and pleasant room with excellent shower. Easy parking. Very good breakfast each morning. If you are a light sleeper, the trains may keep you awake, but they don't start too early.

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paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, very pleased you had a good stay. Trains do run most of the night but most people are not disturbed by it. Breakfast is a great start to the day and is cooked to order. More 

Greater Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very basic facilities although clean. The main complaint is the cool manner of the hostess - very quick to point out that she is the boss - you are made to feel that even as paying customers you are an uninvited guest or a student at a severe boarding school. I would recommend people to look elsewhere.

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Thank Theresemkenny
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Sometimes I can allow early check in for guests on request. Although check out is at 10am and 10 rooms need to be thoroughly cleaned before arrival of new guests. Train timetables need to be researched if you are reliant on public transport. Oxford is 12 minutes by train but there is no service at the moment on Sundays. Guests... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a quick beer and rest. We were warmly welcomed and quickly served. The ale was local and well kept. There is a choice of bars we sat in the really comfy armchairs in the lounge. Will return if passing again.

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Thank Richwad
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, very good of you to take the time to review us. We love to meet and greet people. My staff go the extra mile to help people feel comfortable. The lounge has a nice seating area with soft leather settees and is part of the restaurant so quite quiet for a good chat with others or a bit... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Don't judge a book by it's cover! This inn is run by the most friendliest family and staff. Although secluded, but right next to Culham station this was a lovely location to stay and for the easy access into Oxford by train. Our room was warm and inviting with the best hospitality tray ever! Not only did we have a... More 

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Thank caroline H
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. You certainly have given us a wonderful review for which I and the staff thank you. I hope that you could join us again sometime. Keep well and see you again More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Told to leave the bar for not buying enough drinks. I kid you not. We were working on our laptops in a corner of the bar using a minimal amount of wifi and told we had to leave because we were not ordering drinks. Half our party had only just arrived (10 mins after the others) and we were yet... More 

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2 Thank Alex M
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Sorry if you think I was unreasonable . Having used our room and wifi for a few weeks most nights for 2 hours at a time on half a pint. Maybe an internet cafe would be more to your liking. Thank you More 

London
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A pub based B&B ideally situated next to Culham train station for easy exploring into Oxford. On arrival I did wonder if the trains would keep me awake, but I slept well. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The en-suite room was modern, well equipped and spotless - with a nice comfy bed. Breakfast was well cooked using good quality... More 

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1 Thank dazbear
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Thanks, yes it is easy for Oxford by train but please check out the times as some trains do not stop here. 12 minutes along the line. I wish i had more tome to spend in the kitchen as i would prefer to make much more but we are a very busy little place, maybe i could get a day... More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The lady wife and I made an overnight stop here on our way south. First impressions were good. We received a friendly welcome from the owner and were shown to our room. It was both comfortable and very clean. We had also booked to eat and the food was excellent. I, of course, had to try the Abingdon Brewery beers... More 

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Thank Adrian G
paulineddavidson, Owner at The Railway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and i am very pleased you stayed with us and enjoyed our local brew. Hope you had a pleasant journey. More 

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