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Station Road, Saffron Walden CB113HQ, England
+44 7900 990031
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A great British Local pub, serving fab 'homemade' food in a recently...
A great British Local pub, serving fab 'homemade' food in a recently refurbished enviroment.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Refreshing Pint

Just passing this local pub with my son in-law and popped in to see the potential for meals having just had our evening measl I ordered two pint of real ale served by a young barmaid on her first evening at work said she had never pulled pints before. She was very pleasant and we stayed for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

At the last minute we had to find a place for 12 relatives and a dog to meet from different parts of the country to enjoy a Sunday lunch. Wow - we hit gold! 12 places booked....The staff were so patient as we are a loud group and must it be difficult to serve us. They never complained even about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a real shame. The new owner has done her best to spruce up this place, but on the cheap with a few tins of paint. Only 1 real ale on tap this evening. I genuinely wish the owner well however, if you want a decent beer in Saffron Walden this is definitely NOT the place to go.

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therailwaypubsw, Owner at The Railway, responded to this review

Sorry your experience was not what we'd like to hear. We would like to know if you ate and were dissatisfied with the offering. As for only one beer being available, this is a rare occasion. We have had 3 ales on in recent past, but the desire for them has not been there.So we carry Bombardier and a guest... More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Since taking over the Railway almost a year ago the new owners have worked tirelessly to make a real success of it. Food is fantastic, especially the Slow Roast Pork on Sundays and the Red Orchid nights are a must if you're a fan of Asian food. Family friendly with a great garden complete with a trampoline, sandpit and football... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Just passing this local pub with my son in-law and popped in to see the potential for meals having just had our evening measl I ordered two pint of real ale served by a young barmaid on her first evening at work said she had never pulled pints before. She was very pleasant and we stayed for another round and... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We thought we would try The Railway as we had not been in for food since it was taken over. Very friendly welcome and great service, the food did not disappoint either, I went for a Duck & Watermelon Salad with Ginger dressing which was divine, the starter of Prawns in Garlic & Chilli was also spot on and all... More 

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Railway has been under new ownership for several months now. It's not in the town centre so can easily be overlooked. I would advise people to give this place a try and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. A small, varied & evolving (I'm told) menu all cooked fresh and very good. Reasonable prices & generous portions too. The... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Just returned from a very enjoyable lunch at The Railway. We had not visited since the take over but thought we would give it a go as it is walking distance from where we live. We were very impressed with the change in the decor. Very shabby chic,burning log fire and lots of twinkly fairy lights created a very inviting... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited on Valentine night and we had a great time. The food was really good and the staff really are friendly and welcoming. Great atmosphere with some live music. All in all a very jolly night and we are looking forward to our next visit . Hopefully some BBBQ's to enjoy when the weather improves as well. Well done all... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Ladt year I gave the Railway a rather negative but constructive review, wth the promise that I'd review again if they improved. This is my local pub and I wanted them to succeed. I'm happy to say that they've succeeded in style. Tonight's Valentine's meal was a triumph. The atmosphere, the food and the music were all stunning. A recent... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Pub is very well decorated. Looks more now like a wine bar which is a shame because in its day it was a good pub. Found the young lady behind the bar very helpful but the other person came across as very cold . Will not bother to go back again. It is a shame but just did not feel... More 

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Additional Information about The Railway

Address: Station Road, Saffron Walden CB113HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 7900 990031
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $28
Cuisine: French, Indian, Asian, British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Saffron Walden CB113HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 7900 990031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $28
  • Cuisine: French, Indian, Asian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A great British Local pub, serving fab 'homemade' food in a recently refurbished enviroment.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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