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Station Road, Saffron Walden CB113HQ, England
+44 7900 990031
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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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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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
Food was beautiful & very tasty

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jon P
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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
2 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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saffron walden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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cambridge
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went to the Railway last night for an early dinner. Both of us ordered lamb shanks. Fantastic plate of food, nicely seasoned, good selection of interesting veg. The service couldn't be faulted. Finished with a homemade white choc cheesecake. We have also been here for a Sunday roast with the kids which was equally impressive. It's nice to have... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great atmosphere in a busy pub on a Friday night. The food was freshly prepared and all 5 of us really enjoyed our meals. It was nice to be in a pub that was not soley for eating, there were locals enjoying a drink after the working week and that made for a much more fun atmosphere! I enjoyed it... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 27
  • Cuisine: French, Indian, Asian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

A great British Local pub, serving fab 'homemade' food in a recently refurbished enviroment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?