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The Railway

Station Road, Saffron Walden, England
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Cuisines: English
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
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English first
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a short walk from our home so we were really excited to hear in the local marketing about the new management and family-focused vibe. We visited this weekend for a lunch with our toddler. The positives - staff were friendly and welcoming, food and wine was delicious and it was great to see a kid's menu more interesting... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Like the previous reviewer, I would love the new managers of the Railway to succeed. They seem friendly and enthusiastic. But they have never run a pub before and it shows. The new decor has no coherence - it's as if they decided to do it on the cheap with a few pots of paint and ran out before the... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I think it only fair that the old reviews be deleted as Pub is under new management. That said, with much advertising locally about food being a big focus, this is very much a place that needs to improve quickly. Currently the menu is very basic with very limited options. Surprised therefore that a chicken ceaser salad and hamburger are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We didn't eat, just sat in the garden with a drink but it was a lovely friendly atmosphere and we will definitely be back.

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saffron walden
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited The Railway last night with friends and had meal. Admittedly it was the first night for food but still some points that they must get right as several people in the garden had similar moans. Firstly price of drinks were different each time, secondly burger, although very nice flavour was cold, thirdly chicken was described as chargrilled, which is... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I don't like to have to re-review somewhere and lower my rating but sadly I feel I have to in the case of The Railway in Saffron Walden. The licensee has now introduced recorded music, although to be fair it is not loud or obtrusive, so you can still have a quiet pint and a chat with friends as before.... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

A nice old fashioned local with no loud music or fruit machines. A fine selection of 6 real ales and a warm friendly welcome

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Unfriendly greeting on entering ,not made to feel welcome at all .Although The Railway Is is a lovely old fashioned pub and we would probably return for a drink. We would not return to eat as our order was taken and ten minutes later were told one of our choices was not available. When our food did arrive the three... More

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Cambridge
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I visited this pub for the first time during a birthday day out with a friend. When we tried to place our order, we were told that the menu had changed that day and non of the vegetarian options were available. Alternatives were then read out to us so quickly, by the unfriendly lady bar tender, that it was hard... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

The Railway is possibly fairly unique in the 21st century in that it doesn't have a jukebox and it doesn't have a fruit machine. No fancy carpets or modern furnishing, just bare boards and solid traditional tables and chairs! What it does have though is a good range of beers, with usually one or two guest real ales and it... More

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