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The Railway

Station Road, Saffron Walden, England
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Cuisines: English
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- Jul 16, 2014
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8 reviews from our community

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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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15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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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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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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Saffron Walden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010 via mobile

Our local and we like because it's quiet, good food at reasonable prices and consistent. You can get cheaper at chain pubs but for better quality we have never regretted paying a little bit more.

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