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The Railway

Station Road, Saffron Walden CB113HQ, England
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Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: Asian, French, Indian, British
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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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English first
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The new owners of The Railway have made a fantastic start with The Railway, what some people think they lack in experience they certainly make up for in enthusiasm. Every new business goes through the trial and error period and they have come through this and came up with some great ideas. It is is brilliant to see someone putting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for the first time last week, overall it was really good. We found the menu interesting & imaginative with a good choice for vegetarians..so nice not to find the same old boring dishes. Enjoyed the food..service was quite slow but everything is prepared fresh. Staff are friendly & atmosphere relaxing, music not too loud! Will definitely go... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited the newly refurbished Railway pub today in our town of saffron walden. The roast was very tasty, large portion and good value. They also offer smaller portions for children and have high chairs. Great garden for children to run around in. Every table was full and there was a great buzz, lovely friendly feel. Under new management and... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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therailwaypubsw, Owner at The Railway, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for your constructive criticism on TripAdvisor. We have been working hard over the last few months to address the issues you've raised.Being a brand new business we hope you understand its taken us a while to get the pricing, portions and ambiance right. We would like to ask you to return and hopefully you will have seen... 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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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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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