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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
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely Valentine Meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
carol h
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saffron walden
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  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
Senior Reviewer
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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27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Elsenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the first time I have been to this pub. I went with a group of girls for a mid-week dinner, mainly because it was on tastecard. When we arrived we found out that under new ownership it was not part of tastecard scheme any more & were slightly dissappointed that they did not honour this. However, lucky for... More 

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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

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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rome
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: Asian, French, Indian, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?