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Station Road, Saffron Walden CB113HQ, England
+44 7900 990031
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Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Asian, French, Indian, British
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A great British Local pub, serving fab 'homemade' food in a recently refurbished enviroment.
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cambridge
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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
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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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12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Address: Station Road, Saffron Walden CB113HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 7900 990031
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: Asian, French, Indian, British

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