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The Railway Bell

$$ - $$$, British,
120 London Road | Kearsney, River, Dover CT16 3AD, England
+44 1304 823949
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“pudding” (6 reviews)
“lamb shank” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
120 London Road | Kearsney, River, Dover CT16 3AD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great pub, friendly staff and amazing food. Steak night is a must, Not had a fillet steak this good in years. Best value/quality

Thank Neal L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We tried out the steak night at this pub tonight.. I can't fault it to be honest the steak was melt in the mouth.. We had 2 fillet steaks for 20 quid.. Service was good barman was a happy chap very friendly will be going...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to eat, but were told that the kitchen doesn't open on mondays. Just an average pub

Thank John D
596ramong, Owner at The Railway Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review our kitchen is open six days a week offering lunches and evening meals. We hope you come along to see us again when we have food available.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A warm and inviting family-run pub. After a chilly Sunday morning walk it was perfect for a relaxed carvery dinner with a good selection of meat and vegetables, the children particularly enjoyed the cauliflower cheese and the roast parsnips were so delicious. Staff were attentive...More

1  Thank 2311alik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All of our meals tonight were absolutely awful. Really disappointed. The place has really gone downhill. Avoid this restaurant!!!More

2  Thank Hi Hj H
596ramong, Owner at The Railway Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yet another false review put on trip advisor. We did not serve any food on the day this particular customer visited. Whilst we welcome both negative and positive feedback to further improve our service. It is unfair to put false reviews on to tarnish a...More

Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Went here last Saturday evening and must admit the place has really gone backwards , the staff are so disrespectful to the customers, the manager really needs to get new staff into this pub or the bad reviews will continue

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed November 12, 2017

We were greeted on arrival, we ordered our drinks at the bar and then taken to a table. Service was good, food when it came in a reasonable amount of time was hot and well cooked. We had surf and turf and chicken with ribs....More

Thank Julie Y
596ramong, Owner at The Railway Bell, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are please you enjoyed your meals and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

The bar person was welcoming , was introduced to our waitress.All good , three of us sat down , one of my friends ordered the Sirloin Steak well done , another friend ordered Rump Steak and myself a Ribeye , The well don’t Steak came...More

1  Thank Crazyuk2
596ramong, Owner at The Railway Bell, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Thank you for your review. The steaks you ordered were cooked to perfection and cooked in exactly the same way as the first ones you had ordered. I find it strange that the second ones were cooked perfectly but the first undercooked? The chef cooked...More

Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to eating here as I had previously heard good reviews, however I was sadly disappointed. I went with my parents on a Saturday afternoon, we were half heartedly greeted by a one, lone, very tired looking barmaid/waitress, who was rushing around...More

1  Thank Katie S
596ramong, Owner at The Railway Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thank you for your review. In answer to some of your questions, the jacket potatoes and vegetables are all cooked fresh. I don't know where or how frozen jacket potatoes are bought. Unfortunately on your visit we had a member of staff go sick at...More

Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Last night we experienced steak night. The barman and waitress were very friendly and I feel sorry for who they work for. Four steaks were ordered one medium, medium-rare, medium-well and well done. They all came out the same. I was happy with the cooking...More

1  Thank Kate G
596ramong, Owner at The Railway Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thank you for your review. Thankfully this one is a little more polite than the one that was put on Facebook hence why it was deleted. I'm sorry that you found your steaks grisly and not cooked to your specifications, this was unfortunately an isolated...More

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Questions & Answers
November 15, 2016|
Response from 596ramong | Property representative |
Yes we do allow dogs and we do have seating and menus for children.
Kerry M
May 22, 2016|
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Response from 596ramong | Property representative |
Hi we allow dogs in the pub and there is a dining area where you can take dogs.
January 27, 2015|
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Response from Zara W | Property representative |
Hello zara here from The Railway Bell We do indeed have a variety of vegetarian options available not only on Sunday but all through the week too If you require any more information ease feel free to call on 01034823949
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 London Road | Kearsney, River, Dover CT16 3AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  River
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 823949
We offer a traditional English pub menu. Lovely cask ales. We have free parking to the rear of the pub for up to 30 cars. We have a large child friendly beer garden. We can cater for parties, christenings, birthdays, wakes Contact us for full details.
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