I've been here a few times for a casual drink and each time it's been really good. There's a nice selection of beer and all at reasonable prices. If you want to watch TV there are a few dotted around the pub and they always seem to have on the sport which is good to keep an eye on while sipping your drink. If you fancy a sit outside that can be done in the good sized beer garden, and for the enthusiasts, as the name gives away, it is very near the railway, from certain seats you'll be able to see the steam engines chug past.
My favourite thing about the railway is that they get really involved with any events in Ramsbottom and seem to have a genuine passion for developing and supporting the area. The most notable occasion was the 1940s day, the pub put up some decorations, played music for the occasion and became a real focal point for the day. I think it's a really good show from the pub that they're willing to put the extra effort in for an event that they have no obligation to. So next time there is something going on in Ramsbottom, the railway will no doubt be getting involved and supporting it, so get in those doors and help the cause - have a pint, I will be!
The food here is classic pub grub, and would be rated as good in my book. It isn’t stand out brilliant, but isn't poor by any stretch of the imagination. It is what you would expect from this sort of pub, and if you're after a quick bite then it's worth a sit down. It is one of the few places in Ramsbottom that is open and serves food on a Sunday.
Overall I would recommend this place if you want somewhere to have a relaxed drink with some mates. The food is good and freshly prepared. The staff will always be polite and helpful. It's in a great spot near the train. Go in, kick back and idle your time away.
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