The Railway first opened back in 1889 and while the building has seen many changes over the years, the new owners are proud to have restored its original name, while breathing new life into everything from the decor and atmosphere to food and drinks menu.
Homely and stylish, it's easy to see why this modern boozer is well-loved by locals and passers-through alike. The interiors reflect its storied past with exposed brick walls, bottle-green leather seating and an eclectic mix of artworks which reference some of its highlights over the years - The Police headlined their first gig here, don't you know.
And, if you're a fan of The Railway and looking for somewhere to host a special occasion, you'll be thrilled to know that the three-floor venue is packed full of private dining opportunities. For example, those looking to throw the party of the year can take over the entire space which has a total capacity of 200+ seated, or a whopping 600+ standing. Or, if planning on going big, but not quite that big, the middle floor might be just the thing. While this space seats up to 80, it can host 180 standing, and so is the ideal backdrop for a canape party or reception.
For intimate dinners with a few of your favourite faces, The Snug is a cosy room with capacity for up to 20, while The Platform has enough room for up to 30. These spots are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or even an important business meeting. Finally, if the weather plays ball, go al fresco on the roof garden. A mainly seated space, you can organise cocktails and nibbles for 40.
No party would be worth its salt without a great menu, though, and The Railway team have got this well in hand. Inspired by international influences, you'll find gastro takes on classic pub food like the truffle and rarebit burger, alongside a sweet potato Katsu curry.