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The Railway Tavern

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Welcome to The Railway Tavern You will find The Railway Tavern in Richmond within a short stroll of Twickenham, Mortlake and Ham - however you won't find another like it. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. A fascinating past The Railway Tavern was known in 1855 as The Railway Hotel, one of several pubs in the famous Quadrant of Richmond. In Victorian days the pub also offered rooms to its patrons, perhaps for sleep after one too many at the bar - or for those catching an early train. Today, the rooms have gone, but the pub remains and has been restored to its former glory. In fact, it's the perfect railway waiting room. One of a kind The Railway Tavern is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
PRICE RANGE
US$9-US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come to Richmond a lot but not been in this pub before as we normally favour a restaurant rather then a pub. Well no more. Very pleasantly surprised. They offer table service & we had a very pleasant reasonably priced meal. Very attentive staffMore

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Preston88
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is great to hear Preston, thank you. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first experience with us and we hope you'll make popping in a regular occurance. We'll pass on your comments to the team of servers and chefs, they will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good beers but variable prices charged by various bar staff. Ask for a receipt to make sure things have not been over charged.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roundthehorn
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are shocked to hear this Kirt and we take these kind if things very seriously. If you could contact us at therailwaytavern@nicholsonspubs.com to discuss this further and provide some more information we can investigate what has happened. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love a visit to the Railway! Staff are always superb, friendly and very capable. Great selection of ales, draught, spirits and wines and an extensive bar food menu, with daily deals on food and drink, make this a must stop for anyone living in or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank RANDY C
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Randy. We really appreciate your review and are very grateful for the recommendation. We love to hear when guests enjoy their experience and we hope you'll keep coming back for more.

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Went in this pub for a pre match drink. Pint of Doombar I was charged £8.95. I know this is London but come on, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cruiser579124
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is not our prices. on an exteremly busy match days mistakes can be made. if you simply returned to the bar and queried if this was the correct price. you would have been given a refund in a matter of minutes.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Our group of six old friends were in Richmond for the weekend and as my son and I had received a warm welcome here when we were last in town back in the summer, we thought we'd eat here this time around. It's very handy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Honitonflyer747
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hey there. Needless to say we are absolutely delighted with this review. We are always happy to hear about our guests having a good time and it's even better when it means they make a return visit. Please call in and say hi again the...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

I always meet my pals here, prior to going to a rugby match, because The Railway Tavern, as its name suggests, is next to Richmond Railway Station. We always get a warm welcome, with a good choice box beers and a good, quite extensive menu....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stuart K
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Stuart, thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to see you enjoy all that we have to offer and we hope you continue to frequent the pub.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Pulled in by the draw of a roast and sport we dropped in here on a Sunday afternoon. The staff were excellent, there were loads of screens showing sport, the wine was nice but the roast was not good. The potatoes were not roasted well,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Phatbloke
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at The Railway Tavern. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We have eaten here several times, the triumph of hope over experience. It somehow never lives up to its quite attractive exterior. The tables are scruffy, and it always feels as if they could do better.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ursosarctos
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at The Railway Tavern.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Called in on Friday after work to watch the football. I love the changing ale selection, always something new to try and always fresh and tasty. Staff are great. Efficient and friendly, a rare combo these days. Food is fantastic and the 2/3 course evening...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank RANDY C
General Manager A, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hello Randy, thank you very much for the great review and recommendation. We like to hear that you gave tried a few of our ales, we try to keep things interesting. Thank you also for complementing the hard working team, positive feedback is great. Finally...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch and this pub chosen as nearest to station. I have been in there a few times before but never eaten. The decor a cleanliness of bar and restaurant excellent, staff superb. The beer was good and excellent choices, although I drank a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Chris R
General Manager A, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you very much for the in depth and excellent review Chris. We are absolutely delighted to recieve 5 stars. We'll be sure to pass on your praise to our service team, they'll be chuffed. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your...More

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Catherine2212
11 March 2015|
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Response from Jozefblachnio | Property representative |
Hi Carherine, Yes of course it is ok to wear your shirt. We encourage rugby within our buisines, due to our location it is something we are passionate about. We look forward to seeing you soon Thanks The Railway Tavern
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