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“What a find. This place is a joy.”
Review of The Railway Arms

The Railway Arms
Price range: US$4 - US$7
Description: Saffron Walden's first community run pub and free house. Locally sourced beers, superb wines, an extensive list of drinks both alcoholic and non/alcoholic - tasty pub food
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Description: Saffron Walden's first community run pub and free house. Locally sourced beers, superb wines, an extensive list of drinks both alcoholic and non/alcoholic - tasty pub food
Reviewed 31 May 2021

The kind of pub that gladdens the heart and reminds you of all the things that a pub should be. The beer here is truly excellent, local (ish) Buntingford's stout and bitter, great beers, well kept, in peak condition and served at the right temperature - the quality of the beer has to be the most fundamental thing about a 'pub' but so many people and pubcos have forgotten this. Get that right and everything else will follow - not least customers. The British Pub is on its knees, it could learn a lot about survival from the Railway Arms.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Steve L, Marketing at The Railway Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2021

Hi Richard, what a wonderful review - thank you! It certainly makes all the hard worthwhile. We have a lot to live up to and reviews like this put a spring in the step. Hope to see you in the pub again very soon

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Reviewed 26 May 2021

I was so impressed with the whole setup. Warm and friendly atmosphere and staff/volunteers. Great choice of tasty beer with an efficient app to order. The drinks order arrived very quickly and with good cheer. I will definitely be back and can heartily recommend this pub.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank Kevin D
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Steve L, Marketing at The Railway Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2021

Thank you for a fantastic review. Hope to see you again very soon

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Reviewed 18 May 2021 via mobile

Fantastic venue for the Saffron Social Cycling Group. Always made welcome.
When visiting without wearing lycra the staff are always accommodating and the good range of beers makes this venue a jewel in Saffron Walden

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank davidbrewer61
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Steve L, Marketing at The Railway Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2021

Thanks David, hope to catch up soon

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Reviewed 18 May 2021

Cant be more accommodating for us. We use Railway Arms as our central hub for our rides and they have been a massive help to provide us with a lovely outdoor area, with good service, and most importantly good beer.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank elliotf362
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Steve L, Marketing at The Railway Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2021

Thanks for the great review Elliot - see you Sunday if not before

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Reviewed 18 May 2021 via mobile

Amazing pub with a real community feel. Great selection of craft ales and beers. Don’t expect modern furnishings or swish decor, this is a proper pub for real people!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Steve L, Marketing at The Railway Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2021

Thanks Spencer - love the comment proper pub for real people - that's what we're about. See you on the weekend

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