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Closed,probably end up flats,Shame
tottenhamsean - 30 Dec 2013 14:37
not the worsed pub around but could be better, i met gina working in a pub in leytonstone high road, shes still happy
formworker123 - 27 Sep 2012 12:46
Great friendly pub. Spent many fun afternoons and evenings at The Railway. Thanks Gina for always making us feel welcome.
Neesha - 7 Sep 2011 22:13
obvious false postings...how bad must this pub be????
laughingduck - 5 Sep 2011 01:45
OMG . . . Stop this.
Tuna - 4 Sep 2011 19:30
OMG..What a great bar! The craic was so good here on Sat night. Great traditional Irish music. Gina was so welcoming and friendly. This bar has the personal touch which is so hard to find now. Can't wait to return to London, this place will be my first stop. Thanks for a great night.
bbarrett - 4 Sep 2011 18:23
we called in here last saturday what a great pub the beer was very good the staff loveiy and friendly we stayed a bit longer than we had planed 2 the cric was good HATS OF 2 THE RAILWAY VERY CLEAN PUB we will be BACK 10 out 10
mecalling - 30 Aug 2011 13:13
I popped in after work yesterday and found the place friendly and clean. Can't believe the reviews below - the staff were great, the locals sound and the whole place was welcoming. I ended up staying longer than intended because of the great atmosphere and will definitely pop in more often. Great pub with a fantastic pint.
Mickcarty - 24 Aug 2011 19:00
Horrified to read all these reviews of one of my favourite pubs in London. The Railway is a great little boozer. If you're looking for a 'funky' gastropub with overpriced beer you've come to the wrong spot. The Railway is a traditional pub with great beers, probably the best Guinness in London and friendly staff. Also if you're a gooner the pre match craic is always good.
alan1977 - 23 Aug 2011 13:22

I visited this pub recently and I have to say what a great pub. Sure, it has it's downside- sad flat pints and the smell of a hamster cage that hasn't been cleaned for 18 months- but hey, no ones perfect!
LesBrunt73 - 6 Sep 2010 12:38
Do not come here unless you are aged over 60, an alcoholic and an irish man
maddymads - 9 Jul 2010 19:48
Stay clear of this pub. The landlady is full of hatred and pours a toxic pint of resentfulness and anger.

I was physically assaulted by the high bleach levels in the mens urinal on the left hand side of the bar which had no ventilation and enough bleach to make my eyes water and lungs hurt for 45 minutes afterwards- it really is like something out of a horror film.

AVOID THIS PUB
millspub - 21 Jun 2010 11:02
sweet jesus , is the Castlebar Carpet STILL workin here? thought she would have been sent to the glue factory years ago! the pub is as bad as ever, with the added bonus of no sport on the TV. nice enough smoking area though
thehogson - 8 May 2010 16:06
The Railway is a pub of the type which still exists in surprisingly large (though steadily falling) numbers in those parts of London with both transport interchanges and large-ish Irish populations: it is an old-fashioned boozer with a clutch of regulars and a lot of passing trade. As is standard for Irish pubs, it is lager, keg bitter and Guinness only with nuts the only concession to food - if washing a nice wild mushroom risotto down with a chilled Pinot Grigio is your idea of going for a drink, don't bother with this pub. Indeed, the only deviation from the North London Irish template is the lack of Sky Sports.

In short, an unremarkable pub fine for a meeting place before moving on.
pablos13 - 9 Nov 2009 10:52
best pint of Guinness in the N4 area, prices are quite low too. shit jukebox and full of old alcos though. the head barmaid is quite sour so dont expect a warm welcome
thehogson - 8 Oct 2007 17:26
This is a rather strange pub. One night its full Geordie's "mouthin' off", the next its DOA. I remember clearly being verbally attacked by a guy in a baseball hat with a small, dark look in his face. "Mayo, mayo," he was shouting. Nice Guinness, mind.
LesBrunt73 - 10 Apr 2007 10:28
Great Guinness. 'nuff said.
PaddyKrypto - 12 Feb 2007 20:43
We had a great little acoustic gig in here on Saturday night over several lovely pints of Guinness. Extremely friendly staff and the locals are a good craic. Thanks for having us Gina - we'll definitely be back in the new year.
tim_eyles - 18 Dec 2006 17:01
Called in here yesterday, with my girlfriend, she didn't want a drink, Hurling final on TV, beer was fine and the locals busy so it seemed a nice place
zagreb - 4 Sep 2006 15:13
Looked horrible from the outside but actually worth a visit. Not if you're after real ales but a friendly Irish pub, quite handy for the station if you have time to kill.
darlofan - 17 Aug 2006 09:16
Not much to say that hasn't already been said. A pleasant, traditional and friendly Irish boozer.
shindigger - 20 Jul 2006 13:01
Not a bad pub at all. Directly opposite the station but doesn't allow in any of the pimps or streetlife who hang around the station (instead they have to walk 10 mins up the road to the World's End). Local feel, but Irish (welcoming) not English (threatening)
Fredwood - 10 Jul 2006 16:46
Fine little pub. Quiet, unpretentious, efficient - all the things you want in a good pub.
keep_it_green - 17 Jan 2006 15:09
smoky pub, not the place to impress your good lady - bloody handy as its 10 seconds from Finsbury Park station - jukebox is pretty good.
anonymous - 4 Nov 2005 08:22
Great little place, tucked away. Totally unpretentious with efficient, unobtrusive service. It does actually remind me of pubs in Ireland, which is a bit of a rare thing.
dawnage - 3 May 2005 22:19
small Irish pub, great beer, good craic, excellent big screen
Ger Kelly - 17 Jul 2004 12:57

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