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Railway Inn, Yatton

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Fantastic pub situated right near the station. Great tasting ales and a large selection of ciders and lager. Recently spruced up and a warm friendly greeting upon arrival.

Lots to do with five tv's showing sport, pool tables, dart boards and a rather large garden from what I could see (bit chilly to go exploring too far).

There were some lovely roast potatoes brought out just as I was ordering my pint, don't mind if I do!

Definitely a place to pop into if passing through!
AlesRme - 12 Feb 2017 20:02
Why is it all pubs named "the Railway Inn" are total rough dives?

We jumped off the train to go in here after a visit to Cardiff and was totally shocked by the place.

At around 5ish everyone in this pub was totally off their faces as if it were midnight at the weekend!

We scurried out to the thankful beer garden which was actually quite pleasant,
but a return visit is extremely unlikely.

4/10
montie49 - 22 May 2016 18:32
Warm and friendly Staff and customers with a great selection of well kept real ales. Huge garden with shelter for us smokers.
Keefey - 7 Jun 2012 04:07
There's always something happening here. Most weekends, now that its summer, there is a bbq, as well as a bouncy castle/waterslide for the kids, utilising the huge beer garden. The pub dog is absolutely gorgeous.
earwa79 - 3 May 2011 11:18
Best avoided.
Dr_Pangloss - 29 Mar 2011 14:38
this is one awful pub if your over 15 avoid
jeffisgame - 28 Oct 2010 11:00
The most unwelcoming pub I've been in for years. Popped in for a pint whilst waiting for a cab and felt really uncomfortable. The place was messy, playing loud dance music, very brightly lit and the barmaid was far from welcoming. Pint of Butcombe was quite good, but I drank it in record time and waited outside. A shame as I was looking forward to visiting an old fashioned railway pub.
The_Leader - 12 Sep 2010 19:41
The place is definitely in the process of being done up, although it seems to be very much work in progress at the moment. The front bar has been spruced up with fresh paint and a few leather sofa's added, the back bar still has some work being done on it.

First impressions were not good, having to squeeze through a gaggle of smokers huddled in the porch. Someone should explain to the pub management that a porch counts as an enclosed space, and hence smoking is illegal.

This seems to be very much a bloke's pub, with lots of 20/30 year old guys displaying their tattoo's. I think a couple of women wandering in would feel a little uncomfortable. That said, they all seemed friendly enough, and there were a couple of ladies present (including a rather scary looking barmaid).

We sat out in the garden, which looks rather tatty, but it was a bit more peaceful than the pub (hint: to get to the garden, go through the door marked "toilets". That had us confused for a bit).

Beers on this occasion were Butcombe and Doom Bar. Ciders were Thatcher's Traditional, Thatcher's Gold and Butcombe.
Blackthorn - 10 Apr 2010 22:22
When I 1st walked in the place still resembled the exact spot that Isambard Kingdom Brunel spent his lunchtimes while in the process of building his railway line past this pub.

In fact the place was a step back in time and Brunels cigar smoke still hung in the air (nothing had changed not even the decor since the 1850s) in fact I was quite annoyed that there was the posiblity I had gone through a time warp and would have to travel back home in a horse and cart.

Thankfully that was not the case and my car was still outside.

A more recent visit and the place has been taken over by new landlord and lanlady thankfully the weird old essentric women has now gone and food and beer is back on the menu.

An attempt has been made to clean the carpets and suck up all the years of urines and the place is definately cleaner and plesent, so recomend a visit, even by train as there is a conveneint platform jut a few yards from the pubs frontdoor

Rich
eastaftonfarm - 30 Aug 2009 11:37
Looked like half the set of Twin Peaks were in last Sat night. Only Butcombe bitter on, despite signs outside for Otter. Passable - just. The silence only punctuated by out of place offerings on the juke box such as Haircut 100. Very bright lighting and odd, eccentric bar woman.
Dandillus - 12 Aug 2009 15:41
Further to previous post they do offer butcombe and otter @ 2.50 pint, but the place is pretty run down and does smell of p*ss still :( Only good thing is it has a beer garden 2 escape in the summer.. 5/10
fat_beer_badger - 16 Jun 2009 11:53
Useful location , but lacking in real ale, and pretty neglected and whiffy, 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 10 Jan 2008 22:49
Quite tired looking, it could be a decent pub with a bit of TLC spent on it. There's a large room out the back with a village hall feel to it, and a more conventional bar area at the front.
On a recent mid week visit, the only other couple in there were the two staff, who looked barely old enough to serve (OK, I'm getting old!) and had their feet up in the lounge watching James Bond!
Blackthorn - 21 Aug 2007 20:09
A'local' pub for 'local' people. Strangers not welcome I feel - which is bizzare given its location by the railway station
stevecole - 11 Jun 2007 13:42

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