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Railway Tavern, Nuneaton

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I canít say I found my visit all that pleasant.
The Adnams Broadside was poor, the toilets diabolical, the staff disinterested, and the floor in need of a clean.
Perhaps I was there on a bad night. I had a better experience next door.

JonnyConsumer - 23 Nov 2011 12:03
Best pub in Nuneaton without a shadow of a doubt, friendly, great ales, great decour, prices not too bad, off the beaten track slightly so regulars tend not to be pissed up lagerboys. Great jukebox selection, comfortable seating, nice beer garden
Nunnyman - 16 May 2011 22:08
Nipped in here after getting a pint of crap next door. They had Adnams Broadside but was put off after the row I had next door and went for Stella. I asked the barman here what he would do if I bought back my pint - he said he'd just change it. Probably why the pub next door just had one gay biker in it and this one was fairly busy. Cosier, friendlier and no attitude probelm - no contest if you want a pint before getting the train.
anonymous - 26 Oct 2010 13:14
Nice pub, good ales. Popped in for a pint while changing trains, wanted to come back the following day but it was shut due to the EDL march...and I thought they were trying to protect the english way of life ;-)
PunkySi - 14 Oct 2010 21:18
Very loud and very busy on a Friday night, with a mostly young crowd (who, perhaps a bit surprisingly, were obvious keen to enjoy a traditional pub rather than some hideous town-centre bar with plastic glasses and goons on the door). Five real ales on, with two from the local Church End Brewery (including a nice pint of the charmingly-named What the Fox's Hat). Would happily return, but at a quieter time.
rpadam - 28 Nov 2009 22:43
This was our first visit to this pub, and it was a large single room with alcoves off being served from one bar. Large outside area at the back. If I remember right, three ales on offer on the bar but we were there for the beer festival as there were some new breweries on the menu. There were casks set up on stillage and around 6 pumps on a counter outside the pub at the back. No problem with beer quality, and prices were very good too as 5 tickets cost £6.
gillhalfpint - 31 Oct 2009 08:45
The beer's fine, the jukebox a bit loud, but the locals' musical tastes seem OK. Friendly place.
arkaye - 2 Jan 2008 15:25
About the only good pub in this godforsaken town (i was born and brought up here but got out thank god)
Pertwee - 1 Oct 2005 17:44
Kryton must be from Mars. The beer is always of high quality: it's what made the pubs name in the first place.
As for Colin Nobles comment, all she had to do was make he presence known by acknowledging the staff on her way through the bar, a basic common courtesy I'd say.

anonymous - 16 Jun 2005 13:57
Classic pub. All sorts walk in and get the same treatment as ppl who think the pub was built around them (i.e good). Staff welcome all and always try to make pleasant conversation. even the regulars will attempt to get outsiders involved in conversation. Good beer, good staff , good laugh.
anonymous - 6 Apr 2005 15:32
The comment about beer couldn't be more wrong - Beer's best in town and food's good. It's been 'done out' now - continental feel to it. Friendly staff. Great place. It's a must if you're Nuneatonian or just visiting.
Mike - 15 Nov 2004 16:27
The beer in the tav is gash. It tastes like dish water. Would be a decent pub if the beer was kept right
kryton - 30 Oct 2004 02:23
The Tav is amazing, Friendly ppl and friendly atmosphere. It's the place me and my friends call our local and no matter how far we go we always end up back in the tav. some of my friends at uni can't wait for term to end so they can get back down the tav.
Paul - 17 Oct 2004 22:18
Its a fab place on a sunday lunchtime - friendly, excellent pint, and good to nip in after you've done you're shopping at ASDA! Guest beers always good. Don't expect carpet everywhere - a real drinkers paradise, and you can even get a sherry for your Mum (if you're mad enough to take her!)
Di - 12 Oct 2004 23:00
the railway tavern has not been really described well enough as a nuneatonian the railway staff are always polite and helpful infact the friendliest pub in nuneaton by far that comment about not buying drinks and going to the toilet is fair from my opinion its a pub not a pblic toilet what wud u think of someone coming into ur house using the loo and dissapearing? ....rude! the beer is exceptional with old fashoined customer values proper services is a great pub no matter what ur background religion or dress sense there no nonsense rule of being firm friendly but fair is as close to the mark as i cud explain

anonymous - 30 Aug 2004 19:13
sunday evening, having waited over an hour in nuneaton bus depot to collect in-laws from a seriously overdue coach, my wife was desperate for a toilet.The bus depot toilets out of order or locked we looked for the neares pub.Diving into the first one we found (the railway tavern) she felt she hadn't time to ask permission, just went straight to the toilet. I stayed in the car outside as there didn't appear to be any parking spaces.As she came out of the toilet there was a torrent of sarcastic comments shouted to her from the bar. Thanks for coming, thanks for not buying a drink,etc.
We apologise for making use of your facilities without paying towards their upkeep, but we hope that if ever you are a stranger in our town you will be treated with more consideration.
colin noble - 18 Aug 2003 09:08
Superb place, and I`ve always seen it as my "local" despite frequent moves around the country. I am getting a bit old for the main "in" crowd there now (though was I ever part of that anyway?) A trip to "The Tav" is made virtually every time I go back to the Midlands or the experience feels somehow incomplete! A good mild usually on despite a not-very-adventurous ale selection. Quality of beer generally OK.
Chris - 2 Jul 2003 22:19
This is a beautiful pub, real rustic feel to it. Friendly people and rarely any trouble. This pub is literally a stones throw from the railway station (obviously). This pub has always been popular with rockers and alternative types but anyone is welcome to go there. In the summer they may have a barbeque. There is a large beer garden at the rear which is sometimes open. The pub has a jukebox, two pool tables at the rear of the pub and a patio out back.
nyquist - 28 Jun 2003 12:21

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