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Completely closed and looks ripe for conversion into "luxury accomodation" or suchlike...which is a shame because the memories from when I last visited 10 years ago recall a pleasant and vibrant place.

beer_dreamer - 28 Oct 2012 23:39
Sorry DaimonQ, used to be a good pub, now its not.....interesting - only one pub reviewed by you still work there ???
millreef - 4 May 2011 15:41
Used to really like it here, good beer etc....Visited a few weeks back with a friend, there was no ale on so we left, we were followed out by two guys who had been propping up the bar who waited till we were a safe distance away before shouting "our pub not good enough for you?". There was only one answer...."no, its not".
Sadly my experience seems to correlate with others recently. Shame.
aberblue - 2 Mar 2011 23:23
We had a family gathering there one week ago, after a Baptism. The landlord is very accommodating & the staff very friendly. The beer & food are good. The dukebox is full of good music. This is an all round good pub.

As for the other reviews, maybe people need to learn to be more tolerant of others, or stay at home. Afterall, it's a pub, as in PUBLIC HOUSE!
DaimonQ - 6 Feb 2011 22:15
agree with grosjam and millreef..went in tonight for the first time in over a year and most of the clientele were rough, rude and intimidating...used to be a nice pub, what a shame...
1pc - 22 Dec 2010 23:23
Agreed grosjam - to be avoided now - once pikey types get a grip, difficult to shift them and pub deteriorates rapidly....
millreef - 26 Oct 2010 12:28
What a shame - used to be a lovely pub with good selection of beer on tap. Went in this week for the first time in a while. Loud, unruly bunch sat around the bar, making it difficult to get to, and pretty intimidating. I asked the bar man for a Beer from the tap - it didn't work, so he said - "I'll go and ask the landlord..." He walked over to the most pissed bloke at the bar, who shouted "we've only got John Smiths."
Never going back. Landlords living room now it seems.
grosjam - 6 Aug 2010 09:52
Unfortunately the pikeys have remained, best avoided now.......
dancingbrave - 10 Jun 2010 07:17
A excelent pub, which is a must go. Excelent food creat atmosphire and great friendly people, which make you feel very welcome.
JoeyAwesomo - 3 Jun 2010 00:05
Had a fantastic St Georges Night at the Railway, great atmosphere and good music. Cant wait till next event. Bring it on!!!!!
oldcortina - 4 May 2010 19:55
Oh my God....what has happened to this place. Haven't been for a while but used to pop in to a roaring fire in winter and a warming terrace in Summer - lots of good german lagers too - food was right up there - lots of choice - a real saturday evening treat with friends...

But......... i stood in awe - horrific fairly lights hanging out an upstairs window! the broken outside lights and the torn awning were just the start of it...once in it felt like a charity shop without charity - literally broken furniture, broken wall-lights...and to top it off only one beer! no wine!! - the place is barely open...

Apparently its been taken over - who by one asks - steptoe and son! - what a shame - it really was a cracking place and not so long ago!!

upyourpub - 27 Apr 2010 12:34
Recently noticed an influx of pikeys.....hope they are discouraged as soon as possible !!!!!
dancingbrave - 8 Feb 2010 06:43
The railway is a friendly family run pub, recently been taken over by a couple who own two other pubs in Kingston and Teddington which they have turned around into a success.
Friendly atmosphere, great beer, you can even get a decent pint of cider as they have Stowford Press on tap!
They have an internet juke box, smoking area and do great value for money roast dinners on a Sunday.
I have been told they are to be introducing live music also at the weekends.
Itís a Ďproper pubí in a great location, 1 minute walk from Mortlake train station.
Ticks all the boxes for me!

LyndzT - 22 Jan 2010 21:15
Pleasant little H&W pub now under new management and very near Mortlake station. The beer was good and although I didn't try the food there were several people in there eating and they seemed to be enjoying it.
rainlight - 20 Dec 2009 19:56
Sadly the menu has changed, and the food's not as good as it was. Had a rather weird platter where mediterranean and eastern influences were mixed together, not very successfully.
flummery - 9 Jun 2008 16:19
I don't get on with most Badger ales for some reason, often taste like someone's done something unspeakable in the glass. Nice pub though and the Export's a decent session lager if that's your thing. Best option in the Mortlake station area, certainly.
hexenductionhour - 3 May 2008 11:45
Great pub, worth a visit. Great place for a pint and a wine
anonymous - 23 Sep 2007 15:09
I visit maybe once every 3-4 weeks and the Badger Beer is always in tip top condition. Additionally my wife likes the wine selection.
Brakslover - 3 Jul 2007 12:52
Had a lovely Sunday lunch here. Food was very tasty (recommend the smithfield sausages) and service was very quick. Very impressed.
sep201 - 11 Mar 2007 18:40
A pub with good food. I used to go here a lot but the atmosphere has changed over the past year with the change in manager. Not as good as it used to be with the old manager.
anonymous - 3 Nov 2006 14:07
honestly. some people. certainly the pub has changed from a place that had walls made entirely out of nicotine to a place where you can now see the bar. But I consider that an improvement. The range of beers (particularly the bottled bitters) are very good and the menu is strong. Those who like their pubs mute and grumpy should stay away whereas those who like good beer, good food and nice staff should head over.
mrroberts - 27 Oct 2006 17:26
Good news. The Railway has started serving a selection of pies from Borough Market. Nice touch. The manager has also gone :)
chazzles - 26 Sep 2006 13:01
Nice cosy pub with a warm atmosphere- like the wooden and concrete floors, brickwork, wooden beams and the ceiling above the bar area. Being hot
weather, sat outside at one of the four or five tables dotted about. Went here for a lager(lager is lager to me!) and noticed plenty of laid-back people eating, so my friend and I had a meal as well. Food was very good and home made - not that tasteless uninspiring food that you so often get in pubs. A good place if you don't want too much noise but just to chill with a few friends.
simon_lucas - 19 Jul 2006 17:48
Got to agree with sunglasses,they've taken a good pub and wrecked it,still,I suppose Ikea will go out of fashion some day(using the word"pub"losely,VERY losely)

mysteryposter - 23 Jun 2006 10:11
It's not all doom and gloom here. The lager is always nice and cold and you can usually find a seat. What lets this place down is it's lack of any character, a bit like the bar manager. Service with a smile, no chance.
chazzles - 31 May 2006 15:34
what planet are these people on? This isn't a pub, it looks more like the frount lounge from ikea exhibition. As usual, its been purged of all local interest for a generic species of 20-somethings from the suburbs who think 'character' comes from a catalogue. Clueless. & boring.
sunglasses_jon - 25 May 2006 01:52
Excellent for lunch if you work in the area. Speedy service and the food is good quality and tastes homemade - the lasagne is a huge meaty slab of goodness, for example.
Oswas - 24 May 2006 11:39
The refurb has done the trick, Non-smoking dining area, and a selection of good ales like Tanglefoot and Badger make this a excellent evening out Seems to be run by kids on work experience, no bad thing given the music and keen, friendly service. You'll never have to go to the Ship again.
bumpby - 16 Oct 2005 11:25
Just moved to the area and this pub is about the best there. Different lagers (Hofbrau) to the norm but they taste pretty good. I haven't tried the food yet but from the number of people eating there I would suspect it's pretty good. Great place to chill out on a Sunday afternoon with the newspaper.
Castor66 - 22 Sep 2005 14:22
i visited a friend about a year ago & we went to the railway tavern but turned around as soon as we saw the interior, but esp the old & filthy men staring us out. so, when i came back to see my friend about a month ago & we walked past, after a quick peek through the windows we decided to try again, & i'm glad we did... i dont think i've ever felt that welcome in a bar before. what an amazing change!!! i'll def be back & i'll prob bring friends this time...
ava - 8 Apr 2004 14:18
The Railway was very good. The service was excellent & the the food very well presented & tasty.
Certainly worth another visit
Derek Burt - 15 Mar 2004 11:19
take no notice of the picture attached r.e the st georges flag, this pub has gone under an amazing transformation in the last 6-9 months, great staff, great customers and great atmosphere, if your in the area i recommend you give it a try.
thanks scott and dave, will see you soon.
lloyd - 10 Mar 2004 12:08
a great place to go for good food and to chill. used to be an awful place to go to but is now one of the best in the area. you also have to look long and hard for better and friendlier management. good luck to you guys and thanks for making it into such a great friday night hang out!!!
CH - 6 Mar 2004 16:30
Unrecognisable from six months ago – the service is welcoming, the food is excellent (would highly recommend the red snapper) & the wine list fab.
Having totally refurbished the building there is now both a cosy bar area with deep low leather couches / beach tables and an open fire and also a small restaurant area on the lower tier – Overall tremendously impressed that I at last have a new local to be proud of!

Ali - 11 Dec 2003 15:13
Has now been done up - and offending Tellys are nowhere to be seen. Is not at all poncy and is run by 2 great lads, Scotty and Davey.
Grub is good, with generous portions. It still has a pub atmosphere, but with an understated, stylish class. A really brilliant addition to mortlake/sheen. The best pub in the area. Keep it a secret though.
will - 7 Nov 2003 12:23
The Railway has closed down to be refurbished and turned into some sort of restaurant bar thingy in the near future.
Leah - 23 Sep 2003 12:10
great pub, moved away, miss it like mad
paul - 30 Jun 2003 05:53
cosy pub. friendly staff. great atmosphere.
jason - 10 May 2003 22:27
Used to be a really good pub with a great atmosphere. Gone down hill recently with local clientele going their to watch football and the soaps! Not very welcoming.
Kate - 26 Mar 2003 13:50
Grotty pub with no decent beer ever.
James - 6 Jun 2002 10:49

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