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CLOSED - no beer at the inn.
alen - 1 Mar 2013 18:18
By mistake we went to the wrong 'Railway' pub.............shocked is just one word for this run down establishment...........with no real ale in sight.......a handful of unfrendly faces...........and a good make over needed......we soon realsied our error and found the righ Railway.........just across the way !!
ladiesview - 6 Feb 2012 11:25
Starting a pub crawl in Alton, we made the mistake of going to the wrong 'Railway'. This has nothing on its neighbour, with a poor choice of 'beers' and fairly decrepit premises. No wonder it was empty.
SweeneyRegan - 7 Oct 2010 17:12
Popped in The Railway Hotel again hadn't been in Alton for a while, well they certainly have made some changes the interior has been given a lick of paint (still a few bits to finish as i was informed) but what a difference a cleaner crisp decor. The front looks good with a benched out area. Also told that the landlord and Landlady are getting the kitchen ready soon for a food option. Look forward to my next visit starting to like this pub again.
oldaledrinker - 8 Apr 2009 21:06
What a friendly atmosphere - the new landlord seems to have his head screwed on and by the sounds of things has fantastic plans for the place - will definately be using this pub a lot more in the future.
RichyW - 7 Jan 2009 17:02
Stopped for a pint after work, normally walk straight past but curious as I heard new people have taken over. Pleasantly suprised! Nice couple and promising for the pub. I'll pop in again.
halfpint136 - 28 Nov 2008 13:20
Went into The Railway Hotel, finally a landlord and landlady very freindly young family i do hope they are here to stay.
oldaledrinker - 26 Nov 2008 21:18
True BigAle but what a hell hole!
alebear - 20 Nov 2008 19:55
turned into a pub? It was a pub before, at least you could get a drink there!
BigAleDrinkhead - 12 Nov 2008 19:40
Now shut and rumour has it will be turned into a pub!
alebear - 12 Nov 2008 19:15
Open,shut,shut,open,shut......who cares??
The only problem is that all the retards come over the road when it's shut!!
alebear - 6 Aug 2008 20:57
This establishment looked closed when I walked past it on my way to the Railway Arms on 31 May 2008.
julestrainspotter - 3 Jun 2008 13:45
it's closed, and a plannind application for change of use has been applied for
littlecon - 9 Apr 2008 08:57
Take a banjo, if you play the theme to Deliverance the locals dance round you in a circle worshiping you as the druid god Dagda the Good and bestow necklaces made from beer mats upon you.
anonymous - 11 Aug 2007 17:21
Seems like a family-owned kind of pub. Possibly a bit of a locals' local but welcoming to strangers.

If you have the courage to drink the Courage Best you will find it's the best! Why, though, do pubs have this habit of playing music over the TV so you don't know what people on TV are saying? If you get creative then this can be very entertaining but not the idea of watching TV. Could have subtitles at least
Will2 - 21 Feb 2007 18:08
The first place you see for a drink on your way out of Alton station. It is totally understandable that you may get this place confused with the Railway Arms as they are very much alike in where they are located. However, rather like the last comment decided on the Courage Best.

Alright for sitting and watching TV, but not that exciting really
aleman - 18 Feb 2007 02:18
Came in here by mistake looking for the Railway Arms. Courage Best was acceptable, but the locals put that scene in mind where Michael Caine pulls up in that boozer near the start of Get Carter.
SteveinLondon - 30 Oct 2006 00:41
the last refuge of the banned.
tanderson7 - 23 Aug 2005 07:29
15 of us invaded the railway Hotel last night on our GUŁ$ pub crawl, Tony was very accommodating, Beer was on top form and the Toilets were spotless, well done Tony.
anonymous - 25 Nov 2004 13:34

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