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Since 2005, many years has been past , I just stopped to say that I wonder about Martin (the best landlord/owner/manager there) his wife Nickie, the kids...I miss this place a lot, shame that Patrick (frenchman manager) finished with the place. All Ladbrokes Hampton's branch staff miss the place. Cheers forever!
Steve_Mansell_Lad - 9 Mar 2023 17:32
Back in 2005 I'll give 10 stars because of Matin, the original and the first landlord there. But the new guy Patrick, the frenchman was a completely disaster! No stars, ZERO stars for Patrick's management. Back in 2005, Martin and his family behind the wheel...what a place to be before Hampton's kick off! What a place! But this Patrick, frenchman, finished with the became a brothel!!! Now closed, converted to flats because of Patrick! I used to drink there everyday when a worked for Ladbrokes nearby the station. Cheers Martin, from your plal, Steve Mansell.
stevemansellcuzao - 28 Jul 2017 20:45
Now closed and being converted to flats.
daveid - 3 Mar 2011 16:38
Have just discovered that this pub is to be converted to flats, which is surprising given its recent re-painting. I'd never drink in a place like this, but it's nonetheless a beautiful building and it'll be one more pub going under. Plans are available in Hampton Library for anyone who's interested.
daveid - 24 Feb 2010 19:07
also by the way this has been my local for years and there has been a great change in this place and it has a more warm feeling to it. there has been no fight in here for the last four months.
bhudda - 19 Jan 2010 22:08
hello noname2009. i never used to go here before however since the new owners have taken over, i have never seen a fight in this pub. i was pleased to see that they have now installed cctv in this pub. i do not know what pub you have been going to but i must admit the railway is a changed place.
bhudda - 5 Oct 2009 12:47
Forgot to precise, i left the pub the 1st august.
patricktw12 - 25 Sep 2009 10:40
Popped in the other day. New manager but now rivals the Worlds End as the roughest pub in the village!
rapunzel1 - 16 Sep 2009 12:00
Used to enjoy this pub, as an infrequent visitor, comfortable, clean and friendly and somwhere I could take wife and family. Not any more. Swearing now seems to be acceptable, bordering on compulsory. Nice decor and facilities, enjoy it while it still looks good.
jacneil - 14 Sep 2009 20:46
Yeh, leave Patrick alone!! But I agree with DPARTRID, those previous 'managers' hadn't got a clue and did the place a massive diservice.

Patrick and his piano was the only reason we'd go in there. Patrick, thanks for the party on Friday night by the way. One question, are you open or closed??!

piano_man - 22 Jul 2009 14:46
hello, happy to answer to people they blame me but for the few they condamed me to be wrong, i have to say : NOT IN CHARGE FROM THE 15TH OF JANUARY AND JUST BACK NOW JUST NOW.means was not me behind the wheel and i was trought out because i disagreed with their policy. I love this place and the neighbours, i didn't want the people in charge to run the place like it. Sorry for this disageement everyone but wasn't me. Hope the best for the place and sorry for people they thought wrong but i will stay a french in Hampton and hope you will be more respectfull to me. ;)
patricktw12 - 20 Jul 2009 20:49
Pub now shut down as predicted. It makes me laugh how people can just turn up and pretend to know how to run a pub and then bugger off when they've flushed the place down the toilet...
DPARTRID - 17 Jul 2009 11:52
I reckon piano man must have been drinking in a different pub called The Railway, this one has hardly any punters, even less beer and no food.

Thoroughly depressing place now. Hampton deserves better.
DPARTRID - 18 May 2009 15:28
Food back on, heard they were now trying pastas and pizzas.
DJ on a Friday and karakee on a Saturday plus occasional live music.

This pub has had more lives than a cat but keeps going and seems to have a new lease of life..

piano_man - 28 Apr 2009 12:40
Stopped in for a few drinks with my dad pre the AFC Wimbledon game against Hampton, mainly as it was the nearest pub from the station. Despite the revelations below and having next to no booze behind the bar, had to say I had a good laugh and was made to feel very welcome by all the French fellas behind the bar. Patrick was a true gent, but can imagine this place isn't the best day to day. But still, enjoyed my visit!
back2ploughlane - 27 Apr 2009 22:58
Oh dear what has happened to the place. Went in the other week and found myself amongst some of Hampton's less friendly characters.
Place was dirty, no food and very unwelcoming.

Patrick has tried to make it work and should be forgiven for bringing in a few strippers, but brothel it ain't! Fair play to Patrick at least he did a great job making you feel welcome even if his singing was a bit rough! Patrick you should get out while you can and find a proper pub to run because whoever is really pulling the strings has no idea on how to run a decent local boozer..

I'll give it 2 months, Railway Hotel RIP.

DPARTRID - 2 Apr 2009 17:39
Patrick, you came and wanted to turn things around for this pub, you did to start with but now.....a brothel in Hampton, don't think so......have respect for the people that live in Hampton please, also, have some respect for your neighbours......not nice having lager louts singing and shouting to each other from across the road, especially at 01:00am....RESPECT, sorry you don't have any do you!!
Goth_Rock_Rocks - 8 Mar 2009 01:05
Oh dear, thought I heard about dodgy happenings at this place. For gods sake this is Hampton not Soho!!
lucy75 - 4 Mar 2009 21:41
The pub is an accident waiting to happen! Watch it here gents! Late evenings lock-in, YES you are LOCKED-IN - Don't try to get out when the scantily-clad performing girls come from upstairs (knockin' shop there). The bouncers keep you in 'til you cough up - mega-bucks. The only way to leave - is to go for a smoke and jump over the garden fence at rear. It's alright if you are a kangaroo. A pub of ill-repute in Hampton - owned by curry-eaters and run by a French ginger - do me a favour!
grim_reaper - 26 Feb 2009 20:59
Fantastic to have Patrick back - never been so welcome in my trainers and t-shirt (spelling lesson for James2!).
Frenchwinedrinker - 28 Oct 2008 18:07
Patrick is back! lets hope it is for good, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY TO SEE THE FRENCH!!! the great hospitality and friendly atmosphere has returned.
lisaatkins10 - 26 Oct 2008 14:35
wonderfull place, the cleanest i saw... Pleasant staff... Nice live music... Cheapest arround...
visitor1 - 21 Oct 2008 11:27
Dunno what james2 is on about, went in with a mate the other evening wearing an England rugby shirt, ripped jeans and trainers and was welcomed by the French landlord with a half decent pint of guinness...I would have expected him to insist on me wearing a French shirt at the very least but he was pretty chilled. All lights were off, replaced by candles but at least there were a couple of French barmaids to brighten up the place..

There was some guy tinkling the ivories (piano man??) who was actually quite good, pub quiet for Thursday night but punters seemed to be enjoying it. Dunno how he got away with playing Swing Low and God Save the Queen at the end with Patrick around but went down well. Pub used to be a dump, seems to be back on track. Hope they have more live music though, not a lot of it in Hampton.
DPARTRID - 10 Oct 2008 14:13
I just have to say to few guys they want to sit on a sofa with a working suit : " If your wife cannot sit after you, you do not have to be like it in the place". It is only a respect for people. Thanks to every builders they adopted this policy, sorry for you if you don't want to agree with it. Remember : if you don't like the place because the place start to be to much clean for you, go where you are accepted just because you spend money. Patrick ( I am not anonymous ;) )
patricktw12 - 9 Oct 2008 12:39
Went in and tripped over the tumbleweed blowing through the pub.This guy Patrick went around turning everyone away because they weren't smart enough.Now there's noone left.Walked past and there were three people in.A barman,piano player and a bored looking girl twanging on a guitar.To embarassed to stay for a drink.Singalong this wasn't.Reminded me of the band on the Titanic....Lesson...You don't turn away paying customers in these hard times because they wear trainers and a teashirt. Patrick perhaps you wern't smart enough!....Having said that I believe he's gone.Isn't he supposed to go down with his ship?
james2 - 4 Oct 2008 07:11
Agree, the place did seem to be really struggling but pleasantly surprised to see Patrick back at the helm on Friday. The piano and guitars are back; expect some evening jam sessions soon!!

I know people have mixed views about this place but the guys went out of their way to look after my two boys and provided some tasty food at very reasonable cost. After Patrick's electric guitar lesson, my 3 year old didn't want to leave! Hopefully place will survive.
piano_man - 29 Sep 2008 12:28
Place gone downhill recently. Patrick put a lot of effort into the place but without him it's dull and looking quite tatty again. Used to be decent live music but that's all stopped. Big shame, Artur is still around and friendly as usual serving decent food, but whoever the management company is behind the scenes pulling the strings clearly has no idea how to develop a decent pub.
DPARTRID - 11 Aug 2008 17:19
The Railway Hotel....a place where you can turn up at 01:00 in the night/morning when the everybody else has gone home and the pub is closed and not leave until 11:30 the next morning (especillay if you are of 'Eastern European' origin.....what goes on behind closed wonders!!
Goth_Rock_Rocks - 3 Aug 2008 11:38
Have to be honest...never liked this pub. It was a khazi before and now its a khazi with a lick of paint. Revolting place.
nickthefish - 10 Jun 2008 09:05
Reading DPARTRID's comment about Patrick leaving, I have to agree with the comments made by him/her and piano_man. I feel that Patrick is only half way through the job - managed to get rid of the unpleasantness that was inherited but hasn't had a chance to rebuild. Will be a great shame if he is relocated - who takes over? Good cook that he is, Artur is no 'front man' so I guess that means yet another manager for the place - can't be a good thing.
Cheerfull - 4 Jun 2008 11:59
Just read previous comment. Whilst I haven't been in the pub for a while, I agree Patrick and Artur make this place special and they really looked after myself, the wife and kids. I reckon they should be allowed to carry on doing what they do best here and not moved on somewhere else. I hate pubs where the staff are constantly changing, hardly conducive to a good local.

piano_man - 3 Jun 2008 14:04
Found myself in there for a few pints on Thursday evening. Nikki and Been from rock band Never Mind the Bride were in having a few drinks. These two are an awesome talent and made the whole night really special with their impromptu performance around the piano. Even the landlord Patrick joined in doing a few French numbers much to everyones pleasure.

Unfortunately, it seems there are more changes being planned with Patrick soon to be 'relocated' to another pub. This would be a real shame as he is always very friendly and welcoming and has some great ideas to offer something different to the punters of Hampton. Reckon the place will probably revert to the hole it used to be if he goes. Big shame.

DPARTRID - 2 Jun 2008 15:43
Came across this site locating a number to reserve a table. Thanks for posting correct number. Must say hospitality is second to none, food and guiness has been a real treat and good to see someone in the village has decent guiness at last. Well done, keep it up. Incidently, we asked the Chef for an Irish coffee, whilst he had never heard of it! By the time he made his third he was an expert. Nice chap.
TicToc - 9 May 2008 14:46
Great alternative in Hampton to the 'Dip' or the Worlds End - must admit though, agree with Goth_Rock_Rocks as far as the smoking goes (and I'm a smoker!) but the food is excellent as is the beer. Patrick and Artur really make you feel welcome - unlike the previous owners. Haltonsheirs, under the 'lovely' Nicky there wasn't any food nor any real beer - you can remember it used to be called the 'fightclub' can't you?
Cheerfull - 6 May 2008 19:20
phone number is wrong (a private number) - it should be 020 8783 9157.
ladyjanegrey - 29 Apr 2008 18:44
Nice decor inside, good beer and good food, but...why have a smoking area at the rear of the pub when the management and customers spill out on the street for a fag, unsightly seeing boozy people standing on the narrow pathway smoking and drinking and being oisey....clientel seems to be slipping back to the old crowd too, nice pub at first but the standards have slipped a little, wont be my regular venue anymore!! Sorry chaps!!
Goth_Rock_Rocks - 27 Apr 2008 11:22
Just read the blogs about this place, gotta laugh they must be their friends.I hadn't been in the place for about a year but finding myself working in the area thought I would pop in. WELL !!!! gone is the lovely landlady Natalie or Nicky?? Gone is the excellent food, and the seating is so uncomfortable to boot. Never again.
Haltonsheirs - 21 Apr 2008 14:34
Went in for a late Sunday afternoon meal with my wife and two kids. I must say Artur went out of his way to make us feel welcome serving up some tasty food and even making the kids special babychinos and deserts. Nice to have somewhere in Hampton where you can get a decent feed on a Sunday afternoon and not have to worry about keeping the kids in line!

piano_man - 16 Apr 2008 10:05
Oh yes i popped in again and it was a Friday night. Loved it!!! What makes it for me is the fact that Patrick spends time chatting to his customers, that was what was missing in the last few years. People take over make you feel welcome then leave it to various bar staff to try and carry doesnt work trust me! For me I look forward to visiting tomorrow for lunch and having another chat with Patrick....He's a real character and I hope he and Artur are here for the long run.
lucy75 - 14 Mar 2008 21:17
Have been a few times since it reopened. This is going to be a great addition to Hampton. Patrick and Artur have created a nice atmosphere to relax and chat over a decent bottle of wine. Having eaten in all the other Hampton pubs this place definitely offers the best value and top quality pub grub around. I'll be alternating between here and the Dip most weekends from now on!! Oh and kids are welcome, especially for Sunday lunch...

piano_man - 10 Mar 2008 15:43
Having lived in Hampton all my life I have seen this pub change hands many times. Sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse! I'm pleased to say that The Railway could be on the up again. A great effort has been made in the refurb, getting rid of the leather sofa's and replacing them with more comfortable seating. It has a nice friendly atmosphere with Patrick chatting about his wines and plans for the place. Artur does wonderful food, salads king prawns, burgers and steaks all very reasonable in price. There is a good choice of lagers and wine but a bit short on the choice of ales (for the moment).I do hope this is one of the "up" era's of the Railway and I wish all the best to Patrick and Artur. I shall be visiting a lot more often now. Try it, you wont be dissapointed.
lucy75 - 9 Mar 2008 11:58
I called in last night seeing it was open as I walked past. I spoke with Patrick about French beers and tried the Abbott Ale which was good. Must get in for the Jazz. Wish them every success.
dougscott - 7 Mar 2008 15:55
The Railway Hotel has been completely refurbished and has reopened (again!) Went there for a few beers the other week and was pleasantly surprised. The new landlord is a crazy guiness guzzling Frenchman who prefers to be known as 'Paddy'. He's very friendly and seems to be working hard to make the pub successful. Food is very reasonable, the burger I had was excellent. They've even got a piano and guitar in the pub for the musos amongst us to play!! Definitely worth a visit...
DPARTRID - 4 Mar 2008 13:59
Yes railway is closed, what a shame landlord such a prat !!!!! His poor wife tried so hard to make it work, lets hope she stays local, her cooking too good to lose. Niki you are a great all rounder we will miss you xx
fussynut - 16 Aug 2007 16:02
No Sunday roasts at the fact no nothing because it's shutdown!!!!!
lucy75 - 15 Aug 2007 17:32
thank you, thank you, thank you, best sunday lunch ever!
1stclassale - 28 May 2007 03:47
First heard of this hotel/pub from friends who raved about the accommodation. Went there for a drink one evening very friendly, very clean, wonderful ambience. Went back on the following Sunday for lunch. I am now raving about the place.The food is superb all fresh vegetables,meat cooked to perfection[I had the lamb]and roasties cooked in goose fat.Absolutely delicious.Unfortunately I live too far away to make it my local but I have been there at least a dozen times this year[2007].
haltonm - 7 Apr 2007 13:16
Had occasion to use the train to Hampton the other day, so popped to the nearest pub 'Railway Hotel' for a late lunch & a pint. But not so..! Surprised to find out the pub doesn't open until 3pm on a week day..!(What!) This is Middlesex, London, is it..!?!?
So i ventured around the corner instead, to 'The Dip' (by the rail bridge) to the 'Railway Bell', which served a very nice lunch & a pint (..or two), the 'R/Bell' also has a no-smoking bar, if you don't like your lunch smoked! TJ
TeeJay - 11 Feb 2007 13:28
Is it me, or does this place have the air of somewhere that was half-way through being converted to a wine bar when they gave up? Maybe it's just the lunchtime atmosphere, or lack thereof. I don't live locally so don't go there in the evening
billynibbles - 16 Dec 2006 16:22
Yours will always be my favorite because of the community feel that the place has!

For all of those that don't know this Nickie and her staff work very hard to organise a family fun day everyyear with everything from 5 a side footy to bouncy castles, from raffles to bbq's and discos! AND all of the money raised goes to The Shooting Star Children's Hospice Appeal! So support The Railway and Support sick children and their families too!!!
Stacey.McSweeney - 7 Apr 2005 11:37
The Railway Hotel is a lovely Hotel/Public House with a warm and cosy atmophere. The staff are really friendly, polite and proffessional. It has recently been refurbed and is now the most beautiful pub i have ever seen. It is quiet and sophisticated and the accomidation and food are also excellant! Well Done Nickie and Martin - a great success!
Stacey.McSweeney - 7 Apr 2005 11:16
Keeps getting re-themed in attempt to get custom. Sadly it is a place that lacks atmosphere - maybe it's the shape of the large room that just doesn't make it feel friendly. Go to the Railway Bell ("the Dip") round the corner for a better ambience.
Paul - 1 Nov 2004 16:37

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