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Railway, Saffron Walden - pub details

Address: Station Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3HQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13560) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Audley End (1.9 miles), Newport - Essex (3.2 miles), Great Chesterford (3.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.1/10 (rated by 11 users)
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Couldn't be bothered to open lunchtime today (1:30). Waste of time.
anotherpintplease - 10 Sep 2012 22:44
It is very important that the following information be noted about this pub. The landlady is very rude, uncharismatic, sour, unwelcoming and not good for business. The landlord seems to suffer from being married to her, such that his mood is likely to make you think you are unwelcome. The tension behind the bar is uncomfortable. This, I have heard from many other people. On one occasion I entered the pub to book a table for twelve guests, there were two people in the pub, the landlady and a local who were chatting over the bar. I was wearing a suit, I approached the bar and stood for 2 minutes before the local interjected her gossip and asked if she was going to serve me, she looked at me with distaste and reluctantly pulled herself from the conversation and asked what I wanted, at which point I told her to forget it and walked out.

I have since returned (years later) on four occasions to find they are still running the pub, their attitude has not changed but the beer and food are good.
fuzzy - 13 Jun 2012 14:12
I found the Railway to be a great pub, a little outside the centre of Saffron Walden and seemingly nowhere near a railway. 6 ales were on - 3 of which were from Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde, Whuppity Scoorie & Flying Tackle, alongside Brandon Norfolk Poacher, Courage Best & Wells Bombardier. Stowford Press was the cider. The young lady behind the bar was pleasant enough and I enjoyed my swift Oscar Wilde.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Mar 2012 18:30
Yes, Patrick is an odd character but I've NEVER found him to be rude. In my experience he is totally professional, helpful and provides an excellent service. But that's it - there's no friendly chat on top of that. I can understand why this may appear unfriendly but I guess he's not bothered with pretending to be friendly and just concentrates on giving good service. Maybe he's a bit shy? Having been a regular there now for several months and spent a lot of money on his beer and food it would be nice to get a bit more of a welcome but at least it is not going to go towards over-familiarity any time in the next decade! The beer, food and service are excellent so I can happily live without an extrovert landlord in that scenario.
Zaphod_Beeblebrox - 13 Jul 2008 19:44
Pat is a miserable git. Sam is nice though.
anonymous - 12 Sep 2007 15:45

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