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The Famous Railway Tavern Brewing Co, Brightlingsea - pub details

Address: 58 Station Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex, CO7 0DT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30546) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Alresford (3.5 miles), Great Bentley (3.8 miles), Wivenhoe (4.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 17 users)
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user reviews of the Famous Railway Tavern Brewing Co, Brightlingsea

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You like it or you don't would appear to be the message about this place.
In here late morning last Saturday and only customer.
No lights on, no carpet and a landlord who after serving me got his guitar out
and was just about to start palaying when a youngish woman arrived also with a guitar. She had a diet coke and they then both began to play.
I finished my pint (not sure what it was £3.00) and left them to it.
bjbrummiejohn - 30 Oct 2014 12:52
I can't believe there are people who still complain about this pub. Maybe it's a good thing, otherwise it would be packed with the kind of people who think not bothering to tie your bootlaces makes you a danger to decent society.
I was at the RT again this year, having sailed with friends from Kent. I'm not mad on sailing but it was worth the trip just to return to this pub. I was not disappointed. We were unexpectedly there for the cider festival. Nothing had changed - the same irreverent landlord, drinking on the front step while his charming young son took care of business. Didn't look like he'd given much attention to the cleaning or decorating since last year, I'm pleased to say. Beer and cider were great. Atmosphere was great on day one, but next night we got the treat of our lives with The Railwaylers playing in the back room. Some superbly bad renditions of some great Ska music. I was about to shout out a request for The Clash, but didn't need to. Several suitably slovenly renditions of great Clash numbers followed, to our delight. I'd almost be prepared to move to Brightlingsea for this pub. Keep it up guys! And for those of you who don't like it - WE GET IT, now for God's sake shut up! There must be a pub with doilies and chintz curtains in Brightlingsea, surely?
Primative - 9 May 2013 14:50
I dont what these whinging people want with a pub!!! An excellent Cider Festival has just passed, very young helpfull Landlord and staff, supurb selection of ciders ( and beers as always ) plus excellent live music,especially the new up and coming "Railwaylers", an all round spiffing weekend in an UNSPOILT AND TRADITIONAL pub!!, looking forward to next years one as well, !st May bank holiday!!!!
dangerousdoris - 8 May 2013 17:38
i was in this pub a couple weeks ago with my partner and two other friends i did not like the look of the pub as it is very run down and also the man behind the bar was been very rude to us and other customers . which we did not like so we left after bout 30 mins and i thought it could do with a face lift and some music as it felt like a wake not a friendly pub at all .
dolphinbaby231 - 8 May 2013 14:03
I think someone on here is on some strong medication. This pub is disgusting, filthy and falling down. It looks like squatters have broken in and set up a bar. The locals are like something out of Royston Vasey (A league of gentlemen). The poor barman looked like he was about to shoot himself, stood solemnly under the bare light bulb hanging over the bar. The 2 beers on were drinkable but nothing exciting. From what i know ale in here certainly is NOT brewed by the landlord anymore nor 'out the back'. Several years ago sure but not now. Thank god. Shocked this place hasn't been closed by health and safety. I wiped my feet on the way out, never to return.
copperken - 15 Dec 2012 17:45

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