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The Railway Tavern, Hampton Wick [Closed] - pub details

Closed

Previously called: Stryker's Railway

Railway Tavern
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Address: 91 High Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4DG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 357) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hampton Wick (0.1 miles), Kingston (0.5 miles), Teddington (1.2 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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a potentialy great pub everything you'd everything you'd ever need in one place dartboard,pool table,juke box i hope the people who have bought it are proud of themselves for destroying hampton wick i just pray you lose your appeal.
dougie59 - 26 Sep 2011 16:12
A year ago I saw a sign advertising this place for sale, the estate agent was called New Ballerinos or something that i had never heard of. Rang up out of nosiness rather than a serious desire to run a pub and I think the price was 350k + VAT. I thought for a bit under asking price you would probably be able to be get a decent return on if you did some good food and got maybe 20 covers on a saturday.

Anyway agent said that the vendors would probably stick to the asking price as it would be an attractive punt for a property developer, if they got change of use they could easily treble their money if you reclaimed the VAT. Shame really as a good pub near the station would have been very handy.
derry - 17 Nov 2010 14:39
I am always saddened to see a traditional boozer disappear however I think that this place has been on it's last legs for sometime.

Until recently I lived in Hampton Wick just a stones throw from this pub however I was not tempted to frequent it much and I think that other people probably avoided it too for a number of reasons.

- The pub always looked closed. Even on a hot summers day the doors remained closed which I cannot say is the most welcoming look.

- The latest bar manager/staff seem very dis-interested and dont appear to want any custom except for their regular little clique even though regardless of how much they pour down their throats, are not going to keep a pub in business.

- When I have walked into the pub (and nearly tripped on tumbleweed) I have been stared at like I had 2 heads.

- to reiterate a point already made, the same clientel as always all hang around the front of the pub swaying and smoking which gives you the feeling of running a gauntlet to get to the door. The pub actually has quite a decent sized spacious garden and the owner should really force these people to go out there for a fag but again, this shows their dis-interest in attracting any customers except their regulars.

- 1 time when I was in the pub, a barfly who seems to spend 90% of his time in there said to myself and my mate, albeit in a jokey way that he "owned the place". This attitude that the pub is run/owned by the few soaks that frequent the place is exactly why no regular punters feel the desire to drink in there. I for one gave this place quite a few attempts as this was the nearest pub to my gaff and I was happy to make it my local. However due to the reasons stated I gave up on the place and would rather walk to any of the other pubs in the area rather than set foot in here.

I think other local drinkers, bar the odd 1 or 2 probably shared my feelings about this place hence it has gone down the shitter. I would be saddened to see this turned into housing though. I just hope that it returns as a pub that is well run with some of the select few who drank there told to take their business elsewhere. This place then may become successful again and actually be a fun place to go.

BeerGutt - 26 Oct 2010 10:07
WATCH THIS SPACE. All is not quite lost yet. Thanks to vigorous and eloquent objections from a local residents society, the local CAMRA group, and other interested parties, the application for conversion from a public house to housing has been REJECTED (July 2010).
This may yet return to a PRECIOUS COMMUNITY PUB.


mim - 23 Aug 2010 17:16
Closed for good in late March. The building has been sold and an application made to the council for it to be converted to private housing. Hampton Wick's only jukebox has fallen silent and the village has lost its only traditional boozer.
RealMcCoy - 11 Jun 2010 10:52

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