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Address: 2, Greyhound Lane, Streatham, London, SW16 5SD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6639) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Streatham Common (0.1 miles), Streatham (0.5 miles), Norbury (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 55 users)
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A quality pub with good all round standards, reasonably genuine and not overly pretentious either. Next time I am passing I will pop in for a noggin.
Masterpint47 - 12 Oct 2014 20:34
The Railway was my last of 7 ports of call yesterday. The 6th pub (the Crown & Anchor in Brixton) is not listed on here and was ironically my favourite pub of the day! The Railway has a dark front bar and a smaller rear bar that I didn't get chance to take a close look in. All ales are from London brewers - Truman's Swift & Emperor, East London Foundation Bitter & Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter. There is also a range of bottled beers and ciders. There are some strange characters in here and the bar staff I encountered were sullen. Handy for the station, if there isn't a practically useless railway replacement bus service operating. Take the point that this is a pub that serves the local community well though and this is one of the nicer parts of Streatham.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Feb 2014 10:57
Visited The Railway today for the first time - though I have often driven past it. I was VERY impressed and I really enjoyed my visit: thanks! The real ale was excellent, the staff charming and the general atmosphere was the sort that made me feel at home and reluctant to leave. My wife agreed (for once). I was grateful it was not a "gastropub". I just wish I lived closer. Places like this might lessen the impact of the vanishing of so many London pubs. I look forward to my next visit.
mneligan - 13 Oct 2013 21:13
Tear up the old comments (apart from the last 2) and start again on this beauty of a pub, right next to Streatham Common Railway Station.

Of course, I'm biased - I live less than a 5 minute walk away, and have lived in various places in Streatham over the last 12 years. This pub was one that I used to actively avoid, but the new management have settled in very nicely, and have made this pub one of my favourites of all time.

I once heard Streatham described as "the least pretentious place in London" - and this pub typifies that statement. On one hand, there have been changes to the pub that would suit more gastropubs - great food menu and a good bar menu. There are fortnightly farmer markets, with some really interesting suppliers, from cheese to hot sauces.

However, on the other, there are real efforts not to get carried away, and there is a real sense of community, and a real mix of people - local tradesmen, young and old couples, families and friends just hanging out.

Like any good pub, once the afternoon comes, the kids filter out, and it becomes a more grown up affair. The back room hosts several nights throughout the week - to craft courses, to pub quizzes.

To celebrate their 12 months in charge, I recently got received a letter from the pub, detailing what they've done, what they plan to do, and asking for any suggestions.

My answer was clear: keep doing what you're doing.

smplkd - 25 Mar 2013 14:43
Have been going to this pub on and off for about 9 years and I have to say the new owners have transformed it into a proper little community hub, with comedy nights, quiz nights, quality ales on tap and a monthly farmers and craft market. It has become far more family friendly and the service is better than ever. They are talking about having live music nights which would really boost the entertainment offer at this end of Streatham. Fantastic and just what the community round here needed, so keep it up!
porgane - 11 Nov 2012 20:06

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