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The Railway, Blackheath, SE3

16 Blackheath Village
SE3
SE3 9LE
Phone: 02088522390
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Pub Type

Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Reviews of The Railway (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Graham Coombs left this review about The Railway

A somewhat upmarket pub, as befits its prime location in trendy Blackheath village. Rather a long pub, all in tasteful, inoffensive décor with moody lighting and music. At the back is a small outdoor area, mainly under cover, although it didn't appear to be open. Draught ales were London Pride and Proper Job, with an out of use pump which I think said Turtle Pale Ale, whatever that is. A few craft beers on keg also. Convenient for the station, but not much else inspiring a visit.

On 30th January 2019 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about The Railway

This is a rather anonymous impersonal pub, right by the station in Blackheath, sterile interior with a polished wood floor, lots of grey paint and a bit of exposed brickwork. The open L-shaped interior is partially broken up by some solid square brick columns, there is a small slightly raised area to one front corner. Numerous pot plants, vases of flowers and small posies on the tables, décor includes a few local scenes as always plus some arty prints to the rear in a mainly sofa area. Lots of tracks of spotlights on the ceiling, thankfully off otherwise it would have felt like a kitchen showroom, there is unusually a non-smoking walled rear garden area although I believe there is a smokers' roof terrace but I didn't spot it.
Food served, slightly upmarket from pub grub, Saturday Brunch menu included the traditional breakfast for £8, paper table menus plus chalkboards had various mains eg, Gloucester Old Spot sausages, beer mustard mash, onion rings and gravy for £9.50.
There were three beers on the handpumps, Doom Bar, Sambrook Junction and a new one for me, Sunny Republic Shark Head, this turned out to be a real style pilsner lager beer which was certainly different and not fizzy, but I doubt I'd go for it again.
This pub could be anywhere, in anytown, it has little to offer in terms of individuality, ok for a pint if waiting for or just off the train and needing the facilities but nothing more for me I'm afraid.

On 22nd June 2013 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Railway

I found the barmaid here to be friendly, but I was offered no apology for having to wait whilst she had some lengthy dealings with a delivery driver and I received the shortest measure on a Guinness that I have ever seen. It would be forgivable if it was poured by a chimpanzee, but she seemed to know how to work the bar so it was an attempt to rip me off.

There was a selection of premium lagers alongside Pride, Spitfire, Harveys Best and Adnams German Kolsch available during my visit.

There is a covered area out the back with some potted plants and also an advertised roof terrace that I did not visit.

I found this pub to be very pretentious and I would walk past if in the area again.

On 27th October 2009 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Kidbrooke, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Hither Green, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Lewisham, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Railway, SE3
30th Jan 2019, 17:56
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30th Jan 2019, 17:15
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes - small terrace - last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sunday - last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
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