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The Railway, Blackheath, SE3

16 Blackheath Village
SE3
SE3 9LE
Phone: 02088522390
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Railway

This really is an anonymous sort of pub, and I struggled to attribute any specific character to it. Its main draw I would guess is that it's handily placed right by the station, which is the main reason that we visited it. It has the anonymous grey/green decor that we see so often these days; bare-boarded of course, with the usual mix of furnishings.

They did have three beers on - Doom Bar, London Pride, and something called Boss Brewing Let the Dragon Roar. We all went for the latter ale of course, which is a 4% pale ale from Wales, and was fine. I've never seen this brewery's ales before; maybe the guv'nor has a Welsh connection? I didn't see a full menu. but I noticed that the fish & chips was £13.50. They must do Sunday lunches as well, as a blackboard on the wall advertised "doggy Sunday roasts" at £7. One of our group checked with someone behind the bar that it meant what it said - you can actually buy a Sunday roast for your dog! If I spent £7 on a meal I don't think I would give it to the dog - although on second thoughts I have on rare occasions bought food in a pub that would be better off inside the dog than inside me!

This is decidedly average pub - not good, not bad, and definitely in the "OK" category. The Boss Brewing ale was a definite plus though.

On 29th October 2019 - rating: 5
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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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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
29th Oct 2019, 11:58
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
30th Jan 2019, 17:56
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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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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