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The Railway Tavern Ale House, N16

2 St Jude Street
N16
N16 8JT
Phone: 02000111195
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Quinno _ left this review about The Railway Tavern Ale House

A corner pub not actually that close to the station. Smaller inside than the exterior suggests, it's an opened-out room, the end of which tapers in line with the building's footprint. Inevitable shabby chic inside with half a dozen spots of missing mortar, chipped mint green paint, white overpainted embossed wallpaper and over-loud ‘eclectic’ music - yeah, great. There's a fair amount of railway memorabilia and a load of old suitcases above the bar gathering dust, though a companion noted that many of the seat covers are covered in Undergraduate moquette which is an original touch. Cold and damp inside, as staff insisted on having the door wedged open on a grey and rainy day (I closed it anyway when they weren’t looking). The main draw was the pub’s GBG status and we found six pumps with four ales on - Adnams Mosaic, Dark Star Partridge, ELB Nightwatchman and Four Points Railway Porter, plus Lilleys Wild Summer cider. Kernel and Five Points also noted on keg. My pint of Porter was in good shape as and a subsequent pint of the Mosaic was even better. My round of two pints and a bottle of Fentimans clocked in at under a tenner which was a pleasant surprise as well. There’s some basics to improve here but the beer was good and that’s half the battle. I’d be tempted to pop back.

On 2nd October 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Railway Tavern Ale House

Unlike most self-proclaimed alehouses, this one has a relatively light, non-rustic interior with comfortable furniture and a variety of interesting decorative features. Decent selection of real ales from the six handpumps, including an excellent Maggs' Magnificent Mild from West Berkshire (£3.60). A fine place to end a perambulation from Clapton via Homerton and Hackney.

On 15th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Railway Tavern Ale House

I too rather liked this pub, although it was rather busy on the the Saturday evening when I and my pair of tail end charlies companions finally made it to this pub on the recent PuG crawl. But we found a table tucked away in a small room, or drinking area, at the back on the left. There was a fireplace in this area, but with lit candles in place of a fire. Furnishings were traditional tables and chairs, and I spotted some board games for punters' use. I don't think I've ever seen anyone use a board game in a pub, but maybe I visit the wrong pubs at the wrong time.

I counted five real ales, plus a cider, on handpump. For some reason I forgot to note the name of the beer I had, but I do recall that it was in excellent nick. I liked this pub, and would be very happy to visit again.

On 13th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Dalston Kingsland, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Dalston Junction, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Canonbury, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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2nd Oct 2017, 21:04
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 19 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 19 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 October 2017 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday4pm - 11pm
Tuesday4pm - 11pm
Wednesday4pm - 11pm
Thursday4pm - 11pm
Friday4pm - 11:45pm
Saturday12noon - 11:45pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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