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The Railway, Birmingham

Hill Street
B5 4AH
Phone: 01216437167
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Oak Tree (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Railway

I've always walked past this pub thinking what a dive it looked. It looks as if it might be dark and depressing inside, with lots of lager swilling yobs. The number of smokers hanging around outside the doors does not help with first impressions.

Nevertheless, we decided to venture in after arriving at New Street station on one recent Saturday afternoon.

The low expectations I'd set were soon exceeded. The pub actually has more of a feel of a Wetherspoon's than a dark and dingy city centre boozer. Granted that's nothing to shout about and many customers were indeed drinking lager. There were however, more women inside than I would have guessed and the atmosphere was reasonably pleasant with football showing on several TV screens and people engaged in friendly conversation.

Two real ales were on - Doom Bar & Mad Goose. The latter was quite acceptable.

The big positive here is its location. It will always prove to be a handy stopping point when arriving or departing from New Street station, but I doubt I'll be back.

On 29th September 2021 - rating: 4
[User has posted 782 recommendations about 782 pubs]

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Railway

I am pretty sure when i went in this pub in the mid 80s it was called Sam Wellers.
Once inside the bar faces in a decent sized oblong shaped room which runs the width of the pub,the floor is carpeted and there is comfy bench seating and chairs for seating.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Doom Bar,which was a decent drink,the other real ale was GK IPA.
I thought this was a pleasant and comfortable pub to have a drink in.

Recent visit 15/7/2017

On 27th October 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Al Bundy left this review about The Railway

Fairly standard pub. It does sell real ale but only one was one today, Lion. While its not brilliant its ok of an afternoon. Only the front bar was serving in the afternoon.

On 30th September 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3429 recommendations about 3341 pubs]

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Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Birmingham New Street, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Birmingham Snow Hill, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Railway, Birmingham
29th Sep 2021, 16:30
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
20th Apr 2019, 21:10
Pub map correction submitted by paulof horsham approved

Pub Details

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 July 2015 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 September 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 June 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 July 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 September 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 July 2015 by hondo .
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