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The Railway

74 Wellington Road North
Stockport
SK4 1HF
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Railway

Another well regarded pub on this stretch of road through Heaton Norris, this is a fairly smart three room boozer with a more restrained ale selection than some of its neighbours. To the right is a decent sized bare boarded bar with a short servery to the left and some decent looking banquette seating around the perimeter, supplemented by standard chairs and low stools. An upright piano was squeezed into one corner although whether it ever gets any use was unclear. A large screen on one wall was showing some sort of live sports coverage but my attention was distracted by a young child who was sat nearby wearing a hat in the shape of a roast turkey. The left hand bar seemed a little more peaceful and had a wonderful feature fireplace over on the left hand wall. The seating set-up in here was similar to the other room and despite the pub clearly having modernised a lot of the furniture and decor over the years, all the banquettes retain their bell pushes. From here you can access a games room to the rear with a pool table and dartboard and I’m told there is a function room upstairs as well.
There were four beers on when we visited on a Friday night, but only one of these – Holt’s Bitter – was on in the right hand bar, so you might want to check both rooms before ordering. Other options included Borough IPA and beers from Milk Street and Calvors. Unsure of the full range, I went for the IPA, which wasn’t in the best shape and was quite comfortably the worst beer I had from nineteen different pubs around town.
It seems that quality standards might be dropping in this place, which is a shame when nearby pubs are able to support twice as many handpulls with no detriment to the ale. I found the pub nicely presented and quite comfortable but there are plenty of better options nearby, making this one only really worth a punt as part of a crawl.

On 5th January 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2038 recommendations about 2038 pubs]


Bucking Fastard left this review about The Railway

Traditional boozer retaining a two room layout with a comfortable lounge to the left,the tap room to the right with a raised area below the Sky screen and a rear pool room.There are 6 handpumps,not all serving, but annoyingly you have to inspect both bars to find out the range,which on my brief crawl visit was Holts Bitter,Borough Brewing IPA,Milk Street Amber and Cambrinus Deliverance (from Liverpool Organic,not memorable ).It wasn't that busy and felt left behind by the strong real ale offerings from the nearby pubs so this free house might not make it onto many pub crawl itineries.

On 19th November 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1627 recommendations about 1627 pubs]


Will Larter left this review about The Railway

Not to be confused with the Railway Alehouse in an area blessed with any number of decent pubs. This one would figure quite highly in some towns, but in Stockport it's not really in the top league. There are six hand pumps split between two rooms. On the occasion of my visit they were serving Northallerton Snow Storm, Stamps Mail Train, Holts Bitter and two from Double Top.

If you're doing Stockport it would be a shame to miss this one out, but sometimes needs must.

Date of visit: 14th January 2017

On 19th June 2017 - rating: 6
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5th Jan 2018, 18:59
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky - last updated 19 November 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 November 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 January 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
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Last inspected: October 7th 2016
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