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The Railway, Stockport

74 Wellington Road North
Stockport
SK4 1HF
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Railway

Another fairly traditional looking pub with separate rooms. We entered at the right hand bar, which was the busiest, and there was some live music act on on Saturday night. It was also quite loud and didn't seem to be anywhere left to sit, so like miserable old gits we made our purchase and sloped off to the much quieter room to the left of the bar.

There are separate hand pumps on each side of the bar, Holts Bitter featured along with Stone Faced by Lymestone Brewery. The Stone Faced was a rather traditional bitter and didn't stand out as anything special, though was perfectly acceptable. There appeared to be an IPA available on the other side of the bar, but this pump clip got removed in a seemingly random act by the chap behind the bar.

One to try if you are doing a crawl down this stretch but don't be expecting great things on the real ale front. On the upside the Stone Faced was only £2.60 for a pint (or in our case, two halves)!

On 3rd April 2018 - rating: 6
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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
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Quinno _ left this review about The Railway

A traditional pub that has found itself in an area boasting a good number of competitor ale houses. This one holds-up fairly well though, with four on over two rooms (make sure you check both). Being a Southerner on tour, I went for the Holts, which was fine. Noted a piano and drop-down screen in the right hand bar, with an interminable buzzing sound in the nicer lounge room on the left which somewhat spilt the ambience of the feature fireplace. To the rear is a games room. Décor is of the ‘pub carpet, wood trim and red shades’ variety. It’s a fair stop for a look-in, but beer hunters are likely to keep moving onwards. 6.5

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 6
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Stockport, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Heaton Chapel, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Reddish South, 1.92 miles, 37 min walk (show)
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3rd Apr 2018, 17:10
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
 
3rd Apr 2018, 13:28
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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 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
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