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Railway Bell, South Woodford, E18

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
87 George Lane
E18
E18 1JJ
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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Aqualung . left this review about Railway Bell

I remember coming here years ago when it was a pretty grotty Courage pub. Greene King have now taken it over from Spirit although I didn't spot any external GK branding.
It's nothing like I remembered it either from the outside or internally. It's a large roughly square room made into an L shape by the bar counter. Most of it has a wooden floor and taller tables and benches although there is some lower seating to the right and rear.
There are at least two TVs one of which was rather obtrusive and both showing a cricket match that nobody was watching. There was a large group of shouty blokes in the middle of the room who were probably being so noisy as it was the week before Xmas. I didn't notice any pool, bar billiards or darts.
There are now six hand pumps all of which were clipped and had GK IPA, Abbot, Abbot Reserve, Rocking Rudolph, London Glory and Theakstons Old Peculier. I went for the Old Peculier (£3.65) which was in good nick.
This place was a lot better than I expected it to be. If they got a Locale beer or two in and turned off the TVs it could be quite good.

On 24th December 2017 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Railway Bell

This is a decent enough place for a station pub and the Guinness I had was well served.

There are two hand pumps, one of which was serving up Pride and the other was unused during my visit. There is a pool table and a dartboard along with some plasma screens and Sky Sports. There is also a paved beer garden out the back with some covered seating.

I wouldn't make an effort to return here, but it would relieve some of the anger if the tube was screwed and I had to wait around for a while.

On 13th July 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3586 recommendations about 3565 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Wood Street, 1.93 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Highams Park, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Leytonstone High Road, 2.49 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Railway Bell, E18
24th Dec 2017, 21:25
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
21st Dec 2017, 19:48
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 21 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Aqualung .
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