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The Railway Bell, Hampton

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Station Road
Hampton
TW12 2AP
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Railway Bell

There were four ales on in here - Skinner's Betty Stogs, Courage Best, Lancaster Red, and Wadworth's 6X, with a fifth pump unclipped. I wouldn't complain at that selection as I like good quality brown beers, but some might say that it would be improved by a hoppy and/or dark beer. Clipboard menus on all the tables advertise some pub grub favourites; the bangers and mash is £8.95 (with champ mash - including spring onions apparently - if you wish), and the burger, chips and onion rings is £10.50. Sandwiches are reasonably priced, ranging from £4.25 (fish fingers and tartare sauce obviously), to £5.55 (prawns and marie rose sauce).

The pub does still have the appearance of a country pub in town, mainly because of the low ceilings, but also due to its location tucked at the end of a couple of small cottages. There are still two rooms, with the one on the left furnished with normal tables and chairs. All tables had menus on them, but it didn't have the feel of a room that was meant solely for diners. The main room is on the right (the bar counter here has the handpumps) and would originally have been two rooms. It's furnished with normal tables and chairs, plus some settles with plenty of cushions on them. Personally I can take or leave cushions, but Mrs R likes that sort of thing.

There's a large screen TV (I saw six nations rugby matches advertised) but it was tuned to some radio music station during my visit. There are no fruit machines which is a massive plus in my book; some puzzles and board games on a shelf, and I also spotted some sort of large sweet dispening machine on the condiments table.

I rather liked this pub. It had the pubby feel that I appreciate, plus the landlord was friendly and welcoming, even topping up an already acceptably full pint. With the excellent ale selection, I reckon that this is a decent all-round pub, to which I would be happy to pay a return visit.

On 22nd February 2018 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Railway Bell

Curious and easily-missed pub tucked away in a terrace in the shadow of the railway bridge. Inside retains two rooms, but they are pretty similar, with plain wooden furnishings. The menu clipboards spread round the tables at first implied gastro pretensions, but the actual content is rather plainer pub grub. Beers at time of visit were Betty Stogs and Coaster from Cornwall, Otter and Courage Best.

On 27th October 2017 - rating: 8
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john mcgraw left this review about The Railway Bell

This pub is set back from the main road.The inside is fairly old fashioned and on my visit was very quiet.There were 3 real ales on which were in good condition.Not to be confused with The Railway Hotel just up the road which is closed.5 mins from Hampton station.

On 17th May 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Hampton (London), 0.17 miles, 3 min walk (show)
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22nd Feb 2018, 13:26
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
20th Feb 2018, 14:51
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 February 2018 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 December 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 February 2018 by Rex Rattus
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 October 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 February 2018 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 December 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 December 2018 by Komakino .
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