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The Railway Inn, Bristol

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Station Road
Clutton
Postal town: Bristol
BS39 5PD
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E TA left this review about The Railway Inn

Much as described by Blackthorn, we went into the public bar and found it unfriendly, unwelcoming and more like a village club than a local pub. The young barman definitely had an attitude about him, while the local lads were sullen, bordering on rude. The TV was mute, while dire 1970s pop music polluted the airwaves. There were two real ales on draft, Funky Monkey and Proper Drop from Frome, both past their best and not that enjoyable. There were 2 boxed ciders from Stan, which were a much better bet. Also available were Atlantic Pale Ale, Orchard Pig Reveller, 5 premium lagers and stuff from a cocktail fountain, which just sounds dire. Maybe we caught it on a bad day but it hasn’t inclined me to return.

On 2nd March 2023 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Railway Inn

In many ways this is a pub of two halves. Whilst many establishments have a separate lounge bar and public bar, here they are two wings of an L-shape building each presenting a different facade and with their own entrance. From the outside the lounge bar looks to be the quintessential attractive country pub with a few tables in the garden outside. The public bar looks to be more utilitarian facing on to the car park.

Inside the separate themes continue. The public bar looks perhaps a little drab, but it’s not unpleasant. The floor’s carpeted, there’s drape curtains by the large dual aspect windows and the wood panelled bar has plenty of hops adjoining the facade above. There’s several sports photographs on the wall, a dart board in one corner, a wood burning stove, a plasma discreetly tucked away that was not in use, and a quiz machine and a juke box and a mixture of seating, much of it a mixture of high and low bar stools. It had a lively atmosphere and was busy with lots of locals on a recent Friday evening.

The lounge bar is a much cosier affair with lower ceilings and sandy coloured walls with some light wood panelling, and a fireplace at one end. I didn’t try the food on this occasion, but a friend who lives in the village tells me it’s middle of the road, neither cheap nor expensive and good quality. They also have a small take-away menu and have live music occasionally. The landlady seemed friendly.

Beers on this occasion were Butcombe, Doom Bar and Gem. Ciders were Thatcher’s Gold and Stowford Press.

On 29th April 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Keynsham, 7.66 miles, 2 hr 27 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 9.07 miles, 2 hr 55 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 9.42 miles, 3 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Railway Inn, Clutton
2nd Mar 2023, 07:46
Review submitted by E TA
 
27th Jan 2016, 22:28
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 11 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 September 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 April 2011 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Cider : Yes - Boxed - last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT WiFi and Purple Portal - last updated 26 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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