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The Railway Hotel, Blandford Forum

Oakfield Street
Blandford Forum
DT11 7EX
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E TA left this review about The Railway Hotel

Update as at Jul 2015:

What a turn-around. Over the last year the pub has been re-vitalised as a freehouse and is now the prime choice of pub in Blandford. As at today there are 5 real ales and a selection of 30-40 ciders available. I had pints of Eight Arch Bowstring, Palmers Best Bitter and Vibrant Forest Flying Saucer, all in perfect condition. CAMRA discount is available, good, cheap pub grub is on offer and the welcome is both genuine and wholesome. It no longer has a GBG entry, but it should. Now a must for a town crawl and a good place to spend the evening.



(Original entry from 17 Feb 2011: A Victorian pub which in its day was the hotel of choice for rail travellers, but is now a back street pub (hall and Woodhose tied) living on former glory. The fabric of the building is dilapidated, while the majority of the clientele are young and loud. TV screens and a pool table provide the entertainment in the single U-shaped bar. Of interest is the sign outside which refers to "Puffing Billy 1813", the famous steam engine, but teh connection with the pub is unclear. There was an overpowering smell of cooking present, but I didn't try the food. As a GBG pub, the Railway was hugely disappointing - 6 pumps on the bar, but only one ale on, Ringwood Best, which tasted wrong somehow. Cider was also on but I didn't try it. Probably worth trying again if they can sort out their beer, and I would include on a crawl, but there are better pubs in every respect in Blandford.)

On 6th July 2015 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2538 recommendations about 2516 pubs]


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Nigel Jones left this review about The Railway Hotel

Community based pub with sports focus

On 23rd May 2005 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Railway Hotel, Blandford Forum
4th Oct 2015, 19:26
Request to mark pub as closed by E TA approved
 
4th Oct 2015, 18:15
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by E TA, with included notes: For sale:

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - May - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p off a pint - last updated 06 July 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 08 June 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 July 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 July 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by E TA
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