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The Tap & Railway, Ferndown

195 Station Road
West Moors
Postal town: Ferndown
BH22 0HX
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Pub Type

Fayre & Square (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of The Tap & Railway (Average Rating: 4 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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E TA left this review about The Tap & Railway

Well introduced by Philipp, below, the pub is still a Fayre and Square outlet. It has a large car park on two sides, and there is a children's playground occupying most of the back garden. The route from the car park to the front door is paved with fag butts and there is an air of decay about the place. The inside is open plan and forms a J-shape with the counter at the centre. The long leg of the J is a restaurant parody, like a Beefeater only worse, and the food is mainly empty calories laden with MSG. The other side has tv screens showing BBC news, a pool table and gaming machines. Three ales on draft, GK IPA, Doombar and Black Sheep, all over-chilled and over-gassed. Entertainment includes 'cheap wine Thursdays'. It's a community pub which serves its local population but is not a destination of choice for non-locals.

On 15th August 2016 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2616 recommendations about 2584 pubs]


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Philipp MacDowell left this review about The Tap & Railway

When I saw this beautiful building of the former Railway Hotel (built at the end of the 19th century) I got really excited, but I didn't get lucky. This is a Fayre and Sqauare and the interior of the pub is abominable; everything is modern and bland. Before 5 everybody feeds off a set meal with a soft drink. In the evening the pub is empty. Two pumps were working: Ringwood Fortyniner and Best. The ales are well kept. The food is to be avoided as it is mainly pre-cooked and microwaved. Unless you have children and only a very tight budget stay away. The quality of the food is slightly better than Wetherspoon.

On 21st January 2015 - rating: 3
[User has posted 8 recommendations about 8 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Tap & Railway, West Moors
2nd Apr 2018, 11:15
Request to mark pub as open by Pub SignMan approved
 
2nd Apr 2018, 11:15
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Pub SignMan, with included notes: Open again when I drove past - March 2018

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 09 July 2016 by E TA
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