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The Railway

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Birstall Lane | Drighlington, Bradford BD11 1JJ, England
+44 113 287 9001
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (13 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Birstall Lane | Drighlington, Bradford BD11 1JJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the railway inn today and sadly regret it. Ordered the corned beef hash special, only to be told they had run out. Why didn't they inform of what was and wasn't available to begin with. We then both ordered the ham, chips and eggs!!...More

Thank Ronan M
Richard T, Owner at The Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Re Horrible Lunch Thank you for your colourful review of your experience at the Railway, please allow me to reply but not with your aggressive and abusive manner. Firstly I would assume that anyone who had been to an establishment three times and not been...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to the railway a few times now on Sundays so and always enjoy the food, the Sunday dinner is lovely generous portions too, lots of choice on the menu and it’s always busy which shows how popular it is, even though it’s busy...More

Thank leannaw2017
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Very disappointed in the Railway last night. Ordered steak strip in pepper sauce with rice. Was told they had run out of rice. What restaurant runs out of a staple like rice?? Had to have it with chips. Ruined my meal.

Thank AnitaH1558
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place, nice food, atmosphere but..... Manager extremely rude, abruptly told a customer that he can’t order food at bar, then told a staff member “there’s too many f ing people at the bar”. Then was rude to a child for coming to the bar!...More

Thank jewsp2018
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Railway as a change of scenery we ordered the gammon, what a great meal cooked to perfection. The only negative was the very noisy customers stood at the bar,which spoiled the meal,so it will be a while before we visit again.

Thank michael p
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Just had Sunday lunch, basically a £5 lunch for nearly£10. Mash , carrots, BROCCOLI, BROCCOLI uncooked, seasoning balls tasted likemade of sawdust, home made Yorkshire frozen and reheated I think. Absolutely tasteless meal , not seasoned at all. Like a corner cafe version of Sunday...More

1  Thank john_woodhead61
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We’ve dropped in a five times now and as ever the service and quality is superb, it doesn’t matter what is ordered as we know it will be top notch. Staff are nice and friendly too.

Thank unclewugs
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I visited this pub again a few days ago, for my wife’s birthday with other family members, I reviewed it in 2015 so this is an update and it’s improved, I gave it 4 stars before and it’s definitely a 5 star pub now, the...More

Thank oztravellerLeeds
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a number of occasions and the food is always good and cooked fresh unlike many chain pubs I would recommend the pub to anybody who enjoys a good freshly cooked pub meal Excellent selection of gins if not driving

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I would have given it top marks but the Etan Mess was lacking in strawberries,and at £4-40 a dissapointment. the refurbishment they have done is great,but the toilets still need updating.

Thank 69doreen
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Questions & Answers
May 3, 2018|
Response from LaurenMcKechnie | Reviewed this property |
I’m 95% sure the sign in the bar said 9pm but probably best to phone to double check.
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Alison K | Reviewed this property |
Yup, there's a good choice of GF, inc puddings. I noticed because my nephew and niece are coeliac.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Birstall Lane | Drighlington, Bradford BD11 1JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
  • Phone Number: +44 113 287 9001
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The Railway is a family freindly village pub that serves quality homemade food. A wide range of beers,lagers,wines and spirits as well as soft drinks and coffee and teas.
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