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The Railway Tavern

$$ - $$$
British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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28-29 The Quadrant, Richmond TW9 1DN, England
+44 20 8948 0735
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11:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 10:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Anstruther
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205 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A top pub, next to the Station. Good food and even better beer. The combination of Gloucester Old Spot sausages Mash and Onions and Doon Bar beer was quite good enough for me! Add in friendly, professional service and you have the full package. A 'must visit' every time I am in Richmond.

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Thank Stuart K
Cheshire UK
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621 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Popped in for a drink then decided to stay for food. Excellent service by all staff. The food came quickly even though it was a busy Saturday afternoon full of people watching the international rugby. Lovely food too. The pulled ham Hock & Pistachio Rilliete was very tasty but needed more toast which was ordered & quickly served, the gammon... More 

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Thank lovetheunexpected
General Manager A, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again soon. More 

Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited with my son, both rugby fans, and settled down to watch two back to back 6 nations rugby matches. Ran up a tab, and was served our drinks throughout both games, never had to wait until our glasses were empty either. Decided to have a meal once the rugby had finished, and glad we did too, both of us... More 

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Thank Kenmid
General Manager A, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will join us again for the rugby. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

a great sporting bar with plenty of TVs , friendly staff and a good choice of beers . we did manage some chips during the evening game as we had booked somewhere later but the pub grub looked fine and there were lots of empty plates.

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Thank adrian b
General Manager A, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope you next time you can dine with us. Looking forward to seeing you back soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We came for a drink and to watch the rugby. There was fantastic atmosphere, and a great variety of beers, ciders and ginger beers. Toilets and general areas could be kept a bit cleaner by staff but otherwise it was very enjoyable.

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Thank EllenTownsend12
General Manager A, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you back in the pub soon. More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the tavern at noon for lunch. We had burgers and beer and paid less than 50£ for 3 persons. I would describe it as a dacent english pub, nice burgers, lots of beers, classical old english pub atmosphaire, clean and polite personel. Very close to richmont station. Surely would go again for something nice at good price.

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General Manager A, Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope next time we can make it a 5 star experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon More 

BaDLaNdS
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Hello a group of us visited here on Feb 11th after another nearby bar let us down. The service was great, our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food was very nice, good size portions, it's somewhere I would definitely visit again.

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Thank BaD01
General Manager A, General Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

twickenham
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Service, food and prices very good. It wasn't that busy and we fund have yo wait a while but it wasn't a problem for us. Would definitely go again

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General Manager A, General Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

So glad to hear you will be visiting again and we do apologise for any extended waiting times. We really do appreciate your feedback. Regards Jim General Manager More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Visited The Railway Tavern early on a Wed evening before a visit to the theatre,we were very well looked after by all the staff,food was of excellent quality with a good menu selection even the lunchtime specials were available till 5pm

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Thank sylsm2
General Manager A, General Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

Wow, 5 stars. Thank you so much for your review . We hope to see you again soon. Jim General Manager More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Disappointed with the price as the portions were not that large, my chicken was fine but my friends steak looked ilke a thin minute steak and was not worth what she paid. However the service was quick and it was clean, certainly not the best pub I've visited and I wouldn't return for a meal.

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Thank tinks186414
General Manager A, General Manager at The Railway Tavern, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you won't be joining us again but we are glad to hear your meal was adequate . We hope we will see you in the future even for just a drink. Thank you for the feedback we appreciate your comments Regards Jim General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Cuisine
British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 10:00
Thursday
11:00 - 10:00
Friday
11:00 - 10:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-29 The Quadrant, Richmond TW9 1DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8948 0735
Description
Welcome to The Railway Tavern
You will find The Railway Tavern in Richmond within a short stroll of Twickenham, Mortlake and Ham - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past
The Railway Tavern was known in 1855 as The Railway Hotel, one of several pubs in the famous Quadrant of Richmond. In Victorian days the pub also offered rooms to its patrons, perhaps for sleep after one too many at the bar - or for those catching an early train. Today, the rooms have gone, but the pub remains and has been restored to its former glory. In fact, it's the perfect railway waiting room.

One of a kind
The Railway Tavern is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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