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The Railway Inn

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Station Road, Sandford BS25 5RA, England
+44 1934 611518
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We turned up at about 2ish on Sunday and we managed to nab ourselves a table outside. The menu looked great, good choice for everyone and the roasts sounded good. We had 2 beef roasts and a pork roast. When they came out they were HUGE and there was 4 different types of veg which was very fresh. This is... More 

Thank charly989
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a meal with family (4 of us). Arrived at about 12.15 on a Saturday expecting a BBQ option as that's what we'd been told when we called. Not to be as apparently there was 'some work going on'. Anyway we ordered off the set lunch menu instead. What ruined our experience was that 2 of our party ordered... More 

Thank Jamhunt
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped on chance after a day out with friends. Really friendly attentive staff who quickly sorted a table for us. The menu is small but we would recommend the fish n chips or the burger. Would return !

Thank sunshine1527
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been here a number of times now and have never been dissapointed by the quality of the food. The type of food is not fine dinning but quality cooked pub fare. You have the choice of sitting in the restaurant or the bar area. The restaurant is usually very busy and a bit noisy for us so we... More 

Thank Rainbowchasers
Reading, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After walking down the strawberry line we popped in for a round of drinks. Beautifully done pub and garden area. Good range of ales and soft drinks, include elderflower which is always a winner with me. Service was good.

Thank Rayna G
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well what can I say, we booked a table for this evening and when we arrived we were the first in the restaurant. It was beautifully laid out and I have to praise Charlie our waiter! He was so polite, well informative and checked that everything was ok all throughout our meal! A few of us ordered starters and then... More 

Thank Sarah W
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a flying visit to try a flight of cider on the way to the airport with a German visitor. The location is beautiful and the refurbishment excellent. Clean and tidy but it was very busy. Sat outside and tried the traditional, haze and old rascal and very much enjoyed the 1/3 pint each for £5. Nice way to... More 

Thank Jo S
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with my family , my sister in law had her 10 months baby with her. She is at that stadge where if she see's you eating something she will wants some too. There wasn't really anything on the menu that was good to share with her. We ended up with a bowl of raw carrot. Which they charged... More 

Thank heywood82
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great pub just a few miles from jct 22. A friendly welcome, nice bar snacks, and a proper restaurant section. Lots of lovely Thatchers ciders to enjoy. The bar snacks we had were lovely and hot, on hot plates, good sized portions, and well cooked. The whole place looks newly refurbished, great Loo's, overall very good.

Thank Onceawaitress
Brent Knoll, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit for for my works xmas meal and the food was first rate. On sunny days recently I have stopped by for the draught thatchers haze which is delicious, the beer garden is clean and welcoming, lots of deck chairs available and a really nice vibe!

Thank Jo B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Buffet, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Sandford BS25 5RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Sandford
  • Phone Number: +44 1934 611518
Thatchers proudly welcomes you to the newly refurbished Railway Inn at Sandford. A picturesque pub in heart of Sandford that offers unique fresh foods and our complete range of ciders as well as local ales and a selection of quality wines, spirits and minerals. The pub is dog friendly and has free wi-fi. Come to the heart of the village and enjoy this traditional country pub, with its welcoming bar area and open fireplace. Natural stone features, comfortable surroundings and a traditional oak-framed dining room create a fantastic space in which to relax, eat and drink. Eat in the informal bar area or in the dining room. Expert food and cider pairings come highly recommended and all dishes, created in the new kitchen, shine with their expert execution, taste and flavour.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?