formerly Station, Railway Hotel
Real Ale is sold here.
Main Rd, IP6 9AA
grid reference TM 169 471
bar / diner, opened 1890s approx.
A popular split level pub and restaurant, with a real log fire (built by the landlord) that burns on most evenings in the colder months. Real ales are served directly from the cask.
The pub has offered B&B since 2017.
The Bus stop is located just after the nearby crossroads (about 2 minute walk from the pub).
It's believed that the pub pre-dates the railway line and was a coaching inn on the old turnpike. Presumably it had a different name then?
Curiously, the pub is not shown on the 1880 OS map. Whether this is an error or a sign that it was elsewhere at that time is not known (though it's not shown elsewhere on maps from that year).
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome: bar only
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Smoking area
Railway station about 0.0 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
1880 map with the pub missing:
It's understood to have been originally known as the Station. Subsequently it was called the Railway Hotel, with the "Hotel" part of the name dropped in January 1970.
Interestingly, the present building doesn't appear on the 1882 OS map or the 1889-91 OS map, so it appears that the original inn must have been elsewhere?
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)