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The Railway (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers) )

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sambrook's - JunctionExcellent4
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation AleExcellent1
Kirkstall - Dissolution IPAAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - White WitchNot Tried0
Andwell - Red IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Railway, Blackheath, Greater London

Visits Details

18 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Andwell - Red IPA4.50Not Tried
18 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation Ale4.00Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
17 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening buffer stop.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50ExcellentPerhaps too chilled which is unfortunately a trait of Cask Marque houses
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Not Tried
27 Jan 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Quiet.
Kirkstall - Dissolution IPA5.00AcceptableToo chilled. Overpowering citrus flavour made it more like a glass of lemon juice than a beer
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
20 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Good as very quiet.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50ExcellentSame as last Sunday - consistently excellent. Simply quaffable
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Pleasantly surprised but it was very quiet towards end of the drinking day.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50ExcellentSuperb nick - perhaps best of these I have ever had but really too malty for my palate
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried

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About The Railway

The pub sign. The Railway, Blackheath, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Blackheath, Greater London, SE3 9LE.

The nearest pub to Blackheath railway station. Has had various identities over the years. Once an Ind Coope pub then went through a Fairway & Firkin stage and now back to a railway identity. Busy pub especially at weekends when security door staff may be in evidence. Stained wooden floor boarded throughout with raised drinking area in one of the front corners and a part open-aired, part covered small rear walled courtyard garden in which smoking is not permitted. Rustic or semi-domestic theme with eclectic furniture including domestic dining tables and chairs. Several high tables and chairs. Obvious food presence. 4 handpumps on the bar counter. Re-opened Tuesday 27th February 2018 after a significant refurbishment.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE3 9LE