PubsandBeer

History: Home > The Railway

The Railway (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers) )

[More Visits]

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sambrook's - JunctionGood4
Fuller's - London PrideGood2
By The Horns - Old SmokeGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Hop Back - Summer LightningAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Ilkley - Rosa OstaraNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Blindside Flanker Prop-er BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Railway, Blackheath, Greater London

Visits Details

27 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit on re-opening day. Frankly apart from a preponderance of grey green pastel paint and a shortening of the bar counter not much to shout about. Handpumps now 4 when my records show there used to be 5. Too much fizz beer showing now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Mad Goose4.20GoodFull flavoured
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
21 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Junction4.50ExcellentCould not fault quality but the maltiness not really to my taste
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
20 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. A large contingent of Blackheath Cricket Club lads were hogging the bar and embracing each other - hogging and hugging one might opine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
West Berkshire - Blindside Flanker Prop-er Bitter4.30Not Tried
Ilkley - Rosa Ostara4.60Not TriedRan out
29 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Live band playing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00AcceptableLively on pour. Reckon this was very fresh as it left a long lingering sweet after-taste
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
21 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Cider on the 5th pump, not seen that before here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Old Smoke5.00GoodNot sure if the haze should have been there
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
19 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening latish.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10AcceptableHas to be tried every so often
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 Feb 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening. Small band playing - great harmonica man. So sad to see even an independent family brewer like St Austell now plying fizz beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30AcceptableWowwee at £4.30 pp
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
20 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Junction4.50GoodToo malty for my taste but not tempted by the alternatives here
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
20 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Brief, lunchtime visit. A large crowd is attending some sort of function at the rear of the pub; otherwise quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Junction4.50AcceptableThis beer is a bit too malt-heavy for me. In good nick here but over-chilled.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
09 Sep 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodA welcome if sweetish replacement
Sambrook's - Junction4.50PoorOn turn - swapped out with no fuss

[More Visits]

About The Railway

The pub sign. The Railway, Blackheath, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good5
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

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