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The Railway Tavern

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Famous Railway Tavern - Achtung Bladderwrack Extreme Exceptional1
Famous Railway Tavern - Crab & Winkle MildExcellent1
Famous Railway Tavern - Bladderwrack StoutGood2
Thwaites - Original BitterNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Best BitterNot Tried0
Mauldons - Pickwick BitterNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Railway Tavern, Brightlingsea, Essex

Visits Details

03 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
This really is a marvellous pub. Amazed to realise it must be 19 years since my last visit when I remember being offered a pint of ‘Test Brew Mild’ from the forthcoming on-site brewery. I really must try to get here more often. Particularly as I discovered that on this occasion at 2:55 I had arrived just in time for a pint before Sunday afternoon closure (not that anyone else seemed to be in a hurry to leave when I said my farewells at 3:30).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Famous Railway Tavern - Achtung Bladderwrack Extreme 5.70ExceptionalQuite the best pint of Stout I have enjoyed for many a long day.
Mauldons - Pickwick Bitter4.20Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
28 Jul 2007 (Ian)
Brew pub on a corner in the centre of town. Lots of sea and rail memorabiliaon the walls. 4 handpumps on a single bar. Side room has the brew kit at the rear. Most of the clientele on a late Saturday afternoon were sat outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Famous Railway Tavern - Bladderwrack Stout4.70AcceptableStandard stout with some juicy fruit, some liquorice sourness. Decent lasting finish.
Thwaites - Original Bitter3.60Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
28 Jul 2007 (Andrew)
The inside was nearly deserted as all the smoakers were crowded out the front. The pub has 2 rooms, one of which holds the brewery kit at the end.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Famous Railway Tavern - Bladderwrack Stout4.70ExcellentFantastic beer. Black in colour with cherry and vanilla and a milky finish.
Thwaites - Original Bitter3.60Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
25 Jun 2005 (Alison)
A very small, basic boozer, with nice church pews. Fairly busy on a Saturday afternoon. The eccentric beer garden was full of old school chairs, and a communist scarecrow. Beers are sometimes available to take away in 2 pint plastic milk bottles. A guest Rooster and Crouch Vale best bitter were available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Famous Railway Tavern - Crab & Winkle Mild3.70ExcellentLovely deep brown colour, rich and slightly smoky.

About The Railway Tavern

The pub sign. The Railway Tavern, Brightlingsea, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent2
Good-
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DT.

2 roomed basic pub in Station Road, with lots of character and a small brewery in a back room.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO7 0DT