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The Railway (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Island Brewery - Nipper BitterExcellent1
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Excellent1
Island Brewery - Wight KnightGood1
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Goddards - InspirationNot Tried0
Wadworth - SwordfishNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Le ChampionNot Tried0
Rooster's - Highway 51Not Tried0
Turning Point - Rising TideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Railway, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Picture 2. The Railway, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Visits Details

08 Apr 2018 (Andrew)
Some blokes at the bar had had a few and were having the kind of quality conversation you'd expect. West Ham were losing to Chelsea and a band were setting up.
Island Brewery - Wight Knight4.50GoodBitter brown malt twiglet brew
Rooster's - Highway 513.70Not Tried
Turning Point - Rising Tide4.30Not Tried
14 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Recently crowned local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year. Just thought it was a little suspicious of strangers.
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Goddards - Inspiration5.00Not Tried
Wadworth - Swordfish5.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Le Champion4.50Not Tried
24 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2000 hours visit with the Monday quiz crowd starting to arrive.
Island Brewery - Nipper Bitter3.80ExcellentA bitter aftertaste on the lips
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried

About The Railway

The pub sign. The Railway, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2RT.

Formerly Hole in the Wall, located in St Johns Road literally a minute's walk from Ryde St Johns Road railway station. Recently (Summer 2012) purchased from a PubCo by a couple who have lovingly restored some internals including multi varnishing coats on the ornate inlaid wood block bar counter. Side room has a darts and pool annexe. 2 banks of 3 handpumps. Local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2014. Closed for sometime after then but now reopened early 2017.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PO33 2RT