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The Railway Tavern (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - Two HalvesGood1
Greene King - GrubberAcceptable1
Greene King - FiresidePoor1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Greene King - London GloryNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Railway Tavern, City, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
Wednesday during the evening peak and just time for a quick pint before moving on to a retirement do. Busy but excellent service and enthusiastic staff. It must be ages since I was last here because I remember seeing some new invention called Prestel on my previous visit.
Truman's - Two Halves4.20Good
06 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
With West Ham playing Chelsea tonight there is a little bit of tension in the air around Liverpool Street in the early evening. This pub has bouncers on the door and I am obliged to drink my pint out of a plastic tub. Greene King house beer also available.
Greene King - Grubber4.20AcceptableA golden beer; less offensive than I was expecting. Has a soft mouthfeel, but lacks the usual GK Crystal Malt tang.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory4.10Not Tried
21 Nov 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Predictably busy at the height of the evening rush hour. There was also a house beer on sale, the details of which I did not note.
Greene King - Fireside4.50PoorChestnut-coloured beer. Vaguely malty, but thin and lacking in body, despite being described as a ‘Full-bodied Ale’ on the pump clip. Hard to believe it is 4.5%
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried

About The Railway Tavern

The pub sign. The Railway Tavern, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in City, Central London, EC2M 7NX.

This pub, in Liverpool Street, may have been established as early as 1736 and was rebuilt in its present form in the 1850s, at which time it was called the Cow House and attracted a clientele from nearby livestock markets. But the building of Broad Street Station in 1865 and Liverpool Street Station in 1874 gave a whole new customer base right across the road, which has kept the pub full on weekday evenings ever since. It is a big pub, with two ground floor bars and an upstairs bar as well. Today owned by Greene King, it was formerly a Whitbread house.

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

Map location

Postcode: EC2M 7NX