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The Railway Hotel (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Excellent1
St Austell - TributeGood2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable3
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Railway Hotel, Appledore, Kent

Visits Details

11 Jun 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Sadly remains boarded up and with For Sale signs in place. Wonder what the future holds here.
12 May 2013 (Alenomore)
15;00 visit. En-route home, sad to see this once busy pub, with accommodation block to the side, all boarded up, as reported in the Winter Marsh Mash. Outlook is bleak with "redevolpment" planned.
22 Jun 2012 (ChrisE)
Early evening and we were originally the only customers in the pub, although a few people turned up later for a quiz evening. We were disappointed at first to see all the pump clips turned round, but a new cask was put on for us.
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50ExcellentFirst pints from a new cask, and the only Hobgoblin that I have ever really enjoyed.
14 Mar 2012 (ChrisE)
A group of seven of us had just walked from Snargate to Appledore Railway Station. It was about 3:40pm and, unusually the pub was open, and we decided to wait for our train in the bar. Not surprisingly as the pub is not normally open in the afternoons we were the only customers. We got a good welcome from the lady behind the bar who told us about the pub's forthcoming beer festival. There has been a minor alteration to the pub since my last visit, the bar has been divided in to two areas with a wood panelled partition to provide separate eating and drinking areas. There were two ales on offer, but I can't remember what the other one was.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00ExcellentIn very good condition, delicious.
24 Sep 2011 (Pedro)
Afternoon - driving and didn't fancy any on offer
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
25 Aug 2010 (ChrisE)
A miserable wet evening, but fortunately this pub is adjacent to the railway station so we did not get soaked. We sat in the corner where the doors used to be and reminisced about the days when we used to drink up and exit from them when the level crossing gates started to close.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodGood distinctive Harvey's taste, not too sweet.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Oct 2008 (Ian)
After the poor Hog's Back beer at Doris' I came here for a quickie before the train. Quite quiet.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorTasted of cleaning fluid.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
02 Sep 2008 (Ian)
I met up with Phil Lowry from at Doris', so I thought that I would check this pub out. My interest was confirmed when I saw a sign outside advertising Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter was on. I sat at the bar and talked about Europe and the channel tunnel.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodThe first pint I had was a little cold, but the second was spot on.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
23 Jun 2007 (Andrew)
Had 5 mins to spare waiting for the train back to Ashford so we popped in for a swift half. What a huge pub this is. Can't remember much about it other than that
St Austell - Tribute4.20GoodTasted like good tribute but to be honest I was in a hurry and downed it in one so I can't quite remember what it tasted like
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About The Railway Hotel

The pub sign. The Railway Hotel, Appledore, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Appledore, Kent, TN26 2DF.

Large pub right next to Appledore railway station and the adjacent level crossing. The hotel consists of a large bar, 12 hotel rooms and a 60 cover restaurant which can also be separated off and used for private functions. Boarded up and with For Sale signs in mid 2013 - confirmed June 2013.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN26 2DF