The Railway Tavern has a total of 90 covers and serves a range of real ales as well as classic ‘pub grub’. It is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The new pub is located at The Quadrant in the site of the former Railway Hotel, which first opened in 1855. The pub has undergone a full refurbishment in a bid to return it to its ‘former glory’, having restored a number of its historical features.
The interiors feature a selection of photography and artwork which has been inspired by the local area and its history, as well as vintage underground posters and advertisements for the Richmond Royal Horse Show.
Food and drink offering
The food menu at The Railway Tavern consists of a range of ‘British classics’. Main dishes on the menu include roasted vegetable and goat's cheese wellington, fish and chips, slow-braised pork belly, and steak and Nicholson's pale ale pie.
The pub also has a separate Sunday lunch menu with a choice of different roasts, and a 'traditional' dessert menu which serves classics such as apple and plum crumble and baked vanilla cheesecake.
In terms of drinks, The Railway Tavern is Cask Marque-accredited and serves real ales chosen by its in-house ale expert. It has a selection of eight different pale ales which are available at all times, and also stocks a number of guest ales which it will have on rotation throughout the year.
The drinks menu also contains a range of different wines and spirits and its own ‘beer cocktail’ called The Nicholson’s Brewski. This contains Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Monkey Shoulder Whisky, ginger beer, lemon and mint.