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Nightmare

We love this pub. Generally the beer is good and the staff are friendly. We went in tonight and it... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Markmark1963
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Good Old Fashioned Pub

I like pubs with a bit of a local feel to them, forget these gastropubs. The Railway is that... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
Dean D
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Poole, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible45%
14 Sep 2018
“Nightmare”
8 Dec 2018
“Unfriendly - turned us away even though pub wan't full”
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

A group of 16 of us arrived on a Saturday afternoon, just wanting a drink each, and were immediately turned away becuase supposedly there were too many of us, even though there was plenty of room in the pub. We were also turned way in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We love this pub. Generally the beer is good and the staff are friendly. We went in tonight and it was overrun with small feral children running about. You work all week. You are looking forward to a couple of drinks with friends. You go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Markmark1963
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I've just discovered this place on my last trip to Bournemouth and I was looking forward to going back. Returned over the bank holiday weekend and I wasn't disappointed. The ale is very good, it was well kept and well served, the staff and locals...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ged K
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We walked in expecting the advertised friendly atmosphere. The conversation from the four regulars ground to a halt in the station. The beer was a ridiculously over priced. £4.10 for a pint served with Ill grace in a pub that felt grubby. We heard derogatory...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely no welcome whatsoever, served by the most miserable bar lady I have ever met. Will not visit again. As a fairly new Christchurch resident, this pub will not be my local!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Railway, as it's name suggests is very close to the station and back from the tourist area, as such is more of a local and good for it. As 'strangers' we received a warm welcome from the barmaid and patrons alike. There are two...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great atmosphere in this boozer like it should be, instead of what most is now the norm ie mundane characterless poor food outlets. This is a great place with a good selection of well kept beers Great service & great beer what more could you...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Dave F
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Beer was good however door to pub garden was wide open and the smell of cigarettes wafted strongly through the bar. In addition, customers were vaping in the bar (yuk). The place could do with a proper clean.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank jille_99
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I like pubs with a bit of a local feel to them, forget these gastropubs. The Railway is that, lovely charm to it, dart board etc. A decent drink, juke box and a bit of atmosphere without any of this modern rubbish, footy memorabilia on...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Dean D
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