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Railway Bell

#11,858 of 17,858 Restaurants in London
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Bar, British, Pub
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87 George Lane | South Woodford, London E18 1JJ, England
+44 20 8989 0229
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Bell, it's always good for a quick pint, to watch the footie or to unwind for a few beers with friends or family. The food is pretty good, the beer selection decent and there is almost always a good atmosphere. It can get quite rowdy on match day and very loud indeed but it rarely gets anything... More 

Thank Tim S
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went the other night with my missus, we went before and after we went to the cinema. We'd had a bad experience in The George round the corner, so thought we'd try somewhere different. This turned out to be a good choice. Right next to the station, decent prices, and we got served pretty quick considering it was a busy... More 

Thank Ivan B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had an expensive leather jacket along with contents - wallet, keys, cards, cash, license and mobile stolen from the chair I was using whilst with friends. Bar staff were initially helpful, took some details and advised me to contact the manager the next day to review the CCTV footage. On speaking with the manager he was extremely sanctimonious, unhelpful and... More 

Thank Steve L
Ross S, General Manager at Railway Bell, responded to this review

Hi Mr Lee, After reading your feedback its really upsetting, as we spent 2 hours looking though CCTV for you after the 5 phone calls we received about your jacket as we knew how upset you was. We are really sorry that the jacket was miss placed. As a venue we do stress to our Guests to be careful of... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice pub, reasonably priced too. The burgers were excellent and the wine list is good. Comfortable atmosphere which is perfect for catching up with friends.

Thank hemslie1
Northampton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was my very first time in South Woodford visiting a friend, this place is close by to their house so one evening we popped in for dinner. The place was busy inside and out, we wanted to bring a small dog in but this was refused so unfortunately we had to walk her back home. We were quickly served... More 

Thank Sarahwivak
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Pub meals are always hit & miss. We've driven past this pub hundreds of times. But now we're both retired we've decided to try more of these places & decided to pop in for lunch.. Parking nearby is a problem but it is directly opposite South Woodford station. The pub is great, really clean & airy, nice décor, lots of... More 

1 Thank GUY S
London, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

located outside of South Woodford station (south side) is this popular..compact pub - didn't see parking as an option For value and quantiyy you were taken care of with the standard fare..without being skimpy on quality

Thank Hotel I
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

To be fair I have tried this pub for a lunchtime meal on three occasions. Its recently been refurbished and looks great, vast improvement from the spit and sawdust Railway Bell of the past. The first wasn't too bad, but unfortunately since then things have gone downhill. For one thing, try ordering a ginger ale...they never have it.....bar staff rather... More 

2 Thank Lindyloo92
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

relaxed atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff who cater to your needs. it has reasonable excellent food!!!

Thank Robert B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Our regular; drinks and food overpriced but nice setting and choice of food/drink, staff are friendly and food is generally good quality

Thank Giovanni S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 George Lane | South Woodford, London E18 1JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8989 0229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?