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The Railway Inn

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Station Road, Sandford BS25 5RA, England
+44 1934 611518
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“ham” (23 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Station Road, Sandford BS25 5RA, England
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1 - 10 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The good points. It!s a good looking place, the desert was nice and the staff all helpful. The main problems - the main dish - I chose the lamb - a couple of mouthfuls and tough for £20. it's a complete waste of money. The...More

Thank tom000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here on several occasions and it never fails on food or service as both are excellent and the surroundings are beautiful, we've recommended to friends and family and will return.

Thank lily j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub looks nice, BUT the food is awful the menu is very limited, the menu said the chips were triple cooked knowing that chips that are cooked to long can not taste nice, I know this so why doesn’t the “CHEFF” but we gave...More

Thank Robinson00000001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for friday night the staff are lovely and helpful but the problems come with the well over priced food just not good enough and certainly not enough of it ordered the lamb dish could hardly see it two mouth fulls and...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I left a review here in February 2016 after a terrible experience at the Railway and even though we live within walking distance it has taken us until now to return for food, but on Friday evening we returned for my wife's birthday and thankfully...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a lovely freshly prepared lunch(vegetarian). great to see thought had been given to vegetarian options not the normal standard vege options.

Thank joQ108GB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All reviews are of course personal an based on opinion. Our third visit was a big disappointment. The setting is lovely and the bar area and the snug are great for having a daring with a nice atmosphere. Plenty of cider on offer of all...More

Thank bunker36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here last year. Im a big fan of Thatchers Cider and so after filling the boot of the car decided to have lunch at their pub, we thoroughly enjoyed it. So, we were back in the area and had filled the boot with Cider...More

Thank Julee H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely building and decor, excellent service, good range of food & excellent range of Thatchers ciders.

Thank MandyTaunton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a drink. We used this pub before our tour of the cider factory. They do food but we did not have any. Worth a visit just for a beer or cider or ciders.

Thank 1962panda
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Questions & Answers
2 August 2017|
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Response from SWCJS | Reviewed this property |
Definitely eat in the bar but presume no dogs allowed as eating area
13 August 2016|
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Response from jdk321 | Property representative |
Yes to both questions.
julie s
11 July 2016|
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Response from jdk321 | Property representative |
Hi Julie, About 8 miles, 15 minutes by car :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Buffet, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Sandford BS25 5RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Sandford
  • Phone Number: +44 1934 611518
  • E-mail
Thatchers proudly welcomes you to the newly refurbished Railway Inn at Sandford. A picturesque pub in heart of Sandford that offers unique fresh foods and our complete range of ciders as well as local ales and a selection of quality wines, spirits and minerals. The pub is dog friendly and has free wi-fi. Come to the heart of the village and enjoy this traditional country pub, with its welcoming bar area and open fireplace. Natural stone features, comfortable surroundings and a traditional oak-framed dining room create a fantastic space in which to relax, eat and drink. Eat in the informal bar area or in the dining room. Expert food and cider pairings come highly recommended and all dishes, created in the new kitchen, shine with their expert execution, taste and flavour.
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