The Railway, Kew
With its lofty, stripped-out interior and prominent use of glass, the Railway's well placed to capture visitors en route to Kew Gardens - especially as it's actually in the station. It's actually not a bad place to stop for a breather either. With three Cask Marque ales on the hand pumps - usually Pride, Adnam's, Bombardier - and plenty of other choices on tap, refreshment usually not a problem. There's cheapish food too (especially for the these parts) including Sunday roasts. We must say, however, the large tables and L-shaped design result in a rather more cramped pub than you'd expect from the exterior and as a result, it doesn't always feel too relaxing. And summer weekends can see it fill up pretty quickly, even with the outdoor space. As station pub's go, it's easily one of the better ones, but then as stations go Kew station (and the surrounding area) is considerably more attractive than, say, King's Cross - despite the billions that's already been spent. A reasonable and handy pub for thirsty botanists.
08 Aug 2010
Extremely disappointing pub grub. Our steak & ale pie was a visual & taste disaster; pie crust falling away from the meat & served wading in a plate of gravy. Our bangers with bubble & squeak was tasteless and the vegetables within the squeak still raw. Such a disastrous lunch experience came as a surprise as the venue location is just brilliant for those visiting Kew Gardens or happy to kick back with a pint to enjoy the sunshine or sport.
Kew Gardens Station Parade, Kew, London, TW9 3PZ
020 8332 1162
How to get there
Door-to-door journey planner
How to find the The Railway pub
You'll see it as soon as you leave the station.