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Railway Inn

Midway Road
DE11 7NR

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
Tuesday10.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday10.00 am - Midnight
Thursday10.00 am - Midnight
Friday10.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday10.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 8 Mon
9am - 8 Tue - Sat
12 - 5 Sun



About the Pub

Imposing busy locals pub, revived by the current licensees as a 'community pub'.

Inside, a clean but basic public bar with a pool table, and a comfortable H-shaped lounge. A hallway leading from the side entrance, with framed old photographs (mainly local) on walls, separates the main part of the pub from a smart restaurant.

Traditional pub food: breakfast (9am to 12 noon); main menu (from 12 noon); steak night Friday; Sunday carvery (to 3pm).

Outdoor drinking in covered area at side (primarily for smokers), and in beer garden (with patio and artificial grass) at rear. A marquee at the bottom of garden is available for hire.

Bingo night Wednesday; live music Friday evening; disco/karaoke Saturday evening.

Historic Interest

Dating back to at least 1830, the pub was originally a beer-house called the Wideshaft after a short-lived adjacent colliery; it was recorded as the Old Wideshaft in 1875. Bought by Eadie’s Brewery in 1883 and later renamed the Railway Inn after a nearby railway line known as the Swadlincote Loop (variously constructed over the period 1826 – 1882; closed 1964). Eadie’s was taken over by Bass in 1932. In 1999, Bass sold the pub to the Mansfield Brewery, which was taken over by Wolverhampton & Dudley (now Marston’s) later that year.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Marston's Pedigree

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Occasional; from Marston's list.

Source: National

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Railway Inn, Swadlincote


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Via ramp to side entrance (with small step!) from car park; disabled toilet facilities.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Sunday.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio and beer garden, with picnic tables, at rear.

  • Parking Parking

    Large car park at side.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    In public bar and lounge.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Well-behaved children welcome.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Restaurant is available for functions.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, dominoes, pool.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Friday evening.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside side entrance; covered, heated & lit.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Railway Inn

Midway Road
DE11 7NR

Sat Nav Reference

52.7769, -1.552

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Arriva Midlands: 2; Midland Classic: 4 (not late evening or Sunday), 24 (limited daytime service; not Sunday)

Other bus services operate from Swadlincote bus station, some 650m distant.


On B586, near junction with Belmont Street.

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