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Railway Tavern

58 Station Road
Brightlingsea
CO7 0DT

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Opening Times

5-10 Mon-Thu; 3-11 Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-3, 7-10.30 Sun; Summer 4-10 Mon-Thu; 3-11 Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-3, 7-10.30 Sun

About the Pub

A fellow CAMRA member once described this pub as "basic" and received a certain amount of criticism. Still – it's a good word and helps describe the timeless quality that this pub has. If you think the future of pubs is the high-street chain selling cold, big brand beers you might not actually like this establishment but for those that enjoy the relaxing simplicity of a decent pint and a bit of conversation you’ll feel right at home here.

The pub stands close to the centre of the old seaport and draws a friendly local crowd. It has a close relationship with another Essex Brewery – Crouch Vale – and generally features their Best Bitter within a constantly changing rotation.

The real secret though is almost hidden away and you must not come close to this pub without experiencing the legend that is Crab & Winkle Mild. This dark beer is a delicious, full-bodied mild that appeals to everyone – including those that claim they don’t like real ale or dark beer!

Crab & Winkle is brewed in the microbrewery in one of the back rooms. The pub also brews Bladderwrack Stout, Fireside Porter and Historic Nettle Ale and all these brews can be seen at local CAMRA beer festivals as well as in the pub itself.

Summer opening 16:00 Mon-Thu rather than 17:00

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Railway Tavern, Brightlingsea

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Ever changing ciders.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Crouch Vale, Railway Tavern, Mighty Oak.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio to side of pub.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire

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Sat Nav Reference

51.809706, 1.020924

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (25m)

Hedingham Omnibuses: 87, 87A; Go Ride CIC: 79

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Parking Parking
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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