Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
Sun: 11:00 - 22:30
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Railway Inn
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 wifi.
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.
In the landscaped pub gardens you’ll find plenty of outdoor seating, a children’s play area and a wendy-house constructed from one of the traditional out-buildings. A large grassy area will soon be available for picnics and local events.
Boris told you to close down and the automated messages still roll out, because they don’t know there’s a Pandemic going on. I’ve obviously given you top marks, as I frequently book in to the Railway for lunch and Thatchers, Pub, Shop, Factory Tour, are always my first choice of places to visit, when we have guests staying. We often coincide a lovely Railway Lunch with a good old hike up in the Mendips.
Due to the lockdown imposed by the government in respect of Covid19 we were unable to attend and therefore not in a position to give feedback, we are hoping to visit post the lockdown
We were a group of 8 and the whole experience was great, from booking through tot he tour and meal, no one had a bard word to say. our tour guide was informative and patient and took us through the whole process form start to finish. The meal was lovely and the service could not be faulted. I would recommend the pub without the tour but you really should do the tour!
Lovely meal, attentive service and a delighted mother with her 'happy birthday' treat thank you, looking forward to coming back
Great food and atmosphere. My partner and I took our 7 month old and felt welcome by all staff, the food was delicious and fairly quick. Look forward to returning in the summer.
First of all they got my order wrong. They sent out the wrong starter after she came iced twice to confirm things . Then secondly one of the waiter kept hitting the back of the chair.
Had a really good Sunday dinner , staff very well trained, both polite and efficient. Overall experience was a breath of fresh air.
Paid at the bar, as on previous occasions. May have been the manager who I buttonholed to pay, it was hectic at that time with big influx of people. He asked me to point out our table, which I did. He could have asked my name and table booking time. I found his attitude unwelcoming and unfriendly. In contrast to all other staff I’ve had contact with on my 3 or 4 visits since October last year.
We tried the new burger menu which is such good value for money. The chicken burger was full of flavour and delicious. There was also a new main menu. I love how frequent the menu changes so there’s always something new to try. So we’ll thought up and provided by the chefs.
Really lovely food
Wonderful evening to celebrate our sons 18th. The food and drink were amazing and the bar and waiter staff fabulous. Thank you
Took my dad out for a quiet birthday lunch. We had a lovely meal,with great service.
Lovely food & great service
Very good food and service. Highly recommended
My steak was cold and a salad didn’t look fresh. Disappointed on that. So many times was eating in bar area and always was very happy with my food. Other than that everything was good. We love visiting the pub. The atmosphere is great and service too. Thank you!
Food was lovely and reasonably priced. Staff were excellent with a lovely ambiance
Excellent we love coming to this pub
Very impressed with our first visit, really friendly helpful staff, great service in the restaurant and the food was outstanding. We were made to feel really welcome and our friend who was celebrating her birthday was given a card and a Happy Birthday slate with sweets on, compliments of the pub. We will definitely be returning.
Beautiful surroundings , friendly staff and lovely food.
Very nice .
A fabulous place to eat with a really good choice of menu. Service is always excellent and the food cooked to perfection. Added bonus.......Cloudy Lemon Haze, the best cider i've ever had!
Nice place ... had fish and chips and half of berry cider good service
I had some tricky dietary requirements to cater for and the team managed this in a professional and kind manner. At no point did I feel this was too much for the team, and had a very smooth experience ordering - which means a lot to me. Our main feedback would be how long it took us to pay at the end of the meal, there seemed to be no check back after our bill was given to us, and we had to flag members of the team down to pay. Once we did get their attention, they could be seen chatting amongst themselves at the back, which was disheartening as we had a time pressure to leave and it didn't seem as though the team were concerned about our wait time to pay.
Amazing food, massive fan of Thatchers so cant believe we haven't been before!!!
Excellent service. Have always felt well looked after when we visit. The food is lovely. Wonderful atmosphere.