The Railway – Pub – Nottingham (Lowdham)


Since The Railway opened a number of years in the past its been one of the vital adorned pubs in our metropolis’s native meals awards. Their successes additionally noticed them open a sister pub, The Radcliffe, final 12 months which has had some equally glowing experiences. Its stunning then it’s taken me so lengthy to pay them a go to! Having lived close to the town centre for many of my Nottingham life I have to admit to partially neglecting locations additional out of city, however now not. The pub sits somewhat outdoors the principle village space however not removed from a fairly stretch of river that flows into the Trent because it winds North in the direction of Newark.


The Railway offers that common mixture of cosy public home with an off-the-cuff bar/ingesting space alongside a few barely smarter spots for eating. I visited not too long ago throughout Covid so it appeared very spacious however would suspect it will be somewhat busier often. For a Saturday lunchtime there was a comparatively small menu however lots to get enthusiastic about. They provide a mixture of pub classics and extra adventurous dishes. I opted for what I’d think about to be the latter. Firstly salt and pepper squid with gojuchang (korean chilli paste) mayo and pickled greens. It was a significantly fairly bowl, the crockery itself placing with the colourful colors of the sauce and greens leaping off the plate. A very powerful factor they did get proper, the squid being cooked nicely and remaining actually tender when it may so usually be rubbery. I’d have favored an even bigger punch of flavour on each the squid coating and within the mayonnaise, there was an absence of spice coming by way of however I do prefer it hotter than most. Pickles offered the largest kick with their chilli and acidity. The bok choi was completely nice however didn’t add an excessive amount of to the general dish and serving the squid on prime felt odd because it made them a contact much less crisp.



Primary course was a troublesome selection with favourites like pork stomach and fish & chips that includes to attempt to tempt me. I opted for one thing lighter with roast hake, and was actually rewarded for the selection. The curry sauce accompanying it was a vivid orange and extra on the sunshine, aromatic facet which labored completely with the fragile fish. The hake itself was skilfully handled, cooked completely with a crispy pores and skin, its pearly white flesh succulent and moist. Butter-lovers can be proud of the content material of it within the mash, easy and opulent to the extent that I may have loved simply that and the sauce! The addition of the mussels was additionally a pleasant little contact to convey a pop of salty seafood flavour.


Hake with curry sauce - The Railway - Nottingham

Hake with curry sauce – The Railway – Nottingham


Sadly no time for desserts though with the likes of sticky toffee pudding and treacle tart I’ve much more incentive to return. On proof of this meal I positively ought to have visited sooner with the principle course notably impressing, it actually may have graced a fantastic eating restaurant. The service was glorious and had a pleasant private contact that you simply all the time search for from a neighborhood pub. It isn’t a price range affair at The Railway with starters round £8 and mains £14-18. Having carried out a little bit of a comparability to a few of my different favorite posh pubs it’s a contact pricier than the likes of The Main Oak and The Ruddington Arms however with the standard on present I didn’t begrudge them a penny. Actually in these ever difficult occasions for hospitality (particularly with the introduction of the 10pm curfew) please do proceed to help your native pubs and eating places when you may, hopefully you should have as satisfying an expertise as I did!



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