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The Railway Inn

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120 Ashbourne Road | Shottle, Belper DE56 2LF, England
+44 1773 550128
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called in yesterday without booking, but late in the day, we hadn't been here before, but as they were open after 2pm, we all thought we would give it a try, and no problem getting a table for four. Friendly staff, and a very good choice of food, so we all elected for the carvery, the lady serving was pleasant... More 

Thank Peter F
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've got lots of positive things to say, nice food, good service, helpful staff, for the most part and very clean ladies with lovely toiletries. However the couple of firsts for me involved a grand marnier cheesecake. The lady that took my our order was a little surprised at my order and struggled a little taking it in. I showed... More 

Thank Ann C
Derby, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As myself and my partner had previously drank here before, we'd thought we would try out the food. Though it was steak night, we were quite hungry and decided to opt for the carvery. However, please note that you need to obtain a ticket before heading towards the carvery. But because we were new customers and it wasn't frightfully busy,... More 

1 Thank ZaZa210684
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When arrived stood at the bar for 10min with 2 people serving behind the bar and only 1 person in front of us and 2 people being served and it was as if they wasn't aware of people actually waiting to be served no rush in them at all , when we got served we asked for 2 Carvery's and... More 

1 Thank Leanda P
nottingham, england
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The carvery meals are excellent value as there are always a variety of pies, stews and casseroles to try as well as the beautifully cooked carvery meats. Everything is delicious, no soggy vegetables, and you can eat as much as you can get onto your plate. This is definitely the best carvery meal that I have tried for many, many... More 

1 Thank nottstraveller_7
Derby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went for midday lunch with friends. Although it says carvery, the choice of main course is not limited to slices of meat , but other dishes are there as well. You can just select the meat or have a mixture of dishes. Tasty food, plenty of it and a good selection of well cooked ( not over cooked) vegetables. Lovely... More 

Thank Christine S
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food and good for family's. I enjoyed our meal and the whole experience . We will definitely be returning in the future

Thank Rackster0777
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Totally agree with other reports of a complete disaster. We had to wait while table was set [cutlery, condiments-2 saltpots and 4 cheap crackers]. 2 chairs had to be located. Queued at bar for starter drinks. No food after 1hr, had to find staff.No other courses except carvery without locating staff. Left without last 2 courses as waited long enough.... More 

Thank campeys
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We called in mid - walk for a pint, and were made very welcome. Most customers were tucking in to the very popular and appetising looking carvery. We need to call in again to sample it. The beer (and Mulled wine) were very good.

Thank BillyBunterBeverley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Booked in for 6 people Christmas Day was shown to the bar while they set up our table greeted by the bar staff with a selection of ales and children's drinks. Was later seated at the table by bryony had the food shortly after it was brilliant well worth the drive and money Well done the railway Merry Christmas

Thank Tommy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Ashbourne Road | Shottle, Belper DE56 2LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 550128

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?