Recently refurbished, Whitacre Heath’s beloved old pub The Railway has a new lease on life. Approaching this classic whitewashed public house from Station Road, one is immediately charmed by the leafy vines twisting their way up over the walls. This pub has been here a long time, and now it’s back and serving the Birmingham region with an updated, contemporary menu and extensive range of drinks. Drop in for a pint, a glass of wine, or some gastropub fare – you might even get to meet resident pub dog Archie!
It’s a short and pleasant half hour drive from Birmingham’s city centre to Whitacre Heath’s lovingly restored pub, The Railway. This venerable local institution was long lost, leaving a void in the community that was begging to be filled. Thanks to the considered efforts of this classic public house’s new proprietors, The Railway Inn is back up and running, preserving the old-school charm of the pub’s Station Road premises while updating what’s on offer, including a famous Sunday lunch.
Naturally, thirsty punters can still get a hand-pulled pint of draught ale from The Railway’s amply stocked bar. Powerfully-hopped Proper Job is a popular choice, alongside the Pride of the Cotswolds, Lion, and the classic Cornish pale ale Tribute. For the oenologically inclined, there’s a great selection of wines on offer, alongside spirits for the, well, spirited drinker. But what really attracts people from Birmingham and beyond to this Whitacre Heath pub is the revamped gastropub menu. The Railway’s bistro kitchen down Station Road is knocking out dishes like pan fried fillet of seabass with Provencal-style potatoes and remoulade of celeriac with poached lobster and truffled apple salad. It’s contemporary and affordable.