The Railway at Lowdham (formerly the Railway Inn) has undergone a major transformation. Significant financial investment has gone into this traditional village pub, creating a delightful, welcoming interior with some unique touches. These include an old-fashioned ticket machine on the wall and railway-inspired pictures and clocks, giving a nod to the pub’s history, plus a wood-burning stove and an open pass to the kitchen. The property also boasts a fabulous outside space, including a raised deck and brilliant children’s area.
Inside you’ll find eating areas plus a bar section where non-dining drinkers will feel at home. The pub is the brainchild of David Hage and Mark Osborne (previously had chef at Café Bleu in Newark, Hart’s and the former Riverbank in Nottingham), and there is a strong emphasis on high quality food with an imaginative menu and great choice of drinks.
We ate at the Railway on a busy Sunday and enjoyed some superb beef, pan-fried sea bream and Cropwell Bishop Stilton with baked red onion. The hot arancini of cod and spring onion starter was stunning and our dessert of sticky toffee pudding with muscavado caramel sauce was delicious.
This pub is a gem. It is family friendly, with plenty of outdoor space for the kids, welcoming and takes pride in its food. Well worth a visit.
By Abby Brennan, Nottinghamshire editor