The railway pub in Whittlesey is open after a £300,000 refurbishment

Official opening of the Railway pub at Station Road, Whittlesey. Steve Barclay MP is with licencee

Official opening of the Railway pub at Station Road, Whittlesey. Steve Barclay MP is with licencee Simon Bains. - Credit: David Lowndes

It’s full steam ahead at the Railway pub on Station Road in Whittlesey which reopened this week following a ten-week closure for a £300,000 refurbishment.

Official opening of the Railway pub at Station Road, Whittlesey. Steve Barclay MP is with licencee

Official opening of the Railway pub at Station Road, Whittlesey. Steve Barclay MP is with licencee Simon Bains. - Credit: David Lowndes

New licensee, Simon Bains, from Peterborough, is taking the helm following hte make-over by Heineken-owned Star Pubs and Bars.

MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Steve Barclay, celebrated the Railway’s new direction as a traditional pub serving food by pulling the inaugural first pint.

Ten jobs have been created and staff joined in the opening celebrations.

“Everyone comes from the area, so there are familiar faces to welcome customers,” says Simon.


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Outside the building has been transformed.

Wooden cladding, a new porch and paintwork and attractive landscaping have given the Railway a smart look.

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“Hopefully drivers waiting at the crossing will now enjoy looking at the Railway,” says Simon.

Steve Barclay said: ‘“I was very impressed by the refurbishment. I wish Simon the very best of luck for the future, and encourage those from Whittlesey and beyond to visit and enjoy what the Railway now has to offer.”

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