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The Railway, situated on the canal side in the heart of Sale, has now reopened following a substantial 4-week refurbishment from Robinsons Brewery and licensee, David Biss.

Licensee of The Railway, David Biss, outside the Railway

The pub undertook a dramatic transformation externally, including a new colour scheme of greys partnered with fresh signage, atmospheric lighting, external furniture and a heavy planting scheme. The internal refurbishment has issued more space and comfort inside, broadening the appeal to a varied age range with a focus on traditional pub feel.

David Biss, licensee at the Railway, said:The Railway was in need of a refurbishment which has now led to an exceptional standard. The pub has been transformed into a warm, inviting and vibrant local frequented by the former regulars and new customers alike. There has been nothing but positive feedback given by all visitors to the Railway, and is becoming the place to visit if you are out and about in Sale.”

Key features of the pub were reserved to retain the pub’s charm and charisma, including the innovative bar made from Railway sleepers and the bar’s footrail created from railway tracks. ‘The Railway’ theme proved as inspiration for both the colour scheme and some of the main features of the pub, where a rich russet tone was used together with new timber flooring throughout the main trading areas.

Tony Massey, Business Development Manager at Robinsons Brewery, said:The Railway is our only pub in Sale, and we felt that it needed to encompass a fresher feel whilst not losing its true character as a great community local. Previously, the pub was heavily football focused, however it now caters for live music and entertainment in a great new setting. The stage area was improved in the main bar area, now proving a great space for live acts.”

Interior of The Railway

The Railway sits within walking distance of Sale’s railway station, and now offers new drinks products including some additional cask ales and lagers complimenting its previous range. The pub now also boasts a great selection of new wines and spirits, with an exciting gin range inclusive of Hendricks, Brockmans, and Warner Edwards Rhubarb. 

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