Unusual Railway Pubs, Refreshment Rooms and Ale Trains
Queen Victoria’s private waiting room, the setting for the film classic Brief Encounter, a Lincolnshire signal cabin, a pre-war parcels van, a gas-lit ladies’ waiting room, and a wooden carriage of 1876 – these are just some of the locations that serve as station pubs with a difference. You can, quite literally, drink in Britain’s railway history (and dine too) in the world’s first purpose-built railwayman’s inn, or the Metropolitan Railway’s headquarters, or the terminus of the late lamented Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway. The author, Bob Barton, has spent five years visiting remarkable hostelries where cask ale and coffee is served along with generous portions of railway heritage, and now you can too with the help of this lavishly illustrated guide. (144pp, hardback, profusely illustrated in colour throughout)
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