Pub of the Week: The Railway Hotel, Faversham

Posted: 03 June 2014

Blog category: Pub of the Week

The Railway Hotel has welcomed guests to Faversham for more than 150 years and continues to provide the same warm and friendly reception. The charming 19th century building offers comfortable accommodation, fine dining and all the appeal of a traditional pub where visitors can enjoy a  wide range of Shepherd Neame ales and fine wines in the pubs classically-styled interior or around its impressive Victorian bar.
 
While the Hotel’s restaurant and rooms provides sumptuous dining and pleasing accommodation respectively, the bar offers a quiet respite, unfettered by modern distractions. A bar billiards table provides traditional entertainment and there is also a courtyard area. In keeping with the pubs traditional vibe, there are weekly quiz nights and wine evenings.
 
Situated in the town centre, the Railway Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore historic Faversham. The Shepherd Neame brewery and its visitor centre is only a short walk away. The city of Canterbury and its many attractions – such as the cathedral and The Canterbury Tales – are also within easy reach.
 
The Railway Hotel’s restaurant, The Carriage, offers a contemporary dining experience in stylish surroundings. The food reflects a passion for English cuisine and its many influences. Ingredients are ethically-sourced, local and organic.
 
Examples of popular starters include roasted red pepper & goats cheese bruchetta; and chicken Liver, sundried tomato and pistachio pate, served with fig, apple and Bishops Finger chutney. .

Equally delicious examples can be found for main course, such as grilled pork medallions served with a green peppercorn sauce, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables; and a  vegetarian shepherd's pie served with seasonal vegetables. .

For dessert, home made puddings and cakes are available. The Carriage Restaurant   also boasts an enviable wine list, comprising white, red, rose, sparkling and dessert wines.
 
All seven of the Railway Hotel’s rooms boast en-suite shower rooms, comfortable beds – one with a four-poster – and free Wi-fi internet access. There are also equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers.
 
For more information or for bookings, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the pub via phone (01795 533 173) or online, you can also contact the Carrage Restaurant at their website here.