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Coronavirus: Important notice about the Railway Inn

The Railway Inn here at Myrtle Farm is now closed until further notice in light of the government guidance. We’re sorry for the disappointment this may cause, but we’re sure everyone understands why we need to do this.

Thank you to all our locals and drinkers for supporting us with this decision.

If you’ve any queries at all, please email us at Please keep an eye on our social media channels for updates of when we’re starting up again.

The Railway Inn

Our very own Thatchers family pub here in the heart of Sandford.

You can be sure of a Thatchers family welcome at our village pub here in the heart of Sandford.

Of course it goes without saying that you’ll find our Somerset ciders on the bar. After all, they’re crafted just next door at Myrtle Farm.

And that’s important as we like to keep things local at the Railway Inn. Our wines have been carefully chosen by our friends at The Wine Shop in neighbouring Winscombe and we’ve some great regional beers and ales too.


We’ve a spacious outdoor patio area with plenty of room for the children to play. If you’ve just enjoyed a family walk or cycle along the popular Strawberry Line – which runs through our gorgeous Katy orchards – there’s dedicated bike parking, and there’s even a place to tether your horse!  We love well behaved dogs too, but please, just in the bar and lounge or of course, in the garden.

Catch up with friends, read the paper and relax with a coffee or a pint in our cosy lounge with its open fire.  Pop in for lunch,  or celebrate a special occasion in our stunning oak beamed dining room. Enjoy our chef’s passion for seasonal and regional produce – our meat doesn’t have far to travel from Blagdon, and our fresh vegetables are grown just over the hills at the award winning Ethicurean in Wrington.

The Railway Inn is a Sandford tradition – it’s been at the heart of village life for 140 years. When William Thatcher was making cider here at Myrtle Farm in 1904 he no doubt shared a tale or two at the bar after a long day’s work pressing the apples. We couldn’t be prouder to have the Railway Inn at the heart of the Thatchers family.

Our menus and opening times are available on the Railway Inn website.