The Railway Arms -tel 01366 386636

We are a multi award winning 'micropub' & cafe located on Platform One at Downham Market Railway Station in Norfolk.

Opening Times - please note the section below covering Bank Holidays!

The Fenland Express Cafe

Mon to Thur - 5.30am to 10.15am

Fri - 5.30am to 10.15am

Sat - 7.45am to 12.10pm

Sun - closed

We serve espresso based coffees made using freshly ground beans and (if we do say so ourselves) have a reputation for making rather good bacon sandwiches.


Mon to Thur 10am to 12.10pm & 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Fri - open all day from 10am to 10.30pm

Sat - 10am to 12noon & 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Sun - closed

The bar also serves espresso based coffees and on Friday & Saturday evenings we serve a small range of cooked to order hot bar snacks

Please note - apart from Good Friday (usually open 6pm to 10.30pm) we are usually closed on Bank Holidays & between Christmas & New Year.

You will find The Railway Arms listed in the 2011, '12, '13, '14, '15 & '16 editions of CAMRA's 'The Good Beer Guide' and we are honoured (& somewhat humbled) to have been voted Overall Winner in the 2013 CAMRA National Cider & Perry Pub of the Year competition, to have been voted one of the four National Finalists in the 2014 competition and to have been voted East Anglian Cider & Perry Pub of the Year 2015 for the 3rd consecutive year.

We serve real ale & cider - all gravity fed direct from the cask or pin. We do not have a 'house' ale or cider, preferring instead to stock just guest beers & ciders.

In January 2011 we were pleased to be featured on TV in 'Great Railway Journeys of Britain' presented by Michael Portillo.

We have also been featured in The World of Interiors magazine and in the book Unusual Railway Pubs - as well as in numerous articles in both the local and national press - for example The Daily Telegraph in the Summer of 2015.

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