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.

Notices & Events

Next Quiz in aid of the RNLI; Sat 16 Aug at 7.30 for 8pm - £2 per head entry

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

The Fenland Express Cafe

Mon to Thur - 5.30am to 12.10pm & 3.30pm to 5.10pm

Fri - 5.30am to 5.10pm

Sat - 7.45am to 12.10pm

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 Wed - 10am to 12.10pm & 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Thur - as Mon to Wed but open to 9.00pm

Fri - open all day from 10am to 10.30pm

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

Sun - 12noon to 2.30pm

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

You will find The Railway Arms listed in the 2011, '12, '13 & '14 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.

So far in 2014 we have once again reached the stage of East Anglian Regional Cider Pub of the Year.

We serve real ale & cider - all gravity fed direct from the cask or pin. We do not have a 'house' ale - preferring to stock an ever changing list of guest beers. We are also one of the very few establishments chosen to serve Pickled Pig award winning ciders.

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

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