Tuesday, 23 September 2014

trains at the pub

(All 24.4.2011 - copyright Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing)

Until a few years ago the Hunter's Rest pub near Clutton had an attraction almost unique in the UK, if not the world - its very own miniature railway!

We visited just the once, planning to make it a regular trip. But sadly a short while after the one trip the line was suddenly closed. No idea why, perhaps the pub changed hands, there were insurance issues or they found a busier site.

But I did manage to get some photos on the day and caught it in the sun with trains running. No steam sadly, but at least I have the evidence that it did exist and it wasn't just some weird half remembered dream!


  1. Still a railway at the Fancott pub in Bedfordshire just of junction 13 on the M1 it has been there many years

  2. https://www.facebook.com/FancottMiniatureRailway/?fref=ts

  3. When I was young and the world was flat the King's Arms in Cardington (Beds) had a miniature railway. Realistic to this day as it's been built on!

  4. There is a new one, recently opened, at the Fenn Bell Inn, Isle of Grain, Kent. A great pub and a great railway.