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Real Ale

Mellis Railway Tavern

previously known as Railway Hotel

Yaxley Rd, IP23 8DU

01379 783416


grid reference TM 100 746

opened 1840

owner Frank Hill

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opening hours:

  • Tue-Thu: 1730-2300
  • Fri: 1600-0000
  • Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2300

food times:

  • Tue-Thu: 1730-2300
  • Fri: 1600-2100
  • Sat-Sun: 1200-2100
(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

regular real ales

Adnams Southwold, Wolf Wolf in Sheep's Clothing


guest beers

Usually 3 guest ales


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Local licensing authority for Mellis is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.



last updated 22/05/2016

A two bar pub close to mainline railway crossing and the site of the village's (now demolished) railway station, giving good views over the large village green.

Beer festivals are held in the summer.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Evening meals Evening meals

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Oversized, lined glasses in regular use Oversized, lined glasses in regular use

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

station 4.60 miles away Railway station about 4.60 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

free WiFi Free WiFi

Sport TV Sport TV

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


Updated information by Dave Wilkins

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)