The Railway Inn


Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, BRIXHAM, TQ5 0LL

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About Us

The Railway Inn, Churston Ferrers, Brixham.  A delightful Grade II Listed Building with Accommodation, Dining, separate Bar and plenty of outside seating overlooking the quaint Steam Railway. Serving refreshments since the 1700’s.

Over the year’s it’s been known as Churston Golf Club – Harris’s Hotel; Churston Links Hotel, The Railway Hotel, The Weary Ploughman. In September 2019 the building was renamed “The Railway Inn” when Donna & Phil McCann purchased and the inside has been themed along those lines, including an Agatha Christie Corner – where she was often seen sat waiting for a train penning her next novel!

A warm & friendly Devon Inn with 6 en-suite Bedrooms, huge outdoor seating & Car Park.  Fantastic food to suit everyone & Sunday Lunch is a MUST!  Local produce is sourced where possible -  including Dartmoor Wild Venison, Brixham fresh fish & crab, mussels & local meat with local Real Ales, good wine and premium Gins & Spirits.

Conveniently situated on the main road to Brixham, adjacent to the Churston Railway Station (Dartmouth Steam Railway), opposite Churston Golf Club. Agatha Christie’s house is close-by & the Tour Bus collects right outside! Easy access to South West Coast path.


6 Generously sized bedrooms, contemporary style and have king sized or super king sized beds. En-suite bathrooms, heated towel rails, hairdryer. Flat screen TVs, radio alarms with iPod docks, tea & coffee making facilities. Full English Breakfast.  The Hotel has ample parking and easy to find on the A3022 Paignton to Brixham road just 2 miles from Greenway, Agatha Christie’s riverside residence.

OPENING TIMES:  Subject to variation especially during COVID-19 pandemic.

Mon – Sat:  11am -11pm

Sunday: 12 Noon – 10pm

Food Served 12-2.30pm & 5.30 – 9pm – Sunday: 12 – 8.30pm

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Booking Details:

Arrival Date:
23rd Sept 2021
Departure Date:
24th Sept 2021
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Room 1 - for 1 guest(s)

Opening Times

2021 - opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* General Opening Text



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • cmckavanagh
    Poole, United Kingdom
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    Wonderful food in a historic inn.
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd June 2021
    Had a lovely meal this evening at the Railway Inn at Churston in Devon. Really adventurous menu and superb service. Really excellent arrangements given the current pandemic. Would thoroughly... Read full review
  • weizen_mike
    Wengen, Switzerland
    Nice stay
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd July 2021
    · We stayed at the Railway Inn for a few days during June/July, having been lucky enough to find a room while foreign travel was so difficult. The pub is an ageing building, but despite being 150... Read full review
  • Trail23145153306
    3 of 5 stars
    11th Sept 2021
    Staff on arrival really nice and extremely helpful and polite. Had Room 6 which was very nice and clean. Car park and outside areas not that clean. Ashtrays full of fag ends and quite a lot of... Read full review


Public Transport Directions

On the main Stagecoach number 12 bus regular service route



  • Bar
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Highchair - Baby changing area

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Central heating throughout
  • Event venue
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Open All Year
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Groups Welcomed
  • Inn
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Unique historical venue next to a Steam Railway

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Across main road, 150 meters

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Ample free parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • En-suite
  • Free View TV
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

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