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Review: I have to say, I was amazed to read that this pub has been refurbished because it looked to me like it's not been touched in decades! It's a big ol' pub with a shabby wooden floor, disused cocktail bar and ancient chairs/tables - not what I was expecting. However, it has a charm of its own, even if a little odd. Old 33rpm records were being played and there was an eclectic of punk/artist types when we visited, including an eccentric gentleman who was sporting the sort of hat only the mother of a bride would wear, complete with netting. To be fair, we sought out this pub not for its decor, clientele or drinks (though if you want an orange juice it'll be freshly squeezed), but because we'd heard it had a vegetarian menu and on that score we were not disappointed. Prices were reasonable and portions good. As for the grub itself, it was absolutely delicious. We had the Halloumi Stack Sandwich and Alternative Sausages & Mash (fat Glamorgan leek & cheese sausages, sweet potato mash and a red pepper sauce) and we can thoroughly recommend both. The vegan chocolate cake was actaully more like a chocolate sponge pudding as it was round, served hot and accompanied by an orange sauce. It wasn't very sweet, but still tasty (and good value at only £2!). I'd say that first impressions of the pub are deceiving, because while it might look a bit rough round the edges, its food makes it a hidden gem. We travelled a fair way to try lunch at the Railway Hotel but we'll definitely be back.