This pub was chosen for inclusion by the Londonist team.
It would be almost a crime to use Streatham Common station without popping into its attendant pub. The Railway is smart, both inside and out, geared up for families and dining, but without alienating drinkers. The latter will find four ale pumps, all London local (on our visit, Wandle, Twickenham and two by Trumans). This attention to local sourcing extends to the food, helping the place win Sustainable Pub of the Year 2014. There are two main areas. The front bar is best for those who simply want a pint, while an area intended for diners lurks round the back. To the very rear, you'll find a children's activity area and a modest beer garden. Regular comedy and craft nights as well as a quiz (Tuesday) cement The Railway as a local favourite. The blue hues are shared by its sister pub in Peckham, the Montpelier, which is another bastion of locally sourced food.