The Railway, Rodley by Colin Metcalf

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The Railway has long been a favourite of yours truly you’re guaranteed a good meal and a first class pint of real ale if you ever visit.

Situated between the Skipton to Leeds railway line and the Leeds – Liverpool canal it has in it’s time served travellers from both water and rail (the railway station was axed in the 60’s). Today’s clientelle are mainly walkers, cyclists, bargees and anglers from the canal and locals.

With the exception of the tasteful restaurant extension the pub is totally upspoilt, a rare change from the plastic designer pubs and bars springing up everywhere these days.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockaynealmost 4 years ago

    What lovely memories come flooding back! This used to be THE watering hole of mine many moons ago! Loved it, on a hot summer’s day, just by the side of the canal! Supped in there many a time! Still do occasionally! Just think, we might have seen each other and not known who we are!! …..Fantastic shot of this lovely old pub Colin.. Beautifully rendered, instant fave! S:)x

  • Could well have been. We used to go to the folk nights many moons ago, then it was daytimes with the lads, there used to be a playground at the back. And just recently some friends of ours have taken over as landlords so we give them some teatime trade. Thanks for looking Sandi!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardalmost 4 years ago

    These images are so quaint and wonderful would love to be able to visit one day

  • Pubs like this are as rare as hens teeth these days. Well worth a visit if you do get over. Thanks for looking Kym!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    Great image of this old pub, I will have to call in one day. Super work Colin

  • Cheers mate. It’s well worth a visit, superb pint of Hobgoblin or Black Sheep is guaranteed.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot, Colin. Love the dark stone contrasting with the pale mortar, so characteristic of buildings of a certain age in this area.

  • Thanks Steve appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Colin.

  • Thank you Jacqui!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 4 years ago

    Love;y little place, sounds like they have always been kind to you! Beautiful shot Colin, great detail!

  • Many thanks Tina, we’ve had some great times in there over the years!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallalmost 4 years ago

    great shot :) xxx

  • Thank you very much Denise!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    A beautiful building, Colin

  • Thanks again Shulie, appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010almost 4 years ago

    lovely building and beautiful work Colin

  • Thanks so much Jeanni!!

    – Colin Metcalf

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