Crawley pub receives visit from local MP and serves pints to customers

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A Crawley pub welcomed MP Henry Smith into the pub for drinks this month and let him behind the bar to pull a few pints.

Mr Smith ran a competition during Christmas 2019 for the best dressed pub in Crawley in which The Railway won. Emma Kelf, General Manager had decked the pub with decorations, showcasing that Christmas had come at The Railway.

Out of 30 pubs taking part, The Railway were winners and had won a bottle of The House of Commons whiskey and Henry Smith offered to work a few hours behind the bar.

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Due to the pandemic Mr Smith’s visit to the pub had been delayed. However, Mr Smith visited the pub this month for some drinks and Emma got him to come behind the bar to pull a couple of pints.

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Emma Kelf said: “It was great for Mr Smith to be able to visit us all at The Railway and keep his promise of pulling pints behind our bar. We all had a great time talking with him about the pub and the local community.

“The Railway is popular amongst the Crawley community, and it is great to share moments like this with our customers.”

Stonegate Group is the largest pub company in the UK. Its portfolio is comprised of over 4,500 sites.

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To keep up to date with The Railway check out their website and Facebook, also why not pop in for a drink if you are passing by.You can find out more about them at: or visit their Facebook page: