Originally an 1800s two-up, two-down farmhouse, The Railway Inn as it is today was established in 1890, when an enterprising farmer decided to expand the property to accommodate paying guests. From 1923 to 1954, the owners – one of whom is pictured on the wallpaper of our restaurant – took to training racehorses on the site. Photographs of some of Mr Webb’s winning horses can also be seen on display at the Inn. Before, during, and after World War Two, there was an R.A.F. base located just two miles from the Inn, and many R.A.F. officers, including Princess Margaret’s first love, Peter Townsend, visited regularly. Today, his legacy lives on in the form of Acklington’s Townsend Court. The Railway Inn is now in the ownership of the White family, who have 30 years’ experience in the leisure industry.
Our caravan park is open 365 days a year, with pitches starting at just £35 per night. Campsite bookings can be made by telephone (01670760320) or mobile (07553103062), and our three country cottages are available for hire through www.cottages.com. Enjoy locally-brewed real ales and great-tasting food at our pub and restaurant, open from 12pm Wednesday to Sunday.
The warmest of welcomes awaits you at The Railway Inn!