Railway Hotel

Chequers Inn

The Railway Inn is part of the Culham station complex. Its postcode is OX14 3BT. The railway from Didcot to Oxford was built in 1843/44 and Railway Inn was completed in 1846. The original station building (no longer in railway use) is in the Tudor Revival architecture of I.K. Brunel and is a Grade 2* listed building. When built the station was called 'Abingdon Road' and subsequently became 'Culham'.

Culham was a small village in the 1920s with 39 cottages all belonging to Morrell's Brewery. Apparently the Morrell family looked after their tenants well, and (for example) everyone received a supply of coal for the winter which was delivered to each cottage. At Christmas every family received a blanket one year and at the next a pair of sheets. The village had 5 working farms and 3 pubs - one of which was the Railway Inn.

The Railway Inn has 11 rooms and a large dining room. Its convenient for those wishing to visit Pendon, Didcot Railway Centre, Earth Trust and there are a number of other local attractions. Full details of the inn can be found here.

Further information can be found in Friends Place

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