The pub dates back to the 1850s and construction of the Birmingham to London railway, hence the name. Frontage to road is Grade II listed. Run by the Watson family since 1915. Up to three guest beers are available as well as a real cider. Good value pub food served, including game when in season. The large garden, with children's play area and heated outdoor patio, is busy in summer while the public bar provides a welcoming real fire in the winter.