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Falkirk Business Hub, Falkirk, FK1 1LL

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Railway Inn and The Platform Lounge

A Beloved Dennyloanhead Establishment

A Decade of Ownership

For the past decade, the Railway Inn and The Platform Lounge has been a cherished spot in Dennyloanhead, owned and operated by husband and wife team, Graham and Jackie. They’ve poured their hearts into the business, making it a cosy and welcoming pub for locals and visitors alike.

From Regulars to Owners

Graham’s frequent visits to the pub, which was initially owned by their friends, set the stage for their unexpected venture. Eventually, the opportunity arose for them to take over, a decision that Jackie wasn’t initially aware of. After leasing the establishment for a trial run for three years, they committed to making it their own a decade ago.

Family Roots and Growth

Graham and Jackie lived above the pub for many years, but they’ve now turned the upstairs into a comfortable living space for their dedicated supervisor. Their daughters, Caitlin and Hayley, used to lend a hand while they were in education. The family has now grown with the arrival of their two grandsons. Our dedicated supervisor Sharon lives in the flat with our other supervisor Karen living locally.

A Place To Celebrate 

The Platform Lounge buzzes with life through its lively events. From drag shows and cabaret nights to stand-up comedy and live music sessions, there’s always something entertaining happening under its roof. It’s also a great space for families to celebrate special occasions such as 21st birthday parties, christenings, and graduations. 

Local Flavours and Tastes

Food is a highlight at the Railway Inn. They serve up freshly cooked breakfasts on weekends from 10am until 12pm and offer lunch and dinner seven days a week. Their commitment to local suppliers and fresh ingredients shines through in every dish. They do pub food, really well and every dish is made fresh to order.

A Great Spot for Sports Fans

Sports fans can watch their favourite games with a pint at the Railway Inn as they have Sky Sports, BT Sports, and Via Play.

A Team Effort

Behind the scenes, a dedicated crew of three chefs, two kitchen porters, and a team of eighteen keeps things running smoothly. Many of the staff have worked for Jackie and Graham for many years. 

Festive Cheer in December

As the festive season approaches, the have plans to spread cheer with Santa Breakfasts, sure to delight both young and old. They are also hosting four Christmas parties with local singers such as Barbara Bryceland gracing the stage!

A Community Pub

The Railway Inn and The Platform Lounge isn’t just a place to eat and drink; it’s a community pub where warmth and hospitality come together. Graham and Jackie, along with their passionate team, have turned it into a cherished spot where families and friends can get together and memories are made.