Railway Hotel

Stock Road

This pub was built to serve the railway. It replaces the Dog & Partridge which stood where the railway cutting is now and was demolished to enable the line to go through. Because Billericay stands on a ridge which got in the way of the line, the railway company had to dig a cutting and chose the lowest point in the ridge.

The Dog & Partridge was a favoured stop for coaches from Southend and watching the cricket on Gentry’s Meadow opposite was popular with pub goers. Gentry’s Meadow also made way for the Railway. The Railway Hotel was built in 1885 to replace the old Dog & Partridge

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  • My father Albert John Garner was born in the Railway Hotel in 1928. His father Albert James Hill Garner became landlord of the pub in 1922 from his uncle John Harman. He ran it together with his wife Martha, who ran the pub until 1964 following his death in the spring 1963.

    By Helen Preston (nee Garner) (08/08/2019)
  • I think I can shine a bit more on this particular Hotel. In my opinion my 3x great grandfather, George Bull and his family were the first people to own it. As there are loads of mentions of my distant ancestors to have unique connections to the Railway Hotel. His successor of course was his eldest son my 3x great uncle Willie Bull but that’s all as far as I have gone. All I know is that the Billericay Bull Family had connections in some way and that they were quite well-to-do for late Edwardian England of 1908-1910. Hope anyone knows a bit more, thanks.

    By Jacob Gosling (04/05/2019)

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