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Private Parties at The Railway Inn

The Railway Inn has it's own dedicated function space available for private hire. Located toward the rear of our building, the Platform

offers a comprehensive space for all sorts of private party hire in Portslade including; Wedding receptions, Birthdays, Work Dos, Baby Showers, Life Celebrations, Dance clubs, Pop-up Art installations and much more.

Comprised of an airy main room with a high ceiling, wooden floors, private bar, professional sound system & lighting setup and direct access to our garden, the platform has everything you need to show your guests a great time. 
There's even a little upstairs section with sofas to relax away from the main party or take a group photo from above.


With direct access to the garden, your guests are also welcome to pop out and enjoy the sunshine or catch a breath of fresh air. We can reserve an area of outside tables for your guests with prior notice - and in some circumstances offer Garden hire at an additional cost p/h.

We offer a fantastic range of catering options for your special day and are well-versed
in catering for a range of dietary requirements, allergies and preferences. Whether it's our popular Finger buffet menu for guests to dip into, or one of our sit-down Hot buffets for more formal occasions, we've got something for everyone to enjoy.


For a full range of pictures, menus, info and our booking T&Cs, have a scroll or jump to a section with the buttons below.

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Platform Information & Hire Terms (T&Cs)

Venue Capacity:  
80-100 People Maximum (Standing) 


Venue Hire Fee:  

On a Monday – Thursday the hire fee is £100 for up to 3hrs then £30 for any additional hours.

On a Friday – Sunday the hire fee is £150 for up to 3 hrs then £45 for any additional hours.

Catering Options:
We have a great selection of buffet menu options to suit all appetites. Like our regular menus, we cater for all sorts of dietary types and
requirements and are happy to tailor the menu to your party’s needs with sufficient prior notice. For health and safe
ty reasons, we do not permit external catering on the premises.


Only food and drink purchased on the property may be consumed. We make a singular exception in the form of a Wedding/Birthday Cake or an approved sweet substitute (cupcakes/brownies).

House Rules For Under 18's: 

Children under the age of 18 are welcome on the premises up until 8pm, and must be supervised at all times. All under 18's will need to be taken home at 8pm, unless this has been expressly pre-approved by our management, in advance as part of a hire. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must remain in the room. Click here for more info.


The Venue is wheelchair accessible via the side gate and ramp access into the back room. Our accessible WC is located in the main bar (via the side door) which has a small ramped access in the threshold. If you have particular access requirements, please get in touch with us beforehand.


Book our Mezzanine Area


Perfect for family get-togethers, work do's and large groups meetings for festive drinks, our mezzanine is an elevated section of the pub overlooking the main bar. This area is suitable for up to 32 seated guests.


When booking the Mezzanine area, there's no hire fee required - we just ask for a £100 holding deposit

to secure your booking. This deposit is deductible from your bill when you arrive/order.


You can order from our regular menu or our set menus and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the pub and a warm welcome from our friendly team. 

To make a booking for the Mezzanine, please call us on 01273 271220 and one of our lovely managers will be happy to take a look at available dates with you.

Unfortunately, this specific area of the pub is not step-free accessible, making it unsuitable for wheelchair users.


Private Party Hire - Get a Quote

Fancy a quote for your special occasion? Ready to know more?
Pop your info into our handy system below and one of our Managers will take a look and get back to you with availability and costs.


We aim to get back to all enquiries as quick as possible, and our management team are happy to have a chat

with you if you'd prefer to pop in and say hello.

Alternatively, why not email us on

The Platform - Private Hire Online Enquiry Builder

Thanks for submitting! Our Events Manager will review your info and be in touch to discuss availability with you soon. 

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