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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

Only doing home delivery at the moment, check out their website. They do free delivery in Doncaster as long as you buy £20 or more. I paid online and they delivered the next day.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2020

Great little pub on the platform, always a great selection of beers. They unearthed the original interior and they’ve done a fantastic job of the tiles, the atmosphere has always been great. The staff are always friendly and approachable and really know their stuff. Personally...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 March 2020

This ought to be listed under 'Doncaster Pubs & Bars'. The Victorian ladies waiting room was 'discovered' a couple of years ago and converted tastefully into a micropub. Green, brown and cream ceramic tiles decorate the walls. The great range of ales (and even a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

A welcome respite from the weather with great beer Had to change trains at Doncaster and found this gem of a pub serving really good beer and lovely service. Only suggestion might be to introduce 2/3rds of a pint as well as the 1/3, 1/2...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

With a 25 minute layover at Doncaster Train Station a friend said let's try the station pub. Fantastic real ales and served by a great staff member who knew all about the beers on offer. A good selection of gins to boot. Nice beer great...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 January 2020

When I had a long wait for a connecting train at Doncaster I had resigned myself to a wait on a drafty platform or dreary waiting room, when I spotted the Draughtsman! It's a tiny little bar with a great selection of real ales and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
173russt, Owner at The Draughtsman Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2020

Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

This review was originally posted on my blog. If you like this review, check the blog out. One of the nice things in life, not that it happens very often, is when your train arrives early into the connecting station. I arrived in Doncaster Station...More

Date of visit: September 2019
173russt, Owner at The Draughtsman Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2020

We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. See you soon.

Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

This place deserves a 5 star review but only gets three stars because twice now I have visited, during clearly signed, opening hours to find it shut tight with no sign or explanation.More

Date of visit: July 2019
173russt, Owner at The Draughtsman Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2020

Afternoon Rory, what a shame we we're closed on both occasions. Our posted hours are correct, we call last orders 30mins before close time, this gives customers already in the bar time to make their last purchase or finish their drinks. Once we have called...More

Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

The Draughtsman Alehouse is without a shadow of a doubt one of the very best real ale pubs in Doncaster and its location on the platform of Doncaster Train Station adds to the joy of visiting this pub. The pub itself is only small but...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 19 June 2019

Very nice micro pub on the platform but accessible without a train ticket, an excellent range of "Salt" brewery beers on our visit, well kept but prices are nearly double those of real ale pubs just outside the station.More

Date of visit: June 2019
173russt, Owner at The Draughtsman Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2020

Afternoon Charles, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit and we would have to agree Salt are an excellent brewery. For clarification your comment about prices however is incorrect. We keep 3 'CASK' or 'REAL ALES' on the bar and these range from £3.20 for...More

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18 November 2018|
Response from Russ T |
No, under Railway Bylaws smoking isn't allowed anywhere within the station.
23 October 2018|
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Evening, our playlist is quite unique as it has been solely compiled by our customers. When we get chance we ask our customers what their favourite records are and if we can find them we add them to our playlist. It can... More
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  • The Draughtsman Alehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5