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Venue hire

We make Platform 1 and Platform 2 available for hire to promoters and others for parties, meetings, whatever you want really!

Platform 1 is our 120 capacity main live room. It has top quality PA and lighting systems, and its own bar and toilets, so you can have a truly private event. It is fully air conditioned and has a very easy load-in directly from our private car park.

You can find out more about Platform 1 by clicking here

Platform 2 is our upstairs 60 capacity acoustic and comedy venue, but is also a great space for workshops, committees and clubs etc. Platform 2 also has top end sound and presentation facilities available, and we have brilliant relationships with local caterers who can provide an excellent range of buffet food.

You can find out more about Platform 2 by clicking here

Technical specifications

You can check out The Railway Inn’s technical specification here.

For more information on room hires / parking facilities / disabled access etc please email us using the form below.


For promoters who are bringing new music to Winchester we offer a discounted rate if the events are open to the public. More information on each venue can be sent out as required.

Please email [email protected]

Venue trading times

The Railway Inn is open from:

17:00 – 00:00Monday-Thursday
17:00 – 02:00Friday
12:00 – 01:00Saturday
12:00 – 00:00Sunday

We can hire outside of these times depending on the nature of your event. Please get in touch to discuss.

Please bear in mind when planning your event that we have certain license stipulations that effect show timings. Recorded music playback is allowed during all opening hours, but live music is only allowed until 12am in Platform 1 and 11pm in the Platform 2, on any day of the week.

Yes I’m interested… What do I do?

If you are interested in hiring either space, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch to discuss it further.