The Railway Telegraph is a family friendly pub and has a lovely patio garden and outside smoking area. The pub shows all major sporting events and offers a warm welcome to all football supporters visiting nearby Crystal Palace FC.
The Railway Telegraph is close to Thornton Heath station, and is popular with football fans visiting Selhurst Park. It also has a sports TV. The pub retains two distinct bars, although the large L-shaped bar is the result of combining the former public and saloon bars. It has been a Young's pub since 1877.