England > Greater London > Paddington
Theydon_Bois (652) The íSham, England | December 21, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on Friday 20/12/13 - Black Friday so a little a-typical in terms of many pubs in the UK and London. Arrived at 5pm to find a crowded front room, seemed to be some kind of works party taking up a fair part of the room with locals scattered about. 5 Cask ales available, nothing overly exciting, GK IPA, TT Landlord, Harveys Sussex Bitter (guessing these are the regulars?) and a couple of guests from Ramsbury.
Serice was efficient if a little abrupt.
The rear room seemed to be the locals hang out with a busy pool table, all geezers aged 45-65 stalking the baize!
Nuts in bowls on all of the tables - nice touch.
Looking at the guest beer clips on the walls I think I hit one of the least interesting nights on this front!
Prices are good for London, my half of Ramsbury Christmas Cracker was £1.65 - canít argue with that!
Decent local boozer but not somewhere to head to unless you are in the area.
5 minutes walk from Queensway or Lancaster Gate tube (Central line) and a similar distance from Paddington (Network Rail, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, District, Circle).
Clembo1957 (80) Smethwick, England | September 14, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Busy Community pub a short walk from Paddington,popular with locals but welcoming visitors.A good range of beers including Harveyís and Greene King during my visit
Fin (590) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | August 27, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
We (Loz and me) visited here on Saturday 17th August 2013. It was a rather speedy visit as we were heading to the theatre, however we had 20-25 mins to sit outside supping our beer on one of the little benches. The beer is situated a 5-10 minute walk from Paddington station we were in a hurry so probably closer to five minutes, we came at it via a wonderful little mews which brought us out directly in front of the pub. This is the sort of area where you wouldnít really expect a pub, the houses and flats looked plush and pricey. The pub was fairly quiet when we entered, there were a few beers on handpump but we opted for Stevens Point bottled beers, however they were both a little underwhelming so wish we hadnít of bothered. As you enter the pub the bar is off to the right, I have to say I didnít do too much checking out of the pub as like I said we were rather pushed for time. Service was fine, the place looked tidy enough, and in a really nice area. I canít say that I was massively impressed but maybe a more relaxing visit next time will give me a more rounded opinion of this place. I think sitting outside almost on the street was my highlight, people watching is a very underrated pastime.
HenrikSoegaard (325) Randers, Denmark | July 13, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice cosy quiet pub. Mostly locals. 4 casks and 4 taps +2 ciders. They had 3 bottles of own import from point Wisconsin . Friendly service. Great waterhole. I Will return.
Bryne (382) Bryne, Norway | February 19, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A neighbourhood spot and local bozer, but unfortunately I was not very impressed. Not that many cask ales and rather boring beers on keg. But, a good cask bitter like Salopian Darwinís Origin is always a winner! The guests? It would not have surprised me if "Lou Todd & Andy Pipkin" by chance had a pint by the bar counter. Drop in if you stay nearby, but it is not worth a detour. (Visited February 14th 2013)
jackl (438) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 1, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is a classic local boozer with plenty of character. Thereís something like 4-5 beers on cask, plus a number of questionable beers on keg. The service is friendly, familiar. The ambiance is pretty excellent. This pub is pokey and very unique. It feels like a real local hangout. The beers arenít fantasticcally interesting, but thereís always a couple of novel guests on. The value is very good. Overall, this is a very good place thatís worth a look if youíre near Paddington or Queensway.
Brugmansia (415) Jylland, Denmark | August 23, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Visited this pub 27/12-2011 with my parents.
Went there just before closing time, for a last drink before bedtime.
Seemed as a very local pub, very cosy.
Very much christmas deco, almost to much.. As well was the music, a pit to loud being able to talk very much..
tdtm82 (80) , England | April 25, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a classic and rather vintage pub tucked away in the leafy suburbs of Bayswater . The building itself is completely vintage. When you step inside you feel like you are going back in time to a place where pubs were a large hub of the community and punters were diverse and characterful.
The staff are very attentive, the music choices was superb with many Beatlesí albums being played and there was good old fashioned pub games to keep you occupied.
During our stay I consumed a half of wonderfully kept Harveys Pale Ale which was just as well conditioned as the Harveys pub near Borough Market. The cellar management was top notch.
My only pain is there wasnít enough craft London beers. Give them a Redemption Trinity and a Kernel Porter and this place would be a great hub for London beer. Even Fullers ESB would be a great addition.
Due to the system scoring on RB being unfair on small choice establishments this rate does not give the pub enough justice. If you want a pint of Harveys pale ale then come here.
Thanks for Leighton for the recommendation. ,Shoot me a text when they get Crouch Vale; Dark Star or Redemption and Brodieís in!
If you want a traditional and classic pub then place this very highly on your must go to list. The character is fantastic.
Leighton (633) London, England | September 15, 2010| Updated February 29, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
My neighbourhood spot. An awesome pub, very dynamic. Dimly lighted with a large front area, along with games (darts, snooker, board games...) in the back. The music is the best I have heard in London, ranging from classic punk rock to motown to country western. The beer selection is decent: five real ale pumps, along with a bevy of macro lagers and ciders. Prices are decent. During my last few visits (and right now) Iíve been ordering the BrewDog Edge. Clientele is diverse. They have free bar snacks. There are two TVs, although they arenít on unless there is something important to watch. Very unassuming. Love this place.
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