Mad Bishop and Bear (Fullerís) | Paddington, Greater London
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Mad Bishop and Bear (Fullerís)
Above Average based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

Paddington Station / Upper Concourse
Paddington, Greater London England W2 1HB [ print map ]
020 7402 2441

Hours: 9am-11pm M-F / 7:30-11pm Sat / 8-10:30pm Sun

Mayor: Leighton (4) | Taps: 8 real ale | Bottles: several

Mad Bishop and Bear (Fullerís)

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Beer Available At Mad Bishop and Bear (Fullerís) (arranged by most recent)
Fullerís Discovery (Cask) 35, Fullerís Chiswick Bitter (Cask) 44, Butcombe Adam Hensonís Rare Breed 46, Fullerís London Pride (Cask) 78, Fullerís Vintage Ale 2012 97, Fullerís Front Row 36, Gales Seafarers Ale / Best Bitter 41, Portobello Westway Pale Ale , Castle Rock Harvest Pale (Cask) 76, Navigation Britannia , St. Austell Tribute (Cask) 55, Gales Spring Sprinter 57, Fullerís Oliverís Island 39, Fullerís ESB (Cask) 84, Fullerís Frontier 37, Siren Soundwave 97, Dapper Ales Doctor Brown , Fullerís Past Masters Old Burton Extra (OBE) 82
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17 reviews for Mad Bishop and Bear (Fullerís)
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  67%
 Selection  57%
 Food  65%
 Value  64%
 Overall  64%
 Rating  65%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu  (47) Paddington, England | August 21, 2013
The basic Fullerís range in casks< a few bottles too, including Past Masters and Vintage series. Simple, but well-done pub food. Being located at a large train-station, the prices are a bit higher - for tourists.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
sound67  (3) Offenbach, Germany | June 11, 2015
I was delighted when I found my favorite London pub, The Mad Bishop and Bear, being listed in a book on the 300 finest London pubs - among the Top 20! It really deserves that ranking. Not just because itís a Fullerís pub - but thatís a large part of it, I must admit. Fullerís is one of the great independent British breweries, based in Chiswick (visit the brewery, there are tours several times a week!) and the makers of my all-time favorite beer, 1845 Celebration Ale. But the ambience is nice too, being a station pub. Lots of people from all walks of life you will meet there. Decent service, okay food and free wifi add to the recommendation. Itís right under the ceiling of Paddington Station. Head towards the food hall, and then up the escalators.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
troubles  (203) Tel Aviv, Israel | May 2, 2015
The better place at Paddington train station. Beautifully decorated pub with nice cask line up, mostly Fullerís. All seems fresh and right conditioned. There are also some taps with lagers and ciders. A tracker lists trains departures so you can stay up to date. They also offer ale take away. Worth a stop if youíre around the station.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 19/20
huineman  (47) Madrid, Spain | April 29, 2015
Very nice pub within the Paddington train station, London. Relax and enjoy your ale in comfortable couches. Nice selection of English beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton  (798) London, England | April 14, 2015
Somewhat hidden away, this Fullerís pub lies on the top concourse of Paddington Station. To get here, youíll need to take two escalators - there might be stairs or a lift somewhere as well. The cask range is standard Fullerís fare, accented with a few others (though nothing too exciting). The bottled range isnít bad, featuring some Fullerís specials - such as Vintage and Old Burton Ale - in addition to craftier offerings from BrewDog, Sierra Nevada and even Siren. Save for a few fruit machines, the ambiance is comfortable. Service was adequate (although it wasnít at all busy during my stop) and the prices are average.

Not a destination bar by any means but a decent place to have a beer if youíre waiting for a train.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (874) Tourist Town (West), England | April 13, 2015
UPDATE April í15. Now carries guest casks and bottles, the latter included a couple of Siren offerings plus Brewdog Punk and SNPA. Selection and overall + 1; 60 to 64. Fullers pub in the upstairs part of Paddington councourse. Housed in the former Great Western Railway offices so some behind the scenes Victoriana in terms of the decor. Never seen this place totally packed and have always had OK service. Fullers only in terms of cask and tap, plus some bottles - Vintage and the like. If youíre catching a train from Paddington - why not but not one to venture out of the way for!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rune  (502) TromsÝ, Norway | October 14, 2014
Had a few drinks here during the Cask Ale Week in late September. Food and beer paring outside the entrance with lots of ales from London breweries like Hackney, London Fields, Fullers, Cronx, Five Points, and so on. Crowded and impossible to find a place to sit down. Smiling and friendly service from the waitress. Itís located at the second floor, on the inside of the Paddington Station building. A classic Brit pub and a good Fullers pub. On other occasions I have always enjoyed well-kept cask ales from Fullers here (visited 25.09.2014).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar  (508) Sandnes, Norway | January 15, 2014
Convinient if you have some time to kill at Paddington station, and need to move away from the hassle at the station.Nice decorated, some elevated seating areas, with leather chairs and sofas. Standard Fuller beer selection, some bottles from the Past Masters series. Good and reasonable food as well.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 5/20
Clembo1957  (101) Smethwick, England | September 14, 2013
Located in Paddington Station and catering mainly for travellers.Usual range of Fullers Beers available but fairly pricey
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | February 22, 2012
As station bars go, this is one of the better ones. In fact, if it werenít for the arrivals and departures boards (a good idea for any bar in a station), a bank of fruit machines for bored passengers waiting for their trains and the pigeon wandering about on the floor, it wouldnít be difficult to imagine yourself in an elegant, nicely restored classical style pub. It has a lofty ceiling, chandeliers, wooden Doric arches with clocks set into them (also useful in a station) behind the bar and five Fullers hand pumps. (Visited 7 January 2012).

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