Paddington Beer Guide: Your Paddington guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Paddington

70 /100
Brewdog Paddington (Restaurant)
UNIT 1, WEST END QUAY, S WHARF RD
“Big Brewdog bar with friendly staff. Loads of seating area and good selection of beers.“
dantomlinson 226 days ago
52 /100 1 CRAVEN ROAD
“Ticked, ate, napped, and showered here during an 8-hour London layover en route to the beer and literal desert of Abu Dhabi. Tired AF with no sleep. So tired I probably had a Goodyear imprint on my forehead. But we must tick on, as Tickston Churchill once said in the face of the evil Germans threatening to impose the Reinheitsgebot on everyone, oh and also like slaughter everyone and put the world under a brutal murderous dictatorship and stuff. Beer selection is theoretically decent but they only had two real ales on when I was there! Also a few average tap beers. Food is fine, prices are typical, 'biance is chill. A place to tick if you're in the'hood, but don't fly to London just for this.“
nickd717 339 days ago
74 /100
Brewdog Paddington (Restaurant)
UNIT 1, WEST END QUAY, S WHARF RD
“Visited July 2019. Short walk from Edgware station. Large spacy place. Lots of seating inside as well as outside.. friendly service. Nice line up of beers, served with a smile and find good condition.. free WiFi.. Nice and welcoming atmosphere, tables not to close to each other, music not to loud.. I like the place..“
Brugmansia 427 days ago
72 /100 PADDINGTON STATION / UPPER CONCOURSE
“Visited July 2019.. short pit stop when changing trains. Placed upstairs, very cosy train station pub.. Being a Fullers pub mainly Fullers beers.. Still managed to find 2 new beers.. Friendly service and beers served in good condition..“
Brugmansia 438 days ago
56 /100 66 BAYSWATER ROAD
“Pleasantly located traditional pub facing Hyde Park by Lancaster Gate tube station. Twin floored and tourist heavy, mostly ordering food on my early evening visit. Fullers ales are the choice, keg and cask available. Has a lovely traditional styling.“
ManVsBeer 533 days ago
68 /100 38 CRAVEN ROAD
“One of a few bottle shops in this area. Absolutely a decent selection. And a lot better than Nisa next door.“
Cunningham 618 days ago
38 /100
Nisa Local (Bayswater) (Grocery Store)
40-42 CRAVEN ROAD
“Not many bottle shops in this area. This one and Premier Wine & Spirits next door are the only only ines. I would recommend Premier. But the selction are different. So have a look....“
Cunningham 618 days ago
70 /100
Brewdog Paddington (Restaurant)
UNIT 1, WEST END QUAY, S WHARF RD
“Large open plan bar cum restaurant with decent outside space. Looks out over Paddington basin with the station in the distance. 10 to 12 beers on offer, a few cask, the rest on tap. It was OK for a quick beer before my train but I’d probably not make a special visit there“
Cheeseboard 619 days ago
44 /100 1 CRAVEN ROAD
“Do I have anything new to tell about this pub? Ok it is not a craft beer pub. But not many of the traditional English pubs are. And this is an old traditional pub. It is just…..sorry to say…but this one was not really cousy, like many of the other traditional English pubs. Not to bad bad beer selection. But some cans or bottles from the new wave of british brewing would help A LOT. There are many others in this are that I would recommend instead of this one “
Cunningham 637 days ago
52 /100 8 LONDON STREET
“Visited 21.10.18. Conviniently around the corner from Paddington Station. Six hand pumps, of which only four were on at my visit. They were the usual suspects: Abbot Ale, Landlords and two of Sambrooks’. Which meant that I had to have my masculinity questioned by ordering a pint of red berry cider served in a stemmed glass in order to get a new rating. Food was good and served quickly. Busy on a Sunday evening.“
Holmen2 710 days ago
28 /100 PADDINGTON STATION (PLATFORM 10)
“Expensive. Range not as good as hoped for craft beer pub. Music too loud!“
BeerNinjaUK 750 days ago
56 /100 109 PRAED ST LONDON, GREATER LONDON W2 1RL STORBRITANNIA‎
“Corner pub just up from Paddington Station, and tourist heavy on my visit, with food doing well. The beer selection wasn't too bad for a place in tourist central, with both cask and keg available, although I failed to find anything new here. Traditional in style with a wooden heavy design, it was showing the PremierLeague football in one corner.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
64 /100
Brewdog Paddington (Restaurant)
UNIT 1, WEST END QUAY, S WHARF RD
“In one unit of the regenerated modern buildings at the end of Paddington Basin, this Draft House occupies a big open plan space, with a defined restaurant area at its side, although the simplicity of the furniture for this makes it feel like a naff cafe cum diner. There's 3 ale pumps offering up something from notable microbreweries with a greater craft keg selection, although perhaps a little limited in scope. There's a fair number of bottles and cans too.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
62 /100
Mitre (Bar)
24 CRAVEN TERRACE, LANCASTER GATE
“This is a Youngs pub, with a sign that indicates this before you arrive. It's behind the old Football Association building at Lancaster Gate, is a traditional corner pub with a heavy wooden design, with its main seating against its two window sides, and the bar against the back wall that has mostly Youngs ales, but it also had Truman Brewery guests on both cask and keg available on my visit. Fairly tourist heavy.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
40 /100 1 CRAVEN ROAD
“In a prime position close to Paddington Station, this traditional corner pub had a board offering fish and chip meals on its outside. It must work as this place stank of fish and chips when I walked in, with every table occupied by tourist families in what looked like a complete car crash of a pub. There is a bar in here somewhere, it does have a row of cask ales, but all regulars you see in many places up and down the country.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
68 /100 10 STRATHEARN PLACE
“Just a couple of streets north of Hyde Park on the Eastern side of Lancaster Gate station, this urban corner pub is a very pleasant Fullers pub, but with very little room on the inside. The bar takes up a lot of the middle ground, with its flanks the only space for tables. Tables on the outside against its wall provide a nice outdoor space for drinking or dining as they have heat lamps. It's plush traditional on the inside with mostly Fullers cask and keg ales on offer.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
54 /100 8 LONDON STREET
“Corner pub run by Greene King, almost opposite another one of their pubs that hasn't so far made in on to RB. It's quite small and split level on its ground floor area. Full of tourists on my visit, but with a Greene King special amongst mostly regulars.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
58 /100 PADDINGTON STATION (PLATFORM 10)
“Given there's so many very good ale and craft beer bars that have started trading in and around the principle rail stations up and down the UK, this place is a big disappointment. Its keg offerings are macro, and Greene King ales dominated the pumps on my visit (and there's at least 3 Greene King pubs flanking the roads around Paddington Station). In a decent enough looking prefab building at the end of platform 10, I guess it does offer a warm spot to wait in the winter. The bar on the right does have a fridge with a number of craft brewed bottles and cans, but I still failed to spot anything new for myself.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
34 /100
Nisa Local (Bayswater) (Grocery Store)
40-42 CRAVEN ROAD
“As there's a Nisa with a very good selection of local and Belgian beers in my home town of Hebden Bridge, which hasn't made it on RB yet, I was expected a lot better than what I found here. Just a few regular bottles from London micros in a fridge opposite the tills. Very disappointing.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
54 /100 308 EDGWARE RD
“This place, right next to the northernmost entrance to Edgware Road tube station was being done up in the summer of 2017 when I the last tried to get in, so had a bit more success second time around. It wasn't quite worth two efforts though, with just two cask ales available off a line of half a dozen pumps, the keg ales were nothing to shout about, but it does have a few bottles as a back up. Sadly the beer was not quite as well kept as it could have been. It's a traditional establishment with a mainly wooden decor and furniture and friendly enough. There's a hostel being run by the pub too.“
ManVsBeer 884 days ago
60 /100 42 BRENDAN STREET
“Good looking corner pub run by Youngs with a decent updated decor a row of picnic tables along its window heavy side. The bar against the back wall runs much of the length of the pub and does include a guest ale or two in cask and keg alongside the regular ones you find in London from this brewer.“
ManVsBeer 902 days ago
54 /100 30 SOUTHWICK STREET
“Under a block of flats, they give the impression this is a hotel bar with the rooms above! The look of the place compliments this with a somewhat chain appearance to this Badger pub. It serves a selection of its own ales on cask, with its bottles here too. There's a lot of hotels in the area and I got the impression the place was frequented mostly by visitors, some looking to indulge in the food available here. There's a lovely garden area you have to walk through to get into the pub.“
ManVsBeer 943 days ago
62 /100 PADDINGTON STATION / UPPER CONCOURSE
“Big Fullers house on the top concourse...“
Wirralbeerveg 981 days ago
66 /100 PADDINGTON STATION (PLATFORM 10)
“Ok ...its nothing special but worth a look if you are passing through..4 handpulls on but the bottle selection is far better...“
Wirralbeerveg 981 days ago
68 /100 66 BAYSWATER ROAD
“Ate lunch here, good pub food. Not very good beer selection. Not a small pub.“
markoyli 1001 days ago
78 /100
Brewdog Paddington (Restaurant)
UNIT 1, WEST END QUAY, S WHARF RD
“The latest addition to the Draft House line-up is another ex-Grand Union pub/bar. Nicely done up inside with different beer-themed zones, the feel is more bar-restaurant than pub. A dozen or so keg taps with an above-average range for a chain bar, plus 4 real ales on handpump. Not cheap, but neither is the area these days.“
BeerViking 1090 days ago
54 /100 8 LONDON STREET
“Noisy and apparently quite popular considering the crowds. Nice selection of beers, some sports theme and a typical English atmosphere.“
Psytron 1143 days ago
68 /100 10 STRATHEARN PLACE
“Visited many times over the years. A Fuller’s pub with a long history and plenty of genuine historical and architectural interest. They have 5 or 6 handpumps - mainly Fuller’s, including the current seasonals / specials, but usually with a guest (but don’t expect anything too exciting). It’s a regular entry in the Good Beer Guide is something of a flagship pub for Fullers. The (cask) beer is invariably in very good condition. It’s the closest decent pub to Paddington staion, although bear in mind that Fuller’s do have a serviceable pub inside the station these days so that will probably suffice if you just want the beers and aren’t so worried about the atmosphere. The back street location means it has less tourist footfall / passing trade than some others in the area and, consequently, a more authentic pubby atmosphere. There are so many decent pubs in London these days that I wouldn’t make a special trip but it’s a worthwhile stop if you’re in the area. And, if you’re new to the UK and want to try a range of Fuller’s beers in central London, this is as good as any - although I prefer the Star in Belgravia as a pub.“
chriso 1287 days ago
74 /100
Heist Bank (Restaurant)
5 NORTH WHARF
“A pretty good spot in a part of London without much in the way of good beer. This place is an interesting combination: beer bar with take-out growlers, flower shop, coffee shop, pizza restaurant.

I came on a Friday night, having booked a table, for pizza and beer. The place was busy, and all the tables seemed to be in use. The beer selection is not bad. It’s not a hyper progressive range, but you will find stuff from the likes of Beavertown, Fourpure, Five Points, spread across kegs and bottles. Pretty average prices on the beers. The pizza is very good, with an intimidating selection of ingredients - there were a lot of specialist toppings that we needed to have explained. This place also had pool and foosball tables - not something often found, I’d say. Efficient and very friendly service.

Overall, I liked the place. It’s not somewhere I would come specifically for the beer, but if you are in the Paddington area and you want a good beer (Beavertown Neck Oil, for example) and/or a high quality pizza, this place will meet your needs.“
Leighton 1347 days ago
58 /100 109 PRAED ST LONDON, GREATER LONDON W2 1RL STORBRITANNIA‎
“Visited on 8th January 2017. Ornate decoration on the outside is probably the highlight of this venue. Has large welcoming windows, inside the decor us ok, has a lot of tables packed in and a muddled feel. Greene King supply most of the beer but did pick up a Portobello seasonal and a Madness collab. Beer was in decent condition, prices steep. Bit of a tourist trap and one I’m not planning to rush back to.“
WingmanWillis 1349 days ago
62 /100 PADDINGTON STATION (PLATFORM 10)
“Visited on 6th December 2016. Unit on Paddington station, not a huge space but it squeezes in plenty of seats and a reasonably sized bar. Cask beer list not up to much on my visit but the bottle range had some interesting beers. Prices were a little high but reasonable. Picked up a New Zealand tick here. It was decent enough, as was the service. Handy place to have a beer if waiting for a train.“
WingmanWillis 1370 days ago
54 /100 109 PRAED ST LONDON, GREATER LONDON W2 1RL STORBRITANNIA‎
“While waiting for a decent craft beer destination in the Paddington area, this one should do for a pint or two. Eight cask ales and a few interesting beers on keg from breweries like Cottage, Titanic, Greene King and Portobello. It’s a rather large Taylor Walker pub with a L-shaped room and bar located on a corner just a few minutes to the left when walking out of the Paddington train station and on the other side of the hospital. Quite good vibe on a Friday afternoon. Polite service (Visited with Finn, 30.09.2016).“
Rune 1423 days ago
44 /100 1 CRAVEN ROAD
“A popular corner pub close to the Paddington train station. Crowded on a Friday early afternoon with many people having a late lunch. Very ordinary pub and ordinary beers on cask, keg and bottles. We had an okay Caledonian Deuchars IPA before we left after a short stay. This area of London is in need of a proper craft ale destination (Visited with Finn, 30.09.2016).“
Rune 1424 days ago
64 /100 PADDINGTON STATION / UPPER CONCOURSE
“An old friend from when we started visiting London 13 years ago. Standard Fullers / Gales range with surprisingly few bottled in the cupboards. Handy when passing Paddington. Visited together with Rune many times. Last time 30.9.16.“
Finn 1427 days ago
70 /100
Mitre (Bar)
24 CRAVEN TERRACE, LANCASTER GATE
“10 min walk from Lancaster gate tube station. Nice clean traditional English pub. Good food. A lot of people go here to eat. Can be crowded around sinner time. Also possible to sit otside. Decent tap selection. Very good bottle selection! Clean and nice toilets. You can get a small glass or a taste if you like.“
Cunningham 1505 days ago
54 /100 66 BAYSWATER ROAD
“Traditional English pub close to Lancaster gate tube station. Decent pub food, and lots of sport on telly. Not that good beer selection. Mainstream Fullers on tap, and some ok international standard bottles.“
Cunningham 1505 days ago
60 /100 10 STRATHEARN PLACE
“A friend arranged a crawl and chose pubs of historical and architectural interest (he’s retired and has nothing better to do). Certainly hit the spot - it’s a gem of an old pub. Beer choices weren’t that interesting, but decent being Fuller’s. However wasn’t quite so taken by the atmosphere. It was very business. I.e. people in suits on lunch and some IT guy holding a business meeting. A few people out for pub crawl did not fit in. So we did the specially prepared quiz and went to meet some London based colleagues.“
BeardedAvenger 1526 days ago
32 /100 1 CRAVEN ROAD
“Visited this couple of years ago for a London wedding. Had some breakfast here, quite decent. Typical English pub. Part of a hostel. Cant recall they had any decent craft beer here. For breakfast it was fine, but wouldnt go here for beers.“
caesar 1526 days ago
58 /100 109 PRAED ST LONDON, GREATER LONDON W2 1RL STORBRITANNIA‎
“Solid locals pub on Praed St across from St. Mary’s hospital.“
geauxT 1538 days ago
78 /100 10 STRATHEARN PLACE
“A Fuller’s Victorian gem. Wonderful atmosphere, busy with locals on Sunday afternoon. A couple of guest pumps on offer. Wonderful!“
geauxT 1538 days ago
62 /100 26 SALE PLACE PADDINGTON, GREATER LONDON W2 1, UNITED KINGDOM
“Solid pub near Paddington station. Very busy with locals. Several decent hand pumps and the usual draft suspects. I liked it.“
geauxT 1538 days ago
66 /100 10 STRATHEARN PLACE
“Visited on Wednesday 6th Jan 2016. A lovely traditional old Fullers pub in hotel central a few minutes from Paddington. 4 handpulls on the bar plus a decent range of Fullers bottles in the fridge and a few craft offerings. Tried a few beers I hadn’t had before, all served by friendly staff, well kept but a little pricey. The single roomed pub was busy but we got a table, popular with diners, the food was good and it quietened down a little later on but still had a good buzz to the place. Not a beer destination as such, if you want a well served pint of Fullers in a nice old Victorian pub the this place could well be the place to go.“
WingmanWillis 1725 days ago
66 /100 PADDINGTON STATION / UPPER CONCOURSE
“Visited on 6th January 2016. Up in the gods in the Lawn area of the station this is a large outlet for Fuller’s ale. Lots of seating but mostly taken by sullen weary commuters waiting for their train to the burbs. Beer list has a guest ale plus a great Fuller’s range in bottle and on cask and keg. A few craft bottles too. It does seem there’s a tie in between Kona and Fuller’s. Pricey but it is a station. Service decent. Handy spot but not a beer destination“
WingmanWillis 1729 days ago
56 /100 66 BAYSWATER ROAD
“After a pleasant afternoon walk in Kensington Gardens we happenend upon this nice Fuller’s pub for a welcome refreshment. Very crowded at five o’clock (lots of businessmen in their suits), so service was so-and-so, but you can always count on Fuller’s for a decent pint. Will visit again in the summer.“
Holmen1 1794 days ago
86 /100 PADDINGTON STATION / UPPER CONCOURSE
“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 it’s a Fuller’s pub - but that’s a large part of it, I must admit. Fuller’s 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. It’s right under the ceiling of Paddington Station. Head towards the food hall, and then up the escalators.“
sound67 1938 days ago
50 /100 26 SALE PLACE PADDINGTON, GREATER LONDON W2 1, UNITED KINGDOM
“Just off Praed St and not far off Edgware Rd popped in for a beer not realising it was on here. 2 handpulls and a couple of lager taps. Very high t*at factor present. Nice looking old place but really wouldn’t bother unless you desperately need Brakspear Bitter“
WingmanWillis 1972 days ago