Good Drinking Pub/Bar near Paddington [London]
Am meeting a couple of friends next week and am after a good real ale or craft beer pub/bar near Paddington, do such establishments exist? If they happen to do some good eating too then all the better, but the main is quality of beer
Thanks for any help
The best pub by far is the Victoria up towards Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate Tube.
It's a proper old fashioned pub with well kept beers and a good landlord.
It is a Fullers pub though and not sure whether you'd consider that a good thing or not?
Another good pub for ale is the Chapel on Chapel St, which is a 5 minute walk up Praed St then directly across Edgware Rd onto Chapel St and it is down the end on the right hand side.
It is all stripped floors and wooden tables. It always has guest beers on sometimes meh sometimes fantastic.
You're a bit far from any of the specialist places; they tend to be clustered more east of paddington. Someone's mentioned the Euston Tap, but that is a couple of miles away. If you are happy to travel a little down the tube line to Euston you could go a bit further to Farringdon and there you have The Craft Beer co on Leather Lane that is one of the best beer places in London, the Gunmakers is also short walk from there and specialises in ale from London (and environs) breweries.