Get Crafty: The Best Craft Ale Pubs In & Around Paddington

Craft Ale Pubs

With the revival of craft beers and ales a trend that’s most definitely here to stay, it comes as no surprise that many of us seek out the local artisan offerings wherever we go.

A bustling and vibrant area packed full of character, there are several inviting pubs in the Paddington area that will happily advise you on their latest craft beers and spend some time discussing their favourite beers of choice.

And if you’re looking for a central location that’s within walking distance of some great British real ale pubs, The Park Grand Paddington or M-boutique Hotel Paddington London both offer great accommodation and the perfect base for your trip.

Here’s a quick round-up of a few of our favourite craft ale pubs in and around the Paddington area. Cheers!

The Mitre Lancaster Gate

A pub that was built in the 1850s and just oozes character, the Mitre Lancaster Gate offers a relaxing atmosphere and some fantastic craft ales for you to sample on your visit to London.

 Lancaster Gate

Located just a 4-minute walk from The Park Grand Paddington, this is a must visit pub for anyone that loves their artisan beers from small, independent brewers.

Complete with outdoor seating, fantastic traditional décor and a basement speakeasy, there’s always a warm welcome at the Mitre and you’ll find plenty of other beer aficionados wanting to talk all things ale at the bar!

The Mad Bishop & Bear

If you are travelling to Paddington by train you won’t have to walk far to find the Mad Bishop & Bear! This pub is located on the mezzanine floor of Paddington Station, so it’s a great place to start sampling a few guest craft ales as soon as you arrive.

Despite being located in a busy station, the pub itself is relaxed and the staff are only too willing to chat craft beers and recommend some of the new specials or local favourites that they have on draft when you visit.

If you need to freshen up before your next stop on your craft ales of Paddington tour, the M-boutique Hotel Paddington London is just over a five-minute walk away, so drop in your luggage and let’s move on to our next real ale destination!

The Sawyers Arms

Boasting a great selection of craft beers on tap and a selection of unusual craft beers by the bottle, The Sawyers Arms is a traditional pub set out over two stories that offers pub grub and great beer at a reasonable price.

The upstairs space has comfortable seating for groups and tends to be a little quieter during the day, ideal for catching up with friends and sampling a few craft beers. If you are looking for somewhere to stay on your craft ale tour in and around Paddington, the M-boutique Hotel Paddington London serves as a great base and even stocks a few craft beers for you to enjoy at the bar or in your comfortable and well-equipped room.

Great craft beer in a great city, the perfect combination for a fantastic weekend!