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Mad Bishop & Bear

Upper Level, The Lawn, Paddington Station Concourse
W2 1HB

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Opening Times

Monday7.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday7.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday7.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday7.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday7.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday7.30 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday9.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

7.30am - 9.30 Mon - Sat
9am - 9.30 Sun

About the Pub

Confirmed as reopening on or after 17 May 2021 subject to Covid guidelines.

Opened in 1999 and located on the Upper Mezzanine above The Lawn (the second floor level of the mainly eating and drinking complex) at the front (Praed Street side) of the station, the pub is reached via two sets of escalators, stairs or a lift.

The traditional interior features a long bar, mirrors, and old photographs of the station, with train information screens and two TVs for sports and there are cafe-style seats outside. The raised area up stairs to the left of the entrance is a designated dining area and the raised areas can also be hired for events.

As well as real ales from the Fuller's stable, the pub often keeps guest ales from along the GWR line. There is a tempting menu available.

The pub does not get too crowded, even in the rush hour. Note that the bar may close early if there are football crowds passing through, and also note that before 10am the licence states that alcohol can be served only with a meal.

The pub was the local CAMRA branch's Pub of the Year in 2015.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Dark Star Hophead
  • Fuller's ESB
  • Fuller's London Pride

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Tiny Rebel --varies--
  • Wild Beer --varies--
  • Wimbledon --varies--

Source: National

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Mad Bishop & Bear, Paddington


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20% off real ales.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Disabled WC via lift.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Semi-private parts of the pub may be reserved.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Major events only.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Mad Bishop & Bear

Upper Level, The Lawn, Paddington Station Concourse
W2 1HB

Sat Nav Reference

51.515831, -0.176434


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

London Buses: 7; 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, 436

Nearby Station (50m)

London Paddington

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (50m)

London Paddington

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