The Mad Bishop & Bear

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With traditional mahogany fittings, seven real ales frothing at the tap and a constant flow of hearty British classics, the Mad Bishop & Bear is so much more than a glorified station lounge. Found on the first floor of Paddington station, this Fuller’s boozer opens with a hearty breakfast at 8am and sees commuters through until late.

Stop in early for the most important meal of the day or drop by for a light lunch; traditional favourites like steak pie, fish & chips and sausage & mash all vie for position on a packed out menu. The signature squad of Fuller’s ales means there’s always something tasty to wash it all down with, and there’s a good spread of wines and spirits to round things off.

The Mad Bishop & Bear’s upper area is custom made for private functions, readily available to host anything from a high profile business meeting to a laid back birthday bash with your nearest and dearest.


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
18 for alcohol, no limit for pub


Day Open Close Notes
08:00 23:00
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08:00 23:00
08:00 23:00
08:00 23:00
08:00 23:00
10:00 22:30


The Mad Bishop & Bear
1st Floor, Paddington Station, Praed Street, London, W2 1HQ

West London

Nearest station:
Paddington (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.15
Pint of Real Ale £3.95
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.25
Bottle of House Wine £16.75
Bottle of Champagne £45.00


This venue serves Pub Food and British food.

A word from the chef:
Opening for breakfast from 8am, The Mad Bishop & Bear delivers the goods throughout the day with traditional British favourites.

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I thought this would just be a good place to chill while I waited for a connecting train but it's actually a genuinely decent pub. We didn't eat but had a serious case of food envy of those around us - they do all the classics and some tasty looking deserts too. Plenty of quality ale up for grabs, a good atmosphere, and a live departures board so you won't miss your train!
25 Mar 2015 by dan91

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