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The Dickens Tavern, Paddington, W2

25 London Street
W2 1HH

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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Dickens Tavern

Taylor Walker branded GK outlet. A pretty basic knocked-through interior with two rooms still just about discernible with a further seating area a couple of steps beyond and down. The front bar has wallpapered portraits of long-forgotten Georgians, laminate flooring and maroon walls. Four ales on; GK IPA, GK London Glory, Black Sheep and Twickenham Spring. I tried a half of the latter which was ostensibly fine but had a GK twang to it and clocked-in at over 4 quid when rounded-up from a half. Staff were noticeably poor. Paddington doesn’t have too much in the way of decent pubs near the station but I’d say this one really isn’t worth the bother.

On 1st July 2017 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Dickens Tavern

Sporting a lot of Greene King insignia on the outside,this long thin interior has a corporate feel with menus on every table.There is seating on both sides of the entrance door,the bar beyond has two sections with the 4 handpumps on the first part with two long wall mounted high bench seating areas,before opening out down some steps into a high ceiling back room,with mirrors down one side,and a lower pool table area to the right.This back area was quiet ,and would be a good place to watch Sky Sports peacefully,although it was on mute on my afternoon visit.
Besides the usual GK dross (IPA and London Gold) two guests are carried ,on my trip Black Sheep Bitter and a reasonable Twickenham Wolf of the Woods.Craft keg beers available.
It's clean and tidy ,with a level of interest as you walk along the thin interior ,functional but rather dull.

On 15th May 2017 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about The Dickens Tavern

A long thin pub, a sign says it's the longest in London. owned by Taylor Walker there are two counters, the front one has four pulls serving Belhaven, Greene King (London's Glory) and a beer from Twickenham which was fine. There is also a range of ctaft kegs. Further back than the second counter are some steps leading down to a large sitting area which was full of tourists on my visit.

On 12th June 2016 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Dickens Tavern

This is an exceptionally long narrow pub, the last section at the rear is down a few steps and houses a pool table but this is not a particularly appealing space as there is no natural light here. The front section has traditional style seating and the middle area has high tables. Wooden floors, decor generally consists of pictures of Paddington Station and other railway related stuff. Four handpumps serving Woodfordes Wherry, Pride, Youngs Bitter and Bombardier. The Wherry was ok (£3.47).
This is not an especially inspiring pub having no obvious remaining original features or anything to make it stand out but it was ok for a quick pre-train pint having got to Paddington a little earlier than anticipated.

On 10th April 2011 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Dickens Tavern

Much bigger inside than it appears from the front, but that is perhaps its only distinguishing feature. I suppose that the staff were reasonably efficient given the place was fairly busy when I visited, but the guest ale (Everards Sunchaser) was very ordinary.

On 25th June 2009 - rating: 5
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Philip Carter left this review about Dickens Inn

Long pub, reputed to be the longest pub in London. Sells real ale. Right at the back, down 10 steps is the pool room. Due to the narrowness of the place, may be hard moving about on crowded days. Give it a try.

On 30th April 2007 - rating: 8
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