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Sawyers Arms, Paddington, W2

8-9 London Street
W2 1HL
Phone: 02077230685
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Greene King

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Sawyers Arms

A corner pub in a side street directly opposite Paddington station, this makes a handy pit stop if you have a wait for your train. There is a small amount of seating on the pavement outside, although it’s not really the best outlook.

Internally, it’s clearly been refurbished and has little in the way of any character with something of a slightly generic, chain feel to it. That said, it was perhaps more elegant than some renovations and was certainly not unpleasant. There was wood strip on the floor along with some pale khaki colour wood panelling on the walls and some further white wood panelling on parts of the ceiling. Elsewhere was a mixture of dark green and white plasterwork. A large TV screen was showing a sports channel but the volume was off so this was not too intrusive. There was also an upstairs dining room although I did not investigate this.

Beers on tap were Greene King IPA, Abbott Ale, London Glory, Samuel Adams Craft Ale, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Evans Evans Britannia. Ciders meanwhile were Mortimer’s Orchard and Kopparberg Raspberry. Overall this was not a bad pub if you’re in the area and want a pint, but it’s certainly not worth making a special effort to get to.

On 13th April 2017 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Sawyers Arms

This is a Greene King house with the usual suspects on, plus Rockin’ Rudolph and “Trial Brew”, a GK stout. Being this close to Paddington Station food is inevitably available – sandwiches £5 - £6 and main courses featuring plenty of pub grub options are between £7 - £10, with the classic steak and ale pie weighing in at £9.95.

The pub itself is OK. There are quite a few tall tables/tall stools in the main bar as you enter, with more traditional furnishings up a few stairs at the back. There’s also an upstairs room signed as a “bar restaurant”, and seems to be a more relaxing area than downstairs. The downstairs room is dominated by a massive mirror on the back wall, but I didn’t spot anything else worth mentioning. There were Christmas decorations everywhere of course, including a real Christmas tree by the door. There were a few gastro-type things around, such as the large jars of nuts, and covered dish of assorted pastries behind the bar, but this is by no means a gastropub.

This is a decent enough little pub. I’m not a great fan of Greene King ales – nor tall tables/stools, but the back of the room and upstairs bar seemed quite comfortable. This one’s OK as long as you’re happy with GK beers.

On 7th December 2013 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Sawyers Arms

OK-ish sort of pub, but the main bar gets very busy and it has an awkward layout with lots of small flights of steps up and down. However, there is also a calmer upstairs bar. I have had trouble with short-measures here in the past, but the beer quality is good with five offerings from the Greene King range (e.g. IPA, London Glory, OSH, Abbot and the new 2.8% Tolly English Ale on my recent visit). Overall, one of the better establishments within a few minutes walk of Paddington station (but that really isn't saying much).

On 13th November 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Paddington, 0.31 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Kilburn High Road, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
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13th May 2020, 23:29
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Beer Garden : Yes - tables on pavement - last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
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