Old Mary’s

24 Craven Terrace , London, W2 3QH

SquareMeal Review of Old Mary’s

Quite possibly inspired by the likes of Purl, the people at Young’s Brewery have created a ‘speakeasy' in the basement of this handsome Bayswater pub. Speaking is indeed easy (given the paucity of punters when we called), but with its ghostly back story involving the unfortunate ‘bloody Mary’ and an upstairs-downstairs Jacobean tryst, this atmospheric flagstone-floored cellar feels more Charles I than Chicago 1929. Cocktails include mai tai, espresso martini and Aperol spritz, and food follows a current trend with ‘franks’ and ‘dogs’ such as chilli and cheese or pastrami, all backed by a selection of accessible wines, bottled craft beers and ales by Meantime and Camden. Whilst it makes for pleasant hole-up, Old Mary’s is ultimately as close to being an echt speakeasy as a Ford Fiesta is to a Ferrari.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Lancaster Gate Tube Station 236m

Paddington Station 500m


Address: 24 Craven Terrace , London W2 3QH

Area: Paddington Bayswater

Opening times

Tue-Sat 6pm-12M

Nearby Landmarks

Trinity Arts Centre 685m

Kensington Gardens 701m


Telephone: 020 7262 5240


Cuisine: Bars

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