The Stablehand

British, Fish and Chips, Gastropub·

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££££ - £30 - £49
British, Fish and Chips, Gastropub
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
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The Stablehand in Paddington is one of London’s most iconic pubs, having been frequented by some notably colourful characters over the years, from Winston Churchill through to Tony Blair. It was built on the site of an old archery range in 1839 and has been a treasured addition to community life in this corner of west London ever since.

Now reimagined for modern Britain, this traditional boozer treads the line perfectly between a cosy and historical watering hole and a buzzy, contemporary gastropub. Inside you’ll find wood panelling and squishy velvet furnishings that allow guests to sink into their surroundings for a relaxed few hours of merry-making.

From the kitchen, dishes have been designed to highlight classics. These are created using seasonal, local produce where possible or – if that fails – ingredients that have been sourced from places with strong links to the UK. Think lemons from Gibraltar, for instance. The main a la carte features crowd-pleasers like prawn cocktail and deep-fried Baron Bigot (a beautiful British cheese similar to brie), while mains bring steak and kidney pies, fish and chips and a slow roasted lamb shoulder served with mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms and pearl onions. There’s also a Saturday light lunch menu that allows you to select one dish plus a pint of draft beer or a glass of house wine for £12.95. Expect ploughman’s plates, fish finger sandwiches and terrines. Come Sunday, the roast isn’t to be missed with your choice of beef or chicken accompanied by all the trimmings (yes, including Yorkshires).

On warm days, there’s a sweet terrace out front where you can enjoy drinks al fresco while tucking into a some sharing plates with friends, or when it gets cooler, head on in to the bar where a warm welcome is guaranteed.

The Stablehand also offers a range of private hire and function options should you be planning a party.

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Is there a Sunday roast?

Yes, the pub offers the choice between roast chicken and roast beef every Sunday, which come with all the trimmings, including stuffing, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.

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The Stablehand


4 Bathurst Street, Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London, W2 2SD

020 7499 1076 020 7499 1076



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4 Reviews 

Sara S

07 May 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Charlotte N

24 February 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Tasty British meal !

We had a great time at the stablehand, very conveniently located as we were heading to Paddington station 

great British cuisine, good vegetarian options and interesting wine selection. 

good for families or couples looking for an intermate venue 


24 February 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Love it, am becoming a regular!

Eaten here twice and loved it.  Super cute and friendly,  very nice decor,  tasty food and nicely spaced out tables,  you can enjoy a good meal and not feel crowded or rushed.  We had a work event here which was a great success, so I returned for dinner with a friend.  Just rebooked to eat with my sister this evening.  

leonard S

17 October 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1

A disaster 

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