The Victoria Paddington

We’d spent the morning in Hyde Park with our dogs so we searched for comfortable, dog friendly London pubs, that would welcome a small pack furry companions, cook home-made food, minutes walk from the Hyde park. Too much to expect? Nope, The Victoria Paddington fit the bill nicely! We approach dog friendly pubs in London (and beyond) with a little trepidation because we have so many dogs, but we were welcomed with a large bowl of water and a genuine smile.

We left the park at Victoria Gate and found The Victoria pub Paddington easily. As soon as we saw it we were mumbling ‘Oh, yes’ and rubbing our hands.

We'd spent the morning in Hyde Park with our dogs so we searched for comfortable, dog friendly London pubs, that would welcome a small pack furry companions, cook home-made food, minutes walk from the Hyde park. Too much to expect? Nope, The Victoria Paddington fit the bill nicely! We approach dog friendly pubs in London (and beyond) with a little trepidation...

There are some attractive tables outside and the road isn’t very busy, so it would make a nice place to settle but we fancy being in after spending all morning out.

The Victoria Paddington. Outside Seating.
Attractive flower baskets surround the outside seating.

The local area is residential and surprisingly quiet. Groups on horses trot back from Hyde Park to the local stables.

The Victoria Paddington. Attractive Local Streets With Horses Walking Through.
Horses trot by back to the stables.

The Victoria Paddington Sign.

The Victoria Paddington Entrance.
The entrance.

That awkward moment when you walk in with 3 dogs. We needn’t have worried, we received a really warm and genuine welcome. The dogs were offered water and we happily chose a table.

The Victoria Paddington Etched Glass Doors.
Etched glass doors.

The whole pub is steeped in history. I love it, there is so much to see.

The Victoria Paddington Interior. Loads Of Character.
The inside is stuffed full of character.
We'd spent the morning in Hyde Park with our dogs so we searched for comfortable, dog friendly London pubs, that would welcome a small pack furry companions, cook home-made food, minutes walk from the Hyde park. Too much to expect? Nope, The Victoria Paddington fit the bill nicely! We approach dog friendly pubs in London (and beyond) with a little trepidation because we have so many dogs, but we were welcomed with a large bowl of water and a genuine smile...
Elaborate fireplaces.

Apparently Queen Victoria popped in on her way to Paddington Station and since then it was named in her honour.

Pictures Of Queen Victoria In The Victoria Pub Paddington

Charles Dickens came here to write his book ‘Our Mutual Friend’.

An Old Typewriter Celebrating That Charles Dickens Wrote At The Victoria Paddington
An old typewriter celebrating that Charles Dickens wrote at The Victoria Paddington.

The bar is long and rather grand looking. The whole place is full of Victorian character.

The Victoria Paddington Bar.
Long wooden bar.
Decorative Mirrors In The Victoria Paddington.
Detailed and decorative mirrors.

It’s a cheerful place with locals coming and going. Poppy wants to be up near Charlotte. In some pubs I would have worried but here staff are smiley and accommodating.

The Victoria Paddington A Dog Friendly Pub In London.
Happy dogs.

Ferris is one of the boys and hangs at the bar with hubby.

The Victoria Paddington - A Dog Friendly Bar In London.

It’s so precious seeing these moments.

Family Occasion At The Victoria Paddington.

The menu is very English. Well, that’s exactly what you want in a old pub in London dating back to the 1830’s. That is, by the way, around when Paddington station was built.

The Victoria Paddington Menu.
Lunch Menu.

Crikey, sorry Dad, I may have put my wet chin on your shirt. Fish and chips please.

Dog Friendly Pub - The Victoria Paddington

Ferris enjoys watching the comings and goings at the bar.

Dog Friendly London Pub - The Victoria Paddington

I take a wander and find a function room upstairs. After WW2 some theatrical folk took over the pub and gave it this dramatic face lift.

Upstairs Bar. The Victoria Paddington.
Upstairs bar.
Hyde Park Sights And The Victoria Paddington
Private function room.

The Theatre Bar is used for private functions and does have bundles of character and flair.

The Victoria Paddington

The Library is lovely. It’s intimate with wooden fireplace and paneling and comfy worn leather chairs and sofa. This is available to hire too.

The Victoria Paddington - The Library.
The Library.

It feels great to be together. We catch up on each others news…

The Victoria Paddington A Dog Friendly Pub In London.

and share things that have made us laugh.

A Family Enjoying The Victoria Paddington

The Dog Friendly Victoria Paddington Pub.

Rather than starters we opted for some snacks. Mini honey and mustard sausages, salt and pepper squid with harissa mayo (my favourite), scotch egg and some garlic bread.

The Victoria Paddington Starters.
Starters.

Did somebody say sausages?

The Victoria Paddington. Chocolate Labrador.

Tiles with olden characters are all over the walls. We recognised Fagin ‘…shut up and drink your gin’.

The Victoria Paddington Tiles.
Fagin.

Our fish and chips arrived with mushy peas and tartar sauce. They were enormous!

The Victoria Paddington Fish And Chips.
Fish and chips.

Hubby went for bangers and mash with a lovely gravy.

The Victoria Paddington Bangers And Mash.
Bangers and mash.

Rosie stares unblinking at the side of my plate. She may have got 1/2 a chip but I can’t possibly say.

A Dog At The Victoria Paddington

Brownie with mint choc ice-cream, strawberry meringue and sticky toffee pudding. That’s an English man’s (and woman’s) dessert wish list right there!

The Victoria Paddington Puddings.
Puddings.

Sorry guys ‘no desserts for doggies’ rule still applies, even on a special trip out like today.

The Victoria Paddington

We’ve loved being at The Victoria Paddington it has been wonderful to have the dogs with us and we felt really welcome. I would definitely recommend having a lunch here if you, like us, have spent the morning enjoying the Hyde Park Sights with your fluffy pals.

The Victoria
10A Strathearn Place
Paddington
London W2 2NH
Tel: 020 7724 1191

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    1. Hi Jackie! It’s a really friendly and characterful place. Jenson would be welcome there. Our doggies were served water straight away and you know what Ferris is like when he drinks – it’s a dribbly disaster. But it was just laughed off. It was so nice to relax with the dogs out and about x

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