Four in Hand Hotel

Bars, Pub dining Paddington
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This watering hole on the backstreets of Paddington is not as fancy as you might expect a pub adjoining a fine dining restaurant to be, but that’s a large part of it’s appeal. You can go high end next door, but here football will be on the six big screen TVs; Carlton, New, Coopers, Peroni and Asahi will be on tap (Young Henrys and Lord Nelson bring the craft flavours); and a local might bring his pet parrot in for an afternoon tipple (hopefully). It’s a proper pub in all the ways that count It’s the bar menu that connects the dining room and the public bar. Jellied ham hock terrine and Jerusalem artichoke soup share the menu with shepherd’s pie and corned beef with colcannon that is a very good reason to change up your steak order. The crumbed pigs ear with a quenelle of concentrated salsa verde is not a real substitute for a schnitzel, but a bacon and black pudding sandwich is bang on for a rich, salty bar snack while you barrack for the Bloods.

By: Emily Lloyd-Tait

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Venue name: Four in Hand Hotel
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Address: 105 Sutherland St
Paddington
2021
Opening hours: Mon-noon-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm
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