Paddo Inn is a lively neighbourhood pub which has been around for a long time, since 1814 in fact. We’re all about celebrating life’s greatest pleasures - good food and drink, shared with friends and we’ve made plenty of those in Paddington over the years. It’s a wonderful community full of all the things that we think matter most – people, art, design, fashion and food. We feel very lucky to call this suburb home.
Oh and we can't forget to mention something very important. Our front bar is dog friendly!
HISTORY OF PADDO INN
The Paddington Inn is a pub with a lot of history – if only these walls could speak! The Municipality of Paddington’s first meeting was held at the Inn on May 25, 1860. The United Services Hotel was built on the site in 1897. In 1986, Bruce Solomon reopened it as The Paddington Inn. Back in those days the Paddo was considered an ‘old man’s pub’ and with Bruce's vision the Paddo became a place where women also felt welcome. It was also during the 90’s that Bruce appointed a young chef called Matt Moran to run the bistro. Matt still oversees the menu at the Paddo, working closely with our head chef Mark Holland. When you visit our Front Bar, make sure to check out some photos of Paddington Inn from the 90's taken by the brilliant Lawrence Dushane, photographer and Paddo local.