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Carlton Tavern, Exclusive Hire

Location pin

33 Carlton Vale, London, NW6 5EN - 

  • Credit card

    From
    £100 min spend

  • Users

    Up to
    75 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

The Carlton Tavern, a century-old pub located near Paddington Recreation ground in Maida Vale, has a rich history. It was here that Roger Bannister famously trained to break the 4-minute mile. Despite surviving the Blitz during World War II, the pub faced an unfortunate fate in 2015 when property developers illegally demolished it. However, thanks to a dedicated campaign by the local community and Westminster council that spanned over 5 years, the pub was painstakingly reconstructed to match its original design, thanks to the efforts of local architect Francis J. Potter.

As of 2021, the Carlton Tavern has been rejuvenated and reopened, ready to serve the community with quality ales and delicious food for the next century. We offer a pub, dining room, and a charming beer garden for your enjoyment. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you, whether you're dropping by for a quick drink or a three-course meal, or anything in between.

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Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 75

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Amenities

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Tea

Tea

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

TV screen

TV screen

WiFi

WiFi

Location

Reviews

  • Jeremy Ifland

    March 2024

    I celebrated my birthday here. We had a great time, awesome food and tasty beers in a lovely atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and attentive!

  • Jessica Leung

    March 2024

    What a gem, delicious Sunday roast to boot too. I had the roast beef which was cooked well (still pink in the middle!), good portions too. The sticky toffee pudding is also worth getting if you still have some room for dessert. If I lived in the neighbourhood this would be my local.

  • Dai Tree

    February 2024

    The Carlton Tavern, on Carlton Vale, just to the North of Paddington Rec is a super little place offering a good selection of keg beers and a couple of cask ales for those that do. There is also a fine looking, non bank breaking, menu. All good stuff. A most enjoyable pint. There are a couple of bar rooms plus a back room providing plenty of opportunity to find a seat. Well worth a visit.

  • Eibhlín

    February 2024

    It was my first time to this pub. I think it has a nice atmosphere and is good for a drink but I wouldn’t eat here again. The food (fish & chips) was good and arrived quite quickly. However, the lack of space makes the pub unsuitable for dining (no self-contained area for eating, just a few tables in the middle of the pub). The acoustics were very bad too (probably because of the cramped conditions) which made it very noisy. What really upset me though, was that a “discretional” 10% service charge was added to our bill even though we had to order our food at the bar! And to add insult to injury (i) we weren’t informed in advance (ii) this “discretional” 10% was added to our bill automatically before the so-called “service” was delivered and (iii) we were charged 12.5% not 10%! It was only when I returned to my seat and wondered why two drinks (one of them non-alcoholic) had cost over £18 (!) that I queried it. Fortunately, I had an itemised, paper receipt from the till as a point of reference. The guy at the bar pointed to a tiny note at the bottom of the menu about a “discretional” 10% charge. When I pointed out that I’d in fact been charged 12.5% and that in my opinion (this is where the “discretion” comes in) they hadn’t earned 10% for service not to mind 12.5% (!) he took the 12.5% (£5.62) off my next purchase (a glass of Prosecco at £7.00) so I only paid £1.38. I just thought the whole thing was very underhand. The so-called “service” charge is in fact a hidden charge: no one expects to pay “service” for pub grub ordered and paid for at the bar so no one would bother to look at the tiny, almost illegible note at the bottom of the menu which mentions the 10%. Moreover, this so-called “service” charge is random (10%, 12.5%, whatever). I shall stick to Wetherspoons in future where you can get food and drink for a fraction of the price in (generally speaking) much more spacious surroundings. And, if you have the app, you can get table service free-of-charge! The Carlton Tavern’s business practice of adding a “discretional” charge to customers’ bills for “service” is at best dodgy and possibly illegal.