Hope And Anchor: English Pub In The Heart Of Paddington

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Whilst other bars try to recreate old-school charm, the same comes naturally to Hope and Anchor, an English-style neighbourhood pub in Paddington located in a building that’s more than a hundred years old.


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Did you know that it’s established in a heritage-listed bakery? Sheard’s Bakery, a traditional brick, tin and timber shop built in 1888, houses Hope and Anchor. Black and white photos, collectibles, and old sea-faring are some of the furnishings found inside this nice little pub situated in the heart of Paddington.

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Around 15 beers and ciders feature at this pub, including breweries from across Brisbane, Sydney, and South Australia. There’s a decent selection of wines that you can enjoy by the glass or by the bottle as well as spirits such as house cocktails, whiskey, and scotch. 

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The food menu complements the beer selection, with wings, burgers, and sandwiches, providing ample selections. They are open as early as 7:00 a.m. daily, so you can come early to fulfil your breakfast hunger. And if you want some booze injected into your breakfast or brunch, you can have them from 10:00 a.m.

Live music can be enjoyed every Fridays and Sundays whilst a ‘Joker Draw’ every Thursday gives visitors a chance to win some cash just by purchasing food or a drink from the pub.

Since opening its doors in 2016, Hope and Anchor has become a neighbourhood favourite eatery and bar. People are coming here for the great vibes and amazing burgers, with some complementing it as a good little hiding hole to have a few cold ones with mates. 

If you’re visiting Hope & Anchor for a booze or for a tasty treat, just keep in mind that they follow certain protocols to keep everyone safe. Signing in and wearing a mask are mandatory. Follow them on Facebook for updates and promotions.