Father Paddy's Local Irish Public House
435 Main St.
Woodland, CA 95695 530-668-1044
Patrick “Father Paddy” Redmond opened his eponymous pub in May 2016 in downtown Woodland’s historic 1903 bank building. The kitchen, helmed by chef Justin Severson, offers up tried-and-true Irish comfort foods like fish ’n’ chips, flaky beer-battered cod with house-made chips (double-fried for perfect crispness), corned beef and cabbage (reinterpreted as a sandwich with spicy mustard on grilled marble rye bread) and Irish stew with Guinness-braised beef, served with traditional soda bread baked in-house. Don’t skip the bacon mac and cheese, a sharp, gooey blend of Jarlsberg, Comté and aged white cheddar, melted down with Murphy’s Irish red ale and spiced up with cayenne pepper. And after tipping back a pint from one of the 16 taps at the U-shaped, hand-stamped copper bar, wander into the former bank vault-turned-whiskey room, where Father Paddy may impart some whiskey knowledge over a tasting.