Lamb & Flag

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If you came for a pint here just once a decade, you wouldn’t find that much had changed. And it doesn’t need to, because the Lamb & Flag is just about as perfect a pub as you’ll find in the West End (even though it’s smack-dab in the centre of terminally touristy Covent Garden).

History hangs in the air at this low-ceilinged tavern; for example, in 1679, in the tiny alleyway outside, the poet John Dryden took a beating from thugs hired by the notorious poet and libertine John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Inside is dark and comfy, though perennial popularity means it can also be very crowded – especially when the nearby offices start disgorging their thirsty worker bees. Join the happy throng outside, or go upstairs (often relatively quiet) for a meal of simple pub grub.

Venue name: Lamb & Flag
Contact:
Address: 33 Rose Street
London
WC2E 9EB
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Thur; 11am-11.30pm Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-4.30pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden tube

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Molesworth
Staff Writer

Good beers & great upstairs function room that comfortably fits up to 70 people,

Warwick W

Decent Boozer just off the main hustle and bustle of Covent Garden. Great meeting up pub with good outdoor drinking . Best summer pub in the local area.

Heineken and Peroni and tap, plus a good selection of ale - Fuller Pub so Pride, Seafarers, ESB,Frontiers, Oliver Island

SPARTACUS STEVE

SUNDAY LUNCH USED TO BE VERY GOOD(CARVERY STYLE),BUT FOR SOME REASON GRUB IS NOT TOO GOOD NOW.I WON'T BE GOING BACK UNTIL THE FOOD IS A LOT BETTER.GREAT SHAME,STEVE

oggy

Nice to see a good old traditional pub with good atmosphere, great beer & fantastic staff in a world full of overpriced and same old same old chain establishments!

noggin

OK so its not a great restaurant but it is a proper boozer in the centre of London with decent beer well kept, friendly bar staff and a good atmosphere in a historic building. A priceless asset among the chains and over-priced tat in Covent Garden.

mary

Had a lovely meal there yesterday, shepherds pie with lightly cooked broccoli, delicious. And reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and polite and helpful. Will defifnitely go again.