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Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden, WC2

33 Rose Street
WC2
WC2E 9EB
Phone: 02074979504
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Will Larter left this review about Lamb & Flag

Much nearer to the White Swan and the Round House then expected, but quite difficult to find after a couple of pints. I walked straight past the entrance to Rose Street, turned right and found it from Floral Street, though even then I turned left instead of right. I'm glad I found it in the end, as this was one of the highlights of my stay in London, and easily the best pub of the day. The man running it was doing a great job, not just efficiently serving beers but sending those seeking food either upstairs (young and able bodied) or to the rear of the pub (old and decrepit). This narrow building has two apparent front doors, but the one on the left is blocked off, creating a seating opportunity the other side. For such an ostensibly small pub there were a large number of beers on offer: eight hand pumps, with just two doubled. My half of Dark Star Hophead 3.8% was in excellent condition, though so it should be at £2.85 the half. It was too busy to note the others, and too dark for a photograph, but this is a Fullers pub so it's not hard to guess. I'd like to come back here some time when it's not as busy - if there is such a thing.

On 2nd February 2022 - rating: 8
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Tris C left this review about Lamb & Flag

An interesting history lies here, in that this was the Coopers Arms in 1772, the current name dating from 1833, but with a façade which was rebuilt as recently as 1958. It’s grade II-listed and features on CAMRA’s list of pubs with historic interiors, this being of Regional Importance.
A very traditional and atmospheric interior greets the visitor which is well described below; a 360° tour can be taken on the pub’s website. It was apparently visited by Karl Marx and Charles Dickens; where didn’t he visit?
There was the full Fuller’s range, but on the upside, there were three Dark Star guests: Skylab, Pale Ale and Hophead at £2.80 a half and nice.
This is a must-visit if in Covent Garden and indeed Westminster, making for a great inclusion for a crawl of the area. It also goes to show just how much a Fuller’s pub can be improved with the inclusion of a selection of good guest ales.

On 30th October 2021 - rating: 8
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Brainy Pool left this review about Lamb & Flag

lovely pub hidden away in an alley near Covent Garden and Leicester Square. as below, full range of Fullers ales and the ESB was very nice. Loads of history which is well documented around the pub. Two floors, the upper one being mostly for food, all creaking floors and all very olde worlde. Liked it but it’s basically a tourist relic. And does a pub with this much atmosphere really need the Fullers corporate Six Nations tat and the big TV?

On 16th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.02 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Lamb & Flag, WC2
2nd Feb 2022, 21:56
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
2nd Feb 2022, 21:54
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Only if dining upstairs - last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 30 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Downstairs only - last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 September 2021 by ROB Camra
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