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Lamb & Flag, Oxford Central, Oxford

12 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3JS
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Quinno _ left this review about Lamb & Flag

Nothing changes in here and whilst it has never been one of my preferred OX1 pubs, it certainly wins marks for consistency and having some unusual beers for this part of the country as regulars. My Theakstons Old Peculiar was OK but could have been better (throughput issues on a warm day for this sort of beer I guess) NBSS 2.5.

April 2014
So it’s definitely open, as I found myself back in the other week. Seven ales on pump, alongside two ciders. The beer festival was on, with a plenty of barrels on stillage. I plumped for the house beer (Betty Stoggs) which came out well enough. Also noted a decent Belgian bottle selection. Still worth a visit though if you give it five minutes extra slipper up the road, there’s plenty on offer in Jericho – be adventurous! Rated 7

January 2014
Randomly closed on Saturday December 28th, with no signage to say why, just drawn curtains. I assume it hasn't closed for good!? Doesn't exactly shout "well run"...

July 2011
Owned by the adjoining St John’s College (all beer money funnelled into studentships, talk about recycling!), this is a fairly spacious free house with an excellent range of ales available; usually six including (though not limited to) Betty Stoggs, Spitfire, Theakston OP, and Palmers, (Best and the house beer Lamb and Flag Gold which is Palmer's Dorset Gold). Olney and Rudgate made up the numbers last visit as well as a real cider (Weston’s, I think). Quality is usually good and the prices are more competitive than a number of nearby competitors. There are three main drinking areas split over two levels with an upper and lower bar – the lower area is the older and more interesting part of the pub, with a proper fire, panelling and wooden beams. The main part of the interior is a bit bland though (college shields and rowing oars excepted) and can sometimes lack atmosphere unless you bring your own. The service can also be a bit variable. Not necessarily my first choice in Oxford but well-worth putting on the crawl list. Rated 7

On 1st June 2019 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about Lamb & Flag

Visited in last July and once a regular customer in the 1990s. Well described below, the front bar is a bit sterile and decked out with college coats of arms; the rear bar is much older, more cosy and inviting.
A half of Prescott Hill Climb went down well enough.
Worth a visit if passing and makes for a good one-two with the more famous Eagle & Child, opposite, but this place is rammed during term time evenings.

On 14th January 2017 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about Lamb & Flag

I’ve been in the more famous pub across the road a few times but never made it into this one, so this was an inaugural visit for me.
It’s an interesting pub in three sections as well described below and is internally a lot bigger than it gives the impression from the outside. The older back section certainly has the most character and the small single person drinking hole built into the wall of the middle bar section is an amusing feature.
Personally I thought the ale choice was OK, especially as I don’t get to drink Palmers brews a lot and the XT Pi Mild and Prescott Hill Climb were decent enough additional options to the normal house beers. Wouldn’t hesitate to come here again when next in town.

On 11th August 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Oxford, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.37 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Islip, 5.88 miles, 1 hr 53 min walk (show)
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26th Aug 2019, 19:10
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
10th Nov 2018, 17:23
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Under 18s to leave by 6.00 pm. - last updated 29 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 August 2019 by Quinno _
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