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The Lamb, Surbiton Town, Surbiton

Pub added by Graham Coombs
73 Brighton Road
Surbiton
KT6 5NF
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Reviews of The Lamb (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Lamb

This is a rather quirky single room pub on a busy road in a building that apparently was previously divided into four separate bars back in the day, but now has a C-shaped room with a clear distinction between the former front and back sections. The room is bare boarded and has white walls and a curved tongue and groove servery. The front section has a few standard tables and chairs under the windows, whose sills are filled with oddities such as old cameras, a coffee maker, vases, pots, pictures and so on. To the right there is a strange sparkling light feature next to a series of mounted gauges, pipes, dials and the like, the purpose of which was not apparent. There are no handpulls on the front section of the bar, but it had instead been stacked with plenty of bar snacks. The rear half of the room has bench, chair and sofa seating options plus a tiny stage in the rear left corner, with a band arriving whilst I was there, who annoyingly started setting some of their equipment up on my table. Decor here is similarly eclectic, including a large dragon's head, potted plants, a didgeridoo, sewing machine, glitter ball, lamb portrait and numerous posters and familiar art works including Hokusai's Great Wave and the famous shot from Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon, where the rocket capsule lands in the eye of the Moon. It's all a bit kitsch and chaotic, and the quirkiness factor was ramped up when a tabletop pinball competition broke out between the bar staff during the brief period that I was the only customer in the pub. There's a decent sized beer garden to the rear with sofas, picnic benches and sturdy iron garden furniture and an effort had been made to provide some shelter, although the plastic awning used for this looked pretty shabby and it wasn't the most enticing garden I've come across. Reggae and indie music seemed to be the order of the day and I failed to spot any TV screens, although I did note a collection of board games.
On the bar there was Oakham The Navigation, Surrey Hills Ranmore, Hop Back Summer Lightning and Brains SA which went off and was replaced with Oakham Scarlet Macaw. A pint of the Ranmore set me back £3.90 and it was arguably the best pint of Ranmore I've ever had, so I enjoyed taking my time over it. The staff were all very nice, offering friendly greetings and farewells to everyone and helping a chap find another local pub doing food after he arrived to find they'd stopped serving here.
This is a strange pub which seems to be going for that quirky, junk-shop look which I think can work quite well, but it falls a little short and is conflicted by also trying to be a live music venue. I thought it was a cosy enough spot to enjoy a well kept pint and wouldn't mind spending an evening here, but I can also appreciate that it's not the sort of place that will appeal to everyone.

On 3rd October 2016 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Lamb

Eclecticly furnished,messy,scruffy with a cluttered outside spaced.Like drinking in the furniture section of a car boot sale.Rthe bar reminds me of the Wenlock before they cleaned it up.Busy garden area.Its a music pub so they had to have Trooper,Summer lightning,Tiger and Surrey hills were also on.Wishy washy Ranmore was tried.I hate pubs like this but each to their own.

On 20th August 2016 - rating: 4
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Michael Ayres left this review about The Lamb

Even better on my second visit here,a great atmosphere on Saturday night, a good buzz all round and good beer to boot, two from Surrey Hills, Ranmore and Gilt Complex , Robinsons Trooper and unfortunately I can't remember the fourth but both of the Surrey Hills were excellent , I like this place a lot.

October 2014
A good old fashioned traditional boozer, four hand pumps, my Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale was in fine fettle.I would have no problem returning here.

On 31st March 2015 - rating: 8
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Surbiton, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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9th Dec 2018, 18:13
Pub added to pub crawl (Surbiton Circular) by Graham Coombs
 
3rd Oct 2016, 23:38
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 January 2011 by Michael Ayres
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Darts : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 October 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No - Wide cheeseboard selection only - last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 December 2015 by Michael Ayres
  • Live TV Sports : No - Only occasional rugby internationals - last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 December 2015 by Michael Ayres
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 25 December 2015 by Michael Ayres
  • Real Ale : Yes - 4 pumps, changing guest ales - last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 October 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
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