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London Pub - The Lamb

17 November 2008  |  3584 views  |  1

You'll find The Lamb tucked down the end of Lamb's Conduit Street and a short 10 minute stroll from Holborn and Russell Square tubes. The street is also home to one of my favourite bike shops - Bikefix - home to all manner of weird and wonderful urban bikes.

The street and pub are named after William Lamb, a philanthropist from the 16th century who improved the local water supply - so nothing to do with sheep, despite the woolly face staring at you from the sign outside.

Although not entirely untouched by progress, it's still a nice example of a Victorian pub, retaining much of the original feel - including the weird glass privacy screens between you and the bar staff. It also has a Polyphon in one corner - a sort of music box affair which the staff will set going for a small donation to a local charity.

The beer is Youngs - plus the odd guest ale - so around about now the Winter Warmer will be available - which is gorgeous.

My good friend Dr Steve tried the food - he wasn't impressed - so maybe stick to crisps and beer?

Friendly, warm and inviting.

92 Lamb's Conduit St

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Roy McPherson
Roy McPherson - Macroy Consulting - Maldon | 18 November, 2008, 09:32

Pete - I remember this pub by it's fond handle of 'the urinal'; so named after the former downstairs bar which was wall to wall white tiling,

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