Lamb & Flag
Lamb & Flag
Historic yet unpretentious, full of character and atmosphere, with seven real ales and pubby food
- Separate restaurant
- Sandwiches sold
Bar food times: 12-10; 12-9 Sun
Typical main dish: burger with cheese and triple-cooked chips
Typical main dish price: £13.25
Average two course evening meal price: £22.00
- Speciality beers
- Cask ales
Price of cheapest bitter: £4.70
Name of cheapest bitter: Seafarers
Child restrictions: Children allowed in upstairs dining room only
- Dogs allowed in the bar
The good pub guide review
Many of the customers here have been visiting this characterful old Covent Garden tavern for years, and thankfully nothing changes. The more spartan front room leads into a cosy, atmospheric, low-ceilinged back bar with high-backed black settles and an open fire. Fullers ESB, London Pride, Olivers Island and Gales Seafarers plus guests such as Anstey Ale Daydreamer, Castle Rock Havest Pale and Dark Star Hophead on handpump, as well as several wines by the glass and 12 malt whiskies. The upstairs Dryden Room, where the main food service is available, is often less crowded and has more seats (though fewer beers). There's a lively and well documented history: poet John Dryden was nearly beaten to death by hired thugs outside, and Charles Dickens made fun of the Middle Temple lawyers who frequented it when he was working in nearby Catherine Street.
The good pub guide food review
Well liked food runs from bar snacks and sandwiches (such as battered fish finger, baby gem and tartare sauce) through to traditional pub favourites such as fish and chips, burgers and Sunday roasts, vegetarian dishes including spiced green lentil, cauliflower and spinach curry, and desserts such as warm chocolate brownie with buffalo milk vanilla ice-cream and molasses, date and hops sticky toffee pudding.
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