The Lamb

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Description

Olde worlde pub serving traditional British meals with daily changing in season dishes. No TV or music, just lively conversation. This beautifully preserved, Grade II listed Victorian pub still has the colourful etched glass screens in place above the bar. These frosted glass screens were popular in the 1890s and hid the customer from the publican when they ordered their drinks, but the hinges still allowed the the bar staff to check on the customers without disturbing their privacy.

We have one of Bloomsbury's best kept secrets in the form of our beautiful art deco inspired Empire Bar & dining room, offering a contemporary yet chic area to unwind & chill with laid back tunes whilst enjoying the finest locally sourced dishes complemented by cocktails to sip , fine wines & craft beers all served to your table.

The glorious history of the pub and the area is also commemorated by an original working polyphon in the pub (the predecessor to the gramophone) and sepia prints of music hall players. Built around 1729, this quaint venue celebrates its roots in the local community and remains a warm, friendly location for families and close friends alike. 

Completing the experience, the seasonal menu of exquisite dishes and wide selection of cold drinks offers guests the perfect way to unwind after a long day. With seared fish, condiment filled burgers and a selection of roast dinners, come Sunday, expect to leave this Bloomsbury based pub a fair few pounds heavier. 

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Drinkonomical £
Holborn
Over 18
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
12:00 22:30

Location

The Lamb
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, West End, London, WC1N 3LZ

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Holborn (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.40
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.65
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.25
Cocktail £9.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.15
Bottle of House Wine £17.00
Bottle of Champagne £33.95

Menus

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This venue serves British, Gastro and Roast Dinner food.

A word from the chef:
Classic gastro-pub grub and ice cold beverages are available at the timeless Lamb pub.

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The staff was very nice and food portions abundant. Too bad they didn’t have any apple pie but they promised to add it to the menu. Hope so! Visited The Lamb on 2018-01-10
by on January 12th, 2018
5

We had a lovely time for our Christmas Party. Everyone said how great the food and service was. It was a very relaxed and welcoming feeling we had. On the menu choice, it appears the duck croquettes, where a little dry, other than that the food was amazing. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-22
by on January 11th, 2018
5

Always great. Many thanks to Mike and the staff for another excellent experience for me and my students. -Jim Faught Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-27
by on December 29th, 2017
5

A friendly local tavern with great food and perfect atmosphere for an evening out with friends or family. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-24
by on December 26th, 2017
4

We had booked the Empire room upstairs for a Christmas Awards party for around 22 people and I can’t recommend The Lamb enough. The staff were fantastic and even manned the upstairs bar for our party which they weren’t obligated to do. 5 stars Definitely recommend. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-14
by on December 25th, 2017
5

Very tasy (and big-sized) food, good selection of beer (though it could have been colder), and great atmosphere (though a little crammed). Definitely a place to recommend people to try to get a noce London Pub experience, but not a place to try twice given how many others there are Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-20
by on December 22nd, 2017
4

The lamb is one of my favourite pubs. The staff is friendly, it has not been tranformed into an anonymous modern bar so it retains a lot of character. The choice of beer and wine is excellent, the seats comfortable. The pork pie they serve is delicious! Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-10
by on December 12th, 2017
5

Had ordered food a specific way (without cheese), but was added anyway. Whole place smelled too much of stale beer. Inconsistent service. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-10
by on December 12th, 2017
3

Food was was was ok. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-08
by on December 11th, 2017
3

My stars are for the warm welcome and easy booking arrangement and because we were allowed so sit on with our wine and food undisturbed. Good, relaxed atmosphere and we enjoyed it. BUT the food was a disappointment. My fish finger sandwich contained little in the way of filling . Although described as a sourdough doorstep I had been hoping for a better balance of filling to bread. I struggled to find a fish finger. Also one of our party, of 3, ordered Toad-in-the-Hole and was assured the sausage would be incorporated inside the pudding, as is usual with T-in-the-H, but when it arrived the sausages were separate and just arranged across a Yorkshire pudding. This isn't Toad in the Hole surely. But having said this we enjoyed the pub and the wine but sorry, not the food. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-05
by on December 7th, 2017
3

This is the third time we have had our group Christmas lunch and, as always, it was delightful. Staff were great, meal very good for the price and of course, there's one of London's nicest pubs to spend the rest of the evening in.... Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-05
by on December 7th, 2017
5

Good service, good food and drink - thanks Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-04
by on December 6th, 2017
5

Lovely room with a little bar in the corner. We were able to use the TV and lap top system to host our annual xmas quiz and use the sound system for the music round. The food was very good too although there was not any salad dressing for the salad starter! The staff were lovely and very helpful. All in all a good night. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-01
by on December 5th, 2017
4

It was unusually chaotic on our visit 1st December. The staff did not know what mulled wine was, although they did have mulled cider. When we asked for mulled cider we got 2 pints of scrumpy! It took a long time to sort out, waited over 10 minutes for them to come back to us. Anyway, glad we booked a table, it was packed. The atmosphere was nice as usual. Visited The Lamb on 2017-12-01
by on December 4th, 2017
3

A bit too busy and uncomfortable for a dinner. The pub itself was nice and food was good. Visited The Lamb on 2017-11-30
by on December 2nd, 2017
3

We were sat in the living room upstairs which is very nice and more private than the ground floor. The roast was generally quite nice but the roast potatoes were awful!! Big and cooked with the skin, they were extremely dry and half cooked in the inside. I can't give more than three stars considering the potatoes, they are just a crucial part of a roast... Visited The Lamb on 2017-11-26
by on November 28th, 2017
3

Great environment..perfect English pub for a conversation (without TVs etc). Excellent Sunday evening roast. Meals delivered promptly. Pub serviceva tad slow as two new staff. Good night in the snug. Visited The Lamb on 2017-11-26
by on November 28th, 2017
4

We had a table booked but were totally ignored for the 10 minutes we stood waiting to be served - no welcome was awaiting this family, despite what it says on their website! We left and went to the Italian restaurant next door, where the welcome and the food were great. Visited The Lamb on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
1

Changed a bit since we where there last. Upstairs room comfortable but far too warm. Beer was fine Visited The Lamb on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
4

Wow what a fab place! Perfectly traditional and the most amazing Sunday lunches to die for! Some fab beers too. A fab find in London! Visited The Lamb on 2017-11-12
by on November 14th, 2017
5

Fab little pub, nice and quiet even on Sunday. Vegetarian and beef roasts were both delicious. Staff were nice and friendly. Visited The Lamb on 2017-11-05
by on November 7th, 2017
5

the staff and the food lovely ! Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-22
by on November 3rd, 2017
5

Perfect venue for a quiet and delicious birthday lunch. We will definitely come again. Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-29
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Absolutely great, really good space and a lovely time. Thank you Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-19
by on October 23rd, 2017
5

It is a very classy and laid back at the same time place Ultimate sunday roast trip Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-15
by on October 18th, 2017
5

Friendly pub with a good choice of beer and reasonable food. We were well looked after and had a good afternoon. There were 8 of us in The Snug. I'm not sure it could really cope with the 12 it is supposed to be able to take. Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-13
by on October 15th, 2017
4

The function room is a very amenable venue for a reunion gathering in central London. The staff were very welcoming and efficient. Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-05
by on October 7th, 2017
5

Tasty chicken stew. Great traditional setting and very friendly staff. Made a lovely evening. Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-04
by on October 6th, 2017
5

The food was amazing. The venue relaxed. The service friendly. Great place to chat and catch up. Visited The Lamb on 2017-10-01
by on October 3rd, 2017
4

The food was great I highly recommend the truffle fries; however, I just wish they would have provided table side service, it just depends on the day. The Lamb remains my favorite pub because you just can't match the friendly staff anywhere else. I will continue to return! Visited The Lamb on 2017-09-27
by on September 29th, 2017
4

always love it here! Staff are friendly and efficient, and it's always got a great atmosphere :) Visited The Lamb on 2017-08-18
by on August 21st, 2017
5

Very nice pub - yummy food! We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch there and willgo back again Visited The Lamb on 2017-07-30
by on August 1st, 2017
5

Good Sunday lunch , friendly staff and a free drink ! Visited The Lamb on 2017-07-16
by on July 18th, 2017
4

child friendly and lovely food Visited The Lamb on 2017-07-16
by on July 18th, 2017
4

Great pub! Have been visiting on and off over the years. My friends and I were well looked after at a recent booking. Thanks to Alex and all the staff. Visited The Lamb on 2017-07-05
by on July 11th, 2017
5

Excellent evening facilitated and organised by the Lamb. Food was exceptionally well received as was the hospitality. Would definitely recommend and visit again for events. Visited The Lamb on 2017-06-29
by on July 11th, 2017
4

My party in the Empire Room went wonderfully - room lovely; food excellent; Alex really helpful in planning and advice, and also on the day. Shortage of bar staff a slight issue; but that is doubtless temporary. I strongly recommend the Lamb for a party (30-40 people). Visited The Lamb on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
5

Service, food and staff all great. Hope your geraniums are looking better though!!!! Visited The Lamb on 2017-06-23
by on June 25th, 2017
5

A bit of a scrum to get drinks on a busy Friday night, but notably pleasant and helpful service, great collection of bitters and good snacks. Visited The Lamb on 2017-06-23
by on June 25th, 2017
4

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great selection of drinks. Visited The Lamb on 2017-06-16
by on June 19th, 2017
5

Great service, good area, would recommend Visited The Lamb on 2017-05-31
by on June 2nd, 2017
4

Wonderful friendly staff and delicious food. Everyone was so accommodating. Visited The Lamb on 2017-05-28
by on June 1st, 2017
5

Very friendly and helpful staff! Visited The Lamb on 2017-05-09
by on May 11th, 2017
5

Fantastic pub, great atmosphere and friendly service. Everyone loved it - thank you! Visited The Lamb on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
5

i organised a lunch party for 20 people. the lanb did a splendid job. staff very efficient and friendly, looked after us really well, lovely british pub food, highly recommended, Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-29
by on May 3rd, 2017
5

It was great!!! The employers very friendly and taking care at all times of you. The owner was amazing - his look is awesome. The quiz was so brilliant. You could feel he made an effort in doing it at home and spent lot of time. He's passionate in it. I would come back!!!! :) Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-30
by on May 2nd, 2017
4

Good bierre but mediocre food. Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-27
by on April 29th, 2017
3

Friendly staff and great atmosphere! Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-25
by on April 27th, 2017
5

Good heart food and really nice people! Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-23
by on April 25th, 2017
5

Everything was great. The booked table was perfect, also the food and the tamb's staff was polite. We really felt very well. Thank you! Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-22
by on April 24th, 2017
5

Everything was great. The booked table was perfect, also the food and the tamb's staff was polite. We really felt very well. Thank you! Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-22
by on April 24th, 2017
5

Excellent service, great food, and a relaxed atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for more. I always enjoy The Lamb when visiting London and look forward to stopping by again. Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2017
5

1. Ran out of Special at 19,00 on the Wednesday before Easter. 2..The fishcakes had very little fish, no flavour and microwaved. 3. The toad in the hole was a disgrace. Pastry drowned in poor gravy, Potatoes squashed on top and pale sausages. Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-12
by on April 15th, 2017
1

We had a good meal in a lively pub with a cosy atmosphere. Visited The Lamb on 2017-04-03
by on April 6th, 2017
4

I reserved the upstairs area for around 30-40 people to celebrate a PhD viva. Lovely, comfortable space and friendly, helpful staff. We all had a fantastic time and I would definitely reserve the Lamb for functions in future. Visited The Lamb on 2017-03-27
by on March 31st, 2017
5

Great, friendly service, well kept ale and superb food. Visited The Lamb on 2017-03-22
by on March 28th, 2017
5

Not cheap (£5 a pint) but great atmosphere. Visited The Lamb on 2017-03-11
by on March 13th, 2017
5

There was a mix up with the tables and I specifically asked and checked with a follow-up phone call of the table I was allocated as I had visitors from Australia. However when I arrived, my guests had already been seated, the table was not what I requested or had described. There was an apology and complimentary round of drinks, but it was disappointing that my guests could not enjoy the historic ambience of the pub which was my main reason for choosing The Lamb from where we were seated. My guests enjoyed their hotpot but my toad in the hole was not good. The Yorkshire was bland, overlooked and hard to cut and I felt it had been precooked and reheated for it to be like that, the sausages were also not perfect. Whilst the service was very good, the food and mixup over the table, would make me think twice about whether to return. Visited The Lamb on 2017-03-02
by on March 4th, 2017
2

I booked the Empire Bar upstairs for an afternoon drinks party with friends. Fabulous, sunny, spacious room and the food was outstanding - so much of it . Will definitely be back (and so, no doubt, will my friends who were all very impressed) Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-28
by on March 2nd, 2017
5

A great pub in Bloomsbury. Nice food, atmosphere and manager. Recommended. Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-26
by on February 28th, 2017
5

Excellent food in the dining room and beer on tap.. Charming and attentive waitstaff, but they were overwhelmed by the crowd at 18:00 on a Friday evening. Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-24
by on February 26th, 2017
5

Must to be seen in London!! I am in love with this place now! Thanks for good foodand service!! Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-19
by on February 21st, 2017
5

very enjoyable evening . the bar was very packed when we got there first but it thinned out after that . The food was good with the bearded Aussie barman being especially attentive and pleasant Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-18
by on February 20th, 2017
4

Very efficient and friendly service. Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-17
by on February 19th, 2017
5

I had lunch with a group of seven 13/02/17 and we were very satisfied with our lunch. There was a good choice on the menu. We enjoyed the atmosphere of this Victorian pub, the service was good & attentive, plus a member of staff gave us a brief talk on it's history. Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-13
by on February 15th, 2017
5

Excellent, attentive and friendly service. Splendid food that both surprised and delighted us with its presentation and attention to detail. The Lamb is always a winner in my book! Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-12
by on February 14th, 2017
5

Great layout upstairs! The sofas are comfortable and the tables big enough for food. Visited The Lamb on 2017-02-11
by on February 13th, 2017
5

Nice food and atmosphere, would visit again Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-30
by on February 1st, 2017
5

Excellent. Easy to book online. Nice classic British menu. Very good staff, friendly and efficient. Will definitely visit again and recommend to friends, Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-29
by on January 31st, 2017
5

Great pub. Staff super friendly. Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017
5

Thank you very much - all good! Mike was super nice. Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-25
by on January 27th, 2017
5

We had a lovely evening with 30 friends, food was good and the staff were friendly, relaxed and very helpful. Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-21
by on January 24th, 2017
5

Pub not open at 1100 as advertised due to the downstairs heating having failed. Got in about 1145 ahead of our 1200 lunch reservation and the landlord kindly sat us next to a temporary heater. The food and drinks were all good as expected. We would go back. Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
3

Great ambiance and service. Good vegetarian options too. Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-19
by on January 21st, 2017
5

Friendly staff provided all that we required Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-16
by on January 18th, 2017
5

Really great space. The lady behind the upstairs bar was really great and looked after us brilliantly. Thanks very much! Would definitely recommend Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-13
by on January 15th, 2017
5

The Lamb is a beautiful pub with a great atmosphere unsullied by loud music. I booked a table for dinner with friends, which was located upstairs. Our waitress, Vicky, was fantastic with ano infectious personality. She looked after us really well and allowed me to taste wine before buying. The food is where the evening slipped up. We had a British charcuterie board to start. The bread, butter and pickles were great as were the meats. My only quibble is that you can't describe prosciutto, chorizo and salami as British. The main of roast belly pork was terrible: the fat had not been cooked out; crispy fat is not the same as crackling (crispy skin!); the potatoes seemed to have been nuked in the microwave; the greens were soggy and depressing all swamped in a runny, flavourless brown liquid that could not pass as gravy. On the upside, the wine was great. If you can sort out the food, this will be a first choice for dinner and drinks. As it is, it is a first choice for drinks. There's nothing wrong with that and presenting as a traditional pub perhaps serving a simpler food offer. It's just disappointing when you are looking forward to great food as well. Visited The Lamb on 2017-01-13
by on January 15th, 2017
3

First class Relaxed atmosphere Helpful and friendly staff Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-25
by on December 27th, 2016
4

Great food, great beer, great staff and service in a terrific pub! Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-25
by on December 27th, 2016
5

The pork belly was delicious. With the range of Christmas ales also available it was a very pleasant dining experience. Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-22
by on December 26th, 2016
4

Amazing communication when booking a meal for 18. Friendly and helpful! And service when we got there was fantastic!! Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-07
by on December 20th, 2016
5

Excellent food and drink. Very busy so we were a little bit jostled but a great atmospere! Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-17
by on December 19th, 2016
4

We had a Christmas meal for 12 in the upstairs dining room. Really lovely evening - food was great, staff were brilliant. Definitely recommended! Thank you! Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-16
by on December 18th, 2016
5

We pre-booked a festive work lunch for 6 people and decided on the Christmas menu, and we had a good time. Food was delicious and good sized portions, definitely go for the haddock smokie as a starter! The majority of us had the traditional turkey for mains which was a hit (apart from the potatoes which were less roasted and more just wet oily boiled ones - a crucial part of any roast dinner!) The figgy pudding, cheese board and chocolate brownie all went down a treat. A few things let the experience down; the table was set up for 9 instead of six, and with such a tight space to manouver in it was a bit of a pain to rearrange ourselves, as ours was a pre-booking this should have been done prior to our arrival. Also service was incredibly slow to start with and we had to ask for drinks throughout the afternoon due to staff unattentiveness. Apart from these minor things, our trip was a hit and we will definitely consider coming back again. Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-08

Reply from The Lamb

Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated that we are told when we have got things right as well as wrong. I am pleased that over all you enjoyed your visit & hope to be able to loom after you again in the future.
by on December 12th, 2016
3

Friendly, helpful, accommodating staff; food good too and ambience excellent! Thank you Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
5

Excellent setup - all worked as planned we had a very good day. Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-06
by on December 8th, 2016
4

The Lamb is a beautiful old pub, mercifully unspoiled, and well run. Our Christmas lunch for 14 was good value, we had the room for five hours, and the staff were helpful and fun. Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-06
by on December 8th, 2016
5

The pub is lovely and cosy and the staff were very welcoming and polite. The Sunday roast was sadly not great. The meat was tough and the veg a bit soggy. The turkey was best out of a bad bunch but avoid the beef and lamb. Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-04
by on December 6th, 2016
3

revolting roast Sunday lunch: phenomenally tough, completely uncuttable beef, soggiest vegetables I have ever encountered and pale greasy looking potatoes that I didn't have the heart to try. Yorkshire pudding only redeeming feature. Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-04
by on December 6th, 2016
1

Great traditional pub, very friendly and helpful staff, amazing food and choice of ales. Would definitely recommend it! Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

Very friendly bar staff. Short but interesting menu - pork collar, duck egg and chips was particularly good, Wide choice of beer on pumps. Visited The Lamb on 2016-12-02
by on December 4th, 2016
5

Disappointed. Ordered the lamb as a main for £15.95. 1/3 fat and bone, no steak knife to cut off the fat and the bed of cous cous was tiny. Felt hungry and wanting more. Wouldn't go there again for food. Fine probably just for drinks only. Overpriced and not quality. Visited The Lamb on 2016-11-25
by on November 27th, 2016
5

Ideal Sunday evening location for a meal after a city walk. Roasts are great and desserts fresh, home made and tasty. Couple that with a good wine choice and some excellent real ales and you have a place that you may just end up staying until they throw you out at closing time Visited The Lamb on 2016-11-13
by on November 15th, 2016
5

The food was incredible and the staff exemplary. A great pub. Visited The Lamb on 2016-11-12
by on November 14th, 2016
5

Great food, lovely staff - highly recommended Visited The Lamb on 2016-11-11
by on November 13th, 2016
5

The staff were very friendly and helpful and the upstairs room suited our group very well - we will certainly book it in the future Visited The Lamb on 2016-11-05
by on November 7th, 2016
5

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely lunch on Saturday during our day out in London. A gem of a place with a fantastic atmosphere and delicious food. I have already recommended it to other friends. Visited The Lamb on 2016-10-29
by on October 31st, 2016
4

Nice old London pub with very friendly helpful staff.....good drinks but only average food. Visited The Lamb on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
3

Excellent service, food and beer in great surroundings and atmosphere. I will return. ChrisM. Visited The Lamb on 2016-10-15
by on October 17th, 2016
5

Chose it as a venue for an office reunion. All the staff were most welcoming and worked hard to make things run smoothly. Shall certainly use it again and recommend to others. Visited The Lamb on 2016-10-06
by on October 11th, 2016
5

Amazing place to chill and relax with your mates. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and chilled night out. The prices weren't too bad and the staff were nice aswell.
by on September 18th, 2016
4

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