"Relaxed, cosy pub in close proximity to the City"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
The Slaughtered Lamb is positioned firmly on the map as a place for workers in the area to quench their thirst of an evening as well as for pre-show Barbican attendees.
Décor is simple but with a touch of Eastern Berlin about it thanks to dark walls, a red ceiling, standing lampshades and a few armchairs scattered around. Despite its large size it gets full to the brim most nights with after-work drinkers who spill out onto the pavement, pint in hand.
The downstairs room is a little more kitsch; with another bar and seating to lounge around on. It also doubles up as a live music venue courtesy of the Electroacoustic Club from Monday to Wednesday. The focus is on folk and acoustic music, however Saturday nights are a little different when the basement pumps out dubious 80s cheesy music.
On the menu are hearty dishes of fish and chips, homemade pies and sausages with mash, all priced around £8. The selection of beers is a little out of the ordinary compared to what most pubs offer, with Camden Hells lager, wheat beers and Red Stripe.
Staff are friendly and there is a definite buzz in the air, yet The Slaughtered Lamb is far more relaxed than many of the city bars further down the road – it’s just as common to see someone nestled in a sofa alone reading a paper as chattering groups of friends. It’s no wonder people flock here once the clock strikes five.
Leila reviewed Slaughtered Lamb on Wed 22 Sep 2010