"Cosy, quiet and warm; The Lamb is a proper London pub..."Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
First things first; there’s no TV or music on offer at The Lamb; this is a purposefully quiet, classic old pub. On a road as attractive as Lamb’s Conduit street it seems only natural that the pubs located on it are up to scratch. But The Lamb goes above and beyond. A Victorian delight of emerald tiles, black and white images of music hall stars, solid wood paneling and patterned glass, it’s as if nothing has changed here in a hundred years.
Being a Young’s pub the choice of beer is predictably safe – think no nonsense lagers and the odd ales on rotation. But that’s not the appeal of The Lamb. The impressively dominant horseshoe bar that stands in the middle of the pub is surrounded by green leather couches, bar stools, old copper pub furnishings and a delightful tartan carpet. There’s a reason why this is often the first name that springs to mind when thinking about London’s most classic pubs. The lack of TV and music means the pub can feel peaceful and almost meditative during the day – a slice of quiet London.
Food is the usual pub grub that is done enough service by merely mentioning the fact that it’s served. Besides, you should be visiting by yourself for the meditative qualities, not the food and drink. Or alternatively, visit with friends for some conversation in one of London’s cosiest Victorian pubs.
T.A.O reviewed The Lamb on Fri 20 Sep 2013