Tired of London, Tired of Life - A website about things to do in London

17 June 2010

Drink at the Lamb and Flag

Sometimes your author feels, dear readers, that he has let you down. How can it have taken more than a year and a half to mention the Lamb and Flag, in Covent Garden?

The Lamb and Flag is almost certainly the oldest pub in Covent Garden, with a history dating back more than 300 years (records date it to 1623), and its hard to find a more characterful, local, pub in this part of London, deep as we are in touristland.

The downstairs bar, with front windows opening onto the street/smoking courtyard is nice enough, but if you're looking for a seat you're better off entering through the small door down the side alley and heading up to the cosy upstairs room, which is a little quieter and even has live jazz every Sunday evening from 7.30pm. Last time your author went, even though he felt jaded after a weekend of excess, the atmosphere was absolutely fantastic.

It comes thoroughly recommended, as does the Sussex Best, which is usually on tap. For a proper review from a magazine, see http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/12863.html

^Picture by Joe Mac1^


  1. I've got a photo of this pub from almost the exact same angle, at Christmastime 2006. I see that rubbish from the building on the left is a perpetual thing!

  2. how on earth did you manage to get an evening pic with only ONE person standing outside?!

  3. Had GREAT pints with Geoff, Courtney, Helen and me-Glenn! Top pub, and sister pub to the Fat Lamb- Eugowra, NSW, Australia. Go the filthy five!!!