Lamb

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

94 Lambs Conduit Street
London, Bloomsbury
WC1N 3LZ

Tel: (020) 7405 0713

Email: lambwc1@youngs.co.uk

Website https://www.thelamblondon.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Farringdon

Station Distance: 1050m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Farringdon)

View on: Whatpub

Housed in a Georgian building, this Young’s pub has long been popular with real ale drinkers. Outside, things to note are the magnificent, swirly cast-iron lamp bracket and the two-tone green tiling which probably dates from the Edwardian era. Inside, the pub is now a single space but would once have been divided up into several small compartments. The most famous feature at the Lamb is the double range of snob screens set on either side of the counter.

The three-sided bar counter is late-Victorian or Edwardian. On the right is a small snug area with etched glass, some of it clearly reused rather than new – most obviously the panel stating ‘saloon’ – and which would originally have been in a door. At the rear left is a sunken area with some simple wall panelling. Other old fittings are the match-board panelled ceiling and some slender columns with foliage capitals supporting the upper floors. Don’t miss the Polyphon, the Victorian mechanical equivalent of a jukebox in the right-hand part – a donation to the pub’s charity will allow you to hear it play.

Housed in a Georgian building, this Young’s pub has long been popular with real ale drinkers. Outside, things to note are the magnificent, swirly cast-iron lamp bracket and the two-tone green tiling which probably dates from the Edwardian era. Inside, the pub is now a single space but would once have been divided up into several small compartments. The most famous feature at the Lamb is the double range of snob screens set on either side of the counter.

Other Heritage Pubs with snob screens are Bartons Arms, Aston, Birmingham; Prince Alfred, London W9; Posada, Wolverhampton , West Midlands; Travellers Friend, Woodford Green, Greater London; Gate, London N22; Bunch of Grapes, London SW3; Crown, London N1; and Crown & Greyhound, London SE21 but these have been moved.

The three-sided bar counter is late-Victorian or Edwardian. On the right is a small snug area with etched glass, some of it clearly reused rather than new – most obviously the panel stating ‘saloon’ – and which would originally have been in a door. At the rear left is a sunken area with some simple wall panelling. Other old fittings are the match-board panelled ceiling and some slender columns with foliage capitals supporting the upper floors. Don’t miss the Polyphon, the Victorian mechanical equivalent of a jukebox in the right-hand part – a donation to the pub’s charity will allow you to hear it play.

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