Lamb & Flag

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

33 Rose Street
London, Covent Garden
WC2E 9EB

Tel: (020) 7497 9504

Email: lambandflag.manager@fullers.co.uk

Website http://www.lambandflagcoventgarden.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Charing Cross

Station Distance: 450m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (London Charing Cross) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Popular pub of late 17th-century origin but re-fronted in 1958. Retains a fair amount of Victorian and (in, say, the closed-in staircase) earlier woodwork. Still retains one partition that forms two bars but, sadly, another at the front left was removed in the early 1990s. Note the disembodied hand over the left-hand entrance pointing right to the public bar, thus confirming the front area would have been partitioned. The front bat retains an old panelled counter curved at the front and with decorative brackets, also cupboards. The original bar back fitting features two large mirrors with decorative borders. Old dado panelling, black painted wooden floor and leaded front windows.

Popular pub of late 17th-century origin but re-fronted in 1958. Retains a fair amount of Victorian and (in, say, the closed-in staircase) earlier woodwork. Still retains one partition that forms two bars but, sadly, another at the front left was removed in the early 1990s. Note the disembodied hand over the left-hand entrance pointing right to the public bar, thus confirming the front area would have been partitioned. The front bat retains an old panelled counter curved at the front and with decorative brackets, also cupboards. The original bar back fitting features two large mirrors with decorative borders. Old dado panelling, black painted wooden floor and leaded front windows.

Rear bar partitioned off by a (now doorless) screen and containing some old half-height wall panelling and black painted wooden floored. It has a old curving bar counter but different style to the front bar one so looks inter-war. It has an unusual fielded panelled fireplace (date?), good H & G Simonds Ltd mirror and settle pew seating in keeping with a traditional interior. Upstairs the Dryden Room also has a bare wooden floor, old dado panelling at the rear, which was a separate room in the past. The bar counter with its decorative carved front looks like it could be an import but parts to the left and right are modern. The very good bar back with cut glass mirrors is modern. Opposite the counter is a fine three part mirrored mantelpiece but no fireplace below and there is a good settle at the front.

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