Lamb & Flag

London, WC2E 9EB·Website·Call020 7497 9504

Lamb & Flag
Book a table

Call Lamb & Flag to make a booking on:

or visit their website

SquareMeal Review of Lamb & Flag

Formerly the Bucket of Blood, on account of the bare-knuckle fights that took place behind its thick walls, this legendary Covent Garden boozer earned its street cred when poet John Dryden was beaten up in the alleyway outside by supporters of Charles II’s mistress, after he assassinated the old trollop in verse. The Lamb was taken over by Fuller’s brewery during 2011, so drinkers who queue patiently at the bar can now expect a full range of Chiswick brews rather than Young’s and other draught beers of old. The food is likely to change too – although it’s unlikely to affect the character of the atmospheric ground-floor saloon with its settles and open fire or the agreeably ramshackle, Dickensian dining room (the novelist was once a regular here).

Good to know

Food Hygiene Rating

Lamb & Flag is featured in

Location for Lamb & Flag

33 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9EB

020 7497 9504


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 12N-10.30pm

Reviews of Lamb & Flag

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

2 Reviews 

Tim A

22 March 2017  
Well this pub has changed a lot since 2009, it's now owned and managed by Fuller Smith & Turner, a local Chiswick Brewery. The pub is famous for it's untouched historic decor and the renowned Charles Dickens used to drink here too. The food is now very good, with the usual tourist menu with some other very nice specials on the board and the ales are superb with regular changing guest ales from all over London. You have to give it a go...
Food & Drink

Marina D

22 March 2009  
This is indeed a very charming pub for a drink, but keep away from the food, its the very worst of British food! I made the mistake of taking some friends from France for a Sunday roast here and it was embarrassing! Hard peas, carrots straight from a tin, over cooked beef, boiled cabbage, etc! OMG I thought this didn't exist anymore in 21st century Britain! But I was wrong, bad cooking is still very much a part of our culture it seems, at least at the Lamb and Flag!!
Food & Drink

Other restaurants near Lamb & Flag

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

You are requesting to book Lamb & Flag for people on at .

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement