The Lamb and Flag is a well-situated boozer, always at hand for a pint of something when the shopping has worn you down.
The Lamb and Flag isn’t especially large in size, and when it’s packed to the rafters with an after-work crowd it can be pretty hard to navigate your way through to the bar. Even the dining room upstairs gets quite busy. This is largely due to its location just off Oxford Street, not far from Selfridges and within close proximity to the lively restaurants of Christopher Street.
The signage on the outside is quite striking, and inside the bar has high ceilings and is filled with dark wood panelling and a dark carved wood bar.
With all the dark wood and the inevitable crowd of people, it can feel a bit cramped inside the Lamb and Flag. It is much better in the summer when the jovial crowd spills out onto the pavement. The staff manage to keep things moving as best they can.
There are fresh daily specials including roast beef with all the trimmings for less than 10 pounds; however, this is much more of a pub for pints than gastro cuisine.
Fosters, Kronenbourg, Guinness, Becks, London Pride and Greene King are all on tap. Plenty of bottled beers and spirits present a diversity of choice. Several wines can be purchased by the glass for pretty inexpensive prices given the central location.
The Last Word
Sadly, the Lamb and Flag is a victim of its own success. If you happen to time it right when there is room to move around, it can be quite a good place for spot of beer. Time it wrong, and you will wrestle for elbow room. However, with an attractive West End crowd, you might not mind some jostling.