The Lamb and Flag, Oxford - pub details
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Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2513) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
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|Packed out - partly because there's nowhere to drink outside - but deservedly so. The pub's in good condition, even (especially) the loos, and there are plenty of ales to choose from - some at each end of the bar.|
Trev - 6 Sep 2014 16:22
|This place is rapidly becoming my favourite of all the great pubs in Oxford. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because although it’s directly across the road from the Eagle & Child, and is almost as historic (allegedly featuring in Jude the Obscure), it doesn’t appear to have become part of the tourist trail. My friend, at the end of his first visit to Oxford declared it to be his favourite as well.|
As a previous poster has mentioned, the trick here is to turn right when entering. The room and bar adjacent to the street are nothing remarkable, but the further back you go, the older things get. Wooden backed settles for seats and a huge fireplace. [ Not sure if it gets used or not ] In fact on my last visit, I discovered a whole (small) room that I hadn’t noticed before.
The beer is the one thing that I would mark down slightly. Not that there is anything wrong with the quality, and it does serve one of my all time favourites (Theakstons Old Peculier). But if you’re looking for local beer you won’t find it here. The regular beers come from places such as Cornwall, Dorset and North Yorkshire. However, the price is certainly better than some - £3.20 per pint.
The food can also be recommended. There is a limited menu of mostly “pubby” type dishes, but they are definitely cheaper than elsewhere locally, and are excellent. My chilli cost £6.95 – for historical reasons, I ALWAYS eat chilli for lunch on Oxford pub-crawls ! My friend was also very impressed with his ploughmans.
There has always been a good few people in whenever I’ve been there, but it has never been packed out. In general the clientele are very friendly, and the bar staff will even help you with your crossword when they get a chance !
9/10 – pubs don’t get much better than this.
Martinsh - 2 Sep 2014 23:08
|The Old Peculier was in tip-top form in here the other day and I had to have another just to be sure!! The front bar is a bit nondescript, but then you go through to the back areas and it feels like a whole different pub, sadly with the furthest area being the best place to sit marred by a massive waft of the loos. Between us we tried quite a few of the offerings and found them all to be in good condition. The food was over-priced for what it was. Having said that, the ploughman's lunches were good and for once I feel I actually made the best choice.|
littledrummerboy - 20 Aug 2014 13:20
|Of the 3 pubs we visited this had the best pint so it score higher. |
We had actually called in because the Eagle opposite was rammed. Wanted something to eat but the menu was uninspiring. The beer more than made up for it.
Sadly I can't remember what it was but it had a lovely caramel aftertaste.
LickeyEndBooze - 2 Feb 2014 20:53
|Pub number 5 of the GBG tick fest in one day and to be honest the Lamb was my favorite.|
Not as quaint as the Chequers but I really liked the barman's enthusiasm, the feel of the pub and of course the range of ales. No beer festival on but they still have 12 pumps serving 7 different ales, including an offering from Torquay's Bay's Brewery...a cracking brewery with consistently good beer.
Wood paneling throughout, plenty of seating areas and all in all an excellent pub with a good atmosphere.
lezford - 12 Jul 2013 13:48
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