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The Lamb, Highbury - pub details

Previously called: Bar Cosa, Tank, Beerhouse, Flounder and Firkin

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Address: 54 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3105) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest tube stations Highbury and Islington (0.2 miles), Holloway Road (0.4 miles), Caledonian Road (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Highbury & Islington (0.2 miles), Drayton Park (0.3 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.5 miles)

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A sign on the door and then reinforced by the doorman that it was Arsenal fans only allowed in here after a recent game at the Emirates. A quick flash of the match ticket and the 3 of us were in to sample the delights of this low light trendy pub.

It was dark outside and as dark inside with the majority of the lighting coming from behind the open bar that serves both the front and back areas.

3 cask ales on the hand pumps with a number of keg and quality lager choices also available. My pint of ELB’s Orchid @ 3.6% was fine.

I think I visited here before it changed it’s name several years back but my memory is a bit hazy. Only stopped for 1 pint on this occasion before moving back into town.

Decent pub that was busy after the match, probably worth another visit on a non match day.

lezford - 11 Jan 2017 13:44
Now called The Lamb. Trying to be pretentious, eg live bluegrass and posters advertising a screening of a Danish post-rock band’s film about a Russian mining village, (booking essential), but it’s a pretty conventional pub with conventional drinkers and a good choice of beers; The Dark Star Hophead was excellent. Expensive for the area, if the purpose of that is to keep out the local riff-raff it’s a successful approach.
Foghorn1 - 8 Feb 2013 13:08
This pub is now called the Lamb and is selling real ale, i had a lovely pint of Hackney Best , the guy behind the bar was very pleasant.
For those of you who are not real ale drinkers there is a fine selection of non mainline beers on offer including Camden town and Brewdog . The cider offer is Harry Sparrow from Aspall, lager drinkers can have Budvar or Meantime . The largest selection is bottled from the UK, USA, Germany , Australia, Singapore and Namibia. A vast improvement on previous incarnations, i shall certainly be returning.
mr.toes.5_ - 18 Jul 2012 14:28
This is the ideal place to have a taste of the twilight world of Holloway Road.

The back half of the pub is a perfect venue for a party whether that is a works leaving do or a birthday.

I take the point about some of the regulars - they do look as if they have been extras on a George Romero film and have forgotten to change their make-up and costumes. One or two of them sometimes wear shorts that transgress the boundaries of decency but generally the regulars are informed of a benign malevolence.

The man behind the bar eating the crisps has special needs. He is called 'Crispy' and he apparently drops in every night just to eat two packets of cheese and onion behind the bar and then leaves. I personally think that the kindness of the landlord in providing such indulgence to the less fortunate is to be lauded and not condemned.
Bibendum - 6 Nov 2009 18:19
I�m going to agree with the previous comment that this place isn�t up to much. I had to wait for an age at the bar as the bloke standing behind it eating a bag of crisps wouldn�t serve me as he was not working. There is only a basic selection of draught and the decor makes this place look more like a bistro.

I will say that the governor seemed a very nice chap, but I don�t think that I�ll be drinking here again.
Strongers - 23 Aug 2009 20:44

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