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The Charles Lamb (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent4
Otley - O5 Hop AngelesGood1
Mulberry Duck - WildfowlerGood1
New River - Lost RiverGood2
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale AleAcceptable1
Weltons - Horsham OldNot Tried0
Rudgate - Pillage PorterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Kohinoor Jubilee Commonwealth Indies Pale AleNot Tried0
Hobsons - Old HenryNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Brick - Kinsale BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Charles Lamb, Islington, Central London

Visits Details

15 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Number 5 of the crawl and busy post lunchtime visit. We sat in the smaller of the 2 rooms.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New River - Lost River4.00GoodJust starting to lose condition
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
14 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening with a couple of friends before dinner at one of their houses nearby. Pub busy, but we squeezed into the smaller room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentI always enjoy this beer.
New River - Lost River4.00GoodGolden, hazy and dry in the Blonde style.
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20AcceptableA bit ordinary.
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
21 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Totally by chance I bump into my mate Dave who lives almost next door to this pub and we pop in for a quick one, sitting at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80GoodSometimes has a bit more sparkle than this. Still good.
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Brick - Kinsale Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
27 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A friend has just bought a flat around the corner and Chris and I joined him this-evening to check out his four nearest pubs for ‘local’ potential. This first stop was my favourite.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mulberry Duck - Wildfowler4.00GoodDark, chocolaty mild with a bit of umph.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Hobsons - Old Henry5.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
07 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Only my second ever visit here, and I had forgotten what a nice pub it is. Quiet in the late afternoon, with some laid back reggae on the stereo. The pub has links with the Hackney Brewery, but none of their beers on tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80GoodFamiliar beer with good flavour tonight, but served a little warm.
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Kohinoor Jubilee Commonwealth Indies Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
10 Feb 2012 (ChrisE)
I came here with some friends, and we had a couple of pints each. I found the service to be a bit slow.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Otley - O5 Hop Angeles4.80Good
Weltons - Horsham Old4.50Not Tried
Rudgate - Pillage Porter4.00Not Tried

About The Charles Lamb

The pub sign. The Charles Lamb, Islington, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good6
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Islington, Central London, N1 8DE.

Located in Elia Street this is a street corner pub close to Angel tube station. Established in 1839 as the Prince Albert, the pub was renamed by the new owners in 2005 in honour of Charles Lamb, the late 18th/early 19th century English essayist who lived in nearby Colebrooke Row. Best known for his collected essays entitled 'Essays of Elia', published in 1823, he also provided the name for the road on which the pub stands ("Elia" being the pen-name Lamb used as a contributor to The London Magazine).

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 8DE