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Lamb Tavern (Young's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dorking - Pilcrow AleGood1
Dorking - Washington GoldGood1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Good2
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Acceptable1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Baaaaa HumbugAcceptable1
Young's - St George's AleAcceptable1
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's WaggledanceNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Picture 1. Lamb Tavern, City, Central London
Picture 2. Lamb Tavern, City, Central London

Visits Details

13 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A group of seven of us sat upstairs for quite a session. It is hot and noisy up here, but we benefit unexpectedly from table service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00GoodSeveral of these went down well.
Dorking - Washington Gold3.80GoodAnother good one.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
07 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. The front fascia name signs of all businesses in the arcade are in a standard format. How boring. Went in as I saw a gravity cask on the bar - oh for the old days of a fast selling Wandsworth brewed Winter Warmer but not here I am afraid.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Baaaaa Humbug4.50AcceptableAlmost poor. On gravity but not cooled. Cask not even tipped but this was flatter than a pancake run over by an artic. Not at all appetising and the usual wind up of no true Bedford provenance on the pumpclip
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
18 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Not so busy here in the mid-evening. My 1973 pub guide tells me that this is very much a market pub, “with sawdust on the floor, limited seating accommodation and no concessions to office workers“. There is still little in the way of furniture in the ground floor bar, but at some point in the intervening years the suits have elbowed their way in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50AcceptableNot sure why I ordered this (just a half) as I never really liked the beer, even years ago when it had a good reputation
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Waggledance5.00Not Tried
07 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
It is early evening on a Thursday and consequently this pub is hosting a pretty heavy infestation of City Boys. I only used the ground floor bar and did not go down to the cellar bar where additional beers may have been available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70GoodThe best pints of Ordinary I have drunk in years. This beer really is on the up.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
03 Sep 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I visited the cellar bar of this famous Young’s house, which has been re-launched as ‘Old Tom’s Bar’; run pretty independently of the upstairs bars, this is a pleasant, relaxed and comfortable space in a very different style to the rest of the pub. The intention is to serve a range of London-brewed guest beers. But they were the first to admit that there were beer quality problems tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70AcceptableWarm and more than a little ‘green’ and consequently rather bland.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not TriedThe barmaid warned me off this one too.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not TriedThe barmaid warned me off of this one.
31 Mar 2006 (Ian)
Late Friday afternoon and this was full of suits as you would expect. I had been looking forward to coming here for the past 6 years and perhaps I had built it up too much. Exterior was excellent but the pub itself is a bit basic and felt transient.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Young's - St George's Ale4.30AcceptableCopper colour with sparse beige head. Yeasty hop aroma. Sufficient drying hop on the end. Fullish in mouth. Quite rounded malts, but lacks intensity of flavour. Some red berry fruit. Compared with the other beers I had already had it was nice but needed more. Hop is a bit underdeveloped
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried

About the Lamb Tavern

The pub sign. Lamb Tavern, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Acceptable4
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The pub is found in City, Central London, EC3V 1LR.

Young's pub in a fantastic location in the middle of Leadenhall Market near the Lloyd's building in the City of London. Attractive exterior. Fairly basic interior with smallish ground floor bar and wrought iron staircase leading to the upper mezzanine section. There is also a cellar bar. Ground floor bar counter has 7 handpumps in banks of 3 and 4.

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

Map location

Postcode: EC3V 1LR