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The Lamb (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstExcellent1
Harbour - Double IPA No. 1 Excellent1
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionGood1
London Fields - Hackney HopsterGood1
Spartan - Achilles HeelGood1
Bath Ales - Summer's HareGood1
Shamblemoose - #7 Wyoming Pale Ale Good1
Colchester - Sweeney ToddNot Tried0
Stod Fold - Dr HarrisNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Hammerton - N7Not Tried0
Three Sods - Rooi Kabouter Red AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lamb, Holloway, Greater London
Picture 2. The Lamb, Holloway, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

15 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Just a scattering of customers this evening and the pub is accepting card payments only as an anti-virus measure.
Spartan - Achilles Heel4.20GoodQuite a dry Pale Ale.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Three Sods - Rooi Kabouter Red Ale4.90Not Tried
02 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
The busiest I have encountered this pub. This was despite (or perhaps because of) the group of musicians gathered at one end jamming some folksy/bluegrass sort of stuff. Very pleasant.
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20ExcellentA very decent Stout.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
20 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
This basic boozer has a slightly disconcerting other-worldliness about it. I see that as an attribute. There are now three handpumps on the bar.
Pig & Porter - Pattern Recognition4.20GoodA golden beer, brewed with experimental hop EXP431. Tasty, but just a little thin I thought.
Colchester - Sweeney Todd4.20Not Tried
Stod Fold - Dr Harris5.70Not Tried
24 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit with pouring rain outside. Quite a few taking shelter within.
Bath Ales - Summer's Hare3.90GoodPale in colour. Mostly a sweetish, malty taste.
Shamblemoose - #7 Wyoming Pale Ale 4.00GoodAmber-coloured. Full-bodied and malty.
14 Jun 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Brief visit to see the latest incarnation of this pub which I used to use in its Firkin days. A small crowd watching TV football, with live music to come later in the evening. Just the one handpump.
Harbour - Double IPA No. 1 6.80ExcellentServed on keg dispense, but not over-gassed. Golden in colour. A floral hop aroma and a fruity hop taste.
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20GoodAmber-coloured, sweetish malt, heavy Pacific hop presence, dry and bitter aftertaste.

About The Lamb

The pub sign. The Lamb, Holloway, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Holloway, Greater London, N7 8JL.

This pub was established by 1861 as the Lamb and also served as the Highbury Brewery Tap. Well-known from its 1980s/1990s incarnation as the Flounder & Firkin, it emerged from Firkinisation as Barcosa for a while and since February 2012 is back to being the Lamb. The frontage has some nice, green faience tiles, and the front bar has wood panelling. Basically furnished, with a rather distressed, wood-planking floor.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N7 8JL