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The Lamb (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bath Ales - Summer's HareGood1
Harbour - Double IPA No. 1 Excellent1
London Fields - Hackney HopsterGood1
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionGood1
Shamblemoose - #7 Wyoming Pale Ale Good1
Spartan - Achilles HeelGood1
Colchester - Sweeney ToddNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Hammerton - N7Not Tried0
Stod Fold - Dr HarrisNot Tried0
Three Sods - Rooi KabouterNot 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Spartan - Achilles Heel4.20GoodQuite a dry Pale Ale.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Three Sods - Rooi Kabouter4.90Not 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable-
Poor-

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