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Lamb & Flag (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Grafton - BananaliciousExcellent1
Palmers - Tally Ho!Excellent1
Salopian - Blackwater ExpressionistGood1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Two Cocks - 1643 ViscountGood1
Palmers - Dorset GoldGood1
Castle Combe (formerly Braydon) - Carols 'Round the CrossGood1
Salopian - Blackwater Santa's Big SackGood1
Sharp's - SpecialAcceptable1
Butts - Organic JesterAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Palmers - IPA (Best)Not Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Three Castles - Holly BerryNot Tried0
Tring - Death or GloryNot Tried0
Acorn - Thunderstruck Black IPANot Tried0
Palmers - Best BitterNot Tried0
Palmers - Lamb & Flag GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. Lamb & Flag, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Visits Details

22 Dec 2015 (HSB)
12:30 Having traversed the new Bicester curve on a train from Marylebone we caught the rail replacement bus from Oxford Parkway got off in St Giles and came here. Pub was about half full.
Castle Combe (formerly Braydon) - Carols 'Round the Cross4.60GoodSubtly spicy
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Tring - Death or Glory7.20Not TriedAn object lesson in wearing glasses. One of our party had this as his first pint of the day.
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Acorn - Thunderstruck Black IPA5.70Not Tried
Palmers - Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Palmers - Lamb & Flag Gold4.50Not Tried
26 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Getting busy with diners on a Saturday lunchtime.
Two Cocks - 1643 Viscount5.60GoodAn excellent strong pale IPA style beer with fruity hop to the fore giving a full bodied and smooth beer. My score 15/20.
13 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Reasonably busy on a Thursday lunchtime. Best value pub food in Oxford here.
Butts - Organic Jester3.50AcceptableAmber bitter with restrained hop and malt character. My score 14/20.
22 Sep 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with mainly tourist diners on a Saturday lunchtime.
Grafton - Bananalicious4.50ExcellentBasically this is a banana flavoured strong mild. Ruby in colour with sweet biscuity malt and a fruity banana hint. Little hopping. My score 16/20.
16 Dec 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Comfortably busy at lunchtime.
Salopian - Blackwater Expressionist5.00GoodPale and hoppy strong bitter with good citrus hop character. Dryish citrus finish. My score 15/20.
Three Castles - Holly Berry4.40Not TriedMy companion had this and it was on the turn, returned and the pump was replaced with another beer.
17 Dec 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Salopian - Blackwater Santa's Big Sack4.00GoodPale bitter with a sackful of citrus U.S. hops to give a citrussy hoppy bitter with some malt balance. My score 15/20.
11 Dec 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Luchtime trade building up soon after opening at 12.
Palmers - Tally Ho!5.50ExcellentVery rich tasting dark old style ale. Fruity and vineous with a thick mouthfeel. My score 16/20.
Palmers - Dorset Gold4.50GoodSeems to be sold as Lamb & Flag Gold here. Barrel had just been changed, but beer was slightly hazy and probably a bit fresh. Quite sweet with a hoppy finish. My score 15/20 - B quality.
09 Feb 2008 (Ian)
Early evening and I rather liked this pub. Good range of beers and nice atmosphere.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60GoodTasty dark beer.
Sharp's - Special5.00AcceptableChestnut, decent malt, niceish ESB, fairly standard, some fruit, dryish hop.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not TriedThe only Shep's I saw all day.
Palmers - IPA (Best)4.20Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Palmers - Dorset Gold4.50Not Tried

About the Lamb & Flag

The pub sign. Lamb & Flag, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3JS.

On St Giles, opposite the Eagle and Child. Largish multi room pub with bar in large front room which then goes into an L shape and serves side room. St Johnís College took back this pub from a previous leaseholder in 1999 and, after initially threatening to close the pub, they began operating it as a free house. The upstairs rooms were converted into student accommodation, and some of the profits from the pub are used to provide bursaries.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: OX1 3JS