Lamb Tavern

Lamb Tavern pub
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Venue : Lamb Tavern, 10-12 Leadenhall Market, City of London. EC3V 1LR
Reviewed : February 2011 Telephone : 020 7626 2454
Brewery :  Youngs
Pub Website : Lamb Tavern
Facilities : Youngs ale and food, Fruit machine, Upstairs Resturant

The Lamb Tavern is located at the main cobbled crossroads of the historic Leadenahall Market. A market has stood here since the 14th century, the buildings you now see being designed by Sir Horace Jones in wrought iron and glass and dating from 1881, it's still a very impressive building today.  There are still a couple of market type traders active in Leadenhall today, but mostly there are ow modern shops. The Lamb Tavern has served is clientele well over the years, I can only guess at who drank here in Victoria times, but now it's City gents and the odd passing tourist.  As with most city pubs the busy times are lunch and early evening.  The covered glass roof of Leadenhall gives shelter to the many that spill into the street as they enjoy a pint of Youngs.

The main ground floor bar is pretty small but service has always been swift, even on very busy days, so don't be put off. There are two upper levels, one directly above the lower ground bar, this offer excellent viewing out to Leandenhall and is accessed from either the stairs on the right as you enter or a spiral staircase from the ground floor bar. Above this, the restaurant area which does have a bar but for the restaurant dinners.  Downstairs is worth a visit to the 'Dive' bar for the tiles and genuine feel of history, although on my visits there has been a very odd smell, a visit there is best kept short.

The beer is always to the very best standard.

John Wayne shot a bar brawl scene for the 1975 film Brannigan at the Lamb Tavern.  Prince Charles visited the Lamb in 2006 as part of the 'Cornwall in the City' event.

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