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We are now closed

We are sorry to say that, due to the national lockdown, we are once again forced to temporarily close from 5 November. We remain optimistic that we will be open again and ready to welcome you in December – but please watch this space for updates

History

Great London pubs don't get much more historic than this. The very first mention of a pub on this site is in 1772, when it was known as The Coopers Arms (the name changed to The Lamb & Flag in 1833).

The building's brickwork is circa 1958 and conceals what may be an early 18th century frame of a house, replacing the original one built in 1638.

The pub acquired a reputation in the early nineteenth century for staging bare-knuckle prize fights, earning it the nickname 'The Bucket of Blood,' and the alleyway beside the pub was the scene of an attack on the poet John Dryden in 1679 by thugs hired by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, with whom he had a long-standing conflict.

 

Pub and Restaurant in Covent Garden

Making Your Christmas

We're now taking enquiries for Christmas, find out more and book your space at The Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden!

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FAQs

Read our FAQs page for more details on the national lockdown

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