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The Lamb and Flag

) #166 of 465 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
12 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS, England
+44 1865 515787
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub
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12 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

12 o'clock opening so get there early and take in the great interior and welcoming staff. Wonderfull beer selection, Old Peculier and Palmers of Bridport to mention a few. Nice area, just away from the bustle. It should be on your list.

Thank J F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is what I would call a proper pub. It has dark wood and beams and all the rustic character, it hasn't been modernised to be swanky and is just how a real pub should be. The atmosphere was great in this pub, lots of...More

Thank Meowclaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went in for a drink and was able to sit where CS Lewis and the philosophers once enjoyed their pint over a pipe and a philosophical discussion . The beers were fine , the ambience Ok but somehow it did not have quite the buzz...More

Thank hilltopOxon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We nipped in here for a cold drink while exploring the city and it has bags of character, as well as the decorations of various insignia on the outside which is appealing. Less so the notice pinned to the rafters warning you about pickpockets, but...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as it is on route to Pitt Rivers it is clearly popular as the first two bars were full, if you go towards the toilets there is a small seating area which is a bit abandoned compared to the rest of the pub....More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Sampled this pub on a recent visit to Oxford. There was an excellent selection of real ales available. Although we went on the Park & Ride bus there is a public car park outside. It is nicely decorated and easy to access on foot from...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 31 March 2017

thanks for nothing,, your service sucks , even after dropping nearly 100 pounds !!!! I am a local and have been here with quite a few friends and tourists ,,, not again ever !!!!

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It is a long time since we sat in what felt like a traditional pub. We were surrounded by locals yet made to feel very welcome. The simple sandwich lunch was excellent value, as was the wine. Thank you.

Thank redgraverose
Reviewed 28 February 2017

A nice selection of Ales in a very interesting pub.This Pub has a lot of history and there is a nice little area to eat at the rear of the pub

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Having previously enjoyed our visits we decided to take a group of family to experience the hospitality of a traditional Oxford pub and the beer was as good as ever. We weren't in a rush, so when the food took a while to arrive we...More

2  Thank gilmiddleton
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I have an old sweatshirt of my husbands from The Lamb and Flag from the 1987-88 school year. He was in school & bartender there for the year. I would love to be able to get a new sweatshirt. Is this possible?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 515787
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A classic and historic British pub in Oxford city centre with good choice of real ales