The Lamb, Bloomsbury

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The Lamb

The Lamb on Lamb's Conduit Street is a Grade II listed pub at 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London.[1]

The Lamb was built in the 1720s and the pub and the street were named after William Lamb, who had erected a water conduit along the street in 1577. The Lamb was refurbished in the Victorian era and is one of the few remaining pubs with 'snob screens' which allowed the well-to-do drinker not to see the bar staff, and vice versa.[2]

Charles Dickens lived locally and is reputed to have frequented The Lamb. Other writers associated with the pub include Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Hughes, who was a regular at the pub, arranged to meet Plath there in the early days of their relationship.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Lamb public house (1379276)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Snob Screens". Beer Lens. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Connie Ann Kirk, Sylvia Plath: a Biography (Greenwood, 2004) p 73

Coordinates: 51°31′23″N 0°07′09″W / 51.522991°N 0.119057°W / 51.522991; -0.119057