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Lamb & Flag

12 St Giles

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3


St John's College

About the Pub

After leasing the pub to S&N for many years, St John’s College took back this pub in 1999 and, after initially threatening to close it, 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. The pub is in three parts: the oldest at the rear is medieval; the middle section is around 400 years old, and the front part is Georgian. The Lamb and Flag Gold is brewed by Palmer’s of Bridport for the pub, and the Skinner’s beer is a rarity for Oxford. A rare outlet too for Old Peculier. A classic city pub with no music, tv, or wi-fi. Does not accept payment by card. Has literary connections although was not the Lamb & Flag in Thomas Hardy's novel Jude The Obscure - that was actually the Turf Tavern.

Historic Interest

Listed Grade II. A tavern since 1695 in same ownership.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Palmers IPA
  • Palmers Lamb & Flag Gold
  • Skinner's Betty Stogs
  • Theakston Old Peculier

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • XT Animal

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Always 2 (H)

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children tolerated up to 6pm.

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Lamb & Flag

12 St Giles

Sat Nav Reference

51.7577, -1.2595


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