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the sign of the Charles Lamb Pub 'The real appeal of this venue is its easy going pace, so close to the mania of Upper Street' - Karina Mantavia,The Guardian
the regen'ts canal at Islinton tunnel 'Hidden amongst swathes of six-figure Islington houses - which makes the cheap prices, sound food, decent beers and unpretentious atmosphere all the more remarkable.' - Charles Campion, The Evening Standard
'This gorgeous, little-known corner pub is well worth a trip across London. Tucked away... on a noiseless sidestreet, the Charles Lamb feels like it has been plucked from a village green in Somerset, and indeed the inspiration for its food and drink is noticeably bucolic.' Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide Critics' Choice
the sign of the Charles Lamb Pub 'Runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards - "Best Place to Drink"
'Lovely old pub with a surprisingly country feel given its proximity to the tube. Good selection of board games, real ales and food.' - Observer Food Monthly

'This delightfully reconditioned pub & kitchen encourages a wonderful feeling of lazy contentment in its customers.' Square Meal Guide
'Super-friendly Islington pub... I can't remember being so warmly treated... hospitality like this is rare indeed' - Tom Lamont, Time Out
the regen'ts canal at Islinton tunnel 'Gordon Ramsay... could take a few tips from my local, The Charles Lamb... the recipe is simple: a good wine list, decent home-cooked food, a cheerful presence and a pub dog.' - Charlotte Ross, The Evening Standard
'The Charles Lamb ought to serve as a model to all budding landlords and gastropub entrepreneurs' - Tom Lamont, Time Out
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