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A decidedly lovely corner pub in the back streets of Angel, the 170-year-old Charles Lamb is a dainty delight in cream and pastel green. Named after the Georgian writer who lived locally, there are few finer pubs in which to curl up in the corner, on a quiet afternoon, and dip into a classic novel. The owner also runs an art gallery, as can be glimpsed in the pub's map room, which contains numerous pieces by map-king Stephen Walter. As a freehouse, the CL offers an ever-changing range of ales, but also boasts an admirable wine list, including some on its own label. The food menu is ever-changing and looks sumptuous, though we must admit we've yet to try dining here.
The Charles Lamb also holds the distinction of being the very first pub visited on our two-year-long A-Z pub crawl.
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