Leighton (541) London, England | March 4, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not a traditional pub, for sure. More like a sports bar, with plenty of TVs and sport banners hanging about. Four casks available, though on my Sunday evening visit only two were pouring: Fullerís London Pride and Abbey Bellringer (not the most inspiring offerings). Probably a fun place to watch a game, but not a place to seek out real ales.
chriso (350) London, England | June 11, 2006| Updated December 16, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Lambrettas is not the best bar in Bath, for beer or ambience, but it does have some things going for it, that justify inclusion. First, itís part of the Parade Park Hotel which, in my view, is the best place to stay if you are visiting Bath. Secondly, it seems to be one of the few palatable places in the centre of Bath that has taken advantage of extended licensing hours (although not advertised on the website), so its an ideal place for a nightcap if you are staying at the Parade Park. Thirdly, the location is great. Fourth, its the starting point for the Great Bath Pub Crawl, a fun guided walk at 8pm every night in Summer.
The downside is that it is next door to a basement night club, so itís packed mid-evening weekends. We had no problem getting a seat at other times. The feel is a mixture of ancient and modern; whilst itís retained the wood panelling from days gone by, much of the seating is in a rather incongruous modern style. Lots of scooter memorabilia. Whilst the feel is "trendy", the crowd is not too youth dominated. Beer-wise, itís four handpumps with Abbey Bellringer and London Pride as regulars and two guests (although there was only one - Wadworth 6x - when we visited), a couple of mainstream ciders and half a dozen lagers, a few of which are continental (but boring). Didnít eat - food is only served at lunchtime.