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The Angel, Aldgate, EC3

America Square, 14 Crosswall
Spitalfields
EC3
EC3N 2LJ
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Tris C left this review about The Angel

Another pub dating from the late 18th century and probably rebuilt in the 19th, this had been known by various names and seemed at least at one time to be a southern soul food bar/restaurant.
The pub is now a bit strange. The website gives the impression that it’s a rather upmarket place, with smart furniture and tables laid for dining. I’m not sure what’s happened here, but I arrived to find a pub with quite a rough pale wood floor, mismatched tall furniture and certainly no wine glasses or napkins. The walls are half height field panelled, painted white with the infill in pale green. The bar back is interesting but I know not how old, the bar front looking original. Lighting was in the form of trendy optic fibre chandeliers, then recessed ceiling downlighters. There’s no décor, but there’s a Wurlitzer-style jukebox, with Dolly Parton blaring out from it at quite some volume. Customers seemed to be locals, possibly from the nearby Guinness estate. I’m not really sure what’s happened here; has the pub gone bust and then reopened as a going concern?
There’s no real ale or even premium lagers, with the likes of Moretti, Stella, Pravha, Fosters and Guinness at £2.50 a half, poured in one go by a very friendly barmaid.
This place is a bit sad really, but I doubt it was much better before.

On 28th May 2022 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1519 recommendations about 1497 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Angel (Sammies Bar)

Small, square corner pub with the Missouri Angel restaurant above and a basement bar below (neither visited). Also known as Sammie's Bar, as indicated on the wall above the counter. A few high tables but very limited seating so most customers standing. Light decor, and initially brightly lit but the illumination was turned down as the music volume went up. Now has two real ales on handpump: Doom Bar and Bombardier (£4.00).

On 7th December 2014 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about The Angel

This once fine corner house dates from the late Georgian period and was first licensed in 1822. Sadly there has been no change since James's review below. A twee, dull winebar-wannabee with no decent beer, full of braying idiots. Somewhere to which I shall probably not return in its current guise.

On 29th November 2013 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2873 recommendations about 2840 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Tris C
London Fenchurch Street, 0.11 miles, 2 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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28th May 2022, 18:52
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
7th May 2022, 18:49
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - BT Sport. - last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 May 2022 by Tris C
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