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The Angel (JD Wetherspoon), N1

3-5 Islington High Street
N1
N1 9LQ
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J D Wetherspoon

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

This a typical formulaic 'spoons, pretty much a carbon copy of of many other 'spoons that I've visited. There are the usual tall tables/tall stools crammed in at the front area of the pub, with the usual normal tables and chairs crammed in at the back, mainly on a carpeted raised area on the right.

But, as always, the 'spoons is the best value for a bite to eat with a decent pint, with the pepperoni pizza accompanied by a pint of Portobello Chestnut Ale coming in at £8.79. The guest ales here are £2.39.

This pub is OK for what it is - a good value busy 'spoons on a busy thoroughfare.

On 6th January 2020 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

Small dull basic Spoons but busy and warm on a cold nightand snowy night.Good selection of London festival beers and the two I tried were good.Slight problem getting 2 halves and using a voucher but eventually resolved.

On 2nd February 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a surprisingly small branch of the ubiquitous Wetherspoons chain, which has adopted the name of its famous predecessor from which the area takes its name, although the original pub was not on the site of the present day venue. The original pub was apparently built in 1639 and then rebuilt on at least two occasions before finally closing in 1921 and if you want to see the building it last occupied, you need to look out for Lyons Corner House, a little further up the road. The pub has a simple rectangular room split across two levels with the bar to the front left. You enter into the lower front half with exposed floorboards and lots of high tables and stools as well as plenty of slot machines. The bar has a curved ended counter with the usual polished stone top, plus a fairly unmemorable dark wood, mirrored bar back. As you pass the bar, the lower section continues along the left hand side where some nice back to back banquette booths can be found beneath some plain mirrors and a board listing the craft beer range. To the right is the carpeted raised seating area with lots of standard tables and chairs and some long banquettes under a selection of old pictures of the pub and local area as well as the normal selection of local history boards. A TV to the front was showing muted news coverage, but seemed to be the only screen in action throughout the pub. Rather off-puttingly, a number of tables had warning plates stuck to them, alerting customers to the presence of bag snatchers and advising punters to keep their belongings close to hand.
There was a disappointing ratio of six 'Spoons regulars (some doubled up) and three guest ales on the bar, with the remaining hand pumps showing two 'Coming Soon' signs and one reversed clip. I tried a pint of Wimbledon XXK, which was in pretty good nick and went down well after a long walk here.
This is a pub with an iconic name but a pretty underwhelming appearance which I found to be somewhat disappointing, if perhaps not entirely unexpected. It goes without saying that it's a good, cheap option that is very handy for the eponymous tube station, but there are plenty of better pubs close by and I didn't feel particularly bad by the fact that I've somehow never been in here before - I don't feel I was missing out on much. It's a solid enough option, but best to search a little further for much greater rewards.

On 23rd July 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Essex Road, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Kings Cross, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Angel (JD Wetherspoon), N1
6th Jan 2020, 18:27
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
2nd Feb 2019, 19:48
Review submitted by john gray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW CAMRA vouchers only - last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 July 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 January 2015 by Quinno _
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