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Essex House, N1

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21 Essex Road
N1 2SA
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Pub SignMan left this review about Brewdog Angel

I visited this branch of the Brewdog chain of craft beer bars a few months prior to its closure and found it surprisingly quiet, with only a couple of other customers in on a mid-week evening, one of whom turned out to be there to use their brewing facilities. The venue was quite small by Brewdog standards, with a simple, rectangular single room layout. A large steel-clad door greets you on arrival and looks very unwelcoming, but a firm shove opened it into a porch that led into the main bar area, where the first thing that hit you was the unmistakable, and somewhat overpowering, smell of beer being brewed. A row of red button backed banquettes run along the front wall, where large windows let in plenty of light and afford good views out to the busy street outside. A couple of high tables and stools are lined up through the centre of the room and there are two more padded bench booths in the far right-hand corner which round out the rather limited seating options. The bar is on the rear wall and has a typical Brewdog granite counter top, which is perched on what appears to be a section of old shipping container or similar, broken midway along by a large pillar, No surprises to see the usual cinema-style beer board on the bar back, but what is surprising is the brewing plant, which is located in a separate room and used for private brewing events – a feature apparently unique to this branch of the Brewdog chain. Elsewhere, the usual Brewdog stuff prevails – iron mesh over the ceiling, exposed utilities, pizza menus and friendly, clued up staff, with a rock and blues soundtrack playing away in the background.
There were eleven Brewdog beers listed on the big board alongside five guests. The barman quickly sized up my tastes and offered a few samples before I settled on Burnt Mill Solar Dawn at a depressing £3.10 for a half. To be fair, it was a pretty tasty drop, but the usual confusing pricing technique meant I ended up with something that was costlier than I’d hoped for.
In a way, it doesn’t surprise me that this place has gone under, following in the fate of the Brewdog restaurant that was open around these parts for a short while. The in-house brew plant made the place a little more interesting than it might otherwise have been, and the service was top-notch, but ultimately it was another over-priced craft beer bar that very few people will be mourning the loss of.

On 1st October 2019 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about Brewdog Angel

Small but typical BrewDog outlet with the added attraction of in-house brewing, It's ok.

On 26th June 2019 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about Brewdog Angel

Quite small by Brewdog standards but the usual interior style.Friendly barman and had a beer brewed on the small kit at Tower Hill.Usual high prices but good beer.

On 10th November 2018 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Essex Road, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Highbury & Islington, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Essex House, N1
16th Sep 2021, 18:13
Request to mark pub as closed by Graham Coombs approved
16th Sep 2021, 18:13
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 October 2018 by paulof horsham
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 November 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 October 2018 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : No last updated 28 November 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 October 2018 by paulof horsham
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