The Angel – Sam Smiths Quest Round 22
The Angel pub located at 61 St Giles High Street – a stones throw from Centre Point and the Shaftesbury Theatre – is the 22nd Sam Smiths London pub that I have now visited as part of my Quest.
It was Wednesday afternoon at around 3pm when I popped in for a couple of pints of Old Brewery Bitter – it was pleasantly quiet… in fact I had the whole of the front bar to myself! This wasn’t my first visit… a couple of weeks ago I popped for a drink and the place was packed full of the after work crowd, which isn’t really my thing so I left without having a brew.
From the outside the Angel has the look of your quintessential traditional boozer. So many doors to chose from for getting inside this pub… 3 on the High Street, 2 of which were firmly closed and 2 down the lane. The first thing that struck me when I walked in was how fresh and clean the bar was and the slightly ornate roof.
The interior of the bar is typical old school – it looks like it has undergone some refurbishment in the past year or so, the carpet and wall paper were in really good condition, as was the paint job on the ceiling. This Sam Smiths London pub is a real warren, there are three different and completely separate bar areas downstairs and couple of rooms upstairs which remind me on my grannies living room and I liked my grannies living room! They also have beer garden.
What can I say… The Angel is a pretty decent Victorian style pub that has a bit of character to it and even though Sam Smiths aint as cheap as they once were, £2.90 for a pint of OBB is pretty good value for money. A good place for a quiet afternoon beer or two – I must say that it totally changes to being a cramped place when it’s busy!
For more on my Quest to drink in every Sam Smiths pub in London…
61 St Giles