England > Greater London > Islington
Beer Available At Angel (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 98, Shipyard American Pale Ale 48, Black Sheep Monty Python’s Holy Grail (Cask) 33, Acorn Sovereign IPA 43, Titanic Wit Stout 87, Rudgate Brew No. 11 - Milk Stout 76, Banks’s / Devil’s Backbone Spider Bite 47, Robinsons Mojo 41,
Lancaster Albion Connection 49, Wadworth / Dungarvan O’Dwyer’s Irish Stout 51, Adnams / Mateo & Bernabé Birra Armada 72, Portobello Pale 44, Clarence & Fredericks Smoked Red 42
madmitch76 (152) , England | May 9, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
One of the slightly less salubrious Spoons with some earthy characters hanging about. Staff are always cheerfull and bright here. The beers vary between good condition and not so good condition. Had a few London ticks in here, so always worth a butchers whilst on route to the craft pubs around Angel.
Theydon_Bois (852) Tourist Town (West), England | January 9, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Visited on Friday 09/01/15 to find the place pretty packed although there were 1 or 2 small tables free. Diagonally opposite Angel tube (Northern) this JDW is a sizeable single room affair, natural light only via the front facade, raised level to the rear. The clientele seemed to naturally separate, youngish folks to the rear, career drinkers to the front by the bar!
Service was good for a spoons, the girl was actually surveying the bar and saw me.
Not a bad selection either, above and beyond the standard house cask stuff plus Sixpoint, Lagunitas etc they had 6 guest casks on this visit :- 1 from Trumans, 1 from Portobello, 2 from Clarence & Fredericks and 2 Adnams collaborations and the one I Had was in great nick.
Overall this spooneria surprised me, I really expected a low end venture but far from it, certainly one I’ll pop back to in the future... Relatively airy, good service, clientele not too ropey and a decent enough range encompassing some local micro cask action.
alovelydrop (49) , | January 21, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not the nicest of Spoons locations but it is quite handily located opposite Angel tube station. Usually something decent available on cask and the prices can be amazing (eg a pint of Everards/Cambridge Sgt Pepper for £2.15 during the 2013 real ale festival). Interesting clientele!
ManVsBeer (1502) Hebden Bridge, England | March 19, 2013| Updated January 30, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
The closest of two Wetherspoon pubs close to Angel tube station. This one is opposite, although getting across the road is easier said than done. It’s more laid back than its neighbour in this chain and a quiet drink can be had, although it can obviously get busy at peak times. The selection on the bar to your left as you walk in is the usual and ale is over a couple of rows of pumps. It extends back from the bar and the decor is very traditional in appearance for this chain, soft and comfortable. Used to spend most Monday nights in here during my 20’s after 5-a-side football. They did a very cheap line in beer & burger back then and it was only on a Monday!
jackl (520) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 24, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
The Angel’s a pretty grotty Spoons located just a minute walk from Angel Station. The lighting’s dark, the decor tired. There’s about 8 beers on cask plus all the usual suspects in bottle and on keg. The service is fine. The prices are cheap (as expected). Overall, there’s much better options in the area. This is a spot to score a random cask tick, not to spend an evening in.
jb (93) Rochester, New York | April 28, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
We ate there our 1st night and tried to our last night. Acceptable but not great selection. Maybe 4 cask lines. Decent food though they were grouchy about it when we wanted food at 7:45.
Leighton (689) London, England | February 24, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not my favorite Spoonies but it’s a decent option if you’re up in Angel. Has about eight casks. Usually an interesting mix of young and old patrons. I haven’t eaten here (or at any ’Spoons, for that matter). Typical JDW place.
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