Angel (JDW) | Islington, Greater London
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Angel (JDW)
Above Average based on 7 ratings
Type: Bar

3-5 Islington High Street
Islington, Greater London England N1 9LQ [ print map ]
020 7837 2218

Hours: Sun-Thu: 9am-12am, Fri-Sat: 9am-1am

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (3) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 15

Angel (JDW)

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Beer Available At Angel (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 97, Shipyard American Pale Ale 46, Black Sheep Monty Python’s Holy Grail (Cask) 28, Acorn Sovereign IPA 48, Titanic Wit Stout 85, Rudgate Brew No. 11 - Milk Stout 83, Banks’s / Devil’s Backbone Spider Bite 48, Robinsons Mojo 39,

Previously Available
Lancaster Albion Connection 52, Wadworth / Dungarvan O’Dwyer’s Irish Stout 56, Adnams / Mateo & Bernabé Birra Armada 72, Portobello Pale 44, Clarence & Fredericks Smoked Red 42
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7 reviews for Angel (JDW)
 Ambiance  54%
 Service  67%
 Selection  57%
 Food  50%
 Value  76%
 Overall  59%
 Rating  65%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76  (167) , England | May 9, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois  (856) Tourist Town (West), England | January 9, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
alovelydrop  (49) , | January 21, 2014
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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer  (1583) Hebden Bridge, England | March 19, 2013| Updated January 30, 2015
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!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
jackl  (560) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 24, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jb  (110) Rochester, New York | April 28, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton  (742) London, England | February 24, 2012
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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