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The Angel (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Tea Leaf IPAExcellent1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Mad Fox Defender Good1
Nottingham - SupremeGood1
Hook Norton - Birrificio MC-77 Mild the GapGood1
Portobello - American Pale AleGood1
Caledonian - Brouwerij 'T IJ Flink Good1
Portobello - Malster MashGood1
Wadworth - Terrapin Naked BlissGood1
Phoenix - West Coast I.P.A.Acceptable1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveAcceptable1
Truman's - BudburstAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutNot Tried0
Tring - Colley's DogNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Wicked Weed Sir Ryan The PounderNot Tried0
Caledonian - Standeaven Brewery APA (African Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Thwaites - Driftwood Brewing Driftwood Pale AleNot Tried0
Marston's - Zeunerts Brewery IPANot Tried0
Nelson - VengeanceNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Portobello - WhiteNot Tried0
Wychwood - PiledriverNot Tried0
Caledonian - Baker City Barley Brown's Black IPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Cotswold Spring - OSM (Old Sodbury Mild)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's RedNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Camerons - StrongarmNot Tried0
Coach House - Taverners Autumn AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Banks's - Young Henrys Real AleNot Tried0
Mauldons - Black AdderNot Tried0
Wood's - WonderfulNot Tried0
Rhymney - ExportNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - John Willie's 100Not Tried0
Batemans - Wicked Weed Freak of NatureNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Lemon HeadNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Portobello - London Spring AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - SessionNot Tried0
Banks's - Feral Hop HogNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Mary's Ruby MildNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla MildNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - IPA – Ian & Paul’s Ale Not Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Adnams - The Herbalist (collaboration with Magic Rock)Not Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Priory MildNot Tried0
Vale - Black Swan Dark MildNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - NZ Pale AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Angel, Islington, Central London

Visits Details

01 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
My first visit here, it was smaller than I expected. A nice friendly Spoons which appeared to have a lot of local custom. I made the decision to walk along Upper Street pub by pub to Highbury & Islington railway station.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Terrapin Naked Bliss5.00GoodA collaboration brew for Wetherspoon.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not Tried
30 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and this pub is thronged. There are lots of festival beers available, but I only record my two halves.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Birrificio MC-77 Mild the Gap4.50GoodDark brown in colour, a nice full-bodied, dark Mild.
Caledonian - Brouwerij 'T IJ Flink 4.70GoodA Golden Ale that is tasty without being special.
30 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Not busy, but with just one staff member it still took ages to get served. Seemed to be the hangout of hard drinkers in the front area and young families taking advantage of cheap food in the rear area. I decided just to have a half and not hang around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Mad Fox Defender 4.80GoodGolden in colour. A fresh-tasting IPA with a long, bitter finish.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Priory Mild3.50Not Tried
Vale - Black Swan Dark Mild3.30Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Mary's Ruby Mild4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - NZ Pale Ale5.10Not Tried
11 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Budburst4.20AcceptableFull flavoured but haze implied imperfect condition
Nethergate Growler - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Mary's Ruby Mild4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla Mild3.60Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - IPA – Ian & Paul’s Ale 3.50Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Adnams - The Herbalist (collaboration with Magic Rock)4.80Not Tried
Banks's - Feral Hop Hog5.60Not Tried
05 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Do not recognise the place these days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50AcceptableMetallic and bordering on nasty
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Lemon Head4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Portobello - London Spring Ale4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - Session3.40Not Tried
Banks's - Feral Hop Hog5.60Not Tried
11 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Malster Mash4.10GoodHybrid name as neither Maltster nor Monster!
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wood's - Wonderful4.80Not Tried
Rhymney - Export5.00Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - John Willie's 1004.20Not Tried
Batemans - Wicked Weed Freak of Nature7.50Not Tried
09 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - American Pale Ale5.00GoodIn good nick - a bit sour for my palate and hazy with it
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Camerons - Strongarm4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Coach House - Taverners Autumn Ale5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Banks's - Young Henrys Real Ale4.00Not Tried
01 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening last knockings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Supreme5.20GoodToo cold, had some chill haze
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Cotswold Spring - OSM (Old Sodbury Mild)3.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's Red5.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
20 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phoenix - West Coast I.P.A.4.60AcceptableHad a haze
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Nelson - Vengeance4.80Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Portobello - American Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Portobello - White4.80Not Tried
Wychwood - Piledriver4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Baker City Barley Brown's Black IPA5.20Not Tried
27 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Awfully disorganised service in the run up to closing time when the extra last orders need proper staffing and prioritisation of the queue. A shambles.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Tea Leaf IPA6.50Excellent4½* stars really. Superb tang which I could not quite fathom out but moreish indeed - resembles a shandy taste at first impressions
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedMandatory I suppose with 'Spoon's new contracts. Looking forlorn amongst giants
Burton Bridge - Top Dog Stout5.00Not Tried
Tring - Colley's Dog5.20Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Wicked Weed Sir Ryan The Pounder4.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Standeaven Brewery APA (African Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
Thwaites - Driftwood Brewing Driftwood Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Zeunerts Brewery IPA5.50Not Tried

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About The Angel

The pub sign. The Angel, Islington, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent10
Good16
Acceptable14
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Islington, Central London, N1 9LQ.

Just opposite Angel tube station on Upper Street, this pub has the bar to the left as you enter with some raised drinking areas and some booths the further back you go into the pub. Smallish Wetherspoon's, but fine for the hustle and bustle of Upper Street. Very steep precarious stairs lead down to the toilets. The counter is equipped with 12 handpumps in 2 separate banks, each of 6.

We have visited this pub 33 times, seen 129 different beers and tried 40 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 9LQ