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The Angel boasts a very good atmosphere as well as value for money, selling beer and low prices. Originally a Samuel Smith pub, The Angel is now known to be a place where musicians and actors meet. Entertainment includes a dart board.

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Mon-Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-22:30

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By Andrey G.

Very nice and fine-located pub in central London. It's not overcrowded at evenings like most of London pubs. A great bonus for smokers and all that likes to drink it's stout outside is inner garden with comfortable tables instead of usual barrels. By the way, I've mentioned stout not accidentally - the Samuel Smith's pubs are one of the accessible places, where you can get a nice stout in London(of course when I say stout - I don't mean Guinness ;) ) So my rating for this pub is 5 of 5. A great place to meet after hard study or working day.


By Fraser -.

For a month some years ago we were in London from Canada and lived around the corner on New Compton St., so this was our "local," and a great one it was. Friendly, good service, made us feel part of the family, and lively to visit any hour. Their specialty was then VERY HOT chili, which after the first try we avoided, altho told it was best in London! But other eats were fine. I'd go again if back in town.


By Peter B.

this is a great pub with a die for atmosphere. The crowd it gets are friendly and approachable. The food is great sausage and mash, steak and ale pie, fisherman's pie. Its cheap too so you are looking to spend well under £20 necking down four pints.


By Steve M.

My favourite pub in the area. It can get busy but if you wait for a few minutes then you will usually get a table. A great hideaway with incredibly good value drinks.


By B.

The Angel is one of my favourite pubs in London. It has a great location, great atmosphere, is very warm and cosy. The Angel staff are always really friendly, and they have a great selection of excellent beers, and the prices are really really good.


By S.

My Great Great Uncle ran The Angel from 1868-1869 and died there in November 1869. I have never been to The Angel, but hope to visit this year!


By J.

The Angel is a busy pub around Tottenham Court Road. I went in there with a few mates and had a good night out. Typical pub grub and a selection of beers were fulfilling but due to the busy bar, ordering was not the quickest process. However, there were satisfying portions at reasonable prices. The Angel also has a dartboard in the bar, if you can manage to get a turn!


By Vivienne E.

Located a minute’s walk away from Centre Point, The Angel is one of the older and better established of the Sam Smith’s pubs in London, with the building retaining many of its original Victorian features.

The Venue
One of the most notable aspects of the pub is its layout – consisting of three distinct areas including two separate bars on the ground floor that require you to venture outside to travel between them. The smaller of the two rooms houses a darts board and a rather charming collection of West End musical posters on its walls. There is also an upstairs seating area that looks remarkably like someone’s living room – it's brightly lit and with a few homely sofas and chairs scattered around.

There is a sheltered passage to the side of the building, for those who fancy popping outside with their drink, although smoking here is (in theory) not permitted.

The Atmosphere
The clientele of The Angel is varied – from tourists who have stumbled upon it on their trips between Oxford Street and Covent Garden to groups of colleagues on after work drinks to an older crowd of regulars who seem to mainly stick to the darts room. It all makes for quite a noisy environment and those who would like some peace and quiet may want to settle in the more sparsely populated upstairs lounge.

The Food
Basic pub fare is served at lunchtime (12pm to 2pm), but food is definitely not a priority here. However, you can indulge in a range of snacks whenever you please – including chilli peanuts (86p a bag) and cheesy biscuits (91p).

The Drink
The usual Sam Smith’s drinks menu is on offer – and this is definitely a branch that attracts the pint drinker. Out of the beers, the most popular choices seem to be the Pure Brew lager (£3.95 a pint), and the lower percentage (2.8%) Alpine lager (£2.58).

The Last Word
The Angel fulfils its role as an option for that rarity – moderately priced and unpretentious drinks in a central London location. Its Victorian features possess a certain charm, but this is definitely one of the grungier branches of Sam Smith’s, and those who have a problem with noticeable wear and tear may not be impressed.

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