The Angel

61- 62 St Giles High Street , London, WC2H 8LE

SquareMeal Review of The Angel

The term ‘falling off the wagon’ can be traced back to this historic tavern, once a staging post midway between Newgate prison & the gallows at Marble Arch. It was here that condemned criminals were allowed down from the tumbrel to have ‘one for the road’, their last sup of ale before their appointment with the noose. These days, ‘hanging out’ is a less gory affair & this pleasingly refurbished ramble of dark saloons with its patterned tiles & damson/gold wallpapers is just the ticket in St Giles. Owner Samuel Smith’s, whose reasonably priced Yorkshire brews are on display, eschews visual & aural techno-mayhem in favour of darts & chess sets, plus unpretentious wines, populist pub grub & a patio for that ‘one for the road’ ciggie & a sneaky half.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 311m

Covent Garden Tube Station 350m


Address: 61- 62 St Giles High Street , London WC2H 8LE

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Shaftesbury Theatre 136m

Odeon Cinema Covent Garden 154m


Telephone: 020 7240 2876

Cuisine: Bars

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