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It was previously part of the Orchid Group (see <a href="http://london.randomness.org.uk/wiki.cgi?id=Angel%2C_EC1Y_1BD&version=12">earlier version of this page</a> for an assessment as of then), but was sold to [[Category Mitchells And Butlers|Mitchells &amp; Butlers]] after Orchid's descent into administration. It reopened in early 2015 as part of Mitchells &amp; Butlers' [[Category Castle Pubs|Castle]] sub-chain.
It was previously part of the Orchid Group <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/2486602645/ photo]</small>, probably their "Independent Local" sub-brand, but was sold to [[Category Mitchells And Butlers|Mitchells &amp; Butlers]] after Orchid's descent into administration. As of March 2015 it's newly reopened as part of Mitchells &amp; Butlers' [[Category Castle Pubs|Castle]] sub-chain.
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It's quite small inside, with much of the space taken up by the semicircular bar <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/28710526576/ photo]</small>. The decor has been updated from its previous traditional look, with some rather over-literal angel imagery at one end <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/28710527656/ photo]</small>, though the underlying features remain: exposed floorboards, banquette seating, and stools at the bar. There's at least one flatscreen. There used to be an upper bar on the first floor with a pool table and dartboard, but we're not sure whether this is still there.
The information below refers to the old version of the pub; we haven't visited since the change of ownership, so a lot of it may be out of date.
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[[Kake]] visited on a Tuesday morning in July 2016. I was the only customer when I arrived around 11am. Music was playing, not too loud.
The pub is quite small inside, with much of the space on the ground floor taken up by the semicircular bar. The decor is traditional, with exposed floorboards, banquette seating lining the walls, and stools at the bar. There are several flatscreens. An upper bar on the first floor has a pool table, a dartboard, and at least one more flatscreen, but isn't always open.
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Two of the four handpumps were on, offering London Pride and Sharp's Doom Bar. They also had keg taps for things including Lagunitas New DogTown, Fourpure Amber Trail, Adnams Juniper Saison, and Meantime London Lager. A half of lime and soda was 85p.
[[Kake]] visited on a Monday lunchtime in October 2011. There were three real ales available: London Pride, Greene King IPA, and Greene King Winged Angel (a "charity ale"; &pound;1.70/half). A pint of lime and soda was &pound;1.
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They serve food, including breakfast 10am-noon on weekdays.
There were quite a few people in when I arrived at 1pm, many of them having lunch; there were only a couple of free tables. It did get less busy while I was there. Music was playing fairly quietly, and mostly drowned out by conversation. The flatscreens were showing sport with the sound either turned off or down very low.
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They have WiFi via O2, which is free but requires registration.
Food is served weekday lunchtimes at least; not sure about other times. See photos of menu as of October 2011: <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/6319362978/ page 1]</small>, <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/6318849781/ page 2]</small>.
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Accessibility: Only a very tiny step at the entrance, but the toilets are in the basement down a narrow winding staircase with a slightly wobbly handrail on one side; there are two heavy doors to get through as well.
They have free wireless; as of October 2011 the access code of the day is chalked on a board.
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Accessibility: No step at entrance, but the gents' toilets are down a flight of stairs in the basement and the ladies' are up a flight of stairs with a sturdy handrail on both sides.

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* Photos of the menus as of July 2016: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/28710525986/ breakfast], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/28710525426/ lunch], and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/28710527616/ dinner]
* [http://fancyapint.com/pub/767 Fancyapint review]
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* [http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/the-angel-review-10329.html ViewLondon review]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], July 2016. Opening hours taken from the Angel website, July 2016.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], October 2011.</div>
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category='Breakfast,Castle Pubs,Free Wireless,Mitchells And Butlers,Pub Food,Pubs,Real Ale'
category='Castle Pubs,Free Wireless,Mitchells And Butlers,Pub Food,Pubs,Real Ale'
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summary='Smallish pub near Old Street Station.' summary='Mitchells and Butlers pub near Old Street Station.'
website='https://www.theangelcityroad.co.uk/'
summary='Smallish pub near Old Street Station.' website='https://www.theangelcityroad.co.uk/'

Pub near Old Street Station, on the corner of City Road and Leonard Street.

It was previously part of the Orchid Group photo, probably their "Independent Local" sub-brand, but was sold to Mitchells & Butlers after Orchid's descent into administration. As of March 2015 it's newly reopened as part of Mitchells & Butlers' Castle sub-chain.

The information below refers to the old version of the pub; we haven't visited since the change of ownership, so a lot of it may be out of date.

The pub is quite small inside, with much of the space on the ground floor taken up by the semicircular bar. The decor is traditional, with exposed floorboards, banquette seating lining the walls, and stools at the bar. There are several flatscreens. An upper bar on the first floor has a pool table, a dartboard, and at least one more flatscreen, but isn't always open.

Kake visited on a Monday lunchtime in October 2011. There were three real ales available: London Pride, Greene King IPA, and Greene King Winged Angel (a "charity ale"; £1.70/half). A pint of lime and soda was £1.

There were quite a few people in when I arrived at 1pm, many of them having lunch; there were only a couple of free tables. It did get less busy while I was there. Music was playing fairly quietly, and mostly drowned out by conversation. The flatscreens were showing sport with the sound either turned off or down very low.

Food is served weekday lunchtimes at least; not sure about other times. See photos of menu as of October 2011: page 1, page 2.

They have free wireless; as of October 2011 the access code of the day is chalked on a board.

Accessibility: No step at entrance, but the gents' toilets are down a flight of stairs in the basement and the ladies' are up a flight of stairs with a sturdy handrail on both sides.

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Last visited by Kake, October 2011.

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