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Angel and Islington

This page lists the pub reviews for the area surrounding Angel underground station and also those pubs moving north towards Highbury and Islington tube.

This area is an extremely popular area for socialising and there are many, many pubs and restaurants. Parts of the area contain very smart addresses, and so some of the beer and food prices in this area may make you gasp.

Angel and Islington Pubs


Barnsbury - full review

209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 1LX
Tel: 020 7607 5519
See larger photos of the Barnsbury, Islington I found out about the Barnsbury pub through Twitter rather than a personal recommendation and I was certainly glad I tried it. The Barnsbury is located on Liverpool Road in the Barnsbury area - ... Read full review of Barnsbury

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


292-294 St. John Street, London EC1V 4PA
Tel: 020 7278 9990
The Boadicea is just up the road from the main City University buildings and is close to Angel tube station. The pub is quite spacious inside with two seating areas. There are also tables on the pavement outside for those sunny afternoons and ... Read full review of Boadicea

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb - full review

16 Elia Street, Islington, London N1 8DE
Tel: 020 7837 5040
Hidden in the backstreets north of City Road and close to Angel tube station is the Charles Lamb - one of the nicest pubs in London. And I have to thanks the Boak and Bailey blog for alerting me to this one in 2009. The Charles Lamb is tiny ... Read full review of Charles Lamb

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Drapers Arms

44 Barnsbury St, Islington, London N1 1ER
Tel: 020 7619 0348
Large high-ceilinged pub/restaurant located in the Barnsbury area of Islington - about 10 minutes walk north of Angel tube station. I'm told by a friend who lived in the area that this pub was closed for a number of years - so it's good to see it ... Read full review of Drapers Arms

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Harlequin - full review

27 Arlington Way, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 1UY
Tel: 07975 652669
Small and cosy, the Harlequin nestles in a back street just behind Saddlers Wells theatre. This means that it can suddenly get extremely popular during intervals and after shows. Unlike the nearby Shakespeare's Head, the Harlequin feels a lot ... Read full review of Harlequin

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5

Shakespeare’s Head

1 Arlington Way, London, EC1R 1XA
Tel: 020 7837 2581
Many pubs in the Angel/Clerkenwell area have become modern and trendy over the last few years. The Shakespeare's Head is definitely not one of those and it appears to be stuck firmly in the 70s. It's a backstreet local - situated behind Saddlers ... Read full review of Shakespeare’s Head

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3 stars out of 5

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