Angel

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

62 St. Giles High Street
London, Covent Garden
WC2H 8LE

Tel: (020) 7240 2876

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Charing Cross

Station Distance: 900m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (London Charing Cross) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

This Samuel Smith’s pub comes in two very separate halves. Rebuilt 1898/9 with the original part on the right but expanded later into the property on the left. The most striking feature is on the far right, a former carriage entrance which has now been turned into an extra room with seating. It is awash with tiling, even on the ceiling. A disembodied hand points the way to the ‘saloon bar 2nd door’. This is a small snug, which has been recreated by owners, Samuel Smiths of Tadcaster, as part of their excellent refit in the 1990s.

This Samuel Smith’s pub comes in two very separate halves. Rebuilt 1898/9 with the original part on the right but expanded later into the property on the left. The most striking feature is on the far right, a former carriage entrance which has now been turned into an extra room with seating. It is awash with tiling, even on the ceiling. A disembodied hand points the way to the ‘saloon bar 2nd door’. This is a small snug, which has been recreated by owners, Samuel Smiths of Tadcaster, as part of their excellent refit in the 1990s.

The screen between the carriageway and the bars is original and has beautiful swirling designs in etched glass. The bar counter in the right-hand part of the pub is original but the bar-back is a replacement. The left-hand room would seem to have been incorporated into the pub in about 1930 judging by the sleek style of the counter: the seating is quite modern. At the time of writing it was possible to detect a former opening between the two main rooms: it was filled in during the 1990s and returned the pub to having separate rooms once more.

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