Angelic

Greater London North - London

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

57 Liverpool Road
London, Barnsbury
N1 0RJ

Tel: (020) 7278 8433

Email: theangelic.islington@stonegatepubs.com

Website https://www.bestcitypubs.co.uk/theangelicislington

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Essex Road

Station Distance: 1050m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Essex Road) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Three-storey brick construction with some polished stone on the ground floor exterior. Although the original layout of up to five rooms has been lost there is much to admire here. Of particular note is the multi-coloured tiled frieze that runs around about half of the walls. There is a splendid six-bay bar back fitting facing two sides with some semi-circular pediments and balustrade alternating along the top. The shelving is held up by pillars and it is mirrored but most look modern replacements and all lower shelving has been lost to fridges. The bar counter is the original Victorian one but painted a gastro grey-blue colour – note the five doors on the front section which are something only seen in London pubs and believed to allow the servicing of beer engines.

Three-storey brick construction with some polished stone on the ground floor exterior. Although the original layout of up to five rooms has been lost there is much to admire here. Of particular note is the multi-coloured tiled frieze that runs around about half of the walls. There is a splendid six-bay bar back fitting facing two sides with some semi-circular pediments and balustrade alternating along the top. The shelving is held up by pillars and it is mirrored but most look modern replacements and all lower shelving has been lost to fridges. The bar counter is the original Victorian one but painted a gastro grey-blue colour – note the five doors on the front section which are something only seen in London pubs and believed to allow the servicing of beer engines.

The counter on the far right is modern. Note the floor mosaic from the front left door – this indicates a former screened passage to the rear left room. Where it finishes there were stairs down to toilets until recent times. On the rear right of the room the tiled frieze finished abruptly – this is due to an entrance lobby created for access to the flats upstairs. There is a skylight above the staircase that originally led to hotel rooms. At the rear left is a good light brown glazed brick and marble fireplace.

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