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The Angel pub, Coldharbour Lane

PacificOcean

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gaijingirl said:
I think it's a good location. The nearby Mango Landin' and Hobgoblin do very well - Mango Landin' in particular is a good example of what you can do with a formerly unsuccessful venue - in a much less visible location. The Windmill is in a similar position and is regularly sold out. It's well situated for public transport, on a major road and could do very well indeed I think. It would depend what you did with it.
Mango Landin' is that new(ish) as I have not heard of it? Though I like the name!
 

Bob

Rusesabagina for a nobel
Brixton Hatter said:
weren't they using the east london line extension as an excuse - saying the building could be affected by future building work? Whatever the excuse is, the building could certainly be put to good use in the meantime...what a waste of a decent location right in the middle of brixton.
Nope. Until early this year the developers who own the bit of land next door had an exclusive right to develop it, which has now lapsed. This means the council can do whatever they like with it.

My guess is that the (now Labour) council policy of not really selling anything they own ever means it will sit there derelict for years because they won't find the money to do anything with it. :mad: Far more sensible would be to sell it with a restricted convenant so it could only be used for something like a pub.
 

tarannau

Mongolian eyed
I had my first visit in umpteen years to the Two Woodlice, I mean Woodcocks. A good few of us piled down from the Hob to play a game of 'arrers' last night. No need to worry about our dodgy aim - the place was entirely empty until we walked in!

It's a friendly enough place, but it's tough how to see how it's ever going to be anything other than a struggling local with borderline profitability. I suspect the couple running the pub are the only real staff, which probably just about allows them to stay afloat.

Still, I'm now the unofficial darts champ there after a couple of flukily high scoring killer games. I'll be taking on all comers which, at the present customer arrival rate there, may mean that I stay unbeaten for a little while longer...

;) :cool:
 

Ol Nick

beer in Brixton
editor said:
Update: the pub is still shut with no sign of activity inside.
I walked past that pub today and it looked like a dead pub. Deader that The Queen and that was knocked down in two days,
 

editor

hiraethified
There's possibly some good news: the pub has just had a lick of paint and the broken windows replaced. :)
 

editor

hiraethified
They've been working inside the pub for some time now, so that's an encouraging sign that it's not going to be a cheapo bosh-bosh refit.

I wonder what's it going to be? I can't imagine it'll return to being an old man's pub seeing as they make about thrupence an hour.
 

editor

hiraethified
The good news is that it will be reopening in a week or two as a wine bar (so it's now the Angel bar).

I chatted to the new owner and he said the place will have a 3am licence and that there'll be a table inside for the 'old boys' who used to virtually live in the old pub.

:)
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
I walked past here last night and noticed it had re-opened as a gastropub/bar type place.

Has it been open for a while now?

I'd have thought they'd struggle a bit with that kind of place, in that location.
 

editor

hiraethified
It's been open for over a month now. They serve West Indian food (no veggie options, so not for us) but the staff are very friendly and laid back. No real ale, but the lager was fine.

The chairs and tables outside are a nice touch, and the place seems to be doing OK. Shame about the hideous signage that looks like some random tagger has just left his mark, but it's great to see the old pub back in business.

Oh, and I'd best change the thread title!
 

Bob

Rusesabagina for a nobel
I walked past here last night and noticed it had re-opened as a gastropub/bar type place.

Has it been open for a while now?

I'd have thought they'd struggle a bit with that kind of place, in that location.
It's not a bad location for a pub actually.

There's no other pub now if you go east along CHL until you get to the Sun & Doves, or with slight detours off the Cambria / King of Sardinia.

There's no pub in the Moorlands estate - probably the closest pubs if you're in most of it are Harmony and the Dogstar.

And going north from there the first place is the Canterbury arms.

So in principle it should do ok. Even before when it was closed and hadn't been done up for years it had a good amount of custom (I lived directly next door in late 2004 for a couple of years)
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
I guess it might do well out of the residents of the big new "luxury flats" development there which looks like it may eventually be coming close to getting finished.
 

john x

Well-Known Member
The Wickwood Tavern
The Loughborough
The White Hart
The Paulet Arms
The Warrior
The Enterprise
The Green Man
The Denmark
The Railway

and now the The Sun and Doves

EVERY fucking pub in this area, that I have spent many hours in, over the last 30 years has been closed! :(
john x
 

john x

Well-Known Member
The "Robin Hood and Little John" closed a month or two ago as well
I didn't include that as I never used to drink there.

I tell a lie, I was in there with my brother one night and it ended up with a massive barney with someone throwing the fruity through the window and someone else having their face cut to pieces.

It was a shithole! :(

john x
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
The Wickwood Tavern
The Loughborough
The White Hart
The Paulet Arms
The Warrior
The Enterprise
The Green Man
The Denmark
The Railway

and now the The Sun and Doves

EVERY fucking pub in this area, that I have spent many hours in, over the last 30 years has been closed! :(
john x
I saw some people going into the Sun and Doves last week. One had a surveyor look about him :hmm:
 

editor

hiraethified
The Angel is yours for £650k if you fancy it.

It's going to be a "luxury development, situated less than a minute away from Brixton's resurgent and vibrant new shopping destination, Brixton Village," isn't it?

:(
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
That did surprise me as I thought it was making a good living.

Always seemed quite busy when I was in there. :confused:

john x
Sorry, should have said, they were entering an empty boarded up pub. It's not reopened or anything! Wonder where all the hospital staff go now?
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
The Angel is yours for £650k if you fancy it.

It's going to be a "luxury development, situated less than a minute away from Brixton's resurgent and vibrant new shopping destination, Brixton Village," isn't it?

:(
It doesn't look like the ground floor is big enough for a Tesco or Sainsbury's though
 
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