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The Angel, Rotherhithe - pub details

Previously called: Famous Angel

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Address: Bermondsey Wall East, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4NB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3405) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Bermondsey (0.2 miles), Wapping (0.4 miles), Rotherithe (0.4 miles)

Nearest DLR station Shadwell (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations South Bermondsey (0.8 miles), Fenchurch Street (1.2 miles), London Bridge (1.2 miles)

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 41 users)
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Nothing on the outside indicating its a Sam Smiths pub. All becomes painfully apparent when you wonder in, see the pumps and the huge sign telling you that mobiles are banned.


Outside and inside, its worth checking out for its tradition and of course, its location. A central bar is surrounded by various rooms partition by wood with a 5ft hole to crouch through.

This does of course mean you can find a place where the staff can't see you on your phone.

How else are you expected to work out how to get Charlton on public transport!
Mappiman - 13 Jan 2020 15:59
I know that this pub may be considered away from the beaten track but it always seems to be starngley empty, which is a good thing for punters but I'm not sure the management would agree. Beer is your usual decent Sam Smiths, plus SS are now doing some good bottled beers, but some are a bit silly priced so check first.

There are some wonderful views out of the river facing seats and there's also a first floor room that has probably the best views of the Thames / Tower Bridge that you'll find in any boozer in this part of town. The interior of the pub is also lovely and cosy on a winters afternoon.

Food is decently priced and bland enough to be inoffensive.
steptoe - 22 Oct 2014 14:02
Friendly staff and nice sitting outside but there were some seriously obnoxious kids who had been filled with sugar and were running around like speed freaks. The parents didn't care and looked like the sort of people that wouldn't have reacted well to a polite request to calm them down or actually realise that their offspring were ruining everyone elses evening.

Otherwise a handsome building and standard Sam Smiths drinks. Excellent pork scratchings!
AlistairVonLion - 15 Aug 2013 14:54

Last year we came here for my sisters birthday.
We booked the room upstairs two weeks in advance.
We are a small group of nice, respectful people and were treated like dirt by the management.

Our friend askd the barman if we could by my sister a bottle of Champaign for her birthday.
He said they didnt sell it but if we bought it at the local offi, the pub would supply the glasses.
This is what we did.
There was no music upstairs and because we were the only people, we put some music on low just from my iphone.

Halfway through the night a man who i presume was the landlord stormed upstairs and without any
warning or grace, aggressively told us "i dont like that" [pointing to the champaign] and
"i dont like that" pointing to the iphone.
We tried to explain that the barman said it was ok and it was for my sister birthday but he continued to aggressively shout at us.

He then said we should of paid £250 to book out the room [which was obviously a lie]
and again didnt listen when we told him that no one told us that when we booked it on the phone.

We must of spent around £2000 in the bar that night.
30 of us all ordering food and drinks all night. and we are polite and friendly to the staff.
And thats how we were treated.
The bad feeling after that, being made to feel very unwelcome, ruined my sisters birthday and i urge you not make the same mistake as we did.
Go somewhere else!

LukeWild - 24 Nov 2012 17:26
Two aspects of my visit dampened the otherwise fine views and old fashioned, quirky atmosphere of this place. The first was 5.50 for a bottle of Sam Smiths Pale Ale and the second was no cask ale (available at the Anchor Tap owned by the same company at 2.90 a pint). I savoured my visit and convinced myself that it was a nice place with a 2 admission charge. Shame it damaged my 30 year belief in Sam Smiths standing for a fair price (wherever you are) for a pint. As all the other customers appeared to be foreign tourists, presumably they know their market, fair enough but I won't be back in a hurry.
cfowler - 18 Aug 2012 12:41

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