Now, this really sucks.
The Angel, Coldharbour Lane is one of the last old-school black Brixton pubs left here and in the 12 years I’ve lived opposite the place, it’s never caused any bother.
Whenever I’ve popped in for a pint, it’s been a friendly community pub and I’ve always enjoyed hearing the reggae/ska coming out of the place when I’ve walked past.
But tonight – out of the blue – I discovered the place has been shut down and sealed up with metal hoardings – suggesting that it’s not likely to be reopened for some time soon (if at all).
I’ve no idea if it was busted or closed down by bailiffs, but losing this pub would be a real loss to the community.