The Angel, Brixton closed down

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.

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One Comment on “The Angel, Brixton closed down”

  1. Update: the pub reopened in May 2009 and is still going strong. Huzzah!

    If you’re looking to visit, note that it enjoys rather erratic opening hours and there’s occasionally private parties going on, so ring before setting off.

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