Cosy pub with a log fire, piano, quiz night and big beer garden. If hunger strikes, try the wild boar burger
The Angel is a local pub on the outskirts of the Northern Quarter serving a fine range of well-priced, locally brewed bitters. Liverpool Organic Brewery and White Lion can usually be found on the pumps, and on-tap lagers go beyond the usual mass-produced swill. Wooden floors, a log fire and a piano in the corner give the place an old-fashioned feel. There’s also a cosy snug towards the back and a vast beer garden out back (with actual grass!).
The food is classic pub grub done well. Once the playground of chef Robert Owen Brown, the pub sticks to some of the gamey dishes he introduced, with the wild boar burger a particular highlight.
Events-wise, the pub hosts open mic music nights and a quiz on Mondays, which is well-attended and taken very seriously by the locals.
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This pub is a little bit like a Tart with a Heart.
It looks slightly sketchy and ramshackle, and I've tried and failed to get friends who live in Wilmslow to set foot in the place.
But inside is warm and welcoming - this great bar has changing beers and ciders, although the star of the show is the food.
If this was served in more pretentious settings, then the whole world would know about it.
It doesn't though, and somehow The Angel is better for that. Great outsidery for those rare sunny Manc days.