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The Angel: A Real Pub

Glemsford 'Angel' - a traditional village pub

In these days of "theme" pubs, and alcopops, and yoof-orientated rubbish, and, worse still, pretentious gastro-pubs full of Home Counties braying and expense-account Londoners with no concept of what life, money or people are really about, it is an unusual pleasure to find a real, traditional English pub, serving real ale to real people, and little else, other than intensely Good Humour.
Put simply, that is the reality of The Angel.

These pages are a tribute to the people who keep the tradition alive: owners, proprietors and customers. Long may they prosper.

The pub probably takes its name from a small carving to be found on the outside post of the adjoining house. The carving, beautifully done but difficult to photograph,
St Michael, on Angel House
is said to represent St Michael. It is, with no facetiousness intended, an historical masterpiece. Everyone assumes that originally, the pub and the house next door were a single, hall-house, building.

This is an unofficial site, dedicated to and maintained by enthusiasts for this fine example of an English village pub.

Although the pages had the blessing of the former licensees, Mo Frost, Jan and Dave Taylor and Peter and Marilyn Thorogood, and the present incumbents, Kevin and Paula, know about them too, they are maintained totally independently of them, and they can take no responsibility for its contents.

PT and Mel

Kevin And Paula

"The Angel" - an index

and a long one
Earlier in June 2006
Gigging at The Angel
Wedding of the Year
(at least, the preparations)
July 2006
Spotty Dogz
Gig of the Year
(so far)
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
further updated
January 2006
December 2005
August 2005
May 2005
February 2005
Late January 2005
Into 2005
Ward Hits 60 - and how!
November/December 2004
Back to Belgium
November News
Autumn Draws On
August Gossip
July Gossip
All Change!
A letter from the Hebrides
Brief news
Glemsford revisited
March 2004: brief
Into February 2004
Results Service
New Year's Eve 2003
Christmas 2003
Update: 21 December 2003
Update: 24 November 2003
Belgium: the official version
Update: 13 November 2003
An Angel Leavetaking
News pages Digest
September 2003
News pages Digest
July 2003
News pages
March 2003
News pages Updated
February 2003
Tales from Foreign Outposts: Chilwell in France
December 2002
Tom Robinson, Rafts and Darts from The Angel August/September 2002 Tom
International Special Edition from The Angel August 2002
Latest News from The Angel (Flower Fairy) July 2002
Latest News from The Angel
Flower Fairy - June 2002
Latest News from The Angel - May 2002 Tom
News from The Angel - April 2002 Tom
Into the New Year 2002 from The Angel - February and March 2002 PT at work
Earlier News from The Angel - February 2002
Previous News from The Angel - January 2002
Earlier News from The Angel - November 2001
The end of the Taylor Era:
Most of 2001
Most of 2000
Back into 1999
And earlier still
Behind the bar Thirsty?
What you might find
Alcohol is not the only spirit
But has the spirit moved?
Above all, The Angel is about beer.
Glemsford is in Suffolk
The Village Accent
Angel Odes

History Section

- for research purposes -
For those in peril: piratical nonsense at The Angel
The Saga of The Sound System
Mo's departure from "The Angel" (October 1999)
Full details of the departure available here.
Mo's 10th Anniversary (1999)
Intellectual pursuits at The Angel
Award for Angel Beer
May Day 1998

And, elsewhere...

The massed pubs of Glemsford

Page maintained by Stephen Clarke, Copyright(c) . Created: 24/03/2004 Updated: 24/08/2004