Angel, Islington: London Wetherspoons becomes independent pub The Junction - menu and sports

The Junction will serve pub food, craft beer and cocktails, and show live sport.
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A former JD Wetherspoon venue in north London is set to reopen next month as an independent pub.

The Angel, in Islington, was one of dozens of pubs put up for sale by the chain last year and is currently closed.

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It is set to reopen in July as The Junction, an “independent pub and kitchen”.

The new pub’s website says: “The Junction is Angel’s very own modern British pub. Be it live sport, Saturday brunch or a Sunday roast, we’ll fast become your first stop for great food, craft beer, wine and cocktails. Why not stop in? All roads lead to The Junction.”

An exact opening date has yet to be confirmed.

The Junction, Islington, menu

The pub has already published its menu, which marks a departure from JD Wetherspoon’s fare.

Small plates range from £7 to £9.50 and include items such as “Crispy pork belly bites, sweet soy glaze, pickled slaw” and “Breaded halloumi sticks, lemon mayo, hot sauce, pomegranate, spring onion”.

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There are sharing camembert, charcuterie and “Butcher’s block” boards.

Mains range from £15.50 to £26.50 and include steak and a “truffle & rarebit burger”.

On Sundays, roast will be available with beef, pork, chicken (or all three) or nut roast.

The Junction, formerly The Angel, in Islington.  (Photo by André Langlois) The Junction, formerly The Angel, in Islington.  (Photo by André Langlois)
The Junction, formerly The Angel, in Islington. (Photo by André Langlois)

Job vacancies at The Junction

The pub is advertising for roles including bartender, sous chef, kitchen porter and chef de partie.

The Angel, Islington, history

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The area in Islington is named after the Angel Inn which stood since the 16th century, and which had an Angel of the Annunciation on its sign.

The inn, in its final form, closed in the mid-20th century and JD Wetherspoon pub The Angel opened in the building next door in 1989.

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