The Glass Works, Angel
The Lloyds No.1 chain obviously sees itself as the classier relation in the Wetherspoon family, targeting - but not necessarily securing - a younger and more sophisticated demographic. We're sure it looked lovely the day it opened, but like everything else in a Wetherspoon, its not wearing well at all. Unlike the regular Wetherspoon, this chain has music and video programming as well as a flat screen TV which shows a random selection of videos. Serving up the usual Wetherspoon offerings of affordable food and drink, this branch, housed in Angel's N1 leisure and retail centre, feels as mass produced as everything else in there. Yes, you can get special deals galore on food and drink, but it's hardly worth it when you're sitting in what feels like a fast food restaurant with a licence. Once you've actually been served you get the feeling that the staff would really like you to move on and be quick about it. I don't know why its called Lloyds No. 1 either. No. 2 would be nearer the mark.
Unit 5-6, Angel, London, N1 0PS
020 7354 6100
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How to find the The Glass Works pub
From Angel tube turn right and head up Upper Street. Cross over the road and take the turning up Liverpool Road before taking a right onto Parkfield Street. Keep walking and you'll find the shopping centre which houses the pub.