I love giving the directions to the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Angel, Islington. The reason is it's just so fun to say 'Go out of the station left and keep going left, left, left!'
Ok, I could just say it is around the back of Angel tube station, but where is the fun in that? Anyway, here's why you you should follow my directions yourselves.
Brewhouse and Kitchen is a great chain of pubs, though this one is perhaps my favourite (and why I'm talking about it here). The thing is for me I like a pub not too far away from the action, and remember you have the whole of Angel and its myriad shops, restaurants and bars at your disposal. However, I also like it to be a little bit discretely hidden away, so it doesn't feel like you are staring out at life as you sip your pint. For me Torrens Street has always had this - a quiet haven of tranquility amongst the hubbub.
Once inside here's what to expect.
First of all, a lot of food. They have everything from a la carte menus to Sunday lunch, even Xmas dinner if you don't feel inclined to make your own once the big day comes.
Then there are the drinks. Again a vast array is available, including a selection made on-site themselves in their very own microbrewery. Should you have a few pints and begin to wonder what it's all about, they even run academies where you can find out all about the art of making the tipple you've been trying.
As you can see, there are many reasons for going and staying at the Brewhouse, and not many for leaving - sorry shops of Islington, I'm staying for another pint.