Old Angel Inn

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Old Angel Inn
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Showing the building before renaming as The Angel Microbrewery
Old Angel Inn is located in Nottingham
Old Angel Inn
Location in Central Nottingham
Former namesCounty Tavern
General information
Address7 Stoney Street
Town or cityNottingham
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°57′11.98″N 1°8′36.83″W / 52.9533278°N 1.1435639°W / 52.9533278; -1.1435639
DesignationsGrade II listed[1]

The Old Angel Inn is a Grade II listed public house in the Lace Market, Nottingham.


A public house called the Old Angel has existed in the Lace Market area of Nottingham since around 1600. Until the middle of the 19th century, a half-timbered house also known as The Old Angel, existed at the junction of High Pavement and St Mary’s Gate.[2]

Originally 2 houses, the current public house building dates from around 1800. In 1878, the landlord W Robinson employed Lawrence Bright to make alterations, and 5 years later, in 1883, the landlord J Robinson made further alterations under the architect H Walker.

In 1911, Horace Shears, cellarman, pleaded guilty to stealing five bottles of whisky, two bottles of gin, one bottle of sherry, and some towels and handkerchiefs to the value of £3[3] (equivalent to £300 in 2018).[4] He was sent to prison for 2 months.

In the 1980s the pub developed a reputation as a rock and roll venue, with the old chapel on the 1st floor converted into a performance area. Many up and coming bands played here including Oasis, Kasabian and the Arctic Monkeys.

In 2016 it reinvented itself as an organic gastro pub.[5]


  1. ^ Historic England, "Old Angel Public House (1255184)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 7 April 2017
  2. ^ "St Mary's Gate". Nottingham Journal. England. 7 January 1935. Retrieved 9 April 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  3. ^ "Nottingham Public House Robbery". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 24 March 1911. Retrieved 9 April 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  4. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ Gorman, Rachel (27 April 2016). "Old Angel to reopen as organic gastro pub and live music venue". Nottingham Evening Post. Retrieved 9 April 2017.