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The Angel

The Angel, Honiton

Picture courtesy: Russell Judge


The Angel was situated on the High Street and is now used as a Thresher's off-licence.
This pub was an old coaching inn, built in the 1760s, and replaced an earlier inn that was lost in the fire that destroyed 140 buildings in 1765.  In 1860 it was enlarged with the front being rebuilt and another storey added. In the first half of the 20th century The Angel had a garage and repair workshop in the stable yard run by the landlord Ralf Sprake, it also housed the town fire engine while he was captain of the brigade. In the 1930s  being next door to St Paulís church, he petitioned to stop the chimes of the church clock sounding at night, because his guests complained it kept them awake. The last landlord was a Mr Davidson. The Angel closed when he retired in 1989. The upper storeys became flats and the ground floor became a Threshers wine shop. It is now a branch of Costa Coffee.
Pete Dakin (April 2011)
Present by 1605, it was only damaged in the 1765 fire and subsequently rebuilt. Rebuilt again in 1860 with an extra floor.
Clive Schneidau (April 2013)

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Picture source: Clive Schneidau

Date of photo: 1900s

Picture source: Warren Richards