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The Eagle

Bar, British, Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Cambridge and 1 other guide
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8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
01223 505020
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed an evening here in July 2016. The place was buzzing with locals and tourists. The staff, though very busy, were pleasant and service was good. The beer was looked after well and food very good. Unfortunately, the toilets let the place down. I'm not going into details here - you wouldn't thank me for that. But, yuck!

Thank jofishmum
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and good value for money. The bar staff keep their cellar really well and both know and appreciate their beer. The sense of history in this place is palpable, all of the graffiti from the WWII airmen providing a connection to the past. The only thing spoiling this pub if the frequent intrusions from tour groups, some more... More 

Thank BrainsJ
Southampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the usual haunt whenever in Cambridge and I can't get enough of the place! Location is great, food and drinks are good and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is fantastic! The whole Watson & Crick DNA thing also appeals to my nerdy nature. Make sure you pop in if you're in the vicinity!

Thank RobbyBrads
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

maybe the main chef was away on a monday? the burger i had was incredibly dry, so were the onion rings. i had to drink lots of liquid to water it down. my friends fish and chips, was certainly nothing special. batter was clearly over fried and already turned darker brown. service was adequate, at least it came in a... More 

Thank Ge H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to grab a refreshing drink on a warm summers day. Also very cosy inside and has plenty of history to boot!

Thank Oliver L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Eagle often serves as a default meeting place for people from Cambridge because it is bang in the middle of town. In reality, it is a very, very average pub. The ales are poorly kept and the food is mediocre. It is always far too busy, mostly with tourists blocking up the corridors because they haven't understood that nobody... More 

Thank niclau1
Villach, Austria
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is high im demand, which you don't notice since it's so big. The prices are very reasonable - even for a student - and the food is great. Just remember to place your order at the bar! I waited 10 minutes for someone to take my order before I realised that... :D

Thank hemma91
Florence, Italy
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We choose this pub to have a dinner while we were visiting Cambridge: what a choice!! Lovely, tasty food and friendly staff will make this pub a perfect choice to have a meal!!

Thank Marco210872
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited this pub with the other grandparents and our granddaughter for a trip to Cambridge. Decided to visit the Frizwilliam Museum, have lunch then onto the Orchard for afternoon tea. First, museum closed on Monday, (must remember to check details before leaving). Ok, on to the Eagle, situated in the town, same road as the "Hawkins" clock on the corner,... More 

Thank sandybeds5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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187 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A step back in time, just a beautiful place with so much history, make sure to head to the back of the pub to,check out the roof where the writing is, just incredible. The food was also incredible, feet delicious, a little,pricy but goes with the location. A must see when in Cambridge.

Thank lifenadventure

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01223 505020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?