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The Eagle

8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
+44 1223 505020
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pie” (51 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Eagle
1. “Real” English pub
"Delicious burgers, lovely dessert and lots of great beers!"
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2. Historic Pub
"discovery of DNA being celebrated here to the WW2 bomber crews"
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3. Great Beer
" have to say lovely pint , place is old but kept to a good standard"
Anthony C
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely atmosphere inside and out! This was my favorite restaurant while in England. The Beef and Marrow Pie alone was worth the trip. The ales were great and the crowd was informed and talkative. The staff was attentive and humorous. Well done!

Thank Susan M
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Popped in to warm up before going to stephen hawkins funeral and the service was friendly and attentive quick and efficient and a great way to passbthe time looking atvthe memorabilia I would also add we didn't eat but the food looked amazing and the...More

2  Thank simon h
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Thanks for the great response we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and do hope you come again and try something from our menu, Thanks Team Eagle (:

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are some good points about the Eagle but overall our visit was disappointing. Tables are crammed together and don’t even think of going here if you have to navigate with a pram or buggy. Service at the bar is slow although the staff are...More

Thank avidtraveller57
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of useful reviews already so can see no purpose in repeating recommendations. This is a Cambridge icon. Whilst you enjoy a pint you can View the gallery above where ladies of less virtue entertained guests. (No longer!) be sure to go into the back...More

Thank Honest-american
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. We are very pleased to hear how you enjoy our range of beer and the history of the pub 😊

Reviewed 2 days ago

Eat in the shady outdoors. The Eagle is an attractive pub, with many nooks and crannies. If you are over 20 years old be sure that you enjoy young company, as the average is surely under 25. Typical of Cambridge of course. The young people...More

Thank Lucyanne35
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi thanks for the great review, it’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the atmosphere of the pub 😄

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The RAF bar at the back of The Eagle is the best location in this fine central Cambridge pub. Usually manage to get a seat, nice outdoor area, and a fine selection of guest ales.

Thank wingers1966
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi thanks for the great review, we hope you visit us again 😊

Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely welcoming pub that serves good bear and great food. It has a great history and interesting decor. We sat outside in the cosy beer garden.

Thank Joanne H
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi we are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here 😊

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When James Watson and Francis Crick sat in the Eagle to discuss their ideas around the structure of DNA and the revolution of the double Helix their classic overlooking, disappearing of critical research undertaken by former Newnham College scientist then working in labs down in...More

Thank Carrie P
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi thanks for the review we hope you visit again

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As part of a birthday treat we had pre dinner drinks here. Was a busy warm Friday evening so no tables free outside in the courtyard, which is a nice area. We found a table inside which hadn't been cleared, and wasn't while we were...More

Thank Teresa R
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi thank you for the review we are happy to hear that service was pretty quick and apologise for not having your table cleared as soon as possible

Reviewed 6 days ago

This ancient, sprawling and very busy pub is right in the centre of Cambridge and should be on every visitors 'must-do' list. The atmosphere is palpable - even when the place is half-empty. A group of us had dinner here one evening and then a...More

Thank JElliot32
Molly B, Manager at The Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very happy to see this great review and how you enjoyed your visit here, look forward to your next visit

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June 12, 2018|
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Response from Pascal R | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The Eagle is one of the largest pub in town. You should send an email to the pub on their Facebook page for further informations. You can book on it. I can't do anymore, actually I'm in France. Best regards
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Serene L
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Molly B | Property representative |
Yes we serve Sunday roasts, but only on Sundays. We offer lamb, pork, beef, chicken and a vegetarian option all served with vegetables, gravy and a Yorkshire pudding.
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline E | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn't be a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 505020
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