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The Eagle

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As featured in 3 Days in Cambridge and 1 other guide
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8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
+44 1223 505020
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw this pub on the internet as one of the places you should visit in Cambridge. This is partly because of its history as it has been a pub since 1600s but also because it was where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered DNA. It also has the RAF bar which has writing from WW11 pilots on the... More 

Thank Gaff_11
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink. Lovely building, beer good and lots of students in chatting and putting the world to right. Really nice atmosphere

Thank louise g
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for breakfast with friends. Very good value breakfast with unlimited tea and coffee with a traditional breakfast. The disappointment was the food although nicely cooked was lukewarm and there wasn't anyone at the bar to bring this to their attention. We were the only group in there. The disappointment to me was they didn't serve decaffeinated coffee.

Thank Cityvisitor63
Kettering, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here at the weekend to see the graffiti ceiling. Pub was packed and it was hard to get a seat. Found our way through the main bar across the internal courtyard with outside bar in full swing and into the RAF bar. There was the ceiling which was quite awesome to look at. We had a round of... More 

Thank Paul G
Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, France
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a pub, that is why you don't come here for the food necessarily, but it is always corwded and gives therefore a great atmosphere. You learn that it is a haunted pub with lots of history especially in the RAF bar with world war 2 graffitti on the ceiling. Here also some scientists talked for the first time... More 

Thank Peter O
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So good is pretty good pub food and we dropped in for lunch during Christmas shopping. It was fine but we've been here before and it's the history you'll remember. From the RAF bar where aircrew left their mark (literally) to the spot where the discovery of the structure of DNA was announced. A must visit if you come to... More 

Thank Essex21
Banff, Canada
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Drank a pint in the RAF Bar - just part of the overall pub. As a former RCAF pilot, I was interested in the squadron "zappers" - the little stickers (some big stickers) air force pilots carry around with them to stick in the most likely (and unlikely) places. Delighted to see the RCAF Snowbirds were easy to find. I... More 

Thank windsandandstars
Bollington, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my American bosses here which is really the only purpose for going. The beer is OK and there are plenty of better places within walking distance. The place was packed with tourists with two particularly large group of Chinese seated at the time. Go once to check out the rear ww2 bar etc but otherwise pick other pubs... More 

Thank Keith N
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Eagle is a good pub with good food and beer. The downside is that it is in every guide book and often rammed with tourists. It's certainly worth a quick look see for the history alone.

Thank Brian J
Cullompton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at a reasonable price served efficiently by overstretched staff. Busy. We were in the RAF bar. A bit chilly.

Thank Sarah D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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: +44 1223 505020

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?