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“Great Pub, with historical connection to US forces”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Eagle

The Eagle
Ranked #30 of 683 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Arlington, Virginia
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“Great Pub, with historical connection to US forces”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Went here while in Cambridge for a meeting. When I told the staff at another pub that my father had served in the USAF and was stationed at RAF Alconbury nearby, the other pub, the Anchor, insisted that I visit the Eagle, too, as that was where the US military personnel hung out with British military during the 40s, 50s and 60s. It is a delightful old pub with lots of good beers. did not have food other than chips, so I can't rate its food.

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Cambridge
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“Great location, good atmosphere, loos pretty dire.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

If my friend was here he would scream that I was rating it too highly. I took him here on our way to the Chop House to soak up a bit of historical Cambridge. I explained that Crick and Watson and God knows who used to drink here etc. He was not impressed as he was too disgusted with the state of the loos. I have to say that the female loos were pretty dire too with a blocked loo and a flood on the floor. But I was not too bothered really, these things happen from time to time. The Bar staff were friendly and efficient, the beer good and not that expensive. We did not eat, though I have eaten here before and would agree with those who say it is pretty average. But hey ho it has a great atmosphere and it is nicely decked out and it has a pretty courtyard area where smokers congregate. It is a mixture of university people, tourists and locals. It is a great location just a few yards away from Kings. Recommended!

  • Visited April 2013
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brighton, UK
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“Good location but overrated food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Three of us visited for Sunday lunch. One roast beef, one fish and chips and one cheese and coleslaw on ciabatta bread. The chips, roast potatoes and parsnip were all slightly under cooked and the gravy with the roast was thin and not seasoned much. The coleslaw was quite wet and spoilt the ciabatta. Not very impressed by the food but it is a lovely looking pub in a good location. It's historical setting makes it worthy of a visit but I won't be eating here again in the near future.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Go for the history and atmosphere as much as the food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were recommended to the "Eagle" by the walking tour guide. The food is nothing special (I can't even remember what we had to eat!), but the "Eagle" is one of the oldest inns in Cambridge. The freehold is apparently owned by one of the colleges who rent rooms upstairs for visitors. We sat in the RAF bar which has signatures of the servicemen who visited the "Eagle" during the Second World War. Wood panels, old-fashioned bar. Very crowded (we visited at about 5.30 pm), as soon as people got up to leave, there was somebody waiting nearby to take their table! Very traditional, and all the better for it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Elland, United Kingdom
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“Got to visit The Eagle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Sat 06/04/13. This is an interesting pub that you should deffo visit - loads of history and most of it displayed on the walls & ceiling!. Played a role in the discovery of DNA (regular meeting place for the discoverers), strong links with RAF, USAF - one of the bars is covered with squadron badges, tech drawings of aircraft, etc. Really good choice of beers and the food (based on one lunch) is tasty. One observation from my few visits here is that it's always packed - finding a table at lunchtime is a challenge even with a sizeable outside area! Only slightly negative thing is the staff of a bit keen to kick people out after 11:00pm - suppose they're only doing what they're meant to but, still... :-)

  • Visited April 2013
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