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The Eagle & Child, York

Pub added by Will Larter
9 High Petergate

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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Eagle & Child

Popped in here to escape a shower , layout seems to have changed since the previous reviews , there are seating areas either side of the door with bench seats and leather armchairs , the bar is up some steps and to the right , up the stairs on the left is another couple of rooms and more stairs lead up to another floor .
8 pulls on the bar mostly from Leeds Brewery , the Gold was in decent shape , very quiet on a wednesday afternoon with just us and a couple of old girls knocking back Stout .

On 27th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about The Eagle & Child

This pub used to be Plunketts restaurant and it shows on the inside. It's not very pubby really. It's all very nicely done in a distressed kind of way. Lots of dining tables and chairs, these are tightly packed together in the top area. As you enter the bar is straight in front of you, but is at a ridiculously high height. You need to go up a step to be at a sensible level. It was created as a Leeds brewery pub, but was promptly bought by Camerons, almost before the paint was dry. 4 Leeds beers on the bar plus 1 from Camerons and a couple of guests. My pint was in good nick and we stayed for a pleasant 30 minutes. It's nice enough, so we'll probably call in again.

On 15th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about The Eagle & Child

A recently renovated pub from an former popular restaurant is the eagle and child. Inside is very neat and tidy but i cannot help but feel uncomfortable mostly down to the lack of decoration, the pub does have a nice snug feel but is extremely bare and plain. almost as though they opened it rarly to get the punters in with ambitions of finishing it later. There are 12 hand pulls on the bar, eight on the abnormally tall front bar, (four leeds beers and four ever changing guests from the leeds portfolio and further afield). the other four pumps just replicate the leeds beers on the other bar possibly until custom picks up and they introduce more guests. leeds pale best and golden were available the pale and golden are charged at £3.30 and £3.50 and are kept in very nice condition,. guests have included brewery such as thornbridge, timithy taylors and Rudgate and start of pricey and the £3.50 mark.
All in all a very nice pub that has huge potential but sadly lacks a bit of atmosphere at the moment, still the beer is good quality and choice, I will be returning in the future.

On 29th January 2016 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Eagle & Child

Leeds Brewery bar that used to be a restaurant and still feels a bit foodie. Maybe not one for a session but does the job as part of a crawl.

On 14th December 2015 - no rating submitted
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Old Boots left this review about The Eagle & Child

A decent conversion by Leeds Brewery, their second in York city centre. Old ceiling beams and floorboards have been retained, the colour scheme is similar to the Duke of York down the road and the Lamb & Flag in Leeds, their other newest pubs. 12 pulls in three banks of four offer the Leeds range on two sets with a selection of Yorkshire guests on the middle bank. Mainly a dining pub there is ample standing room around the counters and between the tables. One counter at the front is uncomfortably high but the other is normal height, service is the usual Leeds professional quality. As at the Duke of York there's an upstairs but with three separate rooms and there's also a patio garden to the side at the back. A raised more intimate area is found at the back of the pub. My beer was a bit stale and I noticed a couple of cloudy pints but it's early days for the pub so I'll call in again especially as it's near the Lamb & Lion and the Three Legged Mare.

On 29th November 2015 - no rating submitted
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Will Larter left this review about The Eagle & Child

A recently opened Leeds Brewery pub in the building formerly occupied by Plunkets restaurant. So recent, in fact, that construction workers were still going around putting in the finishing touches at the time of my visit. The bar is immediately inside the door, with two banks of four hand pumps - the group with the Leeds core range is repeated on a further section of the bar round the corner. The bar facing is so high that the young woman serving there didn't see me come in the door - a bit of a design fault, surely?

As with all the Leeds Brewery pubs I've been in, the building has been painstakingly, almost faultlessly adapted, if seen from an aesthetic point of view, but as a pub it is totally lacking in warmth and ambience.

I had Leeds Best, which was ok without pulling up any trees. Despite its eight real ales, this is one for the tourists rather than beer aficionados. And will probably therefore make loads of money. (Toilets are upstairs - I didn't see one for disabled customers downstairs but I didn't explore far.)

On 29th November 2015 - rating: 6
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