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The Eagle, Brighton

125 Gloucester Road
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Moby Duck left this review about The Eagle

An open plan corner pub with a central bar which I found rather bland and featurless. One cask ale on ,Sharps Sea Fury, I opted for a keg, Unbarred Joosy. Not somewhere I'd return to.

On 25th October 2020 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Eagle

A popular street corner pub, we had not intended to visit here but as there was no room at The Basketmakers over the road, this seemed the next best alternative. It has a rustic feel to it, and was fairly full on a recent Saturday lunchtime.

It’s a single room pub with old boards on the floor, some pine wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and maroon paintwork up above, including the ceiling, although there was also some patterned wallpaper at the rear. There was an old cast iron fire-place to one side, although this was not in use which would have been a nice touch on a recent freezing cold visit. A plasma was mounted up on one wall, although this was not in use either and the furniture was mostly chunky farmhouse style wooden tables.

A wood clad bar counter was off to the right, and there was further pine cladding on the wall behind this. Several large speakers were dotted around which hinted at the fact that it may be considerably nosier at times than the lunchtime we visited. One wall had a number of pieces of artwork displayed which appeared to be for sale. The food seemed popular with a number of punters eating, although I did not inspect the menu.

As with many pubs, this suffered from the problem of one guy behind the bar who was both taking food orders and trying to serve drinks which meant service was somewhat slow. To be fair to him, he was doing his best and apologised when he got to me, but it was getting to the point where I was thinking of walking out. Another barmaid did subsequently turn up, but she seemed more of a hindrance than a help since the first guy had to show her how to work the till.

Beers on tap were Greene King Yardbird, Dark Star Hophead and Abbot Ale. There was a fourth pump for Trelawney but this had run out. Ciders were Aspall’s Suffolk and Strongbow. Prices seemed very expensive at £10.40 for two pints and two packets of crisps.

On 2nd April 2013 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Eagle

The Eagle is a nice sized pub with the bar on the right hand wall past a large column by the front door that has a tropical fish tank built into it. There is standing room around the bar that was needed for the hoards of people trying to get served and in the centre of the pub there are some large wooden tables. Some more conventional seating can be found on the left hand side of the pub where there is also an operating fireplace. I didn’t spot any Greene King signs anywhere, but I would have thought that this is a GK pub looking at the ale available that was Fireside, Ruddles, Abbot, Hydes Jekyll’s Gold and St Edmunds. There is also a standard draught selection, from which I was poured a decent half of Guinness, and Leffe and Aspall’s cider were also available. As far as I could see there are no TVs, but some decent background music was playing from differing genres.

There are four large picnic tables out the front that were being used by smokers during my visit on Saturday night.

I preferred the Basketmakers over the road, but I would have no problem popping back in here for a pint.

On 27th January 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Brighton, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Road (Brighton), 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Preston Park, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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25th Oct 2020, 08:42
Review submitted by Moby Duck
12th May 2019, 17:43
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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