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Golden Eagle, Marylebone, W1

59 Marylebone Lane
W1
W1U 2NY
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Tris C left this review about Golden Eagle

Unchanged since our last visit, though there seems to be an obvious Irish bent here but perhaps that was the case before? Otherwise, the ale choice is similar with the line-up of a pump not clocked, Pride, Tribute and Brick Brewery’s Peckham Pale APA at a pricey £2.40 a half though very nice.
In all this was a better experience than before; the piano playing was less enthusiastic, though the pianist has been here 30 years and the barman was more forthcoming. A very decent pub with the score upped accordingly.

30th July 2016:

Somewhat surprisingly, this is a traditional backstreet boozer in increasingly fashionable and wealthy Marylebone. Rebuilt in 1890 and well described below with what are clearly some old banded Charrington's leaded lights. This is a small pub with an attractive bar, etched mirror bar back and pot shelf. However, the lower half as well as the t 'n' g panelling are painted fuchsia - it's a bit like drinking inside a pole dancer's thong. There's the upright joanna taking up quite a large chunk of the limited space and the singing and tinkling on the ivories were a bit loud, meaning that conversation would be strained at best.
The rather off-hand landlord was serving Fuller's London Pride, St. Austell's Tribute, Box Steam Brewery's Summer Buzz and Southwark Brewing Co's Bermondsey Best at £2.35 - not bad but really a bit pricey.
This pub is OK and better than the typical pub-cum-style bars that infest the area, but it's not worth a special trip.

On 27th January 2018 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about Golden Eagle

One room with bar to left. Three weak real ales. Nothing special.

On 9th October 2017 - rating: 4
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Pub SignMan left this review about Golden Eagle

In the back streets of Marylebone, this is a street corner free house with an old-fashioned feel to it. The pub has an unsymmetrical staple shaped floor plan with the red tongue and groove fronted bar counter confronting you immediately upon entering. The bar has a simple dark wood gantry and bar back embellished by a series of small etched glass decorative screens. The pub is incredibly compact, with no room for tables and chairs opposite the bar - just vertical drinking - whilst over to the right there is a cramped corner with some very limited high table and stool options. This whole front part of the pub is flanked by some marvellous leaded windows with green stained glass banding and a mix of clear and obscured panes. To the left is a more spacious seating area, although this is only relative to the rest of the pub - it's still a very small space. Here, two red L-shaped banquettes run around the front and left hand walls, supported by a few low stools. Decor is very traditional and includes a couple of classical-style paintings, a Marylebone Lane road sign, an ancient pub price list and some old handbills run up by the pub for Tony 'Fingers' Pearson, who has apparently played piano at sing-a-long evenings in this pub for almost thirty years. Unfortunately my visit didn't coincide with such a performance, so I had to make do with some highly incongruous dance music which was thankfully playing quiet enough to occasionally get lost under the general chatter within. The toilets can be accessed from the rear left of the pub, passing under a nice diamond patterned stained glass window. There was a fairly mixed crowd in here on my mid-week visit, with the usual pavement overspill associated with Central London pubs, but it seemed a lot quieter than the other pubs I visited that evening.
The pub has found its way into the 2017 Good Beer Guide and there were four beers on the bar to sample on this occasion - St Austell Tribute, Fullers London Pride, Bath Golden Hare and Rudgate Patriot Ale. A cheerful barman served up a good pint of the Golden Hare for £4.70 and I noticed that quite a lot of customers were on the ale, so the good throughput was doubtless helping on the quality front.
This is a pleasant enough little pub with a good deal of character and a proper local's pub feel to it - something that is increasingly difficult to find in the capital. The ale range may not be the most exciting, but quality seems to be high on the agenda here, so I would certainly be happy to visit again, perhaps for one of Tony 'Fingers' Pearson's sing-a-longs!

On 5th June 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Marylebone, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.52 miles, 29 min walk (show)
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29th Dec 2018, 13:00
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - Limited seating at the abutment to pavement and outside wall. - last updated 29 July 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - piano playing and singalong 3 nights a week - last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
Opening Hours
SundayClosed
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11:30pm
Wednesday12noon - 11:30pm
Thursday12noon - 11:30pm
Friday12noon - 12noon
Saturday12noon - 11:30pm
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