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The Eagle, Clerkenwell, EC1

159 Farringdon Road
EC1
EC1R 3AL
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Eagle

More of a food place but having said that I was made to feel welcome popping in for a drink. Choice of beers on and kept well. I would call again and maybe try the food which looked good!

On 7th June 2018 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about The Eagle

“London’s first gastropub” (what an infamous boast!) which is whacked-through single roomer with the usual lack of imagination/clichés in these situations - stripped floor, neutral walls, sparse décor and reserved signs on empty tables. However, there were two bonus angles here;
1. a kitchen directly behind the bar which was big on leaping flames and hissing noises, kebab house in style.
2. three ales; Wells Eagle, Wells Bombardier and Hackney Elderflower. I tried the latter. it was in good nick and remarkably only £1.80 a half, a steal in this area and served up by a friendly barman.
Also noted a small but good set of local bottled ales.
It's all a bit silly but the decent ale, sensible pricing and friendly service meant I left happy, if perhaps not exactly bursting for a return session.

On 5th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Eagle

London's first gastropub (1991) in a rather dreary part of Farringdon Road.

The interior's a bit spartan, described as below and in the words of the pub's owners: 'A gloss Hollybush ceiling and Buttermilk walls, panoramic windows and solid ash floor. Mismatched tables and chairs, punters, young and old. World music and jazz, good food, wine and beer…'. There's also a semi-open kitchen of which I'm not a fan, due to the noise and heat in summer. Lighting is a bit gloomy and the music was a touch loud. Despite the gastropub leanings, few people were eating during our midweek visit at 9.00 pm.

The barman was a bit surly and had on offer Wells' Eagle and Bombardier, a reversed clip and Hammerton's New Zealand Pale Ale at £1.80 a half. It was very good and at this price is laughably 'cheap' given the area and reputation of the pub.

I'd definitely come here again for the food, but as a drinkery it could do better.

On 25th March 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Farringdon (London), 0.36 miles, 6 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Kings Cross, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Eagle, EC1
5th May 2019, 22:07
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5th May 2019, 22:07
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 21 March 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 March 2016 by Tris C
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