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The Spread Eagle, Camden Town, NW1

141 Albert Street
Phone: 02072671410
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Tris C left this review about The Spread Eagle

A first in here the other night into what is an oasis of normality and calm in Camden Town; an older and more professional crowd in here with a muted blue/grey colour scheme, bare wood panelling and bare boarded interior; furniture is conventional - more Gastro than Goth then. This pub may have been expanded over the years, but it is a purpose-built pub dating from 1858.
Ales: a broad Young's line-up, Portobello APA and Fusilier's Hop Stuff which was fine but a bit steep at £2.35 a half.
I'd come here again if in the area, but overall I'd rather not be IN the area to start with.

On 11th October 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Spread Eagle

This is a smart, Grade II listed Young's pub, just a short walk from Camden Town tube station, which started life as a row of terraced houses skirting the corner of Parkway and Albert Street before converting to a pub in the early 20th Century. Today it is (according to a sign outside) trying to present itself as Young's version of a craft beer bar (i.e. Youngs beers plus a guest ale or two) and restaurant. Entering from Albert Street, you find yourself in the bare boarded main bar with the servery directly opposite the door. A stainless steel counter and modern tile bar back sit on and behind what quite possibly is the original dark wood counter and bar back. There also appears to be some original panelling retained around this part of the pub, but much of the wall space has now been painted in gastro grey. The place is fairly light thanks to the large, arched windows with their frosted top sections, allowing those sat on the curved padded corner banquette or nearby tables a good people watching position. The décor is fairly restrained, with some interesting art on show as well as an old Kensington Station clock. The pub splits in two once you move to the right of the bar, offering dining type areas which both happened to smell strongly of fish on this visit. Décor is a mix of bare bricks, wood panelling, frosted glass partitioning screens and lots of standard tables and chairs with the odd plush chair dotted around. The front side is slightly exposed thanks to the continuance of the large windows, but whilst the other side offers a bit more privacy, it was considerably gloomier. A trip down to the gents saw a series of reimagined book covers lining the staircase, which I enjoyed perusing. A jazzy soundtrack played throughout my stay but I didn't see any TV screens.
Three Young's beers - Ordinary, Special and London Gold - lined up on handpull next to guests of Sharp's Doom Bar and Adnams Ghost Ship. A very energetic, upbeat barman poured me a pretty good pint of the Ghost Ship and enjoyed some good chat with the steady stream of customers coming through the door on a Tuesday evening.
I found this place a little too food focussed to settle down for more than a quick pint, although I did quite enjoy propping up the bar and reading through one of the copies of Time Out they had stacked up in the corner. Calling it a craft beer pub is a bit far fetched, but I enjoyed a decent pint here and would happily call here again if I fancied a bite to eat with my beer.

On 2nd November 2014 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Spread Eagle

Elongated, multi-room, pub created from several terraced buildings having been combined. Inside, some medium brown wood-panelling and refurbished in Youngs usual part-traditional/part-modern style. Plenty of customers, but still space to sit. Six handpumps, offering Ordinary, Special and the seasonal Sundown plus Adnams Southwold, By The Horns Diamond Geezer and ELB Foundation Bitter (£3.60) available as a guest. Overall, it is just about far enough away from the centre of Camden Town for this to be my first visit, but it seemed a pretty relaxed and civilised place with a decent selection of beer so I'm sure that I will now be back before long.

On 27th October 2012 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Camden Road, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Spread Eagle, NW1
11th Oct 2016, 17:22
Review submitted by Tris C
2nd Nov 2014, 14:11
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Outside seating - last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 11 October 2016 by Tris C
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating

Last inspected: September 18th 2018
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