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The Eagle

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8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
+44 1223 505020
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08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this pub because of the DNA connection (Watson and Crick declared their findings there) and weren't disappointed. If you want a table to eat, you really need to book it...there were loads of people standing around, just having a pint of DNA beer and no free seats.The waiters were quick and the pies were meaty and flavoursome.... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really disappointing, I ordered fish and chips + toffee sticky pudding but it TAKES one hour or even more even though isn't really busy times by around 4 pm???

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Orwell, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is fantastic eatery and pub in central Cambridge. The RAF bar is usually packed and it is full of RAF memorabilia. It is also where the key to DNA was discovered. The food is good and wholesome pub food.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good traditional pub near the colleges which we have been to several times and have enjoyed our visits. We visited lunchtime in late May when the pub was busy although not full and sat outside in a courtyard. It took ten minutes to be served as there were only two staff behind the bar I used and... More 

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UK
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a table for Friday 19th May lunchtime, arrived 5mins early to find a mix up with booking so no reserved table. The pub was absolutely packed, finally found us a table, very cramped for space. We ordered meal at the bar, (fish and chips x3 and 1 Veggie Risotto), waited over an hour for meal to be served, very... More 

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Thank CanadianQueen
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I came here on a Wednesday lunchtime or a hot sunny day. We have been here a few times and never left a review. When we arrived the place was packed outside and inside and although hard to find a table we eventually did in the corner. Has a wide variety of dishes but we decided not... More 

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Guelph
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This old pub was frequented by Watson and Crick, discoverers of DNA. It is a traditional pub. Find a table, then go to the bar and place your order and pay, Then take your beer and go and relax. Great place to engage students and visitors in conversation. The food is pub fare. We ate here twice and had fish... More 

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Lidingo, Sweden
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Eagle is a wonderful old English pub located in the very heart of Cambridge very close to the old historic colleges. Lot's of beers and good pub lunch!

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Thank mauritz2015
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Eagle for a work evening out. The beers and service behind the bar was good and efficient but the food was very poor quality and tasteless. Also, the bar tender kept rushing us to leave the premises just after 11pm although there were plenty of people still sitting around drinking. Overall, quite disappointed with this establishment.

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Thank Skeetey
Georgia
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a delicious lunch at this historic pub. There is a wide selection of dishes at reasonable prices. You order at the bar, get your drinks (huge selection) , give your table number and your choices arrive promptly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 505020

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?