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The Eagle

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Bar, British, Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Cambridge and 1 other guide
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8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN, England
+44 1223 505020
08:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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720 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No visit to Cambridge is complete without lunch at The famous Eagle pub. Famed for the DNA pronouncements by Crick and Watson and the Spitfire pilots signatures on the ceiling, this great pub has a good atmosphere and great staff. There are a number of cosy rooms to enjoy the excellent food and drink - the DNA is an excellent... More 

Thank ChefCliveM
Melbourne, Australia
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827 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 853 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Classic historic English pub in the heart of town oozing character and charm. Very good pub food available and served in large portions. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Level Contributor
237 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An iconic spot to visit. Self service to order food, then allow time to wander the entire property to educate yourself on the various historical aspects of this establishment. Well worth the visit.

Thank wwglobetrotr
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped into The Eagle for a Monday lunch. I had sausages and mash and mum had the fish and chips. We have been before a while ago, and I had liver and bacon that time, which was equally good. We found it easy to find a table, because it was Monday, but usually it is heaving. Having said that,... More 

Thank Melanie B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was invited along to The Eagle by friends also visiting Cambridge, based on its history (Watson & Crick announcing their discover of DNA here in 1953). The pub itself is cosy and charming, with many historical artefacts around the place. Their in house brew "DNA" was alright, and the menu offers a good range of typical British style pub meals.... More 

Thank DrSammyJoy
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old, nostalgic pub full of history, especially from Second World War. The GIs from USA used this pub and signed their names on the ceiling when going on raids. Worth a visit as food is good too.

Thank Carole E
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice friendly pub, and the raf bar will be of interest to those in the forces. Very popular with locals.

Thank Rac12
United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After an awful experience in a pub nearby, we managed to get a table in The Eagle, despite been full of people. We placed our order at the bar, and the waiter (a guy with a tattoo on his chest) was very helpful, lovely and professional! We were served our drinks straight away and the food arrived after few minutes.... More 

Thank Silvia R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of history, from RAF Pilots burning messages into the ceiling to Watson & Crick announcing that they've discovered DNA.

Thank RedJD
Crawley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in on a cold day and where served by a very nice gentleme. We gave our orders at the bar and got served. The entourage is really cool as history is all over the place. The celebration of discovering DNA to WW1 and WW2 veterans leaving their signatures and story`s on the ceiling and walls. The whole place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?