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The Eagle

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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 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Eagle is where Watson and Crick would lunch. We didn't eat, just had a pint. The atmosphere was convivial.

Thank Jane T
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ice, traditional English pub in the heart of Cambridge. Too much history to list here. Just go there and try it. You won't be disappointed.

Thank 4dmbrown
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great location to sit and grab a beer and bite to eat. It never fails to be packed full of patrons, so it really adds to the feel of the venue. As it is still set up for a traditional olde world feel, the seating feels a little claustrophobic and crowded however when you look around whilst... More 

Thank Reusch84
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went there just before 5 pm and the place was quite busy. the history of this place is quite interesting. the tables were jammed together with a wide assortment of different chairs. there seemed to be a lot of local people.

Thank JJ_TY
Rutland, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in a side street close to Kings College this is famously where Crick and Watson spent most lunchtimes with the odd liquid lunch helping them discover DNA. In honour, the Eagle's main beer is called DNA. The back room was the haunt of the RAF and USAF pilots during the 2nd World War with, in addition to the usual... More 

Thank Neil C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Eagle, history bursting at the seams from old coach inn to RAF bar with stacks of memorabilia. Food is great pub grub and staff very friendly. Not always easy to get a perch though.

Thank theo d
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Eagle is a true classic. I first came here as a tourist, as you do, and now as someone who lives in Cambridge. It's charming, has great history and is especially cosy in the winter. Sure it has lots of tourists, and it can be hard to get a seat, but it's worth it. The food is quite traditional... More 

Thank Katie A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taste food and great drafts. Environment is really amazing, it's mesmerizing when you think about all the geniuses that have been there

Thank IsaGarCres
Charlottesville, Virginia
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217 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub was great with good service and lots of seating. Prices were a little high which I assume they can get away with because of the number of people wanting to grab a drink where the DNA announcement was made.

1 Thank chloesmomNJ
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a drink at about 2 p.m. and, understandably so, the place was heaving. A couple of the beers had run out and it was just about standing room only. Unfortunately its popularity with visitors has made it difficult to enjoy.

1 Thank John U

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Cheap Eats, Groups, 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?