The Eagle, Clerkenwell

Our rating: FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (3 reviews)
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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
A stone's throw from the Guardian newspaper, this is the place that probably bears the responsibility for originating the term "Gastropub", as it was the first to try and offer new wave cooking and an old fashioned pint in the same joint. It has it's own art gallery upstairs and the stripped out bar with visible cooking area and the Farrow and Ball paint job mark it down as Deeply Hip. But they also attempt the difficult trick of being a friendly local where you can just stop in and read the paper, have a chat and a beer. We applaud the effort even if we're not entirely sure they bring this combination off. The food is very, very good and probably worth a visit just for that, but how many people come to this one just for a drink and a natter? Still, if you're going to go to a gastropub you may as well give a look to the Daddy of them all.
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14 Apr 2012
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This is one of my favourite places to meet up with friends for a drink and some or all of us usually end up eating. Food is fantastic, though runs out pretty quickly. Offers more types of wine than beer or ales, but seems to keep all tastes satisfied. Its a very informal place which attracts a diverse range of visitors, just to eat, or drink or both or whatever. The only downside is due to its popularity- namely the resultant difficulty in getting a seat or table, but this is to be expected as it has been so good on all my visits to date.
I'm a fan of any good public house, selling beer in a convivial environment which is condusive to socialising, so not sure why this website only gave it a three pint rating.
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22 Oct 2010
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Great great pub. The food is fantastic, wholesome and delicious. The beers are great, the Guinesses are poured beautifully.

Always a good ambience, you can't go wrong here.

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159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3AL
020 7837 1353

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