The Eagle, Old Street
Buit two years on from Gem's comments and not a lot has changed. There is still an all pervading odour of toilet and the staff, though polite, are clearly undertrained. The food is very hit and miss. Can be good but Sunday roast the other week consisted of a ropey bit of chicken, some cold carrots, hard yorkshires and very nice mash.
It smells. No, really. The toilets are hideous and permeate everything.
The bar staff. Ridiculous waits to get served - even when it's dead quiet - don't get me started on a Fri/Sat night.
Yet we keep going back - and so do many others, which doesn't really incentivise them to fix these things.
Go forth and try the Fruli, but don;t say I didn;t warn you....
2 Shepherdess Walk, Old Street, London, N1 7LB
Come out of the Old Street tube station at exit 8. Head past Moorfields Eye Hospital. Keep going until the second pedestrian crossing. Cross over and The Eagle is right in front of you in Shepherdess Walk. From Angel,walk down City road, until you come to the pub on your left.