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Eagle

Address: 2 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7LB
Telephone: 020 7250 0507

Up and down the City Road,
In and out the Eagle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop goes the weasel.

Photo of The Eagle, City Road, Hoxton

The Eagle, City Road, Hoxton

Was walking past the famous Eagle just off City Road after having left the nearby Wenlock Arms and noticed that the handpumps had some interesting choices so I popped in.

The Eagle is a cavernous open plan old boozer withy simple dark wood chairs, tables and floor, and dark walls. Here and there are some presumably original features like the mouldings at the top of the pillars and the ornate ceramic tiles beside one the doors into the pub.

The lack of any carpet or wall coverings makes this busy pub noisy and echoey. It can be difficult to follow conversations as everyone talks louder to be heard over everyone else.

Photo of lines from Pop Goes the Weasel at the Eagle pub on City Road, London

Pop Goes the Weasel at the Eagle in City Road

Real ale is available as I mentioned earlier. There are 5 hand pumps with Fullers London Pride and Sharps Doom Bar as mainstays with 3 other more interesting selections including Brew Dog Porter and a slightly tired tasting White Horse Saracen IPA which I had. Looking around, everyone else is drinking wine or lager – perhaps that accounts for the slightly off flavour of the beer.

Food is available from an interesting menu. Prices are a little high given the location my view. I’ve not eaten here.

The atmosphere at the Eagle is friendly and it’s obviously a popular pub.

Last visited: July 2011

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3 stars out of 5

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