The Eagle, Benet Street
Bar: Greene King
- The enclosed courtyard and the sequence of old-style low-ceilings rooms are this place's best feature.
- The beers are the routine offerings from GK.
- One bar area at the back still has memorabilia from airmen of the Second World War - a ceiling with signatures.
- Note the plaque at the entrance commemorating Crick & Watson.
- Messed about in the early Nineties by Corpus Christi College's refurbishment.
For instance, use of the medieval coaching inn courtyard (the former main entrance) was all but banned
by the College to avoid disturbing the students in the
rooms nearby - it was never a problem before!
- The corporate management ensured that the last vestiges of charm and goodwill have gone,
having introduced bouncers and a strict dress code. (Even GK shareholders can't get past them!)
Once you introduce bouncers, trouble arrives to justify them.
They were never needed when this was a real pub.
- Be sure to check how much you get in your pint glass!
- Used to be the Eagle & Child.
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