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The Eagle

  • Ranked #2 for pubs in Cambridge
  • Sara
    "The birthplace of DNA where Watson and Crick changed the world"(4 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "Where Crick & Watson announced their discovery of DNA."(3 Tips)
    Andy P.
    "Lovely historic pub, great beer, seriously off-hand staff."(3 Tips)
    Krystel J.
    "ties to the USAF and the discovery of DNA."(2 Tips)
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  • Adrian F.
    Adrian FlintoftNovember 1, 2013
    Good pub grub, not cheap but not too bad foe Cambridge. Gets very busy so avoid peak times, worth the visit & other options close by if it's too busy.
  • Pete
    PeteJuly 13, 2012
    V.busy on the weekends. Head to the RAF room for the best tables (where James Watson used to sit). The fish and chips are excellent value.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 16, 2015
    Where Crick & Watson announced their discovery of DNA. Great real ales.
  • Fast Company
    Fast CompanyFebruary 14, 2011
    ARM's microprocessors are in almost all the world’s smartphones, so its employees have a lot to accomplish every day. But after work, they relax at this local pub, which is more than 300 years old.
  • Krystel J.
    Krystel JusticeDecember 27, 2016
    Fantastic historic pub, with ties to the USAF and the discovery of DNA. Food was yummy!
  • John H.
    John HydeJune 21, 2015
    The Memphis Belle memorabilia and WW2 artefacts are really nice to see here.... And a good pint too
  • Sravanti T.
    This is where Watson announced that he and Crick “discovered” the double helix. Other than that, pretty standard. Good Mac & Cheese!
  • Sebastiano M.
    Sebastiano M.August 7, 2014
    Great for a pint in the little alcoves or outdoors! Food is run-of-the-mill pub fare, a touch bland
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A Cambridge institution. Often full and good atmosphere.
  • Erika R.
    Erika RobbinsJuly 19, 2016
    Cozy pub with lots of history. Good beer selection, decent food, friendly atmosphere.
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BorgesFebruary 25, 2013
    If you're a DNA tourist, be sure to try the Eagle's DNA brew.
  • Ian M.
    Ian McCleaveJune 5, 2015
    A good place to visit but not to stay. Wonderful history but a standard pub offering
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can find a seat outside in the courtyard in a sunny day, you're a winner...
  • Nana
    NanaFebruary 9, 2016
    Lovely place and food was great too! If recommend stopping here
  • Julia
    JuliaJanuary 14, 2011
    walk down the alley to the RAF bar and spot the open window above and to the left.. its for the ghost to come and go as she pleases!
  • Andy P.
    Andy PMarch 29, 2014
    Lovely historic pub, great beer, seriously off-hand staff.
  • Alberto M.
    Alberto MariMay 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pimm's, a cocktail made with fruit and gin.
  • Fulya K.
    Fulya KJanuary 11, 2014
    You have to try fish&chips here. It is marvelous.
  • Cyndie D.
    Cyndie Da RochaJuly 26, 2015
    Mythical pub in Cambridge with a true spirit though overcrowded with tourists.
  • Kristy P.
    Kristy PMay 19, 2016
    The daily pie with mashed potatoes was delicious!
  • İlke G.
    İlke GüntanJune 17, 2013
    If you have a special connection with DNA, you should visit here and have a DNA ale ;)
  • Mats C.
    Mats ChristiansenJune 28, 2017
    The place where the discovery of the DNA was first described
  • Martin C.
    Martin CarazoJune 1, 2013
    Great fish and chips, although slow service, too crowdy
  • Víctor B.
    Víctor B.April 6, 2013
    Good food and beautiful girls.DON'T ASK for The Eagle Platter: it isn't worth it.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GranthamDecember 7, 2013
    It's worth a visit for the history, but I wouldn't make it my local.
  • Rem's Lavødrine
    Rem's LavødrineDecember 8, 2015
    The beer is great and the atmosphere is really nice
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SoveriniSeptember 13, 2015
    Sunday lunch was served really quickly... Although the food was likely pre cooked, not that tasty.
  • Dima K.
    Dima KaramshukMay 6, 2012
    great place to hide from rain in the very center of the city
  • James G.
    James GoochMarch 19
    Good selection of beer and cosy atmosphere.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LipovicsAugust 10, 2014
    Very special place with a wide selection of drinks and average food.
  • Annika S.
    Annika SeppäläJanuary 12, 2017
    Where famous scientist went for drinks. Famous pub. Will be expensive...
  • Laura J.
    Laura JohnsonJune 25, 2010
    Must stop here for a pint- oldest place in the city, but be wary the food >:P
  • Diogo N.
    Diogo NevesSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You definitely have to try their Roast Dinner!
  • Eva S.
    Eva SchiaveOctober 14, 2013
    DNA beer is incredible- and aptly named
  • Gustavo C.
    Gustavo CostaFebruary 17, 2014
    Great atmosphere
  • Richard B.
    Richard BDecember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dogs not welcome inside sadly but there is seating outside where they're OK. Bit too cold in December though... :-(
  • Salvo
    SalvoOctober 15, 2011
    Might be full of tourists, but it's lovely on cold winter nights.
  • Kostas L.
    Kostas LoukasMarch 8, 2015
    The lamb shank was great
  • Yeliz Y.
    Yeliz YilmazMarch 24
    Try Eagle's DNA, just perfect!!
  • Pinar S.
    Pinar SirmatelOctober 11, 2013
    Go for a glass of extra cold Guinness
  • Saikat C.
    Saikat ChakrabartiSeptember 11, 2013
    Good steak and ale pie.
  • Sara
    SaraJuly 29, 2015
    The birthplace of DNA where Watson and Crick changed the world
  • Antonio Julio L.
    Great atmosphere and beer
  • Garry S.
    Garry SJuly 31, 2015
    Great atmosphere.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SaunterJuly 31, 2010
    Try a pint of Sun Dance, brewed down the road in Bury. Tastes Summery as fuck.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CalladineDecember 27, 2011
    Have a pint if DNA - it's the only pub it's sold in
  • Dan C.
    Dan CalladineApril 24, 2011
    Dear Fast Company - since ARM is based about 3 miles away this is unlikely to be their local, you stupid twunts
  • Pinar Serap S.
    Pinar Serap SonmezDecember 29, 2015
    Fish n cips..
  • Sal
    SalFebruary 25, 2016
    Historical pub!
  • Ivan K.
    Ivan KrushkovAugust 21, 2015
    Busy with people, students
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