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Eagle

8 Bene't Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QN

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat 11am - 10pm
Sun 11am - 9pm

About the Pub

Probably the most famous pub in Cambridge, with its galleried courtyard and back room ceiling covered with graffiti applied by World War Two airmen. This is also where Watson and Crick announced that, in nearby labs, they had worked out the double helical structure of DNA, the "secret of life". A window at the back of the pub has been open for 300 years - because it's believed a child died in the pub during a fire when the window couldn't be opened. For a time in the early 90s its future was in doubt because of possible redevelopment but common sense prevailed and the pub reopened in 1992. The price to pay was a major expansion of the original two-bar layout to incorporate former office premises fronting Bene't Street. However, this work was sensitively executed and the "new" areas, especially the panelled room to the right of the front entrance, are very attractive. Food from the standard GK managed house menu is served 11 - 10 every day. The pumpclip for the "Eagle's DNA" gives no clues as to its origins but we assume it's made by Greene King and is probably a rebadging of another beer (Morland Original?) Guest beers include ales from Milton brewery.

Historic Interest

Watson & Crick Blue Plaque outside.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King --seasonal--
  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ale.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Eagle

8 Bene't Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QN

Sat Nav Reference

52.203899, 0.118047

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

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Eagle - Cambridge

Eagle

8 Bene't Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QN

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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