Search > Eagle

NOTICE:Opening hours and services may be different from those displayed here. Before visiting, we advise that you check ahead by phone or via social media to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting updates on the pub.


2 Shepherdess Walk
N1 7LB

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 10pm


Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

The Eagle is a very cosy pub with a warm welcome from the staff. The pub has four real ale pumps, with three real ales on at the time of a visit in Feb 2022 - this included one from Brew York.. Traditional British pub food is on offer, including Sunday roasts. In Summer the beer garden is a real asset and is the perfect way to spend an evening.

The Eagle Tavern, Grecian Theatre Pleasure Grounds and Grecian Saloon and Olympic Theatre once stood here (1825-99) and it was where Marie Lloyd, the music hall artiste, gave her first public performance. Made famous in the song - Up and down the City Road, in and out The Eagle, That's the way the money goes, Pop goes the weasel. Leather workers would pawn or pop their tools (weasels) for a drink. This is a more, modern open plan pub, with large picture windows and a very pleasant, secluded beer garden. Modern pub grub served all day. Guest range changes regularly and includes various imported beers. 5 mins from Old St.

Historic Interest

Local listing:- This handsome public house located on a corner plot was rebuilt in 1901 replacing the earlier Eagle Tavern and music hall of c.1821. The former tavern had a pavilion in its grounds known as the Grecian Saloon, which was rebuilt as a proper theatre in 1841. It was also the place where Marie Lloyd the music hall singer made her first public performance in 1885. The current pub commands a corner site and is constructed of red brick with painted decorative plasterwork. It is two storeys with a large gabled attic floor and beautiful corner turret. The turret is topped with an ogee-shaped lead roof, decorative metalwork and an eagle statue. On the ground floor there are three entrances. The main entrance has a projecting porch supported by large brackets; the other two doors have curved pediments elaborately decorated with swags and scrolls. Stucco pilasters with Doric capitals are located between large timber-framed windows on the ground floor. The upper floors have a red brick façade with stucco string courses. The three tall gables have a central window and stucco arch with keystone. The former Eagle Tavern was the inspiration for the famous nursery rhyme ‘Pop goes the Weasel’. The current pub has the rhyme written on a board attached to the outside of the building. It reads: ‘Up and down the City Road, In and out the Eagle, That’s the way the money goes, Pop! Goes the Weasel.’ The rhyme apparently refers to local leather workers pawning their tools for the price of a drink.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Dark Star Hophead
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Source: National

Email this pub to a friend


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board Games.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

View on Larger Map


2 Shepherdess Walk
N1 7LB

Sat Nav Reference

51.52934, -0.09176


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (450m)

Old Street

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (450m)

Old Street

Submit Pub Updates to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Results are based on your filters selected. View or change them on the search page here

Eagle 27th November 2021


2 Shepherdess Walk
N1 7LB

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

CAMRA Festivals


Campaigns Join CAMRA CAMRA Festivals
Close overlay