After arriving Friday evening in Cambridge, we decided to take a tour of the beautiful city the following day. Unfortunately for us, it rained all day.
To cheer ourselves up we settled on pub food and where better than the infamous Eagle pub, which is steeped in scientific history. Since the OH is a scientist, it made perfect sense.
The pub inside is huge and has kept its traditional British interior, with different rooms and different floors to make you feel at the centre of history. If there’s one thing The Eagle prides itself on, is its atmosphere. Unfortunately the pub was very busy which I’ve heard is usual and we didn’t manage to take any pictures.
The OH opted for his usual; burger and chips. The cheese came at an extra cost of £1 and was served with chips and coleslaw. He, unfortunately, wasn’t asked how he wanted his burger to be cooked but when the burger arrived, the beef was cooked at the standard medium.
The burger as a whole, was average and although the beef wasn’t overcooked, it still tasted flavourless and a little dry.
I decided to choose a more traditional British dish; fish & chips served with mushy peas, bread and tartare sauce. The fish was the highlight, which had a glorious golden, crispy batter with soft, delicate cod in the centre. The chips were decent, seasoned well but not crispy enough. The bread was useless and from a cheaper loaf and I would have much prefered the dish without. The tartare sauce came in a tiny pot which was disappointing but overall it was a pleasant dish and satisfied my pub-food craving.
The dishes served at The Eagle aren’t much to write home about, they weren’t perfect, however they weren’t terrible either. The interior and atmosphere of The Eagle speak on so many more levels than the food does. I highly recommend you visit even if the only thing you buy is a drink.
– The Eagle, Cambridge