Old Eagle

Greater London North West - London

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

251 Royal College Street
London, Camden Town
NW1 9LU

Tel: (020) 7482 6021

Email: oldeaglepub@gmail.com

Website http://oldeaglepub.co.uk/home-page

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Kentish Town

Station Distance: 750m

View on: Whatpub

A three-storey Victorian corner-site pub with a variety of fittings. The main feature inside is the L-shaped panelled bar counter, quite likely dating from Victorian days. Parts of the back fitting seem of similar age with the most distinctive feature being the coving at the top and its now indistinct relief decoration. There are mosaics in the flooring of the two entrances, the right-hand one with the name of the pub, the corner one hosting a rather malevolent-looking eagle. Around the internal perimeter are sturdy iron columns: note the lunette window over the corner entrance still has a working opening arrangement.

A three-storey Victorian corner-site pub with a variety of fittings, seemingly of various dates. First, you are greeted with mosaics in the flooring of the two entrances, the right-hand one with the name of the pub, the corner one hosting a rather malevolent-looking eagle; the date is not certain and they might even be as late as the inter-war period. The main feature inside is the L-shaped panelled bar counter, quite likely dating from Victorian days; evidently it has been cut back slightly on the left-hand side. Parts of the back fitting seem of similar age with the most distinctive feature being the coving at the top and its now indistinct relief decoration (the detached balusters seem part of modern alterations). At some stage a conservatory-style extension has been thrown out, quite possibly in the interwar period which seems to be the date for the leafy stained glass (the mighty eagle in the skylight is much more recent). Originally the pub would have had several internal divisions, including one in the centre entered by a now-blocked in doorway. Around the internal perimeter are sturdy iron columns; note the lunette window over the corner entrance still has a working opening arrangement.

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