Old Eagle, NW1 9LU
- 020 7482 6021
- 251 Royal College Street, NW1 9LU
- noon-11pm Mon-Thu; noon-12:30am Fri-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
A pleasant boozer around the corner from Camden Road Station.
This was clearly once a down-at-heel locals' pub which has been given a makeover. However, there's nothing pretentious or gastro about it. The pub has an open airy feel, with a sunny beer garden area in the back, and what feels like a conservatory under a stained-glass eagle photo with comfy sofas and solid tables (and odd Tutankhamun book ends).
The beer selection itself is nothing special: there's Greene King IPA (£2.60/pint) and Old Speckled Hen (£3/pint) on pump, with a few lagers as well. Signs advertise Pimm's jugs (£12), and a £3 Bloody Mary. They also serve Thai food.
It may not be a destination for the drinks, but it goes very far with a relaxing atmosphere and pleasant surrounds, far away from the bustle of Camden High Street.