I had a really good veggie soup here---husband had sausage and mash...Loved it.
I've been sitting on this review for a while, having written something a bit boring and waiting for something brilliant to come to me. You see, I visited this pub and had a perfectly enjoyable time supping two pints of Dogfish Head ale (on tap), but it was just a normal old pub. Not particularly special.
So why have I been sitting on the review, you ask? Because the pub's name is 'Spread Eagle', and apparently I'm *that* immature. Nothing clever to see here, no. Carry on.
Delicious food, great-laid back atmosphere, good- friendly service. All good, highly recommend it.
I can't believe we've been hanging out across the street nearly every Friday without ever having gone here. Spread Eagle always has a good crowd, but we tended towards another place because...well, just because, I guess.
Spread Eagle is cute, pubby, and has good hangout space indoors and outdoors. Their beer selection is respectable and the staff was really friendly. I'm sure we'll go back.
Oh, and there were two girls washing a pair of Converse All Stars in the sink in the ladies'. I'm not sure what this has to do with anything, but I just wanted to tell somebody.
Love the name, love the pub!
The staff is friendly and a great place to just sit and watch the neighborhood pass you by. I ducked in here to escape the rain and sat and drank a Guiness and read for hours. The seating is comfortable and I really like the decor inside.
Spread the good word on Spread Eagle!
I've been to the Spread Eagle twice now, the most recent visit was on Tuesday post-work / pre-food and gig and I have to say it's a great pub!
The staff are friendly & efficient, the selection of drinks on offer are great and the location is brilliant. A short walk from Camden and surrounding loads of other pubs and eateries so it's ideal whatever your fancy! We made the most of the nice weather and sat outside which although is on a busy, main road is a fab place to watch the world go by and people watch. I also noticed a good range of boardgames, always a sign of a good pub in my book!
Would definitely recommend and return.
I love the wooden finish of the place tables, floors. The place has it's certain class over lunchtime but gets way too packed for my taste at dinner time. However, the food is great and you can have a nice time for sure.
This is a Young's pub that serves 2 guest beers. This makes a big difference to me as I tend to find the limited choice of brewery tied pubs frustrating at times. Not that I don't like their beers, I do tend to enjoy their seasonals in particularbut I like the choice. Here it was Tribute and Titanic's Iceberg. This made for 6 available ales! I stuck to my favouritethe Tribute.
The pub looks alright, but the décor is nothing special. They offer reductions to local Camden wedge cardholders. This pub is a good bet in Camden.
I used to go to the Spread Eagle fairly often when I lived in London and wasn't at the Dublin Castle across the street, so on my recent vacation with about half an hour to go til our dinner reservation around the corner, we stopped by for a half pint.
Maybe my memory is hazy, but it really looks as if they've upgraded the place. The furniture looked newer and the bar looked fresher. It was nice to just hang out and relax for awhile. I remember playing board games there. Wonder if they still have them?
The Spread Eagle is a few minutes walk from Camden tube station and in the opposite direction to the busier parts of the town. You probably won't have to fight off the crowds to reach the pub which is nice when you know you have no interest in the surrounding markets.
The pub itself is nice to relax in. It was fairly lively but that has to be expected for a Sunday afternoon. Despite that we had no problem getting served within a reasonable time or finding a seat.
The only other thing that I can really say about the pub itself is that it was just a good place to have a relaxing drink and talk with friends which is all you really want from a pub. It was large, spacious and generally just cosy, providing an escape from the world outside.
Parking is available in Albert Road just outside the pub. It is a pay and display street but being out of the way of the main Camden attractions I found plenty of spaces available.
A Camden pub that's a couple of streets back from the main drag, so you get more locals and regulars. It's very comfortable, with a variety of seats and tables. Fairly large too, with some rooms in back lit by skylights. It's not dingy, exactly, but it's not scrubbed clean, either: properly used, in my view, like a pub should be.
They sometimes have some live music, usually a bit of acoustic guitar or some such in one corner.
Food was okay here, and they had some good Youngs ales on tap.
Good pub to meet someone for a relaxed chat in the afternoon.
Smallish pub on Parkway. There are other better pubs nearby but it's a nice one to sit outside during the summer and serves reasonable food.
They used to have several screens for sports events but those have been removed so it's a good option for people who like to have a few drinks without having to put up with football fans.
The Spread Eagle of fair Camden has always been a place of character, always a watering hole of the wide variety of Camden visitors and dwellers alike. Recently the pub has undergone quite a makeover, it still has the same layout but has lost a great deal of its old man pub feel. Youngs have spruced it up somewhat and as a result the more reserved punter attends service here now.
There is a lack of the skinny jeans wearing culture tourists in the Spread Eagle, desperate for a glimpse of Winehouse, clearly this is a good thing. Should you be a Camden visitor and a little overwrought by the establishments on offer this is probably ideal for the Camden virgin. Not too busy, regular drinks on tap and a good service, a good mix of scum and light and reasonable food menu.
Unfortunately a lot of the Spread Eagle's old charm has gone and it has become a rather un-Camden Camden pub. Still worth a visit, just not too long; the chairs be hard and the toilet is a long way down some rather steep stairs. The Spread Eagle is probably best if you don't want the plain bars by the lock but don't want a thousand winkle pickers and trilbys bumping your pint.
we came here on saturday night in a group of five as we wanted a place to sit and chat, and not scream over music to hear each other. it served us very well! nice ambience, friendly staff and good people watching if you sit by the big windows. it's a little pricey, so it definitely wouldn't be my local if i lived nearby, but it fit the bill for us at the time, so we were happy to pay the prices.
they stock bitter lemon, which seems to be a rarity in london these days, but seriously there is nothing nicer than a gin and bitter lemon, so when i get one of those, it makes me very very happy :)
it's also the type of bar that stocks a variety of board games, so we enjoyed a long game of scrabble whilst sipping on our beverages of choice! such a civilised saturday!
Grab a pint of real ale and cosy into this wonderful Youngs pub. I love the candles on the table of the evening the old wooden floors and tables and watching the world go by at the window table (my favourite spot)
After a long day of shopping in Camden market we found a small corner pub called the Spread Eagle. We could not resist the quaintness of the corner pub and ventured in for a drink after a day of shopping. We had been searching all week for "our London neighborhood pub". We had finally found it! We sat and chatted amongst each other and soon enough we found ourselves in conversation with a group of gentlemen enjoying a few pints as they read there papers and chatted. They were such nice men. They were locals to the area and even referred us to the near by Regents Park/Primrose Hill. They said we absolutely had to go for a stroll and check out the view from the top of the hill. I can't thank them enough for their advice. This night certainly made the trip. Cheers to the Spread Eagle and the nice locals!
This was one of my favorite places. If I go back to a place almost every night, it deserves 5 stars. The staff remembers what I like to order, there is free, fast wifi and the food and drink is great! I love this place.
The Spread is well-known to Camdenites and it feels like a proper local, unlike many other drinking holes in the area. I've been frequenting there on and off for about half my life - but happily these days they have a strict policy of IDing most young people who try to buy a drink. They renovated a few years ago but to be honest, it looks pretty much the same as it always did - pretty grotty - but that is no bad thing. Usual range of drinks you'd expect plus a few real ales. Haven't tried the food but it doesn't look too exciting. Good points are that it's conveniently and centrally located for easily reaching Camden's late night drinking establishments afterwards, that it's got a nice relaxed atmosphere, and it's very good for people watching.
Warm looking and feeling pub, much more comfortable than other places on Parkway. No TV or anything, just comfy chairs and a welcoming atmosphere.
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