Golden Eagle

© Nick Ballon

As Marylebone grows ever more gentrified with each passing year, this backstreet local seems ever more out of place in its surroundings. No bad thing, of course. A paint job tidied up the room a few years ago, but the Golden Eagle remains what it’s been for years: an unpretentious, comfortable-as-old-slippers little boozer (and we mean little; seating’s limited to a couple of tables and a string of bar stools along the front window), not hugely charismatic but pleasingly untouched by corporate hands and always serving two or three well-kept ales.

Try to make it for one of the thrice-weekly piano singalongs (‘On the Street Where You Live’, ‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’, and so on), led by Tony ‘Fingers’ Pearson, which make a jolly counterpoint to the barman’s relentlessly weary demeanour. An absolute peach.

Venue name: Golden Eagle
Address: 59 Marylebone Lane
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-7pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube

Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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Very rude landlord. Nice enough pub but he had such an attitude friends and I certainly won't be returning. Disappointed given the other good reviews.

Geraint D

Couldn't agree more with C Young. Had a fantastic night there with the old singalong. Beer is kept well and bar staff are friendly. What a pub SHOULD be like.

C Young

The sing-alongs are great. If Time Out thinks the pub is a 'peach' why does it have only 3 stars. Time to uprate it.