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||Contact:|
59 Marylebone Lane
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-7pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Bond Street tube|
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Average User Rating
2.8 / 5
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- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
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- 1 star:2
What a great shame! A great pub being ruined by a miserable Gary the so called landlord and Tony The Fingers who is so protective of the piano that he refuses to let anyone else entertain - even a regular piano player who really knows how to entertain! Miserable Gary refuses to let anyone play one more song, blaming the so called local noise issue but this is so not the case - just wants to close the pub and go home to the telly! What a travesty! This pub has been a favourite of mine for many years, having taken numerous people there and introduced them to Holly and the family - never again I am afraid! They need to realise that the only thing that really matters is the customer experience, not the drone of old Tonys 1950's repetoire - wake up Golden Eagle and embrace your previous loyal customers - I will not be going back! Great pity
Very rude landlord. Nice enough pub but he had such an attitude problem...my friends and I certainly won't be returning. Disappointed given the other good reviews.
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.
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.