SquareMeal Review of
The Eagle Ladbroke Grove
At the top of Ladbroke Grove stands The Eagle, a landmark pub and social nexus for a broad range of locals from white stuccoed elegance and council blocks to hip start-ups on the canal. It is now owned by dynamic Hippo Inns, a group with a talent for appealing interiors, good food and that little something extra. Here it’s Truman’s Raw tank beer – unfiltered, unpasteurised and untouched by light or added gas – dispensed from huge copper tanks that sit proudly above the bar. It’s as artisan as it comes and delicious. Food is served in the lively ground-floor pub space and a more sedate dining room upstairs while the cocktail lounge is a cool place for private dinners and riotous parties. The menu nods to northern Europe with herring, dill potatoes and sour cream, and Bavarian sausage with sauerkraut, but there’s also an elegant Dorset crab with saffron aioli and a little pot of French fries. Regular items include cheeseburgers and fish and chips, while small bar snacks keep drinkers happy. There are also a few outdoor tables for when the sun shines.
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