Photos then and now

Photograph of the Eagle Inn
Image reproduced with permission from Brighton History Centre
Photograph of The Eagle, 2004
Photo by Mike Snewin

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  • Good place for a few pints of the real thing before putting up with fizzy keg lager at the Bird’s Nest, round the corner.Was always a bit sparse inside but in the 1970s served some hard to find real ale.

    By Adrian Baron (05/02/2007)
  • I really enjoyed this pub. When i first moved to the area I made a map of the pubs in the local area that we were going to crawl around. The Eagle was the first and last one that we went to that night!

    By Searles (24/12/2009)
  • A great place where I used to hang out h with an old Girlfriend Cristina back in the 1980s.

    By Ian Kidger (06/06/2016)
  • The Eagle was taken over by Tony Lynch in 1976 or 1977. It was then just a one bar pub being the right hand side of the building. The left hand side was a separate shop, can’t quite remember what it sold but it may have been a saddlers. Soon after Tony bought the pub he acquired the left hand side of the building which made it the size it is today. I worked there on an ad-hoc basis until Tony left in about 1985 or 1986. Tony came from the docks area of London where he had a pub until he moved to Brighton although his family still lived in London.

    By Martin Hoare (05/08/2019)
  • This may be a ‘chicken and egg‘ situation, but the pub has its name from being adjacent to the Eagle Foundry in Gloucs Rd established in the early 19th century by the Welshman Mr Yearsley [or the foundry named from the pub]. Yearsley lived in some splendour at the top of Clifton Hill on the corner of Powis Villas, Brighton’s ‘West End’ while the foundry was in a classic ‘East End’ location.
    The name of the pub opposite, The Basketmakers, reinforces the image of North Laine being the 19th century industrial heartland of the resort.

    By Geoffrey Mead (07/08/2019)

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