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The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« on: Mar 7 - 2008 »

Name: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds

Address: North Street, Sheepscar, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 1AF [0113 245 7146]
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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17 - 2010 »
Stands on it's own at a very busy road junction just North of the city centre.

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #2 on: Jun 21 - 2010 »
Mandy & Max are superb Sam Smiths Staffers, oh that some of the other outlets had such competent staff...

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23 - 2010 »
liked the homely feeling in this pub,and its massive, stage lighting etc etc all going to waste,everyone jolly.

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #4 on: May 6 - 2011 »
Found this interesting review and potted history of the Eagle from the Yorkshire Evening Post, from Monday April 30th, 2001.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle/the_eagle_tavern_north_street_leeds_1_2074989


The comment from the then manager would probably attract a P45 now...

"I'm not even allowed to sell Guinness," said manager Graham Hughes, who has been running the Eagle with wife Ellen for the past 18 months. Nonetheless, he says the way the pub really scores over its local rivals is the price - with Sam Smith's bitter around 50p cheaper than the cheapest bitter on offer at both the White Stag and the Victoria.

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #5 on: May 7 - 2011 »
Interesting article, particularly that Sam Smiths took it over after the war. I always understood that this pub was one of those run directly by CAMRA for a period and during their disastrous attempt at developing a pub estate of their own. Either that information is wrong or they took a lease from Sam Smiths. I have always suspected there are a lot more pubs in Humphrey's empire that we don't know about because they are leased out.

Sadly all attempts to get the nearby White Stag 'listed' failed and it was disgracefully demolished a couple of years ago. It's now just another empty plot. The Pointer has been boarded up for many years and the Victoria looks like it's struggling. Amazingly even the old Regent or latterly Maguire's is closed and up for sale, so The Eagle is pretty much all that's left in the area now. 

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #6 on: May 7 - 2011 »
yep.... that pretty much sums it all up, all closed! :( only sams left trading,now would be the time to turn the music back on,its a nation wide thing all closing down

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #7 on: May 7 - 2011 »
Very true antthe2nd, soon we will be left with Sam Smiths and Wetherspoons only :P
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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #8 on: May 7 - 2011 »
Very true antthe2nd, soon we will be left with Sam Smiths and Wetherspoons only :P

and thats when sams and wetherspoons prices will go through the roof

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #9 on: May 8 - 2011 »
At least there are some pub owners out thre who don't want to close their pubs

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #10 on: May 8 - 2011 »
Found this interesting review and potted history of the Eagle from the Yorkshire Evening Post, from Monday April 30th, 2001.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle/the_eagle_tavern_north_street_leeds_1_2074989


The comment from the then manager would probably attract a P45 now...

"I'm not even allowed to sell Guinness," said manager Graham Hughes, who has been running the Eagle with wife Ellen for the past 18 months. Nonetheless, he says the way the pub really scores over its local rivals is the price - with Sam Smith's bitter around 50p cheaper than the cheapest bitter on offer at both the White Stag and the Victoria.


Interesting to note that, in the ten years prices have only increased 30-40p or so.  ;)

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #11 on: May 8 - 2011 »

Interesting to note that, in the ten years prices have only increased 30-40p or so.  ;)

And all just through duty and VAT increases. Can't complain about that I suppose.  Shame about the area. I used to call into the Eagle for a pint if passing and the Regent was ok as well.

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21 - 2014 »
Heard a rumour that the long term  managers here Max & Mandy are moving pubs soon. Anyone confirm whether this is true and where they are going ? Humphrey seems to be moving a few managers about at present.
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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #13 on: Mar 21 - 2014 »
General Elliott.

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Re: The Eagle Tavern - Location: Leeds
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21 - 2014 »
Cheers Ian, that's the pub I heard about. Wonder why not The Old Red Lion, as that is still up since September to. Or is it Humphrey offering that or nothing again.  :HJH

Interesting choice if it's their own, busy city centre pub.
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