The Eagle Tavern, North Street, Leeds :: Shared Description

In the middle of the 19th century there were eleven pubs in North Street - now there is just the Eagle Tavern.
But the Eagle Tavern pre-dates even Queen Victoria. This fine old building is actually the Georgian original and started life as a private house. It became a beerhouse in 1832, following the famous "Wellington Beerhouse Act" which halved the tax on beer, and allowed anyone of good character to obtain a licence for just two guineas. Within ten years of the act being passed, the number of pubs in Leeds doubled from 270 to 545.
The Eagle was first known as the Builders Inn - after the profession of its first owner - and changed its name to The Ordnance, owing to its proximity to the Leeds Cavalry Barracks. It later became the Golden Eagle, and finally the Eagle Tavern.
The Eagle, like so many older pubs, is reputedly haunted. The tale is that a spirit inhabits a room on the top floor - but it is supposedly quite benign, and though its presence has been occasionally felt, it has never interrupted anyone's sleep.
by Mark Stevenson
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SE3034 : The Eagle Tavern, North Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
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SE3034 : The Eagle Tavern, North Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3034 : The Eagle Tavern, North Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3034 : The Eagle Tavern, North Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson


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Created: Fri, 13 May 2016, Updated: Fri, 13 May 2016

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