- History -
No 145 High Street has been an establishment selling ‘beer’ in Old Amersham since 1856. The beautiful frontage you can see from the high street is from the 18th with a much older building behind. The first mention of The Eagle was as a ‘Beer House', which means it was licensed to sell only ‘beer, cyder and perry’.
You can read a little more about the history of our pub, including recollections by Reg Mason who was born in The Eagle in 1895: The Eagle - Amersham Museum
- Now -
In recent years The Eagle has seen quite a bit of change, and in 2020 The Eagle was bought by Arnaud and Ludo. Their passion lies with craft beer, real ales & wine pairing these with superb local British pub classics.
We have a fantastic prominent high street location which means we’re right in the heart of Old Amersham. We have one of the best beer gardens, looking out over Barn Meadow and the River Misbourne; perfect for outdoor dining or catching up with friends and family over a drink or two.
A great spot with a good view of the local cricket field.
Our Motto: hospitality with a personality.
Arnaud, an award winning Chef, took over the reins of the George & Dragon in Wycombe in 2017, and The Eagle in Amersham in 2020.
His French heritage and experience working with some of the best Chefs in the world makes for superb classic dishes with a contemporary twist.
Ludo trained in France and has an impressive career in hospitality, with a speciality for customer service, and has worked for some the UK's leading restaurants.
Ludo is dedicated to maintaining and improving The Eagle's high standard of service and superb food quality.
Things to do in Amersham
Planning a long weekend or perhaps a well deserved day trip, there are plenty of places to visit and activities while you're here.
Here's some of our favourites.
Church & Gardens
Visit St Mary's Church, a beautiful building dating back to 13th century, also used for concerts and art exhibitions.
Take a stroll around the beautiful Amersham Memorial gardens and when you're done, come to us for refreshments and maybe snacks at the bar.
Museum & Guided Walks
Visit Amersham Museum, recently redeveloped and expanded with a stunning glass reception.
Join one of their guided walks and then join us for dinner!
The River Misbourne runs right through Amersham and what better way to work up an appetite for lunch than a morning walk along the river bank.
Book your table before you head off and we'll have everything ready on your return.
Barn Meadow & Cricket
Cricket fan? Our beer garden looks out over Barn Meadow, home to Challoners CC.
Where better to sit on a sunny afternoon than our garden bar bench and watch a game.
And when players break for tea, so can you!