The Eagle in Cambridge (1667)

I guess 1667 isn’t young by any means, but this is a fair bit younger than the last pub I covered. What makes this one stand out is some more recent events in the twentieth century – the so-called RAF bar in the back, and the discovery of DNA being announced there by Francis Crick in 1953. According to the latter tale Crick ran in, interrupting lunch, and dramatically announced that he had “discovered the secret of life” – his old Cavendish Laboratory was based around the corner at the time, so I’m guessing it was selected for it’s locality as much as anything else.

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