The Eagle flies high after Best Bar win

The Eagle, best bar winners 2015, pictured is landlady Jacky Clarkson (centre), with, from left, Tom Rankin, Kerry Worthington, Mel Riches and Julie Fendyke. DJ
The Eagle, best bar winners 2015, pictured is landlady Jacky Clarkson (centre), with, from left, Tom Rankin, Kerry Worthington, Mel Riches and Julie Fendyke. DJ

The Eagle pub is flying high after our readers voted to help crown it the Boston Standard Best Bar 2014.

The pub, in West Street, Boston, was nominated by readers and then contested a public vote against a shortlist of other contenders.

The Witham Tavern, in Witham Bank East, came second and The Little Peacock Inn, in Wormgate, came third.

Landlady of The Eagle Jackie Clarkson, who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, said she was ‘overwhelmed’.

She believes the pub’s strength comes from the nine real ales it serves, as well as its ideal location near the railway station.

The pub has also earned praise in CAMRA’s latest good pub guide.

Jackie said: “I’d like to give my thanks to the staff because I don’t do this on my own.”

She said the Eagle is a ‘destination pub’ with people coming from miles around to sample the ales it sells.

The Eagle has been owned by Castle Rock since 1987.

It will celebrate 38 years of the brewery, as well as Jackie’s birthday and the Best Bar award today with customers today (Wednesday).

It will offer patrons £1 off the brewery’s Harvest Pale, which won Britain’s Best Beer in 2010. The offer starts from 5pm tonight.