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Towards the end of summer 2018, The Spread Eagle closed for a refurb. Despite being pretty ideally located — sitting on Parkway, in a part of London that isn't as good for pubs as you'd reckon it would be — we'd never taken much notice of the place. But since the refurb was finished, that's changed.
Inside its all a bit of a maze. There are plenty of dividing walls and columns splitting the room apart, giving each table its own sense of privacy. The real gem comes upstairs in a double room dubbed The Snug and the Eyrie. There's a touch of modernism in the design aesthetic, although that's blended with some more contemporary neon.
This is a Young's pub, so although the tap selections won't blow you away, they don't disappoint neither — we went for a reliable Neck Oil. The wine list is a little more extensive and intuitively categorised on the menu for those who aren't experts.