The award was presented to Jackie Clarkson, the landlady, and her colleagues by the Standard’s Daniel Jaines in an ‘early doors’ ceremony in January.
Jackie was delighted at winning the crown saying she was overwhelmed. “And I have to give my thanks to all the staff as I can’t do this on my own,” she said.
“I’m very grateful to the paper for its work promoting pubs and the part we play in the locals’ varied lifestyles. Our local community is full of wonderful pub-going people and I’m sure the welcome they give the many who come here from further afield has gone some way to putting the Eagle in the pages of the paper.”
The Eagle has nine real ales permanently on draught. Its location, opposite Boston Railway Station, means it welcomes the weary as well as those travelling in search of a traditional urban pub.
“I like the pub to be busy,” says Jackie. “And it can get a bit hectic in the evenings with three quiz nights each week. There are matches for our five darts teams, two for pool, one for dominoes, alongside a folk club, bingo nights, and open mic events.”
Castle Rock’s managing director, Colin Wilde, is full of praise for the pub and its well deserved win. “Our hearty congratulations go to Jackie and her staff, and we wish you all continued success as Boston’s best bar.
“Jackie is well known and well liked in Boston and she’s put a lot of energy and enthusiasm into the Eagle. She certainly deserves this recognition and I hope this tempts more people to pop in to enjoy what the Eagle has to offer. In these times, when there’s a lot of negativity about local pubs, it’s great to have this good news,” says Colin.
The Eagle took top honours with the Witham Tavern and the Little Peacock, two other Boston pubs, coming second and third.