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Eagle & Tun

Picture source: Peter Allen

The Eagle & Tun was situated on New Canal Street and closed in 2008.
It was a gem of a pub (similar to The Woodman nearby) that should have been preserved...but there's not enough local catchment to sustain its trade. It stands almost alone in an area where all other buildings have been flattened. If you had the money, it would be great to move the whole pub (a la 'Monster Moves' on Ch5) to a new location where a whole new set of people could appreciate it.
Peter Allen
Reopened in December 2015.
Chris Bartram (January 2016)
Did not reopen in December 2015 due to being burgled and all stock and furniture being stolen. Eventually reopened in February 2016 with ,members of UB40 attending reopening.
David Gray (February 2016)
Demolished in 2020, another victim of HS2.
Mick Hearn (February 2021)

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Name Dates Comments
Graham Jones 1980/1986 I used to work next door at a place called AG Warren &Son.It was a Electro Plating Firm. I was actually in the pub the day they shot the Red Red Wine video. Sadly I didn't appear in the final cut, although my wife does and now that is her claim to fame. The pub holds many memories for us both because we did most of our early courting on a Wednesday night in there. We went down there on Feb 12th to remenise and it hadn't changed a bit.
Raymond Newton 1932/1938 Parents were licensees here.
Jenny Smith late 1980s/ early 1990s Customer as I worked next door at Warren.
Other Photos

This pub was actually pictured on the cover of the album “best of UB40 “ . I used to go there in 1969 when a rock disco called the “West Coast Emporium” used to play in the upstairs room.


Joe Holyoake

Date of photo: 2016

Picture source: David Gray

Demolition of The Eagle & Tun, 2020

Picture source: Mick Hearn