The Eagle Tavern is situated at the junction of the A303 with Lisieux Way known as Eagle Cross, approximately 1 mile to the east of the small village of Buckland St Mary. The country town of Taunton is approximately 9 miles north of the property and the market town Chard approximately 4 miles to the south east. Illminster is about 5 miles to the east. The parish of Buckland St Mary is within the Black Down Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The A303 is a major trunk road running from Basingstoke in Hampshire to Honiton in Devon. Together with the M4 and M5, this is the major route from London to the South West of England and is a primary a road throughout its length.
The south east facing property fronts the A303 and occupies a substantial triangular shaped plot on a south facing hill. The Eagle Tavern is a substantial detached two storey building with rendered block walls under a pitched plain tiled roof with single storey extensions to either side of the original building, and a single storey brick built skittle alley to the rear of the main property. The building comprises a sizeable plot with a car park to the front and trade garden and children's play area to the side with a modern sheltered trade patio access from the main internal dining area. There is a paddock to the area of the trade garden and an access lane running from the front of the property to the top, at the junction of Lisieux Way. This access lane is owned privately and a barrier has been erected to stop the lane being used as a 'rat run'. The field to the south of the Eagle Tavern on the other side of the A303 falls within the curtilage and houses the septic tank for the tavern.