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The Eagle and Child

€€ - €€€, British,
49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
+44 1865 302925
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (50 reviews)
“pie” (19 reviews)
“wings” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Traditional pub - very long and narrow which can make it a bit congested when people are queuing at the bar. We signed up on the website and got a code for 25% off food which made it really good value. Food was served quickly...More

Thank bifflet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed a cold pint and good ghosts of authors gone bye. Quirky and fun, good service and reasonable prices. Went with a bunch of college students who geeked out on the history and the writers.

Thank loveymesco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this pub that is so much apart of JRR Tolkien and C.S. Lewis history. The food was great too.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy historic pub, conveniently located near the center of Oxford. Order at the bar and friendly staff brings your meal. Meat pies and burgers were hot and tasty. Dessert was delicious too. Wide range of beers and ales.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every September, after The Tolkien Society finish their annual Oxonmoot, some of us meet up for a meal together. The food is always great, the staff are always pleasent..... and you can see where Tolkien, C.S Lewis and The Inklings sat creating worlds.

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific venue to stop in and enjoy a pint and a good meal. The fish and chips are quite nice and the staff was very friendly. Recommend asking for a pint of their best to go with your meal. Also if you are a...More

Thank ENSDrRich4BNA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited on a Sunday afternoon - lovely lunch. Enjoyed a pint and a warm meal, roasted veggies with chicken, etc. We wanted to see where some of our favorite authors (C.S. Lewis especially) enjoyed a drink and talked about God's grace...More

Thank 310amyj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice pub! After our walking tour, our guide gave us 45 minutes to wander on our own. I wanted to sit & was told to check out a pub called The Eagle and Child, which was built in 1640, and lays claim to a number...More

2  Thank henrissh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited it today for a pie and ale. The pies were perfect. Really tasty and filling. They had a nice selection of beers and whiskies and also some good gins. Great atmosphere too which differs from the classic pub.

Thank George V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not eat here.Read on to see why. The Hobgoblin Gold draught beer was cloudy and off, really badly rotten. The service was grudging, and unbelievably slow. Members of staff refused to help in the bar, and the pub was just a lousy tourist trap,...More

Thank veritasOxford
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 302925
You will find The Eagle and Child in Oxford within a short stroll of Cornmarket Street, Oxford University and St Johns College - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Eagle and Child is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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