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The Eagle and Child

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Bar, British, Pub
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49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
+44 1865 302925
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A proper pub with an interesting history. Did find a seat at 6.30pm on a Saturday, but it was getting busier. Menu looked very tasty.

Thank MaireadDw
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a fan of Tolkien's work, this place is a must see (as well as a few others in Oxford, actualy). The room at the extreme back of the pub is where he used to sit with his friends (the Inklings). Today, it is a very cosy, and well decorated, little pub. The food is amazing: we recommend... More 

Thank Amandine D
Kent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quirky, quaint and always busy!, a good range of real beers, ales and lagers available, but it can take time to search for a seat on occasions.

Thank SunglassesReady
Parker, Colorado, USA
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Oxford, you've gotta stop in and grab a bite where C.S. Lewis & Tolkien used to meet. We got the sampler platter and really enjoyed it.

Thank jjcoffman
Panicale, Italy
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit, I was a little dubious about visiting this pub. Although I'm a big fan of the great writers, I'm not a fan of themed pubs. What a nice surprise this pub is. Another one that I would call a proper pub. The staff are friendly and efficient, the prices are normal - for Oxford. The place has... More 

Thank Phil O
London, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think I may be biased in favour of the place. This if you did not know is where the Inklings met regularly to discuss their now famous books. People like C.S.Lewis, and of course Tolkien, but many other too. Every week. Oh the food, that was good too, the atmosphere was great. Just fun being in the atmosphere. We... More 

Thank Adrian2526
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small narrow pub that goes back a long, with lots of history Great beer and good tasty food. A much when your in Oxford.

Thank Ubujack
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in during our week long visit to Oxford. My husband drinks real ale and was not impressed with the quality on offer compared to the other pubs we visited. Nor with the huge depth of the head on his pint when it came! The ladies toilets were disgusting and my husband said when he visited the mens, and... More 

Thank Andrea J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, must visit if you are a Tolkien or CS Lewis fan BUT just have a drink and eat elsewhere. I live in Oxford but took four overseas visitors there for lunch - a big mistake. A chicken pie turned out to be a pile of puff pastry with very little inside and my sausages were burnt, tough and... More 

Thank OxfordMark2014
Kidlington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Last night we were out on a Christmas celebration with staff. The meal was piping hot and very tasty and served by a very friendly and welcoming member of staff. -Excellent value for money with plenty of turkey and vegetables.

Thank Kevin P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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