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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in yesterday whilst working in Oxford. Both of us and a pie each, which was really good. The ale was great too. Didn't know this was a Nicholson brand (part of M&B). Anyway the girl at the bar (redish hair?) was awesome and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely go there again.

Thank StedmanCitra
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this pub and all it had to offer. Especially, the JRR Tolkein History, if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings this is an absolute must see. The real ale was very well kept and it was satisfying to have a good pint in such an historic literary location.

Thank d4tam4n1
Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

……. This is one of Oxford’s oldest and most illustrious pubs. It dates back to the 17th century and if often also referred to as the Bird and Baby. But the pub’s main claim to fame is it association with the celebrated Inklings group who included C S Lewis and J R R Tolkein and others. We visited on a... More 

Thank Carole T
South Shields, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped off for our final drink in Oxford. The pub is old fashioned and well preserved. Reasonably priced for the Oxford area.

Thank David H
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716 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It felt a bit like stepping back in time into this quirky, old fashioned pub with its wooden panelled booths. We popped in for an evening tipple and sat in the cosy front window booth supping our ales.

Thank Swedishtomcat
Milton Keynes
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub along with many others as part of a pub tour, had mulled wine or cider in most along the way, the cider in this one was so watered down it was horrible, barman refused to swap very unhelpful

Thank Localperson-12
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ruined what used to be a brilliant little pub. Famous for Tolkien and Lewis, now part of a rubbish chain with rude staff, over priced bland food. Much better historical pubs to be found elsewhere in Oxford.

Thank Matty D
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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253 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for the supposed atmosphere, but could only get a seat in the modern room at the rear. It was crowed and thus noisy. I had wanted the beef and ale pie which they were out of at noontime, so I settled for the fish and chips, which were good but not outstanding. There was some nice artwork... More 

Thank Lipadad
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and decor of the pub suggest that not much has changed since Tolkien and Lewis were here. Quirky little corridors and pictures/writings that boast the bar's historical heritage adorn the walls. It's just a shame that this is now part of a "chain" pub that plays awful chart music with a slightly limited choice in beverages, which slightly... More 

Thank Lewis M
Fremont, California, USA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try and sit in either of the two front rooms. They will give you the feel of being in an old pub. The rest of it is tables and benches and you are able to pick where you want to sit. The food was slightly overpriced based on what you can get at the Covered Market and I was disappointed... More 

Thank Rachelle A

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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
Brunch, 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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