The Eagle & Child

  • Ranked #9 for pubs in Oxford
  • Ben E.
    "Tolkein or CS Lewis fan"(2 Tips)
    Sarah B.
    "... stigma with Lewis and Tolkein but tonight the bar was pretty bare but..."(2 Tips)
    Steven P.
    "Great little pub with lots of history!"(2 Tips)
    "photos and plaques commemorating C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien"(2 Tips)
49 Tips and reviews
  • cs lewis
  • cozy
  • tolkein
  • cider
  • great value
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  • Aleksandra C.
    Aleksandra CzyżyckaFebruary 14, 2016
    Great (mulled) cider. Atmospheric place. Sadly, the meat in the burger was little burnt. I would look for a differnt place to eat a burger, but the chicken and mushroom pie was tasty
  • Glen H.
    Glen HartwellOctober 9, 2014
    The food is awesome!!! We tried the Chicken pie and Fish & Chips! The atmosphere is really nice, traditional, inspiring and you will just understand why Tolkien and Lewis chose this place before!
  • Sylvia C.
    Sylvia CarmenJuly 18, 2014
    There is a soul to the place, the black pig and apple burger is delicious. Try and get the front seats
  • Joe
    JoeOctober 20, 2010
    Good real ales here - the pies are recommended too. Look out for the alcove just past the bar, where there are photos and plaques commemorating C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien, who drank here often
  • Ingrid R.
    Ingrid ReinholdtsenJuly 16, 2014
    Tolkien's dead, and so is this place. What was once probably a special place, is now a generic pub. Have a pint in one of the front rooms if you want, to say you've been here, but forget the rest.
  • Özge A.
    Özge AKSUAugust 12, 2015
    That is lovely place. Me and my boyfriend were visiting Oxford and we came across this pub on a rainy day to spend time. 👍🏽
  • OxfordReadingCorner
    OxfordReadingCornerJanuary 28, 2013
    Love to sit with a drink and read in this pub. Such a special feeling to read the Hobbit here knowing the story just born at this place!
  • Steven P.
    Steven PearsonFebruary 21, 2016
    Great little pub with lots of history! Fair prices too, however can struggle to get a seat
  • Richard H.
    Richard HarrisDecember 26, 2015
    Good guest ales available. Often crowded, but booth setup allows a little more closeness and privacy
  • Kris A.
    Kris AthiNovember 9, 2014
    Famous as the meeting place of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien of Narnia and Lord of the rings fame
  • Jack M.
    Jack McMackinMarch 23, 2015
    Excellent food, especially the chicken and the pies. Decent beer selection, a classic nicholson's pub
  • Kaz M.
    Kaz MNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love it here, regular rotating beers, very reasonable food (especially the Sunday roast)
  • Juan P.
    Juan PinillosAugust 10, 2014
    Great value, beautiful and cozy location. Lots of history inside.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 18, 2015
    Great pub with strong literary connections. Great real ale.
  • Shamal F.
    Shamal FailyAugust 26, 2012
    If it looks crowded at the bar then head to the back where there is lots of seating.
  • Kenny R.
    Kenny RogersOctober 1, 2016
    Tolkien and C.S. Lewis might have hung out here in times of yore, but they would not set foot here today.
  • chris p.
    chris parkerFebruary 23, 2012
    Great beer! Bring a copy of lord of the rings with you for the full experience!
  • Maria C.
    Maria ClaudiaFebruary 20, 2015
    Apple and plum crumble was delicious
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KilkennyOctober 28, 2016
    Nice setting. Worth a visit for a bit of literary history
  • Павел Б.
    Legendary place, absolutely great enviroment
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SimmonsMarch 27, 2014
    More than £10 for 2 drinks and a pack of crisps? This is why I don't usually come here.
  • Jeff
    JeffAugust 19, 2010
    Steak and Ale pie... oh so good. Have eaten there every night this week thus far.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McNishMarch 29, 2015
    Very cozy pub, absolutely wonderful
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenAugust 16, 2016
    Pretty standard English pub but worth going if you're a Tolkein or CS Lewis fan just to say that you've been.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WakeJune 1, 2010
    Hands down, the Chicken and Leek Pie. The best pie that I have had in England.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChenSeptember 23, 2016
    Average Pub food, most I think come here for the history more than anything...
  • Geoffrey P.
    Geoffrey PascoeAugust 22, 2014
    The glazed chicken is awesome
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrinkJanuary 2, 2014
    Went for the name and the stigma with Lewis and Tolkein but tonight the bar was pretty bare but smelled of warm spiced wine so that was nice.
  • Eduardo R.
    Eduardo RechMarch 18, 2015
    Ales! Good ales! Very gois ales!
  • Ana Belén E.
    We did not eat anything but the food looked great and there were many people queuing for eating
  • Dave I.
    Dave IngramJanuary 17, 2010
    Try mulled cider when it's available: tastes like warm liquidised alcoholic apple crumble!
  • Paul H.
    Paul HenmanNovember 22, 2010
    Fish and chips r great as are the lamb shanks
  • Mike D.
    Ale, is there anything else?
  • Azalea T.
    Azalea ThereseJanuary 8, 2016
    £8+ for a pint!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HaymanOctober 16, 2013
    Great beer and food
  • Hayden B.
    Hayden BairstowNovember 26, 2011
    If you like cheese cutters, this is the place for you.
  • Jannik
    JannikSeptember 30, 2015
    Lovely pub!
  • MrWhiteman R.
    MrWhiteman ReviewsSeptember 5, 2015
    **** "Legendary!"
  • Guy T.
    Guy TraininApril 3, 2012
    Great fish and chips
  • Ju
    JuMarch 21, 2012
    Inklings! Nuff said.
  • Kirk W.
    Kirk WestbeldAugust 20, 2010
    Have some fun where J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis used to discuss writing.
  • Mia K.
    Mia KaramSeptember 10
    Tourist trap. Non independent, Tolkien would be mortified.
  • Steven R.
    Steven RenwickMay 5, 2010
    Try and get a seat in the cubbyholes at the front of the pub, but beware of pickpockets! Two girls had their purses stolen while I was there (wisnae me guv!).
  • Nacho S.
    Nacho SierraSeptember 28, 2012
    Merece la pena disfrutar de una pinta con amigos contemplando el interior del pub. Sacar un buen tema y acabar echándose unas risas. p.ej. se puede comenzar con Tolkien (tan vinculado al pub).
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LisboaFebruary 24, 2016
    Lugar cheio e com consideráveis filas no caixa às vezes. Bom serviço e com relevante histórico - sim, estou falando de J. R. R. Tolkien e C. S. Lewis (:
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SJune 4, 2015
    Здесь в свое время тусовал Толкиен. Бургер 8 фунтов, большой выбор пива. Народу обычно не очень много
  • Ania M.
    Ania MysłowskaDecember 11, 2014
    Indispensable la visita a este pub
  • Silvae S.
    Silvae SanchezAugust 13, 2014
    Vayan al fondo del bar a ver "La entrada a Narnia"
  • Sergii P.
    Sergii PenkalSeptember 23, 2013
    Легендарное место.
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