The Eagle & Child

Pub
49 St. Giles', Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3LU, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:30 PM
Price:
£ £ £ £
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

Based on 135 votes

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  • c s lewis
  • j r r tolkien
  • great value
  • cozy
  • cider drinks
  • beer
  • pies
  • good for groups
  • good for a late night
  • trendy
  • authentic
  • lamb shanks
  • chicken
  • good for a quick meal
  • fish
  • steak
  • burgers
  • chips
  • good for special occasions
  • apples
  • Megan M.

    Very cozy pub, absolutely wonderful

    Megan McNish · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jack M.

    Excellent food, especially the chicken and the pies. Decent beer selection, a classic nicholson's pub

    Jack McMackin · March 23
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  • Eduardo R.

    Ales! Good ales! Very gois ales!

    Eduardo Rech · March 18
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  • Maria C.

    Apple and plum crumble was delicious

    Maria Claudia · February 20
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  • Ania M.

    Indispensable la visita a este pub

    Ania Mysłowska · December 11, 2014
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  • Kaz z.

    Love it here, regular rotating beers, very reasonable food (especially the Sunday roast)

    Kaz zam · November 23, 2014
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  • Kris A.

    Famous as the meeting place of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien of Narnia and Lord of the rings fame

    Kris Athi · November 9, 2014
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  • Glen H.

    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!

    Glen Hartwell · October 9, 2014
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  • Geoffrey P.

    The glazed chicken is awesome

    Geoffrey Pascoe · August 22, 2014
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  • Silvae S.

    Vayan al fondo del bar a ver "La entrada a Narnia"

    Silvae Sanchez · August 13, 2014
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  • Juan P.

    Great value, beautiful and cozy location. Lots of history inside.

    Juan Pinillos · August 10, 2014
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  • Sylvia C.

    There is a soul to the place, the black pig and apple burger is delicious. Try and get the front seats

    Sylvia Carmen · July 18, 2014
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  • Ingrid R.

    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.

    Ingrid Reinholdtsen · July 16, 2014
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  • Brooke S.

    More than £10 for 2 drinks and a pack of crisps? This is why I don't usually come here.

    Brooke Simmons · March 27, 2014
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  • Sarah B.

    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.

    Sarah Brink · January 2, 2014
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  • Michael H.

    Great beer and food

    Michael Hayman · October 16, 2013
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  • Sergii P.

    Легендарное место.

    Sergii Penkal · September 23, 2013
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  • OxfordReadingCorner

    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!

    OxfordReadingCorner · January 28, 2013
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  • Nacho S.

    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).

    Nacho Sierra · September 28, 2012
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  • Shamal F.

    If it looks crowded at the bar then head to the back where there is lots of seating.

    Shamal Faily · August 26, 2012
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  • Guy T.

    Great fish and chips

    Guy Trainin · April 3, 2012
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  • 🍀Ju🍀

    Inklings! Nuff said.

    🍀Ju🍀 · March 21, 2012
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  • chris p.

    Great beer! Bring a copy of lord of the rings with you for the full experience!

    chris parker · February 23, 2012
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  • Hayden B.

    If you like cheese cutters, this is the place for you.

    Hayden Bairstow · November 26, 2011
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  • David B.

    Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider. Do it.

    David Bairstow · November 26, 2011
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  • Paul H.

    Fish and chips r great as are the lamb shanks

    Paul Henman · November 22, 2010
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  • Joe

    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

    Joe · October 20, 2010
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  • Kirk W.

    Have some fun where J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis used to discuss writing.

    Kirk Westbeld · August 20, 2010
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  • Jeff

    Steak and Ale pie... oh so good. Have eaten there every night this week thus far.

    Jeff · August 19, 2010
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  • Chris W.

    Hands down, the Chicken and Leek Pie. The best pie that I have had in England.

    Chris Wake · June 1, 2010
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  • Steven R.

    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!).

    Steven Renwick · May 5, 2010
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  • Dave I.

    Try mulled cider when it's available: tastes like warm liquidised alcoholic apple crumble!

    Dave Ingram · January 17, 2010
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