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The Eagle and Child

££ - £££, British,
49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
+44 1865 302925
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (61 reviews)
“pie” (30 reviews)
“wings” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We visited as part of a walking tour & thought it was wonderful with its memorabilia & atmosphere. Don't miss it.

Thank Konie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Eagle and Child as we heard they had great burgers. The meat was a huge disapointment as it tasted like it had filler and not alot of taste. What a let down. I had tried them previously and had the fish and chips...More

Thank flyerforfood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes there is Lewis and Tolkien and Williams memorabilia on the walls. But don’t be like those Americans ahead of me who clearly expected an experience. It’s a pub with good pub food and decent beers and such. If it’s not crowded (like lunch on...More

Thank JTSeattle
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice comments, Sorry you feel we only deserve a 3/5, hopefully your next visit will change your view. Thank you for taking the time to comment The Eagle and Child

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub after our student-led Footprints tour of Oxford and Oxford University. We only had a drink and dessert, which were excellent, but we spent time basking in the environment where JR Tolkien and CS Lewis regularly met for a brew and discussion....More

Thank Sue W
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many Thanks for such a great review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many places to eat in Oxford. One is the famous The Eagle and Child. With all the hype of being the place where CS Lewis, Tolkien, and others met, I was a little apprehensive, but we tried it for lunch on a...More

Thank T4167YRgarytee
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We are Glad you enjoyed your visit, We hope you will return soon, Thank you for the feedback, i will pass it on to the team The Eagle and Child

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re a fan of any of the Inklings you have to visit this pub as this is where they met every week and there is original memorabilia about the place. If you choose to eat here you’ll be pleased as the food is very...More

Thank Henchelson
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many Thanks for such a kind review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by to see the place where C.S. Lewis and Tolkien would hang out. This cozy bar was quite busy at lunchtime. We continued on without waiting to order, but it would be fun to drink a beer where some of the great minds...More

Thank GoAlong2
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we are glad you liked the pub We hope you come back soon The Eagle and Child

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we've visited and both times we've loved. It's so atmospheric, warm, welcoming and cosy. Food was delicious and service excellent. Only wish we didn't live 250 miles away! If only it was our local...

Thank SheNoHitTarget
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, Its nice to know you like our pub so much Hopefully you will be able to come back again soon Many thanks again The Eagle and Child

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely warm friendly pub with history of The Inklings, great food and drink. Variety of good Ales. Little nooks and cranny's to sit in. Visited last year when we went to Oxford and had to go back again this year as we liked it so...More

Thank cralex2017
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many Thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Oxford for the first time as a HUGE Tolkien fan so visiting this pub was a "must" stop. It was very busy but I wasn't surprised because it was indeed a Saturday. There was no table service and the orders had to...More

2  Thank Maria L
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Maria. Our menus all state that if you have any allergy requirements then please ask at the bar. We do not put allergen menus on the tables as it can cause confusion. I apologise if you felt discriminated against but I can assure you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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