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The Eagle and Child

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49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
+44 1865 302925
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Busy traditional style pub serving good priced food and a good range of beers. Two mains and two beers cost £35.

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London, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here a couple of times and this was the worst so far, a shoddy sunday lunch, small macaroni cheese and it was just tired and the toilets awful. The staff were fine, it was the haunt of Tolkien and CS Lewis and was populated by old scholars and tourists. I won't be back, not terrible but it had... More 

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Thank Phatbloke
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Phatbloke. We're disappointed you didn't enjoy your time with us, we endeavour to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for all our visitors, and we apologise that we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had seen the menu in January when we popped in for a sneaky pint to warm up, and we liked the look of every dish!!!!, our sons liked everything also (11 & 13), so we made a plan to eat there tonight, and yum. My husband had a steak pie, and I had a double chicken burger and sweet... More 

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Thank GymAddict1
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this review

Gymaddict1, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Eagle and Child, we're pleased that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Belfast
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I only had time to pop in here for a half, but it seemed like a really nice place, with a good atmosphere and choice in music. The staff seemed very professional - friendly but not in a forced way - and had no problem giving opinions or recommendations about beer when asked. If I ever go back to Oxford... More 

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Thank jimbtho
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this review

Jimbtho, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the pub, and hope to see you for longer next time! More 

London
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a little delight this pub was! Only a 2mins walk from our hotel. We walked past it a few times before we decided to go in for a cheeky drink before our dinner. The pub has a lot of character, is full of history and is very cozy. The back part has been extended but we sat in the... More 

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Thank OfficialMrsS
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Officialmrss, we're glad you had a good visit to the Eagle and Child! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take friends out for a drink to the eagle and child. Party of 6. They all agreed a nice place to go for a drink and we would all recommend.

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Thank Missi_Moo_69
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this review

Thanks, for leaving us this review. We're happy you and your friends enjoyed your time at the Eagle and Child! More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short stop while in Oxford. Good prices for the pints they offer. Several seating places. Good option for a day visit.

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Thank Diego A
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Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Diego. More 

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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many other people, I came there because of the incredible literary history of the pub. From the entrance you can see commemorative paintings, posters, and gadgets that will make every fan of Tolkien and Lewis very happy. The pub has a traditional feel, at least in its original part - its been expanded and the new part looks more... More 

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Thank ags994
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Eagle and Child. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit! More 

Watertown, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to this place because of the people who frequented it long ago. The atmosphere does not disappoint. The food was great and the service better.

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Thank Jonathan S
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London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The obvious reason to visit this pub is clearly the history, which you probably know all about but I'll say it again anyway because no review for this place would be complete without name dropping JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. Who hung out here. With their literary club. There's a plaque and everything. So now that we got that out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 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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