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The Eagle and Child

$$ - $$$, British,
49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
+44 1865 302925
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (53 reviews)
“pie” (23 reviews)
“wings” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
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1 - 10 of 804 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was nice, priced about £9. Very filling. The vegetables were nicely done too. However, the toilets were in a disgusting state, poorly maintained.

Thank Coolbanner
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I ate in the Eagle on our first night in Oxford. Good plain food at reasonable prices. The only drawback for us was that, as my husband needs a walker to get around, there's not a lot of room to get through,...More

Thank doccaroline123
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can't comment on the food as I didn't order any, but I loved the cosy interior of this place with its little snugs and nooks and crannies, and loved whichever rich and fruity pint of ale I had. This was just right for a...More

Thank glutton4nourishment
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't eat here its really bad. I love Tolkien C.S.Lewis and they used to meet here and read aloud have a drink here so you can say you have been here but don't eat anything. The service is zero to.

Thank elvishasleftthebuild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place, to hang out where Tolkien and CS Lewis gathered, oh to have been a fly on the wall then. It was full of interesting nooks and crannies, I saw a Nicholas Courtney photograph (Whovians will know him) a lovely conservatory, but be...More

Thank juliedabnor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times and each time I have ordered the smoked cheddar pie as it is delicious. The pub has a lovely, traditional atmosphere and is not too busy during lunch times (when I have visited anyway!!) Amazing to be sat...More

Thank Tori T
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Outstanding food and company. Went a number of times and tried different menu items. Always seem to be able to find people to chat with. Very sociable. Lewis and Carrol were regular visitors during their time and there are still many reminders of their times...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My husband and I chose this venue based on the wide choice on the menu. However upon arrival we were somewhat taken aback by the rather off handed welcome. We sat at a table in the conservatory which was very cold.we both chose a pie...More

1  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

A beautiful pub where C.S.Lewis used to go for a pinte. A nice atmosphere and a warm welcome are a plus. This pub is unmissable in the heart of Oxford. Good choice of ales. It's definitly a pub crawling spot.

Thank stephjac22
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 1 January 2018

Cons: Historic Bespoke Good drinks selection Tastefully extended Cons: A bit dated Slow service Expensive My wife and I took her parents here for a drink as we waited for her sister and her family to join us. It was very "oxford", and I'm sure...More

Thank Amy_and_Jami
General Manager A, Manager at The Eagle and Child, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your honest review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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