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The Eagle & Child, Oxford Central, Oxford

49 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LU
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Eagle & Child

Due to be taken over by Youngs. Major changes planned inside.

January 2014
This pub has improved steadily since my inaugural visit almost six years ago. My latest trip found a decent set of ales on the pumps and my Stewarts Zymic was in good nick, served by friendly staff. The only remaining table was out back in the conservatory which was freezing cold, not helped by the teeny plug-in radiator being shoved behind a load of stuff which served to stifle the warm air flow. It’s worth putting on the crawl list, but I wouldn’t go for session unless I bagged a seat in the snugs (virtually impossible). It is what it is. Rated 7

July 2011
The pub is now owned by Nicholsons, which explains the better beer range and quality this trip – the Moor and Black Beauty Porter were both on form. As mentioned elsewhere, your experience of this pub will depend heavily on where you get a seat. Things are improving a from the under-performing laziness a few years back though. Rated 7

March 2008
Ancient pub known locally as the 'Bird and Baby', upon entering you hit the classic front bar – dark wood panelling, snug drinking areas etc. It’s inevitably tiny but is nice to sit in if you're lucky enough to find a space. The bar is in this area, serving a very mainstream selection of ale, three including Brakspear, Pride and a guest; condition is hit and miss. There is a more modern Everest double-glazing catalogue conservatory area out the back - incongruous, but it does at least offer some extra seats. The toilets in that area stink and are terrible in the summer, which makes the back room smell nauseously of urine and grease. Worth a stop on an Oxford crawl for the heritage factor (did I manage not to mention J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis?) but currently that’s about it – could and should do much better. Rated 5

On 14th November 2017 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Eagle & Child

10:15 on a sunday night and a choice of this or the Lamb and Flag over the road.

Both shut bang on 10:30.

You can feel the history of this place dripping off the walls but the beer quality was dreadful. Old Hooky had to be sent back - dull, cloudy and rank. It was changed with minimal fuss (held to light, which failed to penetrate) and swapped for a brighter oxford gold.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2tFIpRz

On 27th July 2017 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Eagle & Child

Visited only once back in late 1993 and now a PuG crawl return after nearly a quarter of a century. Little has changed - perhaps a wash and brush here and there - but since the double whammy of increased interest in both drinking/smoking buddies J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis this pub is now, unsurprisingly, somewhat hobbit-forming, attracting the massed hoards from all corners of the planet, delivered to the [wardrobe?]door by the coachload.
Time to avoid the masses - ideally evening onwards - this pub is quirky and pleasant enough, bordering on interesting.
Nothing special on the ale front (I can't remember what I had). Worth a trip just to say you've been, but barely worthy of a detour.

On 5th September 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Oxford, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.55 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Islip, 5.92 miles, 1 hr 54 min walk (show)
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10th Nov 2018, 17:23
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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