The Eagle and Child – Oxford

The Eagle and Child lays claim to a number of interesting literary connections. J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and fellow writers met here and dubbed themselves ‘The Inklings’. They nicknamed the pub ‘The Bird and Baby’. A public house since 1650, our hostelry takes its name from the crest of the Earls of Derby. During the Civil War, our building was used as the playhouse for Royalist soldiers.

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.

The Eagle and Child – Oxford

49 St. Giles

Open hours: 11am - 11pm


Tel: 01865 302925

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.

Our Menu…

Nothing beats good food shared with good friends. We’re serving many of your old favourites – and a few new ones.

Where better to spend your Sunday afternoon this season, we have a selection of succulent roasts including aroast top rump of beef and honey glazed ham hock.

Delicious Desserts are our favourite here at The Eagle and Child, follow up your Main or just treat yourself!

At The Eagle and Child, we handpick our ales from some of the best breweries across Britain – so you can savour an unrivalled range of expertly conditioned brews right here in Oxford.

Of course, being Cask Marque accredited, it goes without saying that we’re obsessed with quality. We even have our own in-house ale expert, known as our Cask Master.

Get in touch

Fill out your details and message, using the following form, to contact the business directly.

    First Name (required)

    Surname (required)

    Your Email (required)




    What’s on in Oxford Reviews

    Review Title
    Review Content

    Tripadvisor Reviews