Eagle & Child (Oxford) Reviews
Description:Pub. St Giles, Oxford.
Newest Review: ... It's gaunt seventeenth century exterior shows signs of weariness; there is only so much outdoor paint can do to hide the crevasses; too gone for a good botox session - the pub has hunched with age, a result of three centuries of gravitational pull, has no doubt reaped havoc on seventeenth century building practices. I tend to say an amusing pray whenever I enter: "Don't choose today to ... more
Customer Eagle & Child (Oxford) Reviews (2)
by - written on 25/07/13, updated on 27/07/13 (Very useful, 37 readings)
On a wall plaque it states: "CS Lewis his brother WH Lewis, JRR Tolkein, Charles Williams and Neville Coghill and friends, met every Tuesday morning, between the years 1939 - 1962 in the back room of this their favourite pub. These men, popularly known as the "Inklings," met here to drink Beer and to discuss among other things, the books they were writing." - - - 00 - - - Funny how babies, of blue blood or red have a habit of making an appearance sooner than scheduled on hot days - news today of my cousin having a boy broke through, within twenty four hours of the third in line to the throne made an entrance will inevitably stimulate ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/03/01, updated on 05/03/01 (Very useful, 86 readings)
The Eagle & Child on St Giles' is one of Oxford's more famous pubs. It was the haunt of CS Lewis, JRR Tolkein and the Inklings literary group, and more recently Colin Dexter, the creator of Inspector Morse, has made this one of his favourite watering holes. This has made it a stop on the literary tourists' trail, although thankfully the pub itself is too small for visitors to linger for long! The pub is set on the west side of St Giles, opposite St John's College. The bar is small and oak-panelled, with two small "snugs" off the main bar itself. It was in these that the Inklings used to meet to hear extracts of the works that ... Read the complete review
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