Eagle and Child, Oxford

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In this small Oxford pub, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other writers met to discuss their latest books over a pint.

Go Historic ID
318642
Short URL
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Names
Eagle and Child
Address

Oxford, England
Coordinates
51.757096° N, 1.260413° W
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Description of the Eagle and Child

A memorial plaque to The Inklings is on a wall in the middle of the pub near the bar, along with a couple portraits and a framed paper bearing the signatures of Lewis, Tolkien, and other Inklings, saying they had drunk to the landlord's health.

In addition to its historic and literary value, the Eagle and Child is also a pleasant place to stop for good food and drink. There is a non-smoking section in the back.

Timeline

1940

A group of like-minded friends called "The Inklings" meets regularly at the Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford to discuss literature, religion and life. The group includes C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien; discussions at this pub contributed to the final form of both Lewis' Narnia books and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series.

January 12, 1954
Eagle and Child designated a Grade II listed building

The Eagle and Child in Oxford, England, is designated a Grade II listed building.

April 5, 2006