Eagle & Child, Oxford
Today it is still a favourite spot for faculty, students and fans of Tolkien and Lewis. Oxford views tourists as a pestilence, and you will find that attitude here. Service is slow and surly. But to be fair the constant inundation by gawking fans must be tedious. On tap: Deuchars IPA, London Pride, Adnams Broadside and Brakspear Bitter for the real ale drinkers and Old Rosie Scrumpy Cider for those who prefer cider.
49 St. Giles Street, Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3LU
Please check opening times with the pub before making a special journey.
From the station: turn left out of the station toward the city centre and colleges. Cross over the river and follow the road round into Worcester Street, then bear right into Beaumont Street. At the end of Beaumont, turn left into the main road that is St Giles. After the bus stop, you'll find the pub set back from the main road.