Eagle and Child Pub, Oxford
In the 1940s and 1950s, a small group of like-minded friends met at Oxford's Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford to discuss literature, writing and life. This venerable group, who called themselves "The Inklings," had many happy memories here at the "Bird and Baby."
Members of this group include C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and discussions at this pub contributed to the final form of both Lewis' Narnia books and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series.
A memorial plaque 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.
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|Names:||Bird and Baby; Eagle and Child; Eagle and Child Pub; Eagle and Child Pub, Oxford; The Eagle and Child Public House|
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|Coordinates:||51.757096° N, 1.260413° W (view on Google Maps)|
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- Personal visits (2002, 2005-07).
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