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Eagle & Child (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Exceptional1
Camden Town - Inner City GreenExcellent1
Hop Back - Winter LightningGood1
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Moor - Gold, Frankincense & MoorAcceptable1
Oxfordshire Ales - Meads MustAcceptable1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Yule StarNot Tried0
Picture 1. Eagle & Child, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Visits Details

22 Dec 2015 (HSB)
13:00 A short walk across the road from the Lamb. Not as busy as I expected. The seven of us bagged, and all got in one of the two booths either side of the entrance. Given the size of us this was no mean feat. Sadly my Hop Circle app decided to fail and I missed out on the discount.
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50GoodDangerously drinkable
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Yule Star4.80Not Tried
13 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Filling up fast with diners on a Thursday lunchtime.
Oxfordshire Ales - Meads Must4.70AcceptableAmber strong bitter with no dominant flavours, a dry maltiness with some hop bitterness present. Finish is dry. Served too cold therefore my score 14/20 with B for quality.
16 Dec 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with end of college term diners.
Moor - Gold, Frankincense & Moor4.80AcceptableRather dry and bitter with an astringent finish. My score 13/20.
11 Jun 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Failry quiet with a few locals in late Saturday morning.
Camden Town - Inner City Green3.90ExcellentPale and very hoppy with citrus notes and a dryish finish. Some maltiness also evident. My score 16/20.
01 Jan 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
I was the first punter in at 12.30 on New Year's Day in a very quiet "ghost town" Oxford. Must have been a long night of celebrations.
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80ExceptionalNot quite as chocolatey as previously, allowing the bitter roast malt flavours to come through more. Still an excellent chocolate stout but loses a point so this sample now 19/20.
09 Feb 2008 (Ian)
It was quite busy, so we ended standing up along the corridor linking the front and rear of the pub. Cosy if you could get a seat.
Adnams - Broadside4.70AcceptableNot at its best.

About the Eagle & Child

The pub sign. Eagle & Child, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3LU.

Heading north out of the centre towards Jericho this pub in St Giles faces the Lamb & Flag opposite. Long pub with snug rooms at the front and a conservatory at the rear. Cosy pub with lots of dark old wood.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: OX1 3LU