09 April 2014

The Eagle and Child

For anyone who likes C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, this is just one of the many places to visit in Oxford that they regularly spent time, but it's the most well known place. It sees a lot of tourists, especially American tourists. When I was lunching, there was a big group of American girls in there ordering drinks and food. 
The Rabbit Room is the room where The Inklings met to have some beer, smoke their pipes, and talk about their writings. I have never been able to sit in here before, as it has always been too busy, but this time I was able to!
This is where I ate, at the table on the left. The walls have frame photographs of Lewis, Tolkien, and Charles Williams, as well as some other tidbits. I think Lewis usually sat in the right-hand seat.
Closer details from the wall.
Normally at pubs, you order at the bar, and pay, and they bring your food to you at the table when it is prepared.

What would you order?
It's quite a lot of fun to visit a place that is not only steeped in history, but history of your favourite authors who wrote about the place in letters and journal entries.

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