Calls for update to Eagle and Child pub famous for links to JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis

The hostelry, famous for its links with fantasy writers JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, has been shut since 2020.

Dave Richardson, of the Oxford branch of real ale group Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), is calling on owners St John’s College to make a statement about the pub’s future prospects.

He said now was the right time for an update on the Eagle and Child when the Lamb & Flag on the opposite side of St Giles was about to reopen.

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But these plans have stalled and it has