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The Eagle and the Child


 Drink a glass of beer  imbued with the atmosphere of the ancient University  in a  pub of  the XVII century. This is a famous pub in Oxford. It is called “ The Eagle and the Child”.

This pub has a literary atmosphere. It is known as the “Bird and Baby” by locals. The place was the favorite of the  writers J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, where  they  discussed and exchanged  opinions of their literary works.  Colin Dexter, the creator of the famous series “Inspector Morse” liked to have a rest here. 

Today the Eagle and the Child is a typical English pub where you can serve decent beer.  For 23 years, from 1939 to 1962,  meetings of the literary circle took place here. It was organized every Tuesday from 11.30am until one o’clock. The members of the literary circle were John Ronald Reuel Tolkien the Professor of English Language and Literature and the author of the  book “Lord of the Rings”, his close friend C.S. Lewis the teacher of Magdalen , the College and author of the famous “Chronicles of Narnia”, Charles Williams and Owen Barfild. At these meetings someone read an excerpt from their woks. With the time such meetings became a significant phenomenon in the cultural life of Oxford.

In memory of these events  pictures and a small plaque with interesting information hangs on the walls. The corner of  the table is adored with photographs of different writers.

Today, in the pub is possible not only to join its glorious past, but also to taste an inexpensive meal  ordering the most popular dish in England Fish & Chips and beer. In the pub you can taste traditional historical food. The pub enjoys a great success that in the evening it is full of visitors such as college students and travelers’ from around the world.  A guide for visitors hangs in the pub. To everyone who made the order is given a well-worn wooden spoon with a number. It is an old tradition of the pub. Come and taste the past!

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 We are often talking about things of different cities, about their architecture, about museums and their history but it is difficult to imagine a trip in another country and not to visit a pub.
  Pubs are places of leisure and of making new friends.
They are important elements of a society.
The pubs around the world are full of history as museums, and present as much drama as theatres.
Pubs are very important social-cultural elements in Britain and Ireland.
Many pubs suggest the presence of a small brewery, which is located directly in the pub or near them.
 The  brewed beer  is a major brand of pub.
There are very popular traditional games and billiards in pubs.
In recent years, the American version of modern games began to gain popularity.
Many Pubs hold special gaming tournaments, karaoke nights and quiz.
Pubs are also for musicians.
A lot of pubs are showing matches of football or rugby and various movies.
  But despite their wide ranges of entertainment in the pubs, they still remain those who first love beer.
Usually in pubs  traditional beer and snacks such as pork ribs, marinated eggs and chips or nuts are served.
Salty snacks are sold to trigger the thirst of the visitors.
  Pubs are slightly different from the usual restaurants and the  bars of the city.
Here you can relax and enjoy the most interesting Irish culture.
  Being in a pub  people forget about business and stressful daily movements.
  Maybe it is hard to put  pubs at the highest top of the  tourist attractions, but when you  find out that  famous persons are there and what events were unfolding on their background, you will find    pubs  of an incredible cultural value.
Find out about the most important pubs in the world and hope you will have the chance and the wonderful opportunity to relax somewhere on day.
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The Eagle and the Child - Literary atmosphere
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The Eagle and the Child - Pictures on the walls
The Eagle and the Child - Pictures on the walls