The Lamb and Flag
12 St Giles', Oxford, United Kingdom
The Lamb and Flag Oxford Reviews
Not quite The Eagle and Child Jul 11, 2012
The Lamb & Flag was established as an alehouse around 1695, and is currently owned by St John's College. Although The Eagle and Child across the road is more famously known as the Inklings meeting place, they actually shifted to the Lamb & Flag after The Eagle and Child was renovated in 1960. Their meetings were abandoned not long after C.S. Lewis' death in 1963.
While The Eagle and Child receives much patronage from Tolkien and Lewis enthusiasts, the Lamb & Flag remains relatively empty and is an adequate place for a quiet drink. That is, as long as you don't mind the smell of damp beer mats and old men.
Part of the England Summer 2012 travel blog
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