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Plans to transform Eagle and Child pub into hotel unveiled

The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford is set for a major revamp as the landlord plans to turn it into a hotel.

Once famous as a meeting place for CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein, the application for the revamp was approved by Oxford City Councils west area planning committee on 12 November.

Changes will include removing parts of the ground and first floor extensions, and converting next door, which is currently a cafe, into a hotel reception and rooms. The upper floors will also be converted into rooms whilst the pub area will remain.

According to the BBC, the application was under “extra scrutiny” by five city councillors due to “concerns about the impact on the historic buildings and streetscape in St Giles, and the potential impact on trees in the adjoining street at Wellington Place”.

The pub has been awarded a four star rating on Tripadvisor and has been ranked 22 out of 100 “quick bites” venues in Oxford.

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