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The Bear and Ragged Staff

28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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Ranked #36 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $42
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Continental, British, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Bear and Ragged Staff is a Stunning 450 year old Grade 2* listed building just 4 miles West of Oxford. the current management has been in place now for over five years and have been completing a major upgrade of the property. The Pub and Restaurant have been completely renovated, and now serve stunning, largely British food, in stylish surroundings. The nine residential rooms have now opened. Rooms feature 32-42" TVs, radio, Kingsized beds, en suite bathroom/showers, WiFi broadband and more. The 5 rooms in the Landlord's Wing ooze Olde Worlde charm. Take a look at our website.
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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the restaurant for dinner as part of a weekend break in Oxford. The menu was extensive but not over fussy, with something for everyone! The food was very well presented and cooked to perfection, the wine list varied and reasonable value. Wine glasses a bit industrial but that's being 'picky'. All in good food, good value, good service and... More

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Guildford, Surrey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Popped here off the cuff on a Saturday. The pub itself is clean, modern and got good parking and facilities for kids. Staff friendly and helpful. The menu is traditional fayre with modern twists and a good range of beers and wines. Service and food was very good, the little one enjoyed herself and thumbs up all round.

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Oxford
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having heard and read good things about this place, I booked a table for Sunday lunch. Family of five to please and the Bear and Ragged Staff didn't let us down. If you're looking for a great Sunday roast, then you simply have to go there. I had beef whilst others on the table chose pork and lamb, all of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were recommended this place for a birthday meal. The service was Slow and the staff had no clue. The starter was lovely and we all enjoyed them. However we then waited 45 minutes for our mains and they were a disgrace. We all had roast. The chef clearly has no idea how to cook a british roast. Meat was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Was visiting relations in Oxford book here for a meal last Saturday. There was 4 of us we had the shared platter for starter, excellent ! Thought unusual to have to pay for bread/rolls but vary nice we had all the fish and the potted pork, lovely! Husband had steak all very nice, although he would have preferred it on... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

After a few years' absence, have returned twice recently and is now becoming our local restaurant of choice for entertaining friends. We were at dinner last evening with discerning restuarant 'users' and and hoped that no-one would be disappointed - we had no reason to fear - the place was buzzing, the staff welcoming, friendly and attentive (I promised Katie... More

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Oxford
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food and wine was really lovely and good service. The landlord however is an eccentric and will be happy to engage you in political debates, especially his opinions on the education system...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Small village pub. Lovely location. Good off-road parking and beer garden too which is well looked after. Small menu with daily specials. I think there's a special steak and red wine night on Saturdays.

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Wales, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A last minute booking for Sunday lunch with the family was catered for extremely well, on very busy day for the restaurant. The waiting staff were attentive and the service was very good. An extensive menu was available with Tapas, starters and main Sunday roast or a selection of fish alternatives. We found the food quality to be good, although... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I plus two of our good friends tried the Bear and Ragged Staff for a meal last Saturday evening. The quality of the food was very good but dear me the portions were very small. All in all we paid nearly thirty pounds per head for two courses - without wine but with some beer/soft drinks and... More

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