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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 #35 of 499 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
New York City, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The food and service were great. Very nice atmosphere. I would come back! Felt like authentic home cooking

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I ate here with friends and we all felt the food was disappointing. The restaurant was cold. The service was very good and the staff were attentive. The facilities were nice and clean. Wouldn't eat here again or recommend.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed here, and above all ate here regularly, while doing up a house nearby. The room was very comfortable, more like a hotel than a pub. But the real gem is the food, thanks to a really excellent chef. We are fussy Londoners and lived in France for years, so we are not easily impressed. There are some unusual... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Stayed here in the middle of Jan and it was impeccable... I stayed in the Landlord's Wing which is the old part of the building and the room was fantastic, so much character with all the original Tudor joinery etc., but really well restored and well appointed. If you love history and old buildings you'll absolutely love this place. Food... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We paid a very good price for a 5 course set meal this NYE. The place was packed, the atmosphere was great and the service was very good. The food was delicious, but not perfect, the dessert let the team down but the pigeon in particular was delicious. I will be coming here again.

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Brussels, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had an enjoyable evening at this pub/hotel, and appreciated the fine interior and atmosphere (which to us seemed typically English!). The food though did not reach the same standard - rather fussy starters where one taste largely obliterated another, also very bland vegetarian main courses, although the fish and chips were both ample and tasty. Probably the high spot... More 

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I used to adore this pub which was our local. The last 2 visits have been so disappointing that I don't think I will return. My partner loved the burger which has now been removed from the menu, sometimes you want something simple and not too pretensios. The service with my parents we waited over an hour for starters, we... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Being listed as a gastropub, can set the bar too high for some. This is a good pub-restaurant with friendly and efficient service. On the menu were both pub standards and some perhaps adventurous additions. The starters for instence were not quite up to the mark and the portions somewhat on the small side. The main courses on the other... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited on a Monday evening and it was good to see the restaurant pretty busy. 2 tables full of people moved from the area that we were sitting in because, I think, they felt cold. We turned the radiator on next to us so were ok. Service was fairly prompt although we did have to remind for our drinks... More 

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oxford, england
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My friend and I arrived after booking a table. We were shown to a table and asked if we wanted some water, bit strange, but hey ho. The waitress bought a bottle of sparkling water that , when poured was completely flat. We told the waitress and she bought another bottle which was even worse. She went away and came... More 

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Address: 28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 862329
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Average Prices: USD 9 - 42
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Continental, British, Gastropub

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