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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 #21 of 482 restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Really lovely Sunday lunch experience here a few weeks back. Food was delicious, staff really friendly & efficient. I was also pleased than my toddler was made to feel welcome & not frowned at when he was noisy.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Popped in of the off chance on a Friday evening for a bit of food. We were immediately made to feel very welcome. once at the table the service was excellent, particularly their ability to offer advice when making our choice on what to have. The food looked amazing and tasted even better. A wonderful dining experience and we will... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had dinner on a quiet sunday evening. The restaurant setting both inside and out is really nice, but the food was a mixed bag - the fish I had was excellent, but vegetables with a chicken dish seemed not to have been washed before they were cooked - which for £15 or so isn't good enough. The childrens platter... More

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England
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Just back from Mother-in-Law's 80th birthday celebration, catering for 27 people including young children and a baby......absolutely everything was fantastic. Food was truly lovely and plenty of it, staff extremely friendly and so helpful and accommodating, venue worked perfectly with a snug area reserved for us for arrivals and coffee after the meal, and a wing of the lovely dining... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The owner of this restaurant / B & B has clearly set out to deliver a high standard of food and accommodation and has succeeded on both counts. The sharing platter was great fun - we chose 5 selections and each was delicious. Don't miss out on this innovative option. The main courses (fish and meat dishes) were cooked to... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We live not far from the Bear & Ragged Staff and usually visit for a meal about 3 or 4 times a year. Have also visited for breakfast once as a treat and that was good too. The food has always been consistently good and we've never had a bad meal here. Our latest visit was last Monday evening, my... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Just to endorse my previous review - this is the fifth or sixth time we have been for dinner here and the food was the best so far. It will never be cheap (and I still baulk at £1.50 for a bread roll) but dinner was delicious - worked out at £30 a head for two generous courses with wine... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I stumbled upon this retreat by accident whilst looking for a night in my usual stop off Oxford. The website photos give an indicator , but the experience is far in excess of what the pictures portray. The Bear has been cleverly engineered ... A beautiful mix of old meets new . My room was spacious , spotlessly clean, generously... More

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oxfordshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Have visited this place for both breakfast & dinner on different days - both times I felt ripped off for the standard of food presented - poor quality & tasteless & overdone - I live locally & the venue itself is lovely but I wont be eating here again.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went here for my brothers birthday in November. Food was amazing and the service was very friendly and helpful. We even got free dessert. Highly recomanded

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