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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 #31 of 494 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We arranged to meet 4 friends here for a birthday celebration dinner, and all of us stayed overnight. Our decision was influenced by the good Trip Advisor comments, and we were not disappointed. The pub has a lovely rural location, tucked away on the edge of the village, but easy enough to get to by car, and a large enough... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We were staying in the establishments hotel with our two teenagers and when we saw the restaurant menu which provided several choices of fish, meat , game and vegetarian dishes, we decided that we would be foolish to look elsewhere. We were not disappointed. The bar and lounge area are very pleasant and the restaurant is well decorated and appointed... More 

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Horsmonden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had two platters to start, followed by fantastic roast lunches. Would come back, best roast out, in a long time. Puddings were pretty good too.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After visiting this establishment for the 1st time, and we live in Oxford, I am amazed we have not heard more about it and been before. Booking was a pleasant and easy experience as was the reception we received when we arrived. The décor, facilities and restaurant were beautifully clean, tables were nicely laid up and the whole atmosphere of... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visitied here with the folks last weekend for a sunday roast. Chose to come here on the strength of my previous visit where I had the best chicken caesar salad I've ever tasted. The building was warm and cosy despite being all nice and "old". Service was prompt and friendly, and the staff all seemed happy and good humoured despite... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Had a nice meal tonight to celebrate a birthday food very good but the sevice is shocking. Went to the bar and was completely ignored for five minutes when served it was curt. When having our meal the waiter kept forgetting things ie water, cutlery, coffee, it's a shame really as everything was lovely. I felt as if we were... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Booked for a lunch with an Amazon Local deal. There was an interesting, slightly different menu, which may be a bit over complicated with certain dishes. Our starters of soup and of pigeon were tasty. My T-Bone Pork chop was excellent and came with a potato puree and greens. My wife had the Chicken breast, which was supposed to come... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just right for a coffee/meal/romantic break. We only had a light lunch but stayed for ages chatting in one of the rooms. The place is like a maze and you keep discovering other areas. Food and service were excellent and I'd happily go back again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Made a detour for this place on a Saturday night on a long drive from the south coast back to Brum and very glad we did. We wanted to stop somewhere in the Oxford area to break up the journey and liked the look of this place after seeing the good reviews on TA. The bar / restaurant has a... More 

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Oxford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visit this restaurant frequently and always find good, well prepared food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about The Bear and Ragged Staff

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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