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The Bear and Ragged Staff

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International, British, Vegetarian, Pub, Gastropub
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28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Bear and Ragged Staff is a Stunning 450 year old Grade 2* listed...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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good choice of food and drinks pleasant atmosphere maybe a bit pricey but well worth it, friendly staffand the food was excellent .in a lovely picturesque village

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

good choice of food and drinks pleasant atmosphere maybe a bit pricey but well worth it, friendly staffand the food was excellent .in a lovely picturesque village

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to the bear for a raditional pub feel, and we did get that. It is a very small pub though, so I would recommend you book a table if you'd like to eat there(you can do so on their site). I had fish and chips and the cod was like velvet in my mouth. The chips were hand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The service was great, however the food was quite expensive, and not AS good as it could've been. Desserts though were amazing!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Friendly staff, pretty surrounds made for a nice stop over. We had time to spare and were tired. The drinks menu, food menu and staff made us feel revived.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A lovely drive in the hills surrounding Oxford will land you at The Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor village. This was our second visit to this country pub and we were very pleased with the menu selection and the quality of the food. As an appetizer, their sharing platters offered a wide selection of tasty bites, each well paired... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were a group of 14 for a family meal. I emailed half a dozen times as various details of our booking changed. The staff were always prompt, helpful and patient in replying (thanks!) The table was laid as I (fussily) asked for. The food was delivered according to my (precise) timetable. And was excellent. Really good all round. Thanks... More 

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Somerset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely evening at the Bear and Ragged staff as a celebration for my wife's birthday. The Bear is situated within 15 minutes drive of Oxford and has some rooms available as well although we stayed in Sabine Barn (see other review) which was great and well worth a booking as well! We sat in the main restaurant... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Bear and Ragged Staff is situated in Cumnor, well worth the easy15 minute drive out of Oxford. The dining room is pleasant with a relaxed athmosphere; there is a nice comfortable bar area if you need to wait for a table. The service is friendly and informative. All dishes are nicely presented. We had «tapas» style entrées: squid, fishcakes,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I went late last year with my partner for an evening meal and we selected the lamb. It was not only small in portion, very small, but was grisly and fatty. We complained and got a change and a free coffee but the night was ruined as we waited for replacement for what was poor in the first place.

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited here at the end of May as we were staying in the campsite nearby. On looking at the menu I thought this was going to be expensive pub food. I couldn't have been more wrong. The food was spectacularly good. We had a sharing meat platter followed by the cod & risotto and the chicken with leek &... More 

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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: International, British, Vegetarian, Pub, Gastropub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 862329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 42
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International, British, Vegetarian, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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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