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“Christmas get together” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bear and Ragged Staff

The Bear and Ragged Staff
28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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Ranked #31 of 471 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, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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.
leicester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Christmas get together”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

A glowing example of how to get it right!
Delicious food, stunning surrounds and absolutely delightful staff. Perfect!
We will most definitely come back again and I think an overnight stay may also be in the offing!

Thankyou from the wood and Hanley families x

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“simply excellent !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Family get together at Christmas time and we are struggling to find good food choice with a character situation. Then we found this facility. easy to get to, plenty of parking space and large open airy rooms - prefect. The food did take a while but the place was packed and when it arrived it was well received by everyone. There were ten in our party. We would certainly be booking a table there again next year.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke Newington, London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant but average food...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I went last Sunday for a family lunch. The setting is nice and the surroundings are typical Oxfordshire countryside (great!). We were welcomed by friendly staff and encouraged to 'embibe' from the wide selection. Sadly, as I was driving, I had to opt out - but nevertheless this was fine.
For my lunch, I'd chosen a poached sea trout starter - and roast pork to follow. The starter came our raw and the combination of flavours didn't work for me. The roast pork was good, but came with a giant (good) but very dry (bad) yorkshire pudding and overly-buttered veggies.
This was quite disappointing - as what looked like a lunch that I would remember for being fantastic - was actually one that I remember for being poor. Sorry!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great presentation but otherwise disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Great building, staff friendly and helpful but .....

Had to wait for 20 minutes for our table despite arriving at booked time, Menus were not provided until we were taken to the table, would have been great to consider them over a drink.

Restuarant looks great, staff helpful, food well presented but sadly the food did not match up to its looks. Chips were still slightly hard in the middle, turkey very dry, fish over cooked, overall food was very average or just under, disappointing, maybe we caught it on a bad night?

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not cheap, takes quite a while but overall very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Have eaten here a couple of times now and enjoyed both occasions - food, atmosphere, decor, service, drinks ... the lot! Yes, the service was a bit hit and miss last time (shift change?), no not all the dishes we chose were available, yes it could be considered a bit pricey but the staff all seemed genuinely friendly and keen to please and the food we had was delicious!

Visited October 2013
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