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The Bear and Ragged Staff

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28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight on a UK road trip. Restaurant was spacious, so we had some personal space. There was a lot to choose from the menu and varied from the traditional English fare to some more modern dishes. The venison burger was the best burger we'd had on out 18 day road trip through Scotland and England (and we've had... More 

Thank FammyL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Abingdon on Thames for the day/night I decided to google places to eat and found this place, booked the table then booked the taxi. The taxi driver did give my partner and I a little cause for concern when he wanted to know why we were travelling out this far from Abingdon for something to eat. From the... More 

Thank Ian K
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant on a recent trip to Oxford. The place is beautiful and furnished to a high standard which I loved. We ordered two mains - the rump of lamb and pork loin for £20 and £18 each. I am not sure if we were unlucky but we had about 2-3 ounces of meat and certainly less than... More 

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner as recommended by local B & B. Very varied menu and good home cooked food. Spacious dining area and helpful and friendly staff. Would visit again when in the district.

Thank Morag L
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are what makes it for me. It offers great food and a lovely atmosphere but the staff were very kind and also spent time to get to know the guests.

Thank Tim K
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Bear and Ragged Staff tonight and my husband really enjoyed his fish pie! I know I am awkward not eating meat or fish but when I complained at the lack of choice I was told I could go into Oxford as there are vegetarian restaurants there!!! Not quite what I wanted to hear as we live down... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think my favourite part of my visits to this restaurant are the make your own sharing platters which we always chose instead of a starter. There are four choices for each of meat, fish, vegetable, cheese, and bread. They cost £3 each for a generous portion, and we find two each is sufficient. On my latest visit I chose... More 

Thank OxfordTim
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a classy, characterful restaurant/hotel. We were staying for the weekend with friends and ate in the restaurant one of the evenings, and all eight of us thought that the food and service was excellent and reasonably priced. Similarly, the selection of beers and wines was also very good. We had also eaten a snack lunch earlier in the... More 

Thank Rick B
Wantage, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I used to go here quite alot when I lived locally and it was one of favourite places with some new and refreshing ideas. So being back in the area again we decided to book online using the website and when I turned up they had no idea we where coming and this may be due to tills being down.... More 

Thank WHoHW
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay in The Bear and Ragged Staff! Fantastic cozy family room in English style. Only lesser point is the breakfast buffet which could be more divers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $52
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Bar, International, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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 eight years and have completed 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 are now open and are receiving great reviews. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?