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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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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a night here , (almost November) with our 3 year old in tow but could not get the heating to work . We went down to request help and were promised someone would come to look but they never did . We then brought it to the attention of staff the next day and on a subsequent phone... More 

Thank Baresiiii9875
Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub, we just popped in for a casual lunch on a Saturday. Really good choice of sandwich's with nice fillings- I had chicken with chorizo mayo. Good service, good food.

Thank emilyrachelfox
London, England, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose this place as a halfway meeting place for my family. Staff very helpful and chatty. Room 5 is lovely above the bar. Dinner in the restaurant very nice - recommend the gin cured trout from the local reservoir which we had a walk around in the afternoon and the lamb on ratatouille! Breakfast good too. Short taxi ride into... More 

Thank 111aor
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents were visiting last weekend and they treated me to Sunday Roast dinner at the Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor. All three of us ordered the roast lamb, it was delicious. We agreed that the variety of vegetables (including cauliflower cheese and a ratatouile style topping) were an excellent surprise and complemented the meat and Yorkshire puddings perfectly.... More 

Thank Joanne M
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel, great room, great breakfast fantastic value. Stayed here on a Friday night. Loved it and would definitely recommend. Everything great about the stay and the breakfast was superb.

Thank Alastair L
Rochdale, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant pub with a nice atmosphere but the food was average - not what we expected after looking at the menu on the website. The restaurant was not over busy for a saturday night but a few mistakes were made with our order - they were rectified but not in a timely manner. Overall we were disappointed.

Thank Gail R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed in a lot of places and this place is second to none of them!!! Beautiful, comfortable, stylish accommodation in a 15th century Inn. Fantastic bar area, breakfast brilliant, evening meal of superb quality- all fresh local seasonal ingredients. Set in a sleepy village just outside Oxford, great for Oxford or London. A must!!!

Thank Lee B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on a Monday night prior to dropping our daughter off at the university. It was easy to find (a few minutes drive from the A420), and we had a friendly greeting when we arrived. The rooms were quite large, well decorated with spacious bathrooms. We had a nice beer in the bar whilst choosing food, and then... More 

Thank Pete M
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfully welcoming staff and great service at this great old Pub so very close to Oxford. Over 700 years of history in the walls, the bedroom we had was complete with low beams / doorways and enough ancient atmosphere to satisfy people looking for an 'authentic' Pub stay. The en suite was very large and modern with all usual amenities... More 

Thank Keyless
Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was extremely good; we both chose the fish and chips, and I have to say it was delicious and perfectly cooked. Now the gripe for which it only gets an 'average' rating......the reason for choosing fish and chips was because there really was nothing else that took our fancy. I overheard the waitress saying to other diners that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $49
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?