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“Best yet!”

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Ranked #73 of 628 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $52
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best yet!”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Just to endorse my previous review - this is the fifth or sixth time we have been for dinner here and the food was the best so far. It will never be cheap (and I still baulk at £1.50 for a bread roll) but dinner was delicious - worked out at £30 a head for two generous courses with wine ... and bread!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Jewel in a country village”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon this retreat by accident whilst looking for a night in my usual stop off Oxford.
The website photos give an indicator , but the experience is far in excess of what the pictures portray. The Bear has been cleverly engineered ... A beautiful mix of old meets new .
My room was spacious , spotlessly clean, generously supported with drinks & flap jack! The bathroom complete with spa bath & flat screen tv a welcoming surprise. Appreciating my room was their best room I was keen to learn about the other rooms which I am told are simply different in size, unique to their refurb , but no less inferior in standard of refurb.
The nicest bit was going to bed and feeling content in a bedroom ... Not the corporate mule hotel room . Very. Clever achievement !
I dined In the restaurant which offers a quite fancy menu which did not disappoint. Judging by the full seats around me, a popular destination to diners also.
I will be returning and recommend you stay too!

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Thank Karen S
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oxfordshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“breakfast & dinner poor”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Have visited this place for both breakfast & dinner on different days - both times I felt ripped off for the standard of food presented - poor quality & tasteless & overdone - I live locally & the venue itself is lovely but I wont be eating here again.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Worth the detour”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went here for my brothers birthday in November.
Food was amazing and the service was very friendly and helpful.
We even got free dessert.
Highly recomanded

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Roman H
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely Country Inn”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed this weekend, set in a beautiful country village close to Oxford, this 15th century inn has be recently updated to a very high standard all bedroom tastefully decorated, including bathrobes, coffee maker, CD/Docking Station, complementary home baked flapjacks, various teas and fresh milk. Food in resturant excellent all locally sourced they make their own bread and ice cream. A fabulous Anniversary weekend, highly recommend.

Visited March 2014
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