We wanted a hotel local to Oxford and Bletchley Park for a two day break during Jan 4/5 2013. We searched booking.com and decided not to go with the larger cheaper hotel chains. We looked at the Bear and Ragged Staff site and saw they were quoting cheaper than booking.com, so went to the hotel direct.
The hotel is in a little village called Cumnor anout 15 mins from Oxford. The main hotel/pub is 15th century and serves a range of local beers. The resturant is nicely set out the back of the pub and the food is tasy and well-presented. The staff were very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to provide us with soya milk, both in our room and at breakfast.
The room we stayed in was in an annex to the main pub and was very modern and tastefully decorated. A range of teas, coffee and snacks were provided in the room. There is ample safe, off road parking. The situation means it is very quiet and peaceful. Only criticism I can think of is that I asked (when I booked) whether they could provide vegan food but no-one got back to me - next time I would ring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Not only does the Bear and Ragged Staff serve fantastic food throughout the day, its conversion to a Country Inn is complete with the opening in December 2012 of the last five of nine rooms. The Bear is now in a position to offer a full suite of services to the discerning traveler whether on business or just looking for a home away from home for a few days.Our food ethos can be summed up very simply, local where possible, absolutely fresh, prepared in our own kitchen. The Bear's food offering can best be described as eclectic, mainly British food, prepared with loving care and attention in well equipped kitchens, beautifully presented and served by well trained floor staff. And all this with a wine list carefully selected for quality and value. ... more less
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