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The Bear and Ragged Staff

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$$ - $$$
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28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always enjoy coming to this pub as it has so much character and we love the food. However, my husband ordered Fish and Chips and at the time on their website it was advertising a free glass of wine. When I asked about the free wine the waitress was told by her boss that it was only over Christmas... More 

Thank oxgull
Cephalonia, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us visited for Sunday lunch. Sharing board was delicious, but took a long time to arrive and then a long wait before they were cleared from our table. Mains also took a very long time to appear. They were tasty aside from lamb being dry, however great Yorkshire puds and gravy. No check back from waiting staff at... More 

Thank H0liday_Rep
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in here on Jan 1st on a last minute whim. The drive from the Midlands was terrible but we were met with a very warm welcome and shown straight to our room. As it was new years day, the restaurant was closing at 7 so they booked us in when we arrived. We had room 6 which was... More 

Thank cakey23
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful find was the Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor. Always suspicious that images and reviews won't do a place justice but this one just worked. Set in a lovely little village just outside Oxford where the welcome was warm, as was the open fireplace beside which five of us sat all evening. Great food and service while... More 

Thank BrightonBoothy
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, we stayed over here on boxing day evening's in one of the lovely apartment rooms next to the pub. Plenty of car parking, lovely village pub with good rooms to stay over. The food was excellent and good value as were the rooms and the full English breakfast the next day included in our stay was great ..would go... More 

Thank Matt E
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is local and the meal before last provided enough encouragement for us to invite eight of our office staff for their Christmas lunch. The first course was taken back and replaced with genuine apologies. Its replacement was good. The main course was leavable! Which I did. Christmas pudding, I loved! The manager discounted the first course and removed... More 

Thank ernielly
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My colleague made this reservation for me so I didn’t really know what to expect but it’s fair to say that my expectations weren’t that high and I thought this would be a pub with a couple of rooms. I was kinda right. There’s a nice pub, great restaurant (the food was excellent) and a small number of rooms that... More 

Thank Princess8562
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We have enjoyed The Bear and Ragged Staff many times before. Not having been for a few months, we decided to book a table for 4 including Ed & Clarissa. At this time of year, we were expecting to be (pleasantly) bowled over with autumnal casseroles and stews. All delicious!! But no - something has changed at The Bear. Food... More 

Thank IanMck1
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Both evening meals and breakfast were first class. Would happily go back again. Lovely setting and great service.

Thank CarrieBoo
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Haven't been for a while and won't be rushing back. Food choices poor not very inspiring menu fish and chips lack luster, pudding ok but rich and not very inspiring .... got asked to leave our table for evening service which we did by ourselves they were not busy. Despite moving the Resturant remained empty, when we left still only... 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
US$7 - US$49
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?