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The Bear and Ragged Staff

) #62 of 465 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“pudding” (30 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in the area and were told to eat at the bear and rage staff. A little strange arriving at the back and seing people mailing around , but once inside.THe smell of a réal pub and a beautiful intérior as well. we went...More

Thank terencepepper
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Held my daughter's wedding reception here and have to say the venue, food, staff outstanding, the team can't do enough to help and it was just perfect. Some of us stayed over and the rooms were lovely combining modern facilities with character. The wedding lunch...More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our daughter's wedding day yesterday was a real success, in no small part due to the staff and cuisine of the Bear & Ragged Staff. They organised a wedding breakfast for us, followed by an evening reception. Staff went out of their way to decorate...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is a four but the service puts it over the top to a five. We got a sharing board, which was nice but had hummus with nothing to en-hummus, I guess I should have gotten the bread board to go with it. Other...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sunday Lunch We came at the Bear and Ragged staff for Sunday lunch, and we were not dissapointed, lovely food and well worth the wait. Friendly and lovely staff, i will recommend to everyone and we will be back. :)

Thank Andreea1695
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At last a great place to come for a Sunday lunch. Trio heaven and individual cauliflower cheese to die for. Thank you, Cumnor , thank you Bear and Ragged staff and your staff!! We will definitely be back !

Thank Peter_cbu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been here last week, with some friends. I had scalops for starter, and I can say were the best scalops I have ever had in all UK. Staff was nice and polite, but the food tasted like heaven. It was my first visit to Bear...More

Thank LorenaAprof
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table as the restaurant was recommended by our B & B hosts. On arrival we ordered our drinks at the bar and were shown to our table which appeared to be in the bar area. We waited for nearly 15 minutes before...More

Thank WendyBenham
Jeremy d, General Manager at The Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this review

Dear Wendy Benham, Please call me directly to discuss your review on 01865 862329. Kind regards, Jeremy

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here after reading good reviews but I think we must have arrived on the Chef's day off. My husband ordered roast trio of lamb, pork and beef, but was only served pork and beef and was offered no sauces. We overheard...More

1  Thank MHunni
Jeremy d, General Manager at The Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this review

Dear MHunni, Please call me on 01865 862329 to go through your experience in confidence and I will personally handle your complaint. Kind regards, Jeremy

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the fifth occasion over the years hat we have had Sunday lunch at this pub. We booked a table as it is always very busy. When we arrived we noticed how quiet the pub was and none of the tables were laid on...More

2  Thank Movingmike
Jeremy d, General Manager at The Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this review

Dear Movingmike, I am sorry to read your review, please call me directly to discuss it in confidence regarding your experience on 01865 862329. Kind regards, Jeremy.

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Do you have vegetarian and dairy free options on your menu?
28 September 2015|
Response from Jeremy d | Property representative |
Sorry to take a while. in short, yest we do on both counts. Mark
Do you serve food on Sunday evenings??
27 September 2015|
Response from Jeremy d | Property representative |
Yes we serve food on Sunday till 9p.m. Mark Greenwood Landlord
Please can you recommend a good place for our evening meal?
4 September 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$52
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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.