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The Bear and Ragged Staff

€€ - €€€, British,
28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sunday roast” (23 reviews)
“scallops” (16 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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1 - 10 of 576 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing flavourless very thinly cut meat and gravy with overcooked vegetables and watery cauliflower cheese. I didn't try desert as main was so disappointing.

1  Thank lemonpepper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oddly, the Postman recommended this restaurant to us after getting directions from him. My husband had the fish platter, an assortment of sardines, shrimp to mackerel and a couple more he was in heaven, everything done and presented beautifully. I had the cauliflower apple soup;...More

Thank underthebluesky92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely venue with a choice of comfortable couches if you just want to pop in for a coffee - or a proper dining room for more formal dining. The food is delicious and better yet, they have lunchtime specials too. Fantastic place. Don’t hesitate!

Thank Witneymum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our girls' christening reception here and the staff were very accommodating. We were able to plan the event carefully in advance and our main contact was extremely good at answering our queries and responded very quickly. We were given the whole of the...More

Thank EllyDouglass
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with my husband for our wedding anniversary. Lovely location and a large dining area suitable for all. The food was super. I would definitely recommend the brownie with salted caramel ice cream. I found some of the staff a little officious making it...More

1  Thank Carole S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I was part of the same group as Burlingtondriller and can verify our pub lunch was tops!!! Damien has a welcoming personality, and takes special attention to his patrons with ease and Grace across the dining room. The decor is traditional pub with upbeat, contemporary...More

1  Thank KristinKport
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A chum and I popped in for a sandwich, as we have done in many an Oxfordshire pub!! Plenty of parking and the entrance, bar and restaurant are very pleasant. Timothy Taylor's Landlord, always hits the spot too. The restaurant manager was very pleasant, helpful...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were a group of ten all eating there for the first time and we all enjoyed the experience. The food was very good, our waiter, Damian, was great and very entertaining.

Thank DrillerBurlington
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful, the service outstanding and the atmosphere a unique mix of old and new. Damian made our day really special and 'just a little devilish'.

Thank kimw8too
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for a birthday dinner with high expectations. Food was poor, overpriced, undercooked and bland. Our dining experience was awful from beginning to end. Firstly our wine glass arrived with lip stick marks on. We ordered bread as a starter but arrived with the...More

1  Thank Josh531
Jeremy d, General Manager at The Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Josh531, I am very surprised that you have written about all the food being so poor and cold and badly cooked. I did indeed take the time to call your partner to offer you both my sincerest apologies and had even offered her a...More

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16 July 2017|
Response from JSRuby | Reviewed this property |
28 September 2015|
Response from Jeremy d | Property representative |
Sorry to take a while. in short, yest we do on both counts. Mark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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.
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