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The Bear and Ragged Staff

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28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very tasty, nice choice on menu, fantastic service. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Comfortable surroundings. Highly recommended

Thank capetown2001
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Generally a let down, lots of small things contributed to a generally disappointing stay-bad bed, raw burger, ropey desserts, crap Irish coffee-but AMAZING scallops. The lack of general communication made the stay hard work, nobody intended to do wrong by you, but nothing quite met the mark. I'd give it a miss, unless you want scallops for your starter.

Thank Nicky P
Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food as always , service excellent even though it was busy and we had many requests due to children in the party

Thank Jsl106
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read lots of great reviews about this pub, we booked a table for lunch to celebrate my 30th birthday with my family. As a group of 10 adults and 2 children, we were asked to order our food in advance of our visit to 'ensure smooth service' which we did via email. Sadly, despite doing this, from the moment... More 

1 Thank rachellee1987
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would give 5 for our evening meal here. There was a new chef in the last couple of weeks, and he came out to speak to diners for feedback. Everything we had was lovely, and the service was excellent. The dining room and conservatory are both really lovely spaces. Breakfast was quite good also. We would go with a... More 

Thank Mosymoo
New Milton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in room 9. Lovely hotel not far from Oxford. Easy trip in from the nearby park and ride. The room was lovely with tea and coffee and fresh water and biscuits. Although I bought a jar of instant coffee as I couldn't be bothered to keep using the cafetière. Amazing bathroom, huge bath and shower... More 

Thank Hazel D
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a four night break with friends staying at this lovely village pub. The room (we stayed in no 6) was excellent, large with the best shower ever. Room was large, well furnished, warm, very comfortable bed with a fridge and fresh milk. Coffee was freshly ground and fresh water supplied every day. The staff were... More 

Thank Linandgeorge
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful country pub and hotel, fantastic location from Oxford City Centre. At dinner, the food is great and full of flavour, well deserving of the modest price. The room itself was spacious, comfy bed, with tea/coffee and water available in room. It also has the best shower! Didn't want to leave! Breakfast was fantastic as well with a good variety... More 

Thank Dave S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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 

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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$50
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?