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The Bear and Ragged Staff

) #53 of 470 Restaurants in Oxford €€ - €€€ , British,
28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
+44 1865 862329
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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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 556 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great meals here and lovely staff. Pricey, but well worth it. Between us we had the bream, soup, and fish pie. Bream was a real highlight. Good selection of beers on tap too. Couldn't have been a nicer experience.

Thank James C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I found The Bear and Ragged Staff on a website of good gastropubs in the UK and am so glad I did. I had a sumptuous dinner here after seeing the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on a rainy day in late May. The waiter is...More

Thank Abracalandra
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've never travelled alone before so I was quite apprehensive. I shouldn't have worried, from the moment I walked in I felt like family! Warm greeting, fantastic clean Room, comfy bed and hot, satisfying food. I can't recommend The Bear and Ragged Staff enough, truly...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed a venue that would hold 25 people for a memorial for my dad and wanted a pub with good food and with a separate room. The Bear and Ragged Staff did not disappoint and Lubos arranged for us to have our own space...More

Thank tinasurrage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to The Bear and Ragged Staff on May 24th 2017. The establishment is old, a few hundred years old. But the restaurant is in a modern extension to the ancient original building. Through the starter and main course, the staff were friendly, the...More

Thank thurlochdrmro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late served promptly food high quality good value for money garden superb surroundings very tranquil

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a one night stay in the area and discovered the pub. If only we had pub like it at home in Australia. The decor was modern but within the style for the lovely old building, the staff friendly and BEST of all was...More

Thank 343Kay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for Sunday lunch a few weeks back and we weren't disappointed. It was a lovely sunny day, had a drink in the conservatory, then got seated. The Irish waiter was so friendly and funny. We ordered and our mixed starter came out...More

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 21 May 2017 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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??
26 September 2015|
Response from Jeremy d | Property representative |
Yes we serve food on Sunday till 9p.m. Mark Greenwood Landlord
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$51
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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