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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (16 reviews)
“pudding” (34 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 572 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Josh531
Jeremy d, General Manager at The Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Prices were average for the area and the food was good (well-cooked scallops). There was plenty of parking. The outside seating had a view of the car park, but was otherwise nice. If you're a visitor, do be aware that this pub is in Cumnor,...More

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Over the moon with our decision to have our wedding reception and meal here. Even in a busy Sunday nothing was too much trouble and Jeremy organised everything exactly how we imagine, even decorating the venue for us as requested. An amazing setting and outstanding...More

Thank Cog77
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Very pleasant staff, nothing was too much trouble, lovely comfortable room. We stayed for two nights and every meals was delicious, beautifully cooked and presented. The atmosphere in the pub was wonderful, I cannot fault the Bear and Ragged Staff.

Thank gilly19622015
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Had an evening meal at this Pub/Restaurant as recommended by the B&B we were staying in. Lovely meal although we had to wait quite a bit, but when it came it was very good. Second evening still a very good meal but less waiting time....More

Thank angelastocks
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Questions & Answers
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
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$54
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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