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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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West Sussex
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looks better on website, lovely evening meal but breakfast slightly disappointing. Rooms clean but average.

Bromley, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch today, six of us old college friends. There was no vegetarian option despite my friend who booked the restaurant being told they could do things - we were told that you had to order the dish in advance - you need a menu to order from! Our meal was lukewarm and very expensive for what it was.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met here with my brother and his wife for a Sunday lunch We all had different roast dinners which were very nice, with a few sharing dishes to start, the waiter advised we may need three or four of these between the 4 of us. We ordered double that and I'm glad we did otherwise we would have been very... More 

Thank levesconte85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed Sunday night on our way home from a family reunion. We stayed in room 5 which was amazing - it's the original landlords room in the ancient inn. The access is behind the bar, up an old winding wooden staircase (probably not the best for the infirm). Warm cosy welcoming room on a cold November evening. Huge bedroom... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the quiet and unpretentious village of Cumnor the Bear and Ragged Staff initially looks more like a large house than a pub. Inside though it is a fusion of contemporary design and 16th Century charm with its wooden beams and old pub feel at the front and a open modern restaurant with some bright abstract art at the... More 

Thank Globetrotter767
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for Sunday lunch on the 13/12/16. I have not been here for years and the standard of food has not changed. The meal was very good and great value. The decor does let the place down. There are cables tacked to walls, a crack in the joist and repairs to the ceiling. The real problem is the men's... More 

Thank John M
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in this pub this week and will definitely be returning in December. Very comfortable room, friendly and efficient staff and great food - especially the puddings! How refreshing to stay in an establishment that is not part of a large chain and to get such brilliant service.

Thank annhughes7
Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at this lovely 16th. century inn. It was convenient for driving to the Park and Ride into Oxford. The staff were extremely friendly, the food in the restaurant outstanding and I can only say that we were sorry the room did not come up to that level.Our room was not cleaned on the first day... More 

Thank Kizziebear
Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub, we just popped in for a casual lunch on a Saturday. Really good choice of sandwich's with nice fillings- I had chicken with chorizo mayo. Good service, good food.

Thank emilyrachelfox
London, England, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Chose this place as a halfway meeting place for my family. Staff very helpful and chatty. Room 5 is lovely above the bar. Dinner in the restaurant very nice - recommend the gin cured trout from the local reservoir which we had a walk around in the afternoon and the lamb on ratatouille! Breakfast good too. Short taxi ride into... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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
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?