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The Bear and Ragged Staff

) #59 of 474 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%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (33 reviews)
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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28 Appleton Road | Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH, England
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1 - 10 of 560 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We waited about 45 minutes for the first meal to arrive. We left after 2 hours and 2 people still hadn't been served. The food was terrible, some meals were supposed to be the same but had completely different food items or the food was...More

Thank Madsie2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to Oxford area for a couple nights away, was recommended the bear and ragged staff by people we are staying with. We walked a fair distance to get there (which was fine) however, the staff said they arebt serving food because of a...More

Thank Lizzie T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is really going down hill. Walked in just looking for drinks and there was one person on the bar so she was already dealing with a customer. We looked for the wine list, not on the bar. Saw them on the counter behind...More

1  Thank LaLaOxford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, helpful staff. Relaxing surroundings. Delicious food. Would definately visit again if we were in the area.

Thank Joss R
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 June 2017

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 4 June 2017

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 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Simon P
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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
27 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$ 52
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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