Bear and Ragged Staff

“Beautiful Tudor inn offering cosy rooms and excellent British dining” - AA Inspector

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CUMNOR, OXFORDSHIRE

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On the outskirts of Oxford, the Grade II-listed Bear and Ragged Staff offers a range of dining options along with well-appointed accommodation. The friendly pub has much old-world charm – flagstone floors, mullioned windows, roughcast stone walls and large fireplaces – but with a contemporary twist. The smart restaurant offers forward-thinking British food, making good use of local produce.

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4 Star Inn
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Bear and Ragged Staff
28 Appleton Road, CUMNOR, OXFORDSHIRE, OX2 9QH
Phone : 01865 862329

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  • Rooms 9

About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.

The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.

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