Bear and Ragged Staff

“Old World charm and modern menus” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

CUMNOR, OXFORDSHIRE

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Awards
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
All team are now required to wear face masks and have their own personal hand sanitisers. They must wash their hands every 60 minutes for at least 20 seconds.

Our View

In typically tranquil Oxfordshire countryside, this 16th-century, stone-built dining pub feels a world away from the busy Newbury and Swindon roads, just a mile away. The heart of the pub is Tudor, with ancient fireplaces, flagstone floors and mullioned windows with carved lintels all adding to the atmosphere. There’s a comfortable conservatory and south-facing terrace, bedrooms are full of character, and the food has been awarded an AA Rosette.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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AA Pick of the Pubs
Bear and Ragged Staff
28 Appleton Road, CUMNOR, OX2 9QH
Phone : 01865 862329

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Room Rates
  • Main course from: £1
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

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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