The Bear and Ragged Staff

4.6
91 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Bear & Ragged Staff in Cumnor is a world away from the Newbury & Swindon roads that stream past only a mile from its door. The heart of the pub is a glorious Tudor beauty. Ancient fireplaces, flagstone floors and mullioned windows with carved lintels, make the bar one of the finest anywhere. A comfortable eatery, conservatory and South-facing terrace provide spaces for every mood – and winding stairs lead to cosy bedrooms with old oak doorways & beamed ceilings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 91 people are saying
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GordonC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very polite and helpful. Nice choice of food and very good

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thanks for your kind words Gordon, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great evening dinner very nice staff and food was good.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on September 6, 2021

What a lovely review, thank you! Please do visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food and good service. I've given 4 star on service because overall service was excellent but there was a fairly long wait between our mains being cleared and being offered a desert, but this was not a big deal. Would definitely return.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, we will be taking your comments regarding service on board. We would love to welcome you back again soon!

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patrickh
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. Meals served promptly. Had a party of seven and we were accomodated with no problems at all. Will go again!

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review. So pleased to hear that the whole group felt well looked after, we would love to welcome you back again soon!

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MoiraC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with 2 friends was a very enjoyable experience. The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. We all enjoyed the food and thought the idea of a smigen of desert and coffee was an excellent idea. Sitting outside under a large umbrella was very relaxed and had the sun been shining I would have been grateful for the shade provided. I would be happy to go again.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you MoriaC for this 5 star review! SO pleased to hear that our team made you feel well looked after and the food was enjoyable. Please do come and see us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GreT all round! Relaxing atmosphere and lovely food and wine

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thank you for the great review, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff and environment. Very good food ;)

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you :) We hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipAnon
Yorkshire
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place. Professionally run but food a little lacking in presentation and imagination for price charged, good but didn't hit the spot

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thanks for your review- we are always listening to our guests and looking at ways we can improve. Please do let us know more about your visit at reservations@peachpubs.co m.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite staff
Efficient
Friendly
Clean
And good food

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on June 19, 2021

Great to hear- thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and very good food. Service was very good too.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for the lovely review!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new venue for us but will definitely become a new favourite. The ambience was excellent , service was first class and the food was outstanding..

Well worth a visit .

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for your lovely words! We're so pleased you enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside lunch in the sun. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thanks for the great feedback and recommendation!

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vipValerieK
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening of good food, good service and a lovely atmosphere.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you the 5 stars Valerie. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the meal I’ve been waiting for. Great outdoor seating. Great service. And excellent food. They did a super job tailoring the meals for my kids. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a great atmosphere with superb service.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank your for taking the time to send us this review. Cheers for the 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow although they didn’t seem too busy. Food as usual was of a high quality but the pricing on the salad was rather high - 14.50 for a tomato and asparagus salad which was very small - very little asparagus in it. For comparison the vegan burger and chips was also 14.95 and was much more substantial.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that everything was not right and would love to pick this up with you directly. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look to putting this right.

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CharlieS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer, lovely settling, very friendly staff

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you CharlieS- great to hear you enjoyed!

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Trussy
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely table outside for a casual, quality lunch to celebrate a birthday. Good service, food was excellent, lovely spot.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 30, 2021

Aw thanks for the lovely review Trussy!

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vipValerieK
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A lively Friday night ambience. Good food, good service. A great night out.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 29, 2021

Great to hear- so pleased you enjoyed and come see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The venue is stunning and I loved that part of it but the menu wasn’t very tempting and was quite expensive for some of the dishes. Our server could have been more attentive and we had to ask for drinks.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thanks for the review- sorry we didn't do to well? Could you let us know a bit more about your visit so we can improve?

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MrsAA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food. Had made great efforts with the Covid-required outside space. Friendly staff. Will definitely book again.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 18, 2021

Ah great to hear- thank you!

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xxxmillion
Oxford
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten there 3 times in the past few weeks each time had the same consistent high quality food and service

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thank you for your support! We love what we do and glad you do too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We will definitely visit the Bear & Ragged Staff hotel & restaurant again.
We were given a really warm welcome by the lovely hotel staff. Our room was warm & cosy & had everything we needed. The restaurant/ outdoor dining was excellent! Wonderful food & attentive, friendly staff. I can highly recommend the cheese on toast ! Delicious ! Great selection of food & beverages. All in all, our experience was most enjoyable.
Nicola & Allan Cook

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your stay and dinner with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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Kullie
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Large outdoor area, where we were made comfortable (cushions and blankets) in the cold

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you for visiting us Kullie, glad we could make you comfy in this 4 seasons in one day type of weather. We hope to see you again soon

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NandH
Oxford
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food - we had several choices from the specials board (the clam and and chorizo on sourdough starter was particularly popular) and then a range of choices from the mains - steaks were perfectly cooked, and the fish was perfect. All in all, a great spot, and one that we will return to

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 12, 2021

Great news! Thanks for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for outdoor dining. Everything by the book and everyone felt very safe. Food was delicious. We had the asparagus starter and buttermilk chicken sandwiches. Yum. Bathrooms very clean. Staff was great. Very attentive. When we arrived for lunch, there was very loud music being piped outside. It was so loud that my 28-year-old son asked if they could turn it off. (We were early and the only customers there). We were told they couldn’t turn it off, but they could turn it down. Lo and behold, they did turn it off. It was delightful. We could hear birds singing. I thanked them profusely when we paid the bill, but honestly, if they hadn’t turned it off it would have ruined our lunch. It was more like a nightclub than a lovely country pub. Thank you again for turning it off and not just down. I don’t think anyone there missed it. We will definitely return.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 8, 2021

Thanks for your review! Glad to hear the food was delicious! Apologies about the music- glad the team turned it down for you. We hope to see you again soon.

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BruceC
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent all round
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The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 4, 2021

Excellent news! We hope to see you again soon!

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KatherineB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice menu with good selection of traditional dishes and lighter options. Nice garden and pleasant service

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thanks Katherine- glad to hear you enjoyed!

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LeonieB
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely staff but lost our order so had to wait an hour. Food delicious

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 2, 2021

Oh no- we are very sorry leonieB! Glad to hear the team looked after you and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Initial Service was very slow.

45 minutes to get our first drink.

Garlic bread frozen

Food was ok but not worth the prices

Waiter was knowledgeable and efficient

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thanks for your review. We are very sorry the service was slow, it has been a busy start. We would love some information regarding your meals and to apologise for the Garlic Bread. Could you contact us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can make amends?

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ollieA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our lunch and with outdoor dining they had functional outdoor heaters and well spaced tables. The good was definitely good but not exceptional. Service was excellent and attentive.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you for the review OillieA- we hope to see you again soon!

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Esther
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely staff and a lovely setting. Sat outside with umbrellas, blankets and hot water bottles to hide away from the hail. Staff were delightful and polite. Food came out quickly and was so tasty. A lovely evening

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 2, 2021

So glad you had a good time, we appreciate your very positive feedback, please come back and see us soon

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JamesA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the food and service! Can’t wait until it is open inside.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thanks James- we can't wait too! Hopefully see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good food with amazing service - thank you team! Slightly pricey roast on a sunday but given the last year it's understandable, just quite high for what you get.
The service was amazing and although they were very busy, the staff were incredibly attentive. Recommend!

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you very much for your support and understanding, its been a crazy year and our suppliers have put their prices up so as a result so have we. We are always happy to give you more yorkies and roast potatoes if you ask for them- so please take advantage of that offering next time. Come back and see us soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Sunday Lunch on my other half’s birthday.
He is Gluten Free so we find it hard to find nice places to eat! After realising this was the second Peach Pub I had booked in two days we knew we would not be disappointed!
The menu both normal and GF were fantastic! The service was wonderful couldn’t have done enough and the atmosphere was beautiful!
Couldn’t recommend it more! Can’t wait to come back!

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for a lovely review, and for visiting another one of our pubs. We'd like to buy you a drink! Book again with us at reservations@peachpubs and we will make sure we get you both a glass of something fizzy! Don't forget to mention this particular review!

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DespoinaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent environment 👍 👌 😀

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 27, 2021

Aw thank you, so glad you had a good time

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, service was 2nd to none and when in the sun a great day out the steak and scallops are to die for!

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 27, 2021

Fantastic- glad you had a good time! Our scallops are such a treat- personally my favourite. We hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful setting and terrific food.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 21, 2021

Cheers for the 5 stars! So glad you enjoyed yourselves

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PriyaP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for your review!

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RebeccaC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out after lock down. The Bear & Ragged Staff did not disappoint. Service excellent. Sunny terrace.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks Rebecca, so glad you had a good time! Come back again soon!

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SusanL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat. Well organised and socially distanced.

The Bear and Ragged Staff
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks Susan, its been a bit tricky but we believe we got the right balance! Come back soon

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FAQs

The Bear and Ragged Staff offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 862329.

The Bear and Ragged Staff is rated 4.6 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.