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The Bear and Ragged Staff


Type:Country House Hotel

28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9QH

Tel: +44 01865 862329

The Bear and Ragged Staff


The Bear and Ragged Staff are pleased to now be in a position to offer a full suite of services to the discerning traveller whether on business or just looking for a home away from home for a few days. With the addition of fantastically fitted rooms, all of which feature internet access, 32" flat screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and king sized beds, they have now added a new dimension to the Bear experience which includes award winning ales, an extensive wine list, a play area and garden, comfy outdoor decking and ample parking. The food will not disappoint either and can be summed up very simply: local where possible, absolutely fresh, and prepared in their own kitchen.

Above the Old Pub which is housed in the original part of The Bear dating back more than 450 years, The Bear and Ragged Staff are converting the "Landlord's Wing," which has historically been used as accommodation for the succession of landlords who have graced the Bear since it was converted into a pub in the 1860s. This part of the building is bursting with charming features such as wiggly beams, sloping floors, quirky staircases, and of course, ghosts!

With guests having full access to the bars, log fires and main restaurant, a stay at the Bear is much more than a "B&B" experience. Come see for yourself and enjoy the perfect stay, whether you’re out for a romantic weekend together or just a busy travelling businessperson.



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Full liquor licence
  • Lunch available, table service
  • Meals served all day
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's Meals
  • Children's play area
  • Facilities for children
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Baths all rooms
  • Colour Television all rooms
  • Digital TV All Rooms
  • King sized bed all rooms
  • Showers all rooms


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Bear is just 2 miles away from the A34, and 4 miles west of Oxford, without all the city centre parking issues. It is situated just off the main A420 to Swindon and Bristol.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest rail station is: Oxford Railway Station, which is approximately 3.2 miles from The Bear and Ragged Staff.

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