The Bear and Ragged Staff
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Aubergine, Pineapple & Coconut Malay Curry
Hot Green Chutney & Basmati Rice
Pan-Fried Native Scallops
Watercress & Tartare Hollandaise
Buttered New Potatoes
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.
Excellent all round
Excellent news! We hope to see you again soon!
Nice menu with good selection of traditional dishes and lighter options. Nice garden and pleasant service
Thanks Katherine- glad to hear you enjoyed!
Lovely staff but lost our order so had to wait an hour. Food delicious
Oh no- we are very sorry leonieB! Glad to hear the team looked after you and we hope to see you again soon.
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
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 email@example.com m so we can make amends?
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.
Thank you for the review OillieA- we hope to see you again soon!
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
So glad you had a good time, we appreciate your very positive feedback, please come back and see us soon
Very happy with the food and service! Can’t wait until it is open inside.
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!
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
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!
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!
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent environment 👍 👌 😀
Aw thank you, so glad you had a good time
Lovely pub, service was 2nd to none and when in the sun a great day out the steak and scallops are to die for!
Fantastic- glad you had a good time! Our scallops are such a treat- personally my favourite. We hope to see you again soon
Wonderful service, beautiful setting and terrific food.
Cheers for the 5 stars! So glad you enjoyed yourselves
Great food, great service
Thanks for your review!
First meal out after lock down. The Bear & Ragged Staff did not disappoint. Service excellent. Sunny terrace.
Thanks Rebecca, so glad you had a good time! Come back again soon!
Lovely place to eat. Well organised and socially distanced.
Thanks Susan, its been a bit tricky but we believe we got the right balance! Come back soon
Excellent food, drinks and service on a lovely decking under of of just a few heaters. Great to be out again.
Thanks Ziggy, it so good to be back and looking after guests again. Come back and see us again soon
It was our first meal out for over a year and it was such a pleasure! Excellent food and service. Thank you.
Thank you Josephine- it really has been too long hasn't it, glad you choose us and thank you once again for the lovely comments
Delicious meal in the sunshine with very attentive and accommodating staff. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this pub.
Thank you very much for your recommendation! So good to be back, thank you for visiting- come back soon
We’re back! First day of opening after lockdown and the Bear and Ragged didn’t disappoint. The outdoor area has been refreshed abs was snug and welcoming. The menus offered many old favourites. So good to be abjectly socialise in our local again.
And it was so nice to welcome you! Hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder to you next time! We hope to see you again soon!
The service was amazing, but my food was a bit cold. It also seems like the price would have been too high if it hadn’t been Eat Out to Help Out.
Thanks for your review Katie. Glad to hear the team looked after you but I'm very sorry the food was a bit cold, please do forgive us and accept this was a one off. Unfortunately some of our prices may need to be a little higher to help us and our quality food producers rebuild after a difficult few months and we hope you can understand the need for this right now, but use sustainable, free range and artisan produce. We do look at our competition and feel we are well priced for the quality.
I stayed in room 2 which was very comfortable and clean. Shower and bath were lovely. We also ate in the bar area. Food was very good but what made the evening and breakfast in the morning was the service. Really engaging, polite and professional service with a smile. Thank you.
Thanks for your lovely review!
The waiting staff were super attentive, food was incredible! Definitely recommend the pie.
Oooooh we do love the pie! So glad you had a good time! Did you know we do take away, give us a call, swing by and grab a pie next time you are passing! We hope to see you again soon
Lovely ambiance, very friendly staff and excellent food.
Thanks Sarah, it's great that you all enjoyed and would visit again - we shall look forward to welcoming you back.
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend lunch with family. The food was excellent and fantastic customer service. We are already planning a return trip. Would highly recommend.
Visited with a friend for lunch and had a lovely meal. Attentive, friendly service, very welcoming.
Relaxed atmosphere and nice decor. Would return!
Thanks Louise, it's great to hear you enjoyed and would visit again. We shall look forward to welcoming you back.
Lovely location, not far from Oxford (where I was visiting).
All staff really friendly complementing some great food.
Thanks so much Lucas!
Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back again
Thanks for the great feedback Carolyn, so glad to hear you enjoyed. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Really lovely experience wonderful staff and ambience
Thanks for the 5 stars -great to hear you enjoyed and hope we can welcome you again
Great place with great food and great service. Lovely menu choices with additional specials board. Staff were attentive and knowledgable. Lovely booths indoors and sun terrace outside. Spacious and comfortable.
Thanks for the cracking review!
Went for Sunday brunch. Nice atmosphere and ambience. Unfortunately ran out of sausages by 10am but got extra bacon. Food was ok. Would come back to try lunch/ dinner.
Sorry about the sausages but glad you still enjoyed. Do come back and try our lunch or dinner menu, we are now doing weekend wellingtons, plus our daily specials too.
Overall another great meal at the bear! Accommodated a late change to the booking and all of the food & drink was excellent. The food was not super fast, which I prefer as it means it is cooked fresh, but was in no way slow either. We couldn't believe almost 3 hours went by, must have been having fun :)
Would definitely recommend for all sorts of meals and get togethers if you want something a little special but no costing the earth! Ours worked out at around £40 each for 2 or 3 courses and drinks, not too bad!
Thanks Tom- that is a great review. We are so glad you had a good time. We are now doing weekend wellingtons- which sounds right up your street. Come back for one of those and we would like to buy you a pint for taking the time to review us. Book direct with us at firstname.lastname@example.org we can make sure you get that drink on us.
Great food and location, very friendly welcome too
Thanks Hungry Mummy! We love Cumnor and all that visit, we hope to see you again soon
Sensational food and fabulous venue! Absolutely gorgeous Sunday roast, fantastic service and can’t wait to return. What a find!
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Food was very good, staff were welcoming, attentive and accommodating.
Cheers for the 5 stars Lauren, hope to see you again soon.
Staff were very pleasant food was wonderful very nice lunch
Thanks for the 5 stars
We must have visited on one of the hottest days of the year, but it was cool inside, and no one else in the dining room (all in the conservatory or outside). A lovely jug of Pimms was thirst quenching and good value. The food tends to the hearty fare - pie, fish and chips, curry, etc so I had two starters to leave room for a pudding. Gazpacho was a great idea for such a hot day, although a shade creamier than anticipated. Tomato hummus and pitta was enjoyable, and the garnish of nuts and seeds a nice touch. A tomato side salad was dressed with pesto for extra taste. Himself had ham croquettes - very tasty - and steak pie, which was chock full of meat, and served with mashed potato and cabbage. I just about managed a small slice of cheesecake with tea, and himself had an ice cream/sorbet selection. Service was just right, neither too distant or too over-bearing. A really enjoyable lunch.
Thanks for the feedback, it sounds like you both enjoyed your lunch with us. A jug of Pimms to start off with sounds perfect! We are so pleased that you enjoyed and do hope we can welcome you back again.
80th birthday treat for my auntie and all the staff went the extra mile, we were so delighted to be treated so well. Keep that standard going and you’ll soon have a star!
Not as good as last visit a few years ago. Several items ordered we're forgotten and the food was OK but not great for the prices charged. Roast potatoes were pre cooked and reheated and my personal hate side dishes were charged separately. £3.50 for some boiled cabbage is ridiculous. When serving a roast dinner is should co.e with a selection of veg!
This is a go to meeting point for myself and best friend (it’s a half way point between us.). This was our 3rd visit and was just as good as the previous 2 times. They even knew it had recently been my birthday and gave me a free glass of Prosecco. A lovely touch. We’ll be back
The Bear and Ragged Staff offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 862329.
The Bear and Ragged Staff is rated 4.6 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.
The Bear and Ragged Staff does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://peach-pubs.vouchercart.com/category/the-bear-ragged-staff-2717.
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 bookings at the moment.