Bear & Ragged Staff
|General Manager||Paul Summers.|
28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 9QH
|Contact Us||Tel. 01865 862329 email. firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Map||Click Here For Map.|
|Type||Pubs in Cumnor, Oxford.|
|Pub Explorer Reference||26213.|
|Pub Opening Times||Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm.|
Friday & Saturday 11am - 12mn.
Sunday 11am - 10.30pm.
Late service till 1am available at Management discretion.
WHAT'S NEW & FORTHCOMING
|Festive Menu 2014:||
We are takign bookings now for our Festive & Christmas Day menus.View menus.
Our bar has had a face lift early 2014 which included new comfortable cushions, stools, chairs and benches being refurbished making your visit an even more pleasureable one.
STAY WITH US
We can cater for any sizeable function such as christenings, weddings & wakes etc. Catering can be provided to suit individual requirements. Please ring to discuss.
|Drinks on Draught||Amstel, Carlsberg, Noble English Craft Lager 5%, Peroni, Staropramen, Guinness & Aspall Suffolk Cyder.|
|Real Ales||Greene King Old Speckled Hen (4.5% ABV) & 3 Rotating Guest ales.|
|Other Drinks||Extensive Range of Wines, Hot Chocolate, Specialty Teas & Great Range of Coffees.|
|Champagne by the glass:|
Available all day every day.
Enjoy a glass of Champagne for £6.50.
See our website above for special events such as wine tasting, theatre evenings & game food festivals.
Traditional English pub dishes all freshly prepared & cooked to order from our lunch & Dinner menus. There is also an extensive range of Bar Food available. Our Executive Chef, Becky Joy, changes the menus regularly - reflecting the changing seasons.
Our research proves that nearly everything we need to satisfy the discerning diner looking for suitable "provenance" can be found within Oxfordshire and its surrounding counties. Once the produce has been sourced, the greatest care has to be taken to bring out the best in the food that lands on your table.
|Breakfast Times||Monday - Friday 6.30am - 9.30am.|
Saturday & Sunday 7am - 10am.
|Meal Times||Monday - Thursday 12noon - 9.30pm.|
Friday & Saturday 12noon - 10pm.
Sunday 12noon - 9pm.
|Food Themed Nights:|
We regularly usually monthly hold food themed night including steak, fish, game. Please ring for further details.
Traditional Roast Dinner with a choice of meats and all the appropriate trimmings, from £11.75.
|OUTDOOR FACILITIES||Beer Garden, Decked Area with lighting, Outdoor Children's Play Area, Large Car Park.|
|GENERAL FACILITIES||Free Wi-Fi Access, Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilet, Baby Changing Facility.|
We have a large smoking shelter with lighting.
|OTHER||Children Welcome, Dogs Welcome in bar area & outside on a lead on the decked area, Coach Parties Welcome by appointment, Cash Back available, Debit and Credit Cards accepted except Amex or Diners card.|
In the historic village of Cumnor, 4 miles from Oxford, opposite the site of Cumnor Place, ancient home of the Earl of Leicester, nestles The Bear and Ragged Staff. The Bear has documented origins which can be traced back to the beginning of the 1500’s when it was owned by St John’s College, Oxford. However, it is believed that parts of the building date back even earlier than this. Aside from its great age, The Bear has much to offer the modern explorer of Oxford. Cumnor became famous through the sad story of Amy Dudley, wife of the 1st Earl of Leicester, who was tragically found dead with her neck broken at the bottom of the stairs of Cumnor Place, aged 28 years. The Earl is widely believed to have been the lover of Queen Elizabeth 1st and it is rumoured that Amy was murdered, though nothing was ever proved. The Bear also has its own proud history. Oliver Cromwell and his entourage, including his son, Richard, are known to have stayed here. The lintel of the fireplace has been vandalized with the Royal Crest which was in the centre of it having been chiselled away. It is believed to have been removed by none other than Oliver Cromwell and his party during the stand-off with Charles 1st which took place in Oxford during the Civil War.