The Bear and Ragged Staff
Public Houses, Bars and Inns in Abingdon
Nestled deep in the heart of Oxfordshire's stunning countryside, The Bear and Ragged Staff cannot be described as anything other than truly impressive.
The warm and welcoming country inn serves lovingly prepared British food and with the addition of nine beautifully appointed guest rooms, The Bear and Ragged Staff now offers accommodation for business and leisure.
The Bear and Ragged Staff comes highly recommended for their outstanding accommodation, carefully selected menus, a wine list of superior quality, stylish yet practical function rooms and a lively programme of events throughout the year.
Recommended by The Best of Abingdon
Food and Drink
When it comes to food, The Bear and Ragged Staff's aim is to provide exceptional quality and service at the right price. This focus on providing the best possible dining experience has been officially recognised, as The Bear and Ragged Staff is consistently rated as one of the finest establishments in the area by Trip Advisor, Google and Booking.com
The Bear's approach to food is not one of sophisticated "fusion" or otherwise pretentious cuisine - instead the country inn serves good, honest British food with ingredients sourced right here in our beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Not only does food from The Bear and Ragged Staff look delicious, but tastes great too! For those who love game, a visit to the Bear is going to be a pleasant surpise!
Menus change regularly on a seasonal basis, allowing Chef Dan Kerr and his team to take advantage of some truly amazing local produce. The Bear also takes great pride in being welcoming to those with children and their special menu reflects this in terms of its emphasis on healthful food rather than carbohydrate and sugar-stuffed junk.
The Bear and Ragged Staff doesn't just have a great reputation for food - their carefully selected wine and drinks list has become somewhat of a talking point amongst their customers! This list ranges from the Lebanese Blockbuster Chateau Musar to an electic selection of ports and top shelf spirits. Well attended wine tastings are also hosted at the Bear every 3 months or so.
The Bear and Ragged Staff became a much sought after destination for those seeking high quality accommodation in Oxfordshire after nine rooms were added in November 2011.
The Bear is ideally placed to welcome both business and leisure guests, conveniently located just 2 miles away from the A34 and 4 miles from Oxford. A visit to The Bear and Ragged Staff offers so much more than an average B&B experience - you'll have full access to the cosy bars, roaring log fires and of course the main restaurant whilst you stay. The Bear and Ragged Staff is the perfect option for a fleeting business trip or a luxurious, romantic weekend for two.
All rooms in the Old Cottage Wing boast tastefully appointed en suite bathrooms and impressive high ceilings, along with king size beds, desks and full length mirrors as standard. Guests can also take advantage of access to broadband and wifi connectivity. The same applies to the more recently opened Landlord's Wing above the old pub where the buildings boast a 470 year history with character and features to match!
The Bear and Ragged Staff have built an excellent reputation for their outstanding private functions, offering the perfect setting for weddings, anniversaries, office parties, birthday parties, wakes, banquets and buffets, christenings or even a simple coffee morning.
The Bear's experienced and friendly staff can take the hassle out of organising any special occasion, tailoring the country inn's public areas to suit your requirements. The Bear and Ragged Staff can ensure that your guests remember the occasion for all the right reasons and enjoy a unique experience.
Why Choose The Bear and Ragged Staff?
The Bear and Ragged Staff is welcoming visitors from Abingdon as well as further afield in Oxfordshire and other parts the UK, having built an excellent reputation for the following:
Give us a shout or drop us an email. We will be happy to deal with you promptly and in a professional, friendly manner whether you are looking for dinner for two or a banquet for 80!
See our sample menus below.
I love The Bear because of their lovely food and exceptional staff. Very helpful.
5 star experience and good value. Even though I'm extremely limited to what I can eat due to allergies / intolerances they all went out of their way to make the most out of my eating experience! Could...
Excellent, friendly, efficient service. Delicious food, well presented. Lovely ambience (and comfortable dinner seats!).
Great room! Great food! Great staff! Excellent attention to detail and nothing too much trouble. Thank you.
Amazing hotel - very comfortable and friendly staff. Lovely food - will stop again.