Food & Drink

Exceptional Food, Exceptional Service, Exceptional the Right Price

We think that the above does justice to what we strive to achieve with every meal that comes out of the kitchens at The Bear and Ragged Staff . We are not trying to be trendy, super-sophisticated , just honest and true to our local roots. Our food is beginning to get a fair bit of recognition too. The Trip Advisor website has rated us in the top 50 of over 500 restaurants in Oxford for over 5 years now.

Our aim is to tickle your taste buds with some contemporary and classic, hearty, mainly British food, well presented and served with a smile, made from locally sourced ingredients wherever practical. And by British food, we do not mean lumps of murdered meat and two boiled to death veggies served with lumpy mash and gravy. You only have to take a look at the countryside near to our Oxfordshire home to get inspiration from the local farmers produce and the game that heaves in the fields nearby.

In addition to our main menu, we also offer a light lunch menu from Monday to Friday. This mainly features items from our main menu in slightly smaller portions for just £9.00 and sandwiches from £6.75.

Our Wines & Drinks

Our Wine List has been chosen with great care and we believe offers great value for money at all entry points. It ranges from the Lebanese blockbuster, Chateau Musar, to the stunning Chablis, Samcerre, Moulin a Vent and more. We also have a selection of cocktails on request and a small but superb collection of Ports and "Top Shelf" spirits.

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We also maintain a list of "Special Wines" which those familiar with the wine trade would refer to as "Bin Ends". These (usually) small parcels of a few dozen bottles come at greatly reduced prices. We pass our savings on to you thereby creating real value for those who appreciate the discovery of a fantastic new wine experience for a fraction of the normal cost.

Bin End List

In addition to our lagers, we maintain a selection of real ales that are kep in tip top condition in our temperature controlled cellar. We also offer a selection of cocktails on request and a small but superb collection of Ports and "Top Shelf" malt whiskies.