RestaurantsOxfordshireStadhamptonOX44

survey result

Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Despite its weird and wonderful decor, this lavishly decked out hotel not far from Oxford – a fixture of the area for over a quarter of a century – attracts relatively little feedback nowadays. It’s all still positive though, especially when it comes to the Thai dining room (there’s also a more traditional, British one). Service is “very engaged” and the classic twelve-dish sharing menu “well presented and flavoured food that reflects the cuisine”, without being “touristy”.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This lavish and wackily decorated converted country pub has been a feature of the area south of Oxford for over 25 years, and offers the option of either English or Thai dining (in separate dining rooms). Reports were quite limited in number last year, but praise “brilliant” results in either location, and also the bar and casual restaurant attached to their farm shop.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This lavish and wackily decorated converted country pub has been a feature of the area south of Oxford for over 25 years, and offers the option of either English or Thai dining (in separate dining rooms). Reports were quite limited in number this year, but praise “brilliant” results in either location, and also the bar and casual restaurant attached to their farm shop.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Funky decor is part of the offbeat package that originally won a name for this rural inn of over 25 years’ standing, which has both English and Thai restaurants under the same roof. Feedback was much more consistent this year regarding the cooking and also the “very friendly service”.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Crazy Bear?

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
18, 22, 120
No dress code
40
12+ at Fri & Sat D

The Crazy Bear Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Crazy Bear Restaurant in OX44, Stadhampton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Crazy Bear restaurant.
Paul F
Over priced and bizarre menu On the surface...
Reviewed 10 months, 26 days ago

"Over priced and bizarre menu On the surface a quirky individual venue with personality, underneath you have a venue with the most incomprehensible menu I have ever seen in my nearly 1500 reviews on trip advisor and elsewhere. Its very confusing, aimed at trying to persuade you to order, I suspect, way beyond your physical capacity. Some dishes were exceptional, like the octopus, others more confused, like squid with hummus and nuts, very weird! Overall well cooked and presented food that makes no concessions to price. Its a good meal with slow service, but it partly reflected the fact it took over 20 minutes to decipher the menu complexities and order. Its a pricey experience, it reflects 1-2 michelin prices but its not there in quality. Good luck with negotiating the journey from car park to restaurant, lots of ways to go, many with no human contact. Signs would help!! Nice food, mostly, not really worth the cost, be very cautious of "extras". The BOTTLED water IS VERY EXPENSIVE! Toilets are very small, no social distancing possible. Overall too much fluff (decor etc) not enough substance. Its Thai restaurant is better. Worth examinig the menu before you go to decipher it, its too large for the size of the venue, better to concentrate on better food less choice."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at The Crazy Bear?
Post your own review of The Crazy Bear and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£19.00 £14.30 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 13.50%
Bear Ln, Stadhampton, OX44 7UR
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑10 pm
Tuesday7 am‑10 pm
Wednesday7 am‑10 pm
Thursday7 am‑10 pm
Friday7 am‑10 pm
Saturday7 am‑10 pm
Sunday7 am‑10 pm

Best British, Modern restaurants nearby

The Mole Inn
British, Modern restaurant in Toot Baldon
£62
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
Olivier at the Red Lion
British, Modern restaurant in Britwell Salome
£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
The Magdalen Arms
British, Modern restaurant in Oxford
£58
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Sticks'n'Sushi
Japanese restaurant in Oxford
£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
Pompette
French restaurant in Oxford
£68
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
The Miller of Mansfield
British, Traditional restaurant in Goring-on-Thames
£69
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good