The Bear of Rodborough

The Bear of Rodborough Hotel, Rodborough Common, Stroud, United Kingdom, GL5 5DE
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The Library Restaurant
With rosette-awarded food, friendly service and lovely views over the common, The Library Restaurant is everything that a restaurant in the country should be. Our restaurant menus change seasonally to showcase the very best of British ingredients - all sourced as locally as possible. The result is good quality food with a Great British flair that fuels any excuse to dine out!
The Library Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily – also serving a traditional Roast on Sundays afternoons.
Alternatively you can enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in The Bear Bar, however this is only on a walk-in basis no reservations needed.

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Minimum age restriction
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Accommodation
  • Free WiFi

About The Bear of Rodborough

Feeling peckish? Join us for a bite to eat at The Bear! You’ll find us perched on top of Rodborough Common surrounded by 300 acres of beautiful National Trust land. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed bite to eat or something a little more refined, we have a dining space to suit any occasion with delicious menus to match!

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Staff are delightful, pleasant and efficient. Their attentions were timed perfectly. Well done

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

We have a very pleasant stay here in a very kind athmosphere. The room is very quiet, the menu offers a wide range of meals. The area is good for walking.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Just finished our two night stay and enjoyed every moment. Thanks for the birthday card for my birthday and for the complimentary glass of Proseco at dinner yesterday. Only one complaint-Wish you would sharpen your knives- last evening my wife had difficulty cutting her duck and this morning even the mushroom at breakfast posed a minor challenge!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

I chose to stay here for the Spartan race weekend as this was only a ten minute drive from here. I was incredibly surprised by the modinized look of this exquisite hotel, and I was amazed by the food! Best steak I've ever had! Highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Wonderful place to stay - we were with the wedding party but we found on the morning after the wedding at breakfast that the meal was rushed; we were not asked what beverages we required, even less toast was provided. That was our only criticism, staff were very helpful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

We had a lovely stay. The room, service and food were all excellent and your friendly efficient staff are a credit to your establishment. We would definitely stay again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Lovely hotel, great staff & service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A most comfortable hotel, located in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds. Excellent cuisine, both for formal as well as informal dining. The absence of lifts makes climbing stairs with luggage rather difficult. Rooms are well appointed and, importantly, the wi-fi signal is strong and reliable.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Excellent quality food, if a little pricey. Waitress Petra was very attentive. Setting is lovely but it was a shame more people were not using it on the night we dined.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Very pleasant waiting staff, excellent service. Lacked atmosphere as there were only another 8 people in the Restaurant at the time. It lacked a buzz. Sweet Potatoe soup excellent. We had the chicken curry which was very disappointing. The sauce tasted as if it had been made with a teaspoon of curry powder with water added. Lacked spices and overpriced for what it was. We chose a very nice Californian Rose Wine which was sensibly priced. In fact all wines were sensibly priced. In the bar, the fish and chips were excellent and very nice sized portion. The cod cassoulet was disappointing. It lacked taste and portion sized. On looking at our bill, we were charged £15.70 for one single Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin and Tonic and one pint of bitter which we thought was a little expensive.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Is it necessary with only three diners in to eat to sit them so close on adjoining tables, I am sure non of us would have done so by choice. When the restaurant is empty some quiet background music would be nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Lovely hotel my only comment is that one of the double rooms we booked was much smaller than the other

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Just a bit disappointed by the relative lack of vegetarian options on your restaurant menu, especially as you list a shitake & something pie, which was never available during our stay!! Frustrating and tantalising. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed our eating experience. Breakfast was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

This was our 2nd visit. We dined in the Library Restaurant & the food was excellent with generous portions. Lovely views towards Rodborough Common in one direction.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

We really enjoyed our mother's day lunch, there was a mistake on the bill but very quickly sorted, as were the roast potatoes missing from my husbands plate, all sorted with no fuss. Great service and food.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

An excellent Sunday lunch... Super food, well presented, with generous sized portions... Great service by friendly staff... We'll be back again... A big "Thank You" to all the team...

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Comfortable and relaxing dining experience

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Enjoyable meal sat by the window, staff pleasant and attentive. Would recommend for Sunday lunch definitely.

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Visited On Monday, 25 February 2019

Nice and quiet restaurant. The food is good and good variaty of wine options.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The room was spotless, shower wonderful, staff lovely, breakfast very nice, the steak for dinner, not brilliant, but that couldn't be helped, butchers cant guarantee the tenderness of any steak, very nice accompaniments though. Husband really enjoyed his burger and the Knickerbocker Glory!! The Common Room was a nice place to have dinner, as it enabled the dog to join us :) Hotel very cosy and warm. The g and t I had when we arrived was the best I have ever had! I would recommend as a place to stay

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Came here for a menu tasting for our wedding this year. We were over the moon with the quality of food and the service we received. We feel very relaxed and happy about the food ahead of the wedding. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Excellent service team, good ambience, great food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

We can’t wait to come back! You don’t have a loyalty scheme do you?

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Afternoon tea was delicious thank you.

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