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 Friday, 20 September 2019

Friendly, helpful staff, superb food ,(the chateaubriand was one of the best meals I have ever had..), beautiful hotel, in an absolutely wonderful setting. I wouldn't recommend to hesitate The Bear to anyone visiting the Cotswolds.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

This hotel has a real character and charm suitable for a weekend away from workaday stress or a big event such as a wedding or anniversary celebration. The surrounding gardens are a great place to sit and dream and have a drink or two! The four poster bed was beautiful and comfortable and the room nicely decorated. The staff were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Will come again.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Really happy with everything from food to location to service. Even though there was an issue with the order, our waitress was very friendly and apologetic and looked after us all evening.

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

Lovely room with beautiful views. Menu is the same every day - possibly it changes seasonally. There is plenty of choice. We had aubergine salad & scallops to start - beautifully presented & very tasty. Followed by guinea fill & gilthead bream (NB not guilt head). Generous amount of fuss well cooked. Guinea fowl was a pleasant meal but unfortunately one of the pieces was inadequately cooked - not acceptable with poultry. With a bottle of Viognier bill was £83.

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

We secured a package deal with our late booking, we were very pleased with the outcome. A most enjoyable three nights. We were given a different room on arrival, with a lovely view, most satisfactory.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

We were concerned at the poor soundproofing between room 45 and the next door room. I suggest the communicating door should be soundproofed.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Lovely dog friendly hotel with fab food and great service. Your staff are so friendly and helpful. The room was nice and comfortable with convenient access to outdoors for the dog. And all the food is amazing. A special mention for the excellent orange juice at breakfast! We had a very enjoyable and relaxing break. We must come back again soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

We had a very pleasant stay at The Bear. The only thing we would say is that we couldn't use the wardrobe in room 5 as it smells very strongly of smoke.Was an old chimney perhaps?

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

having been a few times this time was disappointing the service was good the food let it down warm plates undercooked and no seasoning on the vegetables meat beef was well cooked when I was asked how I would like it I said rare and the roast potatoes were the biggest let don very greasy soggy and luke warm not a great sunday lunch things I think have slipped down hill

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Clean comfortable rooms , well looked after by the staff, lovely setting good for exploring the Cotswolds which is why we returned there.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Lovely friendly hotel & restaurant with lots of little personal touches, nothing too much trouble. Food was very good with service giving lots of attention to detail. Would definitely recommend for meal and stay. Very dog friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

We had a lovely stay with good food and pleasant staff. The hotel is in a lovely location. Has lots of interesting nooks and crannies.

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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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