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 Wednesday, 23 October 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay. All the staff we had contact with were professional in their work & friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

The last time I visited the Sunday Lunch was mediocre. This occasion was spot on. Well cooked and presented with more than enough food on the plate. This together with good service ensured a very enjoyable lunch. It was nice that the "canteen" style chairs had been replaced by more appropriate furniture for s hotel of this standard.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Our stay and our meal at the Bear were excellent. The staff were very helpful and friendly and we felt the hotel represented quality throughout. In particular, the young lady who appeared to be in charge of the restaurant was exemplary in her manner, friendliness, quality of service and consideration of our needs. She should be commended accordingly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

Sehr schöne und gemütliche Atmosphäre mit Liebe zum Detail. Tolle Spazierwege. Sehr nettes Personal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

An excellent dining experience. Wonderful food and friendly and efficient service all at a very reasonalble price. Well done the Bear!

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Visited On Thursday, 03 October 2019

Awesome place to stay!

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Excellent food, and very efficient service

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great stay great food and good room. We had a 4 poster bed but the sheet was too small for the large bed and we slept on half of the mattress please get a larger sheet for next time.

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

An exceptionally lovely venue and location to spend our wedding anniversary. Perfect, with brilliant staff. Hope to be back one day, maybe next year, why not.

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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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