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.
The Library Restaurant
- Private Dining
- Minimum age restriction
- Gluten Free Available
- 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!
Very welcoming (but a pity no one took our case from reception to our room) Lovely staff even after hours brought us non feather pillows!
We enjoyed our visit very much. We thought the food was on the expensive side (eg the price of fish and chips or a chilli-dog) and the ploughman's was heavy on carbs. However, the steaks and the stone bass were delicious and the service was first class.Drinks were too pricey.
Very pleasant day dining and relaxing in courtyard afterwards
Lovely food , consistently good quality whateverday or time you go
Friendly staff and good food. Very helpful too and a good price for a 4 star.
Thank you to Rose for arranging the event and to the staff for looking after us on the day. We all thought the food was very good.
Room 12could do with a new TV set
Hotel room excellent, so was the food. Have marked service down slightly as it was a bit slow on Friday night (20minute wait between courses), and you struggled to seat everybody for breakfast on Sunday morning. That being said we had a great time, and would not hesitate to recommend, and come back ourselves. Overall very good. Not sure how you can solve breakfast issue as it was seating rather than staffing. Hope this helps.
our 3 course sunday lunch was very nice but i think slightly overpriced 1xglass med bodied red wine 1x martini and lemonade well overpriced at £14 .65
All staff were courteous, polite and helpful. Every one present endorsed these comments.
We regularly visit The Bear and it is consistently comfortable with good service from staff who are both professional and friendly. The restaurant food has been simplified of late but remains perfectly cooked and complemented by a good range of wines. The breakfasts are equally impressive with a great range of options.
Lovely break at the bear great service and lovely meal and breakfast definitely recommend
Lovely hotel, have stayed here before and will be back. Food always lovely.
\enjoyed by all Food was great
First visit and a fantastic all round experience. Will be back!
Mothers Day lunch was lovely - food was great and the whole atmosphere was relaxing; nice touch giving my mother a little gift at the end of the meal, thank you.
Delicious food served in a beautiful setting by skilful and attentive staff. What more can I say.
Dissapointing experience on first night with bar menu/service!! 3 red roses in room @ £20 one of which was limp the next morning!!
Lovely 2 days here .We were given an upgrade on arrival to a top floor room with good facilities and wonderful views out over the common. Very nice valentine's evening in the restaurant with excellent service. Would recommend a stay here. We will be back!!
Excellent service. Lovely cosy atmosphere sitting by one of the open fires
Excellent booking process, warm welcome and great service. Thanks very much for a lovely meal.
I have dined at The Bear for special occasions and have booked in large groups on several occasions. The food and service are always excellent. As a Coeliac, eating out can be very difficult but the staff have always been able to offer me excellent GF choices.
I booked this for my Mum's birthday and all four of us had a lovely meal and enjoyable visit - we will be back soon! Thanks to all involved.
No vegetarian option on a la carte menu so had to have from bar menu. Waitress did ask for drinks, member of the party had to request some service.
Unfortunately, given the size of our party and other events in the hotel, we did not have the best dining experience and had issues with cold food, lengthy waits and generally poor and inattentive service. This was largely addressed to our satisfaction the next day, by discounting the cold food from the cost of the meal, but put a dampener on what should have been a wonderful evening. The venue itself was fantastic and the bar , reception and room staff were all excellent and all in all we would probably stay and dine again.