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.
- 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!
Great service, excellent food, will definitely be returning
No knives ,forks, napkins with lunch. Had to ask for service twice. Pudding tasted like it had been in the fridge too long
We are a small, but select, walking group. Meeting every Wednesday (in line with covid rules) - walk then lunch. The Bear served us well on a blustery and sometimes wet day. Food & beer was good and the service attentive. Thank you.
Great friendly staff, service, food, drinks, setting During these challenging times, we were made to feel very safe and catered for Would definitely recommend, return and try their sister restaurants Cheers Anne
Good to be out... delicious food 😋
After being seated we waited 30 minutes for someone to take a drinks order. We then had to ask someone to take our food order when drinks were brought (it took another 10 mins for drinks to arrive!). I appreciate places are busy but it was busier the weekend before and service was better. Food portions were small for the cost. Not great value for money. When asking questions about the menu the staff simply ‘didn’t know’. Normally we would always add service/tip but having it already added for a table of 4, when the service was poor was not good. Someone finally asked if our food was ok when we’d almost finished and then about 3 people came to ask if we wanted more drinks when we’d already ordered another round. Disappointing and not in a hurry to recommend or come back. (Not as good as the previous weekend I have to say).
Excellent as always, outside bar is like being on holiday
Had fish and chips and it was disappointing., The fish was not at all succulent and the chips non descript. The puddings though were a delight, It was my friends birthday so unfortuneately I cannot say it was a treat. Venue though is very nice as was the service..
Had a Birthday lunch with my husband on a rainy day and restrictions so outside dining. We were warmly greeted by staff, heaters warming us in the covered area. Food was steaming hot, tasty and generous portions on a very wet day. Well done and best wishes for a lovely Summer of good dining. Thank you we had a good time.
Food and service were excellent. So lovely to be out again so didn't mind paying a bit more.
Bearing in mind Covid19 restrictions we enjoyed our first meal out for a long long while. Yes it was cold but there were heaters available. The tables are spaced well apart. The service was excellent and the food good.
Always excellent service and great food.
Food cold Service slow Food expensive Drinks expensive Waiter condescending
Great setting and good service
We had such a lovely meal on Wednesday. The staff were very friendly but professional. My now fiancé had organised to propose to me and we were very well looked after and felt special on the day! Thank you for making a life event a rememberable day! We will definately be back ☺️
Overall it was a lovely dining experience. Not quite full marks as we were left wondering whether anyone was going to take our order for about 10 minutes when there didn’t appear to be an awful lot else going on at the time. The chips were also slightly overcooked. However the staff were very friendly and the venue is hard to beat on a sunny day. Would definitely eat here again.
Amazing atmosphere with very attentive staff and beautiful surroundings. Let's hope the food improves.
It was lovely to be able to go out and have someone else do the cooking, to just sit and enjoy a meal, no rushing and to be so well looked after, and to feel safe doing so. Thank you to you all and particularly to Cameron who looked after us yesterday.
Some staff were very rude, and unhelpful. The manager on the shift could improve on his customer services, considering the pub has only just opened emty sensor hand gel, took ages to take our order, got drinks order wrong had to keep running to catch someone to get service. Really disappointing as enquired re wedding packages but reconsidering now. Such a shame as food location is lovely
Great venue, service was great and all round just delightful
A brilliant lunch - brilliant staff. Bravo the Bear of Rodborough! Graham & Freda
No proper draught beer or Guinness. We had 3 pints of cider, 3 pints of very cold pale ale, 3 Pimms, 1 gin, 1 Smirnoff black and a bowl of chips cost over £69 including service charge. Not good value in our opinion. Won't be going back.
Very stingy on the mussels - more like a starter portion as a main course. Cold as well!
Fab start to a great day :)