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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 Saturday, 24 November 2018

We had a lovely evening at The Bear. We were celebrating a joint 20th wedding anniversary. Both couples were married at The Bear. We received a very warm welcome and a complimentary glass of prosecco which was much appreciated. The food was very nice and the service excellent. A very good experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Service for dinner could be improved. Would expect a bottle of wine to be opened, offer to taste then poured.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Had a great anniversary meal here with lovely host and beautiful New Zealand wine and the most delicious fish main. I had to give my compliments to the chef. The host / head waitress gave us a nice surprise with the dessert to help celebrate our anniversary.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Very enjoyable lunch in the Library- a lovely room - 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

A Sunday lunch was booked to celebrate my wife's birthday, my son drove up for Cornwall to join us. Unfortunately, the Bear suffered a leak in the restaurant so we were denied the white tablecloth lunch and put in a room adjacent to the bar - no tablecloths, etc. The service was appalling. We had to go find a waiter to place our order. After 20 minutes a waiter put some butter on the table but the bread did not appear for a further 10 minutes along with the first course.. We all had the roast beef for the main course which appeared half an hour later. The beef was a strange cut full of sinew and gristle and very difficult to cut. The Yorkshire puddings were overcooked and burnt at the top. All the vegetables were virtually uncooked, although we all prefer our veg "al dente", it would have been nice if they been put in boiling water/steam for more than a few seconds. We advised the assistant manager both during the meal and afterwards and she removed the main meals from the bill. Even though we live locally, we will not be going back and would certainly not recommend the Bear's restaurant to anyone else.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

The dinner in the Terrace Restaurant lacked atmosphere - playing the same music as in the bar might help. I rated Value for Money as average - how can anyone justify charging £8 for a slice of treacle tart, or £6 for a bowl of soup? However, the service from everyone was excellent, and the room was spotless. But why was a pair of trousers left in the wardrobe when we arrived? Does nobody inspect the room?

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Evening meal was ok. Breakfast was not good at all.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

We would have liked a better choice of reasonably priced European white wines.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Restaurant prices might seem expensive at first sight, but are in fact value for money.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Our afternoon tea was perfect. The staff were friendly but professional. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Sunday lunch - generous helpings, we were actually asked how we wanted our beef (rare, medium, well done), never had that before so it was a pleasant surprise. Dessert was lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

The food and drink was excellent however the rooms need updating as ours has damp on the walls .

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Atmosphere was calm but not stuffy, the background music was just the right level. We had a lovely meal and staff were wonderful, attentive and polite without being intrusive.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Enjoyed our dinner.....every course! The servers were attentive and very good at looking after all our needs. Enjoyed the background music...thought that the only improvement could be a live piano player playing something like "play misty for me" or "time goes by". Setting was really very nice.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

Please see my email on Saturday. Incompetent. Enough said. Chris

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Very good food.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

The rooms were clean and tidy all be it very hot! No air conditioning but I did get a fan. The food was either over cooked or cold. The staff were very helpful and polite.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Excellent venue

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Visited and stayed many times and standard is always good. We particularly like the quality and presentation of food in the restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

We all enjoyed our meal yesterday. The staff were attentive although many of them seemed inexperienced.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

We chose the Bear due to the fact we wanted to bring our dog, and had a very enjoyable stay.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

Sehr nette Mitarbeiter, wirklich wunderschönes Haus, sehr gut besucht, eher britische Touristen. Man fühlt sich wohl!

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Visited On Monday, 25 June 2018

We found the staff were very helpful, from the time we walked into the grounds. The outside bar people asked if we needed any help when we first arrived. I asked the garden bar guy for a wine menu, he did not have one but he made it a point to get me one within minutes, impressive. When we left the maintenance guys offered help wifh suitcase and opened door in latch for us. In fact all staff were great and customer care stood out from other hotels. Clean, nothing a trouble and not stuffy attitude like other cotswolds hotels. Will definitely return. You have it down to a tee, Thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 June 2018

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.

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