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 Sunday, 19 January 2020

Nice setting on a lovely winter day after walking the dog

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Quite disappointed overall. Cold uninviting restaurant. Staff abrupt and unattentive.

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

A charming inn in a great location. Food, service and accommodation all first class

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

We had an excellent stay, thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Booked for dinner and drinks with colleagues and guest. Well looked after with attentive service and very good food. We will certainly be coming back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Another lovely break with Cotswolds Inns. We always enjoy your offers including an evening meal allowance. We appreciate we only get a very small room for the price but if it's only one night escape treat that is acceptable. Thanks again.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

I had arranged a Christmas lunch for a party of twelve. From the moment we arrived we were treated superbly, after mulled wine in front of a log fire we were shown to our table which was beautifully decorated, and the service was swift and attentive. The food was delicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Bear.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Excellent service and building/cleanliness. Three problems: (1) Paper-thin walls. Room 16 could hear neighbours very clearly - and they were part of a wedding party so late and noisy. (2) Wedding. Large party in hotel but no courtesy warning or offer of alternative. With reduced access and increased noise you should clearly: (i) notify other paying guests in advance, and (ii) offer an alternative or a cost reduction to them commensurate with the disturbance they may expect to experience. I find to not do either of these very poor service indeed. To share a hopefully-special night away with a completely dominant presence is very disappointing. Your own website advertises: "Sink into the ultimate escapism that’s a home away from home." - you failed badly to live up to this. . (3) No facility to identify dog-friendly room on Hotels.com. I booked our room in your hotel described as 'pet friendly' only to find out one day before visit - by phoning you to check - that I had not in fact booked a dog friendly room. However, you have not listed 'pet friendly' rooms specifically on Hotels.com. When we asked by phone to delay a week for pet-friendly room, you refused. Again, shoddy. My opinion: you have a super facility with excellent staff but somebody high up isn't doing their administrative/managerial job to ensure a first-rate guest experience (or even an experience that is value for money I'm afraid). With relatively little effort this could have easily have been a 5 star review. As it stands, I'd give out stay 3 stars (and only just), mostly for a lovely building and excellent service.

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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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