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The Bear of Rodborough Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Stroud
Certificate of Excellence
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Overnight stay with dinner and breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed over with friends to celebrate a birthday. My wife phoned before we arrived to ask whether a cake could be made; the chef made a beautiful chocolate cake even though they were extremely busy with a wedding!

The hotel is beautiful, the area tranquil and the rooms clean, comfortable and elegant. My wife was ill and had to stay in bed and the staff were so helpful, taking dinner up to her whilst we ate in the restaurant. We ate dinner and breakfast as part of a deal found on the Internet. The food was excellent and portions perfect.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Booked direct with the hotel,arrived early on Saturday morning and booked in without any issues,Sian was very helpful having sorted a query out the previous day by e-mail (incredibly promptly).
Evening meal was arranged in the reading room as we had the dog, table reservation sorted by Martina,good move as the hotel was incredibly busy with a wedding and other guests.
Fantastic walks from outside the front door,great bar and beer,four ales,all well kept and served.
I have to comment on the bar staff,they were incredibly busy but managed to serve politely and efficiently given the number of guests,wedding party etc.
Waitress was also a gem,very polite,great service and we were not forgotten,food was superb,difficult to choose what to have,puddings even more of a dilemma!!! Chocolate fondant or chocolate fondant.
Breakfast was also arranged in the reading room and went without hitch,lovely full english,proper toast and juice,coffee was also good.
Bedroom was impressive,bed the size of a small country,decor good and quiet location.
Will definitely return for walking,beer food and wine, staff went out of their way to assist and are to be commended. Forgot the evening waitresses name but she is a real asset,polite and customer service excellent.
Will return for a winter break proper,also the wine warehouse with bin ends well worth a visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in a superior room on a 2 for 1 deal. The room was absolutely gorgeous although the two sides of the bed were in different time zones! The finish was of high quality. We had dinner both nights from the bar menu & were really impressed with the food quality & the attentiveness of the staff. In addition, our request to store some food in their freezer was readily acceded to. This was our second stay here & we will go back when there's another offer; it's a little pricey for us without offers!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Stayed as a weekend break, and location is brilliant. Lovely setting and building is quirky. The rooms were good although not 100% perfect. Carpets were not as clean as you want and room had stains. The restaurant was excellent and the food definitely worth making visit for. Breakfast however was for us a shambles, with little organisation and a need for several requests to be served as we were "overlooked". Overall there seemed a lack of coordination and the second evening eating in the bar was hit and miss for everyone. Better management would make this perfect.

Stayed August 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Great location for walking and exploring Glos. Rooms were good size with very comfortable beds although sound proofing could be better. Food and service were great both in the bar and restaurant. Would recommend, although many steps would not make it an ideal venue for those unsteady on their feet

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

My partner and I plus our 2 dogs stayed for 2 nights as a Secret Escapes deal. We received a lovely, warm welcome and arrived at our cosy room in the Country House annex, which had everything we needed - including a bowl of water for the dogs and a feeding mat.

Having settled in, we had a tasty lunch by the croquet lawn - a lovely setting - before exploring the very picturesque Rodborough Common. Thank you to the Receptionist who took time to show us different walking routes we could take on the hotel's large map (it would be great if the maps could be made available to take with us on walks though).

Part of our deal was wine tasting, which we really enjoyed at Binn Ends, located next door to the hotel - it was very informal and fun. It was a bonus to be able to spend the £10 voucher we were given as part of the deal - lovely wines at affordable prices. Simon, the owner of Binn Ends, was fantastic and even gave us tips on where to walk and go for lunch.

The evening meal we had at the hotel was gorgeous. Nothing at this hotel is too much trouble. The staff even set up a special table for us in the courtyard area, so that our dogs could 'dine' with us. The service was of a high standard too.

The same can be said for breakfast, where again, a special table was set up for us in a quiet reading room and again, the service was excellent, friendly and efficient. Our dogs were well looked after too!

On the second night, we had a bar meal and were very impressed indeed by the beautiful curry we had - one of the best we've ever tasted in a hotel.

All in all, we would definitely come back and recommend The Bear as a great place to relax, enjoy good food/wine and take advantage of the wonderful setting and dog friendliness.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights on a Cotswold break & had a lovely time. The hotel is cosy and welcoming - especially the friendly receptionist. Would recommend that you ask for a room in the main building, the ones in the annex are not as nice.
The three course dinner was very good, beautifully presented, and we also had a cream tea and a bar meal during our stay, all of a good standard.
Plenty to see in the surrounding area, nice walks over the common. we also enjoyed watching the croquet games, although didn't have a clue on the rules!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Bear of Rodborough Hotel
Address: Rodborough Common, Stroud GL5 5DE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Stroud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Stroud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bear of Rodborough Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within 300 acres of National Trust land with views over the Cotswolds; The Bear of Rodborough has 46 classic country bedrooms, a lively bar, restaurant and plenty of places to sit back and relax. The hotel is dog-friendly and ideally situated for visiting the beautiful towns of Gloucestershire. ... more   less 
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