My husband & I last visited this hotel 28 yrs ago when it was an Anchor hotel and had very happy memories of our stay.
So for our 30th wedding anniversary this year, we decided to revisit for two nights.
Staff on reception were very polite & helpful, both at check-in & check-out.
I had made a reservation in the Library restaurant for both nights by e-mail in advance & it would have been useful to know that a wedding party was taking over the restaurant for the second night so we were re located to another room for dinner.
Our bedroom was in the Woodchester rooms, which were in a separate block. The room was fine & the bed extremely comfortable, but the bathroom needs updating. We had a leak which left a small pool of water on the floor, the tap couldn't turn off completely & the extractor fan is being ignored in the daily clean. We reported the leak, but on a Saturday maintenance is probably absent.
The restaurant for the first night was excellent & we thoroughly enjoyed our meal & the service. The second night in the alternative room was sadly a disaster as my main course was luke warm, so I sent it back. The replacement was uncooked in the middle, so I went without.
Whether it was the additional pressure of the wedding on staff, I don't know, but I must stress that this was dealt with in an excellent manner, so that I was totally satisfied with the outcome.No other diners had issues with their food that we were aware of. I was just disappointed as the food had been so good the night before.
The Bear has been very sympathetically renovated since our last visit & is in a great location. The staff were lovely & very anxious to ensure we had a good stay.
So over all, yes, I would visit again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bear Of Rodborough Stroud
- Hotel Bear Of Rodborough