Stroud, United Kingdom

Bear of Rodborough Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This former coaching inn dates back to the 17th century and is in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol are all within an hour's drive of the hotel
  • It has an AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant on site
  • It has a VisitEngland Gold Award & a Breakfast Award

"Character abounds" -- The AA Hotel Guide

100% (18 Member Ratings)

"Setting, staff, food, ambiance - all fantastic."
Aug 18, 2015
Guildford, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Stroud is the nearest train station, a 6-minute drive away. There is free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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The Bear of Rodborough is a former coaching inn that dates from the 17th century, when it was a popular stopover on the route from Gloucester to London. The stone archway through which travellers' horses would enter and the bell to call the inn keeper still remain, and antique pieces feature throughout the hotel.

The hotel is in Rodborough, which overlooks the market town of Stroud in the heart of the Cotswolds. Tetbury is a short drive away and worth a visit -- Lonely Planet says its "busy streets are lined with medieval cottages, sturdy old town houses and Georgian gems". Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester, are all within an hour's drive of the hotel.

Bedrooms in the Country House annex are by the main house, which is connected to the annex by a covered walkway. Rooms are on the first and ground floors and some have views of Woodchester Valley. All have king size beds.

The newly refurbished Library Restaurant has an AA Rosette and serves dishes using locally sourced ingredients. There's an extensive wine list, which can also be enjoyed in The Bear Bar. In here you'll find open log fires and a terrace area with a croquet lawn for the warmer months. Lunch and dinner are available in the bar and lounge. The AA Hotel Guide 2014 says, "character abounds in the lounges and cocktail bar". The hotel also has a VisitEngland Gold Award & a Breakfast Award.

The on-site wine warehouse, Bin Ends at The Bear, sells over 400 variations of wine. Guests get a voucher at check-in that entitles you to a free bottle of Pinot Grigio Blush when purchasing any bottle of wine.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Know Before You Go

  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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18 Member Reviews
(100% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Setting, staff, food, ambiance - all fantastic.
susan Aug 18, 2015 Guildford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The warm and welcoming staff, food, comfort of the room, and cleanliness.
Denise Apr 26, 2015 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Clean, sumptuous room and hearty breakfast
Other Comments: Welcoming and helpful staff
Carol Apr 17, 2015 Bracknell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Breakfast
Other Comments: Lovely staff
victor Mar 10, 2015 stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The Location. The whole experience was very good.
David Mar 08, 2015 Lewes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very quiet room in annex and food was delicious
Sandy Feb 24, 2015 Godalming, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The lovely room, in a nice hotel and idylic setting.
Elizabeth Feb 23, 2015 Daventry, United Kingdom

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