Private Parties & Events

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Planning a party or private event? Our secluded location on Rodborough Common, near Stroud, is easily accessible from throughout Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds with plenty of parking on site.

Inside the hotel we have a collection of charming function rooms to choose from and our dedicated events coordinator will be more than happy to help you decide. We can cater for birthday parties, Christenings, anniversaries and everything in-between, so please do get in touch to chat about any event you’ve been tasked with planning.

On the day or evening of your event, your chosen space will be reserved exclusively for your party and our team of friendly, approachable staff will be on hand throughout to ensure the event runs smoothly and exactly as you’ve imagined.

At a glance…

  • Parties of up to 90 people
  • A choice of characterful rooms to suit the occasion
  • Experienced events coordinator
  • 46 country bedrooms for guests to stay the night
  • Delicious menus, carefully tailored to suit you

Find out a little bit more about our function spaces below…

Library Restaurant

The Library Restaurant is our largest space, with room for up to 90 guests and named so due to our striking bookend wallpaper and abundance of great reads! Two much-loved features are our archway of logs and large windows at the bottom of the Restaurant, making for a breathtaking backdrop to your event.

Terrace Room & Marquee

The Terrace Room is a light, open space, with room for up to 50 guests and a neutral colour scheme. The Terrace Room opens onto our garden terrace and marquee, making it perfect for parties all year round. These two areas can be hired separately or together depending on your requirements.

Tower Room

The Tower Room is a sophisticated and characterful room that’s ideal for smaller parties and gatherings of up to 26 people. With its sophisticated decor and beautiful arched windows, The Tower Room offers views of the Common where you’re bound to spot a cow or two!

Galloway Room

The Galloway Room is an intimate space for up to 4 guests with cosy country décor ideally suited to interviews and private dining.


We have 46 lovely bedrooms for your guests to stay the night; each one individually designed with quintessential Cotswold décor and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. What’s more, breakfast is included for all staying guests, with a delicious choice of full English, continental and a la carte dishes.

Party food

Whether you’d like canapés and fizz, a tempting buffet or 3-course meal; at The Bear we are extremely flexible when it comes to keeping your guests fed and watered! You can see our suggested events menu below, but we are more than happy to work with you on a tailored menu to suit your event, tastes and budget.

Party Food

  • Events Sample Menu View

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Our Locations

Stroud, Gloucestershire

Nestled amongst The Cotswold wool towns, Stroud is known for its cafe culture, arts and crafts. Nicknamed the “Covent Garden of The Cotswolds” by Jasper Conran, the surrounding Cotswold Hills exhibits stunning views that stretch all the way to Wales. These have since inspired the work of the many artists who have come to live in the local area.