Come and stay with us

Escape the “hecticness” of everyday life, hang your coat up and sink into one of our cosy armchairs next to the warmth of an open log fire without a care in the world. The Bear of Rodborough is a little more than your average hotel on the side of the road.

We began life in the 17th century as a former coaching inn. Set within 300 acres of land belonging to The National Trust, the beautiful landscapes and rambling hills go on as far as the eye can see, all the way to the River Severn and Wales in fact.

Home to the dog walking community and golf enthusiasts, with a course perfectly positioned in the heart of The Common, The Bear also has another special local grazing nearby. The herd of Belted Galloway’s were the first cows to ever roam The Common, and have been cherished as part of the community ever since, particularly around the 18th hole.

We’ve taken our historical ambiance and installed comfy beds, warm furnishings and hung an exciting display of vibrant artwork to provide you with an experience that’s more than just a good night’s sleep. Walk along the original flagstone floors, unwind in the snug seclusion of one of our armchairs with a book, or take a leisurely amble up the splendid oak staircase and down the windy corridors to discover our collection of beautifully designed bedrooms.


Lie back, stretch out, and relax – why lift a finger if you don’t have to? Our collection of 46 beautifully designed bedrooms each have their own individual character, and have been equipped to provide you with a relaxing invitation to take refuge and comfort in a truly unique seclusion.

Picture warm colours, sumptuous rich fabrics with a hint of quirkiness woven into their design and an eye-catching selection of antique furniture and paintings to feed your fascination. No room is the same and it’s the unique personal touches that have been subtly added to each one that helps to form their distinct personality.

You’ll find the same relaxed, stylish vibe in both the Main House and the neighbouring Country House with plenty of snug bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms to choose from. Eat, sleep, rewind and repeat at The Bear of Rodborough Hotel.

Classic Double Rooms

Located in the charming main house; our Classic Double rooms are cosy yet contemporary – individually designed to make the most of their unique character. Each one is well-stocked with tea, coffee and biscuits to make you feel right at home.


'Country House' Double/Twin Rooms

Located in the adjoining country house; these newly refurbished rooms are spacious and light and can be double or twin-bedded dependent on your preference. Each one is well-stocked with tea, coffee and biscuits to make you feel right at home!

Superior Double or Twin Rooms

Located in the characterful main house; these Superior Double rooms are a little bigger than our classic double bedrooms and boast charming country design – some even have views over Rodborough Common and Woodchester Valley!


Superior Four Poster Rooms

Our Superior Four-Poster rooms are located in the charming main house and boast feature beds and warm, cosy décor! Some have wonderful views over Woodchester Valley, and each one is well-stocked with tea, coffee and biscuits!

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Deluxe Four Poster Suite

Our Deluxe Four Poster Suite is a spacious, elegant suite with a comfortable separate lounge area adjoining the bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed and espresso machine.



Outlined below is some information, which we hope will ensure you enjoy your visit to The Bear of Rodborough Hotel, regardless of whether your life is affected by a medical condition, disability, impairment or some specific learning difficulty.

Please note that there are steps throughout the hotel and this includes access to the country house rooms. For more information and to ensure we can allocate the most suitable room for your needs, please contact reception prior to booking.

Before you arrive

Reservations and enquiries can be made online, by phone or by email. Please ensure that our staff are made aware of any special requests or requirements at the earliest opportunity and we will do our best to help.

When you arrive

All our hotels have designated parking for those with mobility issues. Please ask when making your booking and we can let you know the best place to park and access the property. We will be delighted to collect your luggage from your car and deliver it to your room.

Reception and Bedrooms

Our reception staff will be able to advise you about room facilities and access to bedrooms and public areas of the hotel. We do have bedrooms on the ground floor level with walk-in showers, but we would not describe these rooms as accessible.

Additional Information

Assistance dogs are welcome and no charge is made. Large print menus can be provided on request.

We have tried to include as much accurate detail as possible in our Accessibility Statement and we welcome your feedback, in order to continuously improve upon the information we give.
If you require any assistance or further information, please phone 01453 878 522.


Cotswold Inns & Hotels is committed to working in a sustainable way and take care to reduce, re-use and recycle. We are continually working to improve our standards, which include:

  • Using low energy lighting
  • Switching off all equipment when not in use, where possible
  • Only lighting log fires during cooler weather
  • Using local suppliers for food, drink and other consumables where we can
  • Composting garden waste, recycling paper and card and sending cooking oil to be converted to biodiesel
  • Asking guests to conserve water and switch off TVs when not in use
  • Replacing towels when requested
  • Supporting the local community by offering sponsorship and raffle prizes, as well as discounted rates for local businesses needing accommodation.

We welcome our guests ideas: if you have any suggestions for further improvements, please contact Reception.

Best rate guaranteed

We want to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. So when booking with The Bear directly, we will ensure that you receive the best rates available than those offered by any other online booking agency.

At The Bear, we opt for the simple life, why make things difficult? So we’ve made sure our booking process is easy, quick and with minimal hassle entailed. Simply call one of our friendly staff to check availability and book a room, or book right now through our website with no additional booking charge to pay.

Booking with us is easy – you can check availability on our website and book right away. Alternatively, just give us a call on 01453 878522.

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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.