The Bear of Rodborough
“Characterful coaching inn in vast parkland” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Set on Rodborough Common, the Bear of Rodborough is a 17th-century coaching inn turned hotel that offers a real escape. Dining is in the Library and there’s a good choice of solid favourites with a modern British twist. On the Common you may bump into a few Belted Galloway cattle with their distinctive white stripe round the middle.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 70
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 36
- Wines over £30: 18
- Wines by the glass: 8
- Cuisine style: British, International
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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