Amanda Keedwell

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About Amanda Keedwell
Wedding & Events Manager at The Bear of Rodborough Hotel, Stroud

I look forward to welcoming you to The Bear where I can show you around our lovely hotel and wedding venue.


Bride & Groom

We couldn’t have chosen a better wedding venue than The Bear of Rodborough for our wedding on 1st December, 2023. The Bear is unique. The first thing that must strike any visitor to The Bear is its extraordinarily beautiful location! The views from the hotel, with its high position within a huge expanse of rural beauty, is just breathtaking! But The Bear does not rely on its geographical location alone to make it attractive. As one enters the hotel it is immediately apparent that the interior is full of character and charm with its many intriguing nooks and crannies. The bar is well-stocked and the rooms offer comfort, convenience and variety that make this a suitable venue for those guests with mobility issues. From the first time we met with Amanda and the team we knew we had struck gold. Nothing was too much trouble and our ideas and changes-of-mind were always received with flexibility and willingness to accommodate the many personal touches that we wished to incorporate into our small family wedding. We needed to accommodate 25 guests and the Terrace Room worked perfectly for our ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. We also had use of the Garden Room, with its cosy, blazing log fire, and the Marquee, which, when warmed with the efficient and silent heaters, offered a sizeable and comfortable space for larger groups of guests to sit and talk. The food was outstanding and this vital aspect of our day offered yet another example where the restaurant manager and the chef were wonderfully accommodating. Our guests’ dietary needs were easily met and the service, appearance and, most importantly, taste of the food were superb. If all this wasn’t enough, just across the road is a renowned ice cream factory, where the local Winstones ice cream is made, sold and delicious! Who knows…this, too, might become a feature of your wedding at The Bear!