• Tails Will Wag: Seven of the best dog-friendly pubs in the Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds is a paradise for both humans and their canine companions. Imagine exploring quaint villages and interesting sights with your furry friend by your side, taking in the sights and sounds of this quintessentially English area of outstanding natural beauty.

    After a day of roaming across the scenic countryside, discovering hidden paths and picture-perfect views, nothing beats the feeling of a truly warm welcome and a delicious meal at a traditional Cotswold pub – a place where your furry friend isn’t just tolerated but treated like a VIP.  

    The cosy atmosphere, the smell of hearty food, and the friendly smiles from staff and fellow patrons all add to a sense of comfort and belonging, making the Cotswolds a haven for both you and your dog.

    Check out seven of our favourite dog-friendly pubs in the Cotswolds:

    The Angel at Burford

    This 15th-century coaching inn in the heart of Burford exudes Cotswold charm. Water bowls, dog treats, and plenty of fuss await your four-legged companion. Settle down in the cosy bar area with its exposed beams and crackling fireplaces, or relax in their delightful courtyard on sunny days. The Angel at Burford is one of our all-time favourites. 

    For more info, visit www.theangelatburford.co.uk.

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    The Fox at Barrington

    Nestled in the picturesque village of Barrington, The Fox welcomes dogs with open paws. Enjoy a pint of local ale and delicious pub food, knowing your pup is happy and relaxed by your side. Their spacious beer garden provides ample room for dogs to stretch their legs after a countryside walk and the views of the River Windrush from the restaurant and the beer garden are amazing.

    Click www.thefoxatbarrington.com for more info.

    The Fleece in Bretforton

    The Fleece combines fantastic food with canine hospitality. Water bowls and treats are readily available, and well-behaved dogs are welcome throughout this historic inn. Let your pup curl up beside you as you savour their exceptional cuisine in one of the charming areas inside or relax in their fantastic garden.

    Check out www.thefleeceinn.co.uk for more info.

    The Howard Arms in Ilmington

    Dogs are treated like royalty at The Howard Arms. Alongside your precious pup, enjoy the many cosy nooks in the place, a drink by an old fireplace, or a delicious Cotswold meal. Their extensive menu offers something to please every palate, whether you’re craving a hearty Sunday roast or a lighter bite. 

    More info on www.howardarms.com.

    The Royal Oak in Tetbury

    A quintessentially Cotswolds pub, The Royal Oak offers a warm welcome, dog biscuits galore, and a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy with your dog. Their traditional rustic decor creates a cosy ambience, perfect for a post-walk drink or a leisurely meal.

    More info on www.theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk.

    The Plough in Cold Aston

    In The Plough in Cold Aston the atmosphere exudes warmth and hospitality. Your furry friend will be greeted with water bowls and dog treats, making them feel right at home. Enjoy their delicious, locally sourced dishes while your pup relaxes at your feet.

    Find out more on www.coldastonplough.com.

    The Mount Inn in Stanton

    Perched on a hilltop with breathtaking Cotswold views, The Mount Inn is a dog walker’s haven. Dogs are made to feel welcome always and can expect plenty of cuddles from the friendly staff. Their hearty, seasonal dishes will refuel you after an invigorating hike or a day out exploring the Cotswolds, and their spacious outdoor seating area offers stunning vistas.

    See more on www.themountinn.co.uk.

    Book your dog-friendly stay in the Cotswolds

    We’re very dog-friendly in the Cotswolds. With so many super pubs, attractions, hotels, holiday cottages and cafes where dogs are as welcome as people, you are spoilt for choice when planning and booking your holiday in the Cotswolds:

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    Woodchester Valley Vineyard, Woodchester, Stroud.
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    The Cotswolds.
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    Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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    The Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway, United Kingdom
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    Trout Inn, Lechlade, United Kingdom
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    The Potting Shed Pub, The Street, Crudwell, Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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    Compton Verney

    Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
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    The Wood Norton, Worcester Road, Evesham.
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    The Plough Inn, Chapel Lane, Cold Aston nr Northleach.
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    The Bell, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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    Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, UK
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    Broadway Tower

    Broadway Tower, Broadway.
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    Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucester Road, Painswick, United Kingdom
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    The Fleece Inn, Bridge Street, Bretforton, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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    Wyck Hill House Hotel, Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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    Plough Inn, Kelmscott, Lechlade, UK
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    The Royal Oak Tetbury, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, United Kingdom
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    Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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    Three Ways House Hotel, Chapel Lane, Mickleton, United Kingdom
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    The Angel At Burford, Witney Street, Burford, United Kingdom
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    Charingworth Manor, Chipping Campden.
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    Noel Arms Hotel, Chipping Campden.
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    Campden Yurts, Kingcombe Lane, Chipping Campden.
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    Tewkesbury Park Resort

    Tewkesbury Park, Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury.
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    Stanway House

    Stanway House, Stanway, United Kingdom
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    Broadway, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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    Cotswold Wildlife Park

    Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford, United Kingdom
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    Chipping Campden GL55 6DA, United Kingdom
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