6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Cotswold Life today click here

Dog friendly pubs in the Cotswolds: 20 of the best places to go

PUBLISHED: 11:39 12 June 2018

There's nothing better than a cosy pub after a long muddy walk with your four-legged friend

There's nothing better than a cosy pub after a long muddy walk with your four-legged friend

Archant

There’s nothing better than a cosy pub after a long muddy walk with your four-legged friend. Whether you’re after a tipple with your terrier or a pint with your pug, in no particular order, we’ve listed some of our favourite canine friendly venues in the Cotswolds

1. Duke of Wellington, Bourton-on-the-Water

In prime position overlooking the pretty river Windrush, the Duke of Wellington is the perfect spot to soak in scenic views after an afternoon exploring Bourton-on-the-Water. Friendly staff will welcome your pooch with fresh water and biscuits while you enjoy perusing the classic British pub menu and choosing from an extensive range of ales and wine.

A post shared by Belle Ford (@bellebinki) on

2. Crown & Trumpet Inn, Broadway

Nestled behind Broadway village green, this 17th century inn built in beautiful Cotswold stone welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes into its bar. The Crown & Trumpet Inn boasts roaring fires and an outside seating area at the front of the pub – and a friendly atmosphere all year round. It’s the perfect place to relax with your tail-wagging friends after a countryside walk (take a look at our circular pub walk around Broadway Tower here).

A post shared by Becca (@crackthelens) on

3. Seagrave Arms, Weston-sub-Edge

Expect a warm welcome for your pooch at the Seagrave Arms - the pub even serves a dog-friendly beer! Situated near Chipping Campden, the pub prides itself on a menu of inventive twists on traditional European dishes, using the best in seasonal and local produce. It’s an ideal place to rest your feet and fill your tummies after a walk in the surrounding countryside.

4. Beehive, Cheltenham

Tucked away on the corner of a residential street in Cheltenham’s popular Montpellier district, the Beehive is everything you want in a pub: lively atmosphere, well-kept ales and a stocked bar and delicious homemade fare. Bonus for dog-owners, four-legged friends are welcomed in the pub and the beer gardens.

A post shared by Ninski Diebus (@ninskidiebus) on

5. Lamb Inn, Burford

Sit side by side with your pup at the Lamb Inn, on Sheep Street in the historic town of Burford. The traditional country hotel (dog-friendly rooms are available) and pub boasts comfy arm chairs, open fires, real ales and plenty on offer for both man and man’s best friend. There’s even a doggy menu when you both decide you fancy something to eat!

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

6. Churchill Arms, Paxford

Flagstone floors, an inglenook fireplace and exposed brick walls, the Churchill Arms exudes those cosy pub vibes you crave on those dreary days. The lovely staff will ensure your visit is an enjoyable one – and there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to drinking and dining. Furry companions are welcomed in the bar too.

A post shared by Andrew James (@ajsongsmith) on

7. Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham

With dog treats and water bowls available at the bar, the Exmouth Arms is a perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks and dinner with the pup at your side. Positioned on Cheltenham’s lively Bath Road, the Exmouth serves fresh, homemade pub food and a fantastic range of real ales and beers including the pub’s own Exmouth Lager. There’s also a large beer garden, complete with pizza bar, at the rear of the pub.

8. The Mount Inn, Stanton

If you and your dog fancy enjoying a drink with a view, then look no further than The Mount Inn at Stanton. Sitting up high overlooking the pretty village and its surrounding rolling greenery, soak in the panoramic vistas across the Vale of Evesham with a pint of Donnington in hand and the pup at your feet. Visiting during the winter months? Don’t worry, there’s a lovely fireplace for you and the pooch to cosy up next to.

9. The Red Lion, Long Compton

A warm welcome and friendly service from Sarah, Lisa and Cocoa the resident chocolate Labrador await you at the Red Lion in Long Compton. Nominated for the ‘Family Dining Award’ in this year’s Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards, this cosy, country pub greets man and man’s best friend – and Fido can even tuck into a pig ear or a treat available from the bar.

10. The Woolpack Inn, Slad

Writer and poet Laurie Lee’s old drinking haunt, The Woolpack Inn in Slad is steeped in history and retains its traditional character that it’s established as a public house for over 300 years. The daily changing menu boasts tasty pub classics cooked well – think battered fish and chips, beef burgers and homemade curries. Dogs are welcome too!

A post shared by @beagledecorative on

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

11. Old Spot Inn, Dursley

The Old Spot Inn boasts a string of awards to its name, and for good reason! The fiercely loved, family-run local offers a great range of real ales and local ciders for punters to try and there’s a menu of delicious dishes to choose from at lunchtime. Sitting along the Cotswold Way, the pub makes a perfect pit-stop if you’re walking along the scenic countryside trail with the dog.

12. Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power

In the sleepy village of Guiting Power you’ll find the lovely Hollow Bottom, a quintessential country pub that’s worth visiting even though it’s slightly out of the way. An imaginative menu of dishes and plenty of local ales ensure patrons return again and again, and you’ll find many of the regulars will be accompanied by their four legged friends. Perfect company for your pooch!

A post shared by Caz Chapman (@cazlchapman) on

13. Ebrington Arms, near Chipping Campden

Serving the people of Ebrington, and visitors from far and wide, for over 300 years, you could say the Ebrington Arms knows what its doing when it comes to running a successful country pub. The award-winning pub with rooms is dog-friendly too so you can rest inside by the roaring log fire, or in the large beer garden if the weather allows, with a pint of Yubby bitter to hand and the pup at your feet.

14. Falcon Inn, Painswick

Sitting opposite the historic St Mary’s Church of Painswick, the Falcon Inn is an ideal base for those visiting the pretty town or exploring the surrounding countryside. The team are wonderfully accommodating, and will happily welcome those who may have gotten a little muddy on a walk with the dog. Cosy up in the bar, enjoy a glass of wine or local ale and browse the menu at leisure – we think the doorstop sandwiches served at lunchtime should do the trick!

15. Seven Tuns, Chedworth

The Seven Tuns is a cosy and charming 17th century inn, perfect for enjoying locally brewed ale, fresh coffee or something tasty to eat. The menu has something to suit everyone including locally sourced steak suppers, freshly made pizzas and imaginative veggie dishes, and the dog won’t be left out either, with plenty of doggy snacks available for your pooch to enjoy.

16. The Tunnel House Inn, Coates

Hidden away in bucolic Cotswold greenery and sitting beside the Thames & Severn Canal, The Tunnel House Inn provides a delightful setting for those who have spent the day exploring (or chasing the dog through the countryside). The pub exudes tradition: think original wooden floors, open fires and exposed brick walls. The menu is filled with home cooked dishes and lighter bites as well as a bar stocked with local ales and a great selection of wines.

17. The Cotswold Arms, Burford

The Cotswold Arms is hard to miss on Burford High Street with its stunning hanging baskets and ivy-clad exterior. Take a step into this rustic and traditional 18th century pub and tuck into some beautifully home cooked fare with Fido at your feet.

A post shared by A_M_Y (@dontforgetyourwellies) on

18. Kingham Plough, Kingham

As well as being dog-friendly with a warm and unpretentious atmosphere, the Kingham Plough has also perfected the balance between a traditional boozer and an exceptional dining venue. Under the ownership of chef proprietor Emily Watkins and husband Miles Lampson, the pub with rooms has received a number of awards including recognition in the Cotswold Life Food & Drink awards.

A post shared by Va'Nessa (@vrumore) on

19. The Plough Inn, Finstock

The Plough Inn is the ideal location come rain or shine. In the winter it’s great for curling up with your pooch by the roaring fire with a pint of ale in hand. In the summer, you can dine al fresco and enjoy the beautiful surrounding gardens of the pub.


A post shared by Kimali Brook (@kimalibrook) on

20. Coach and Horses, Longborough

This long-established coaching inn offers a great big Cotswold welcome for well behaved dogs and their owners. On the menu there is plenty of award winning Donnington ales, hearty home cooked food and mouth-watering Sunday lunches.


A post shared by Rhona Watson (@rhonaw86) on

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Yesterday, 10:38

Why elderflower and gin are the only ingredients you need for this summer’s ultimate Cotswold Cocktail

Read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Crafting premium mixers and tonics that aim to bring out the best in your spirit, Double Dutch Drinks explain why gin is having a moment and what you should accompany it with

Read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wickwar Wessex Brewing and Pub Company is a traditional independent brewery nestled in the tiny village of Wickwar, South Gloucestershire

Read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018

“Real tastes comes naturally.”

Read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Burts offer an award-winning premium snacking range

Read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018

They started off in 2011 making award winning pate and terrines, supplying local and regional food halls including Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Daylesford Organic. The food range moved on in 2015 and they now sell ambient foodie gifts

Read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Looking for somewhere to serve you that perfect Americano or Flat White in Cheltenham? Hopefully we can help! We pick 12 coffee shops in the town that will fulfil that caffeine craving

Read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

There’s nothing better than a cosy pub after a long muddy walk with your four-legged friend. Whether you’re after a tipple with your terrier or a pint with your pug, in no particular order, we’ve listed some of our favourite canine friendly venues in the Cotswolds

Read more
Monday, June 4, 2018

“We are delighted that restaurants up and down the country have got behind Social Sunday this year, ensuring that we can support more people and help transform their lives.”

Read more
Monday, June 4, 2018

“We are delighted that restaurants up and down the country have got behind Social Sunday this year, ensuring that we can support more people and help transform their lives.”

Read more
Friday, May 25, 2018

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta will return to Cambray Place on Saturday June 2 from 10am, bringing more than 15 chilli produce specialists to town

Read more
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Deborah Thompson talks us through the distinctive qualities of wine produced right here on our doorstep

Read more
Monday, May 21, 2018

In such a beautiful setting, there’s no excuse to stay inside when it comes to summer in the Cotswolds. After a trip out, or perhaps a leisurely ramble in the countryside, there’s nothing like enjoying drinks and dinner al fresco at one of the region’s charming pubs. We pick 30 of the best beer gardens

Read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Made by Bob has picked up two national awards, Bistro of the Year and Most Family Friendly Restaurant

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory
A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Cotswold's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search