Wednesday 20 March 2019

20 dog-friendly Cotswold pubs

Devoted dog owners will go barking mad to discover 20 Cotswold pubs where they can enjoy sharing a pint with man’s best friend.

The hunt for a Cotswold pub that serves great food, quality beer, and welcomes your furry companion with open arms is over, with SoGlos selecting some top spots to visit.

From village inns to locals’ favourites, discover 20 dog-friendly Cotswold pubs that you and your four-legged friend can relax in together in a welcoming environment.

1. The Maytime Inn in Burford

This independent pub and its loveable dog, Alfie, welcome locals, visitors and their furry friends alike to enjoy a relaxed drinking and dining experience in the beautifully restored 17th century coaching inn.

2. The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power

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For a traditional yet varied menu and a charming country pub setting, The Hollow Bottom is the place to head with man’s best friend. A perfect base for exploring surrounding Cotswold villages and walking routes, this independently run pub is an ideal place to refuel before your next adventure.

3. The New Inn in Coln

A traditional country inn with an award-winning restaurant, The New Inn in Coln welcomes you and your canine companion to enjoy a wide selection of drinks and a menu of British cuisine.

4. The Crown & Trumpet in Broadway

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Located just behind the village green in Broadway, The Crown & Trumpet welcomes dogs into the bar area of the Cotswold pub. With an open fire, it is a great place to pop in for a drink after a walk exploring Broadway’s picturesque surroundings.

5. The Lamb Inn in Burford

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The Lamb Inn is a charming country pub where you and your pup can catch your breath after exploring the ‘gateway to the Cotswolds’. With its location in the heart of Burford, it’s a definite stop off for all dog owners.

6. The Fuzzy Duck in Armscote

A Cotswold-inspired menu and a bar stocked full of real ales, The Fuzzy Duck in Armscote is the perfect spot to relax with man’s best friend. Four-legged guests can munch on dog biscuits offered at the bar, while overnight pooches receive a Doggy Welcome Pack.

7. The Village Pub in Barnsley

After a walk around picture-perfect Barnsley, guests and their doggy counterparts can relax at The Village Pub and enjoy a menu of quality modern British food accompanied by fine ales and wine.

8. The Lion Inn in Winchcombe

Housed in a beautifully restored 15th century building in central Winchcombe, The Lion Inn offers a stylish bar and restaurant that welcomes you and your furry friend a seat at the table.

9. The Fox Inn in Broadwell

Situated opposite the village green in Broadwell, The Fox Inn is a popular rest-stop for walkers and their canine companions. This attractive rural pub offers quality home cooked food in a friendly environment.

10. The Plough Inn in Ford

Boasting a large garden and children’s play area, The Plough Inn at Temple Guiting is ideal for all the family. Two-legged guests can expect quality local food in a picturesque 16th century country pub, while their furry pals rest in a welcoming environment.

11. The Stirrup Cup in Bisley

Championing locally sourced ingredients, man and his best friend can soak up the rich history of The Stirrup Cup in Bisley while enjoying traditional dishes on offer such as Ploughman’s, fish and chips, lamb shank and chicken pie.

12. The Weighbridge Inn in Minchinchampton

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Home to the famous ‘two in one pies’, The Weighbridge Inn in Minchinhampton is a quintessential English pub welcoming two and four-legged visitors alike to enjoy the open log fires and friendly atmosphere.

13. The Bell in Stow-on-the-Wold

After a day of exploring the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, head to The Bell to refuel. Serving cask ales and food throughout the day, dogs and owners alike can enjoy a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at this traditional pub.

14. The Falcon Inn in Painswick

With resident pub dog Taitt waiting to keep your canine companion company, you can relax and enjoy the seasonal British menu The Falcon Inn has to offer. Situated in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold town of Painswick, it is the perfect space for dogs and humans alike to relax.

15. The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold

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Rumoured to be England’s oldest Inn and dating back to the 10th century, The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold is yet another fantastic pub dog owners have to pay a visit. With dogs allowed everywhere bar the main restaurant, doting owners can enjoy traditional pub classics while their pup relaxes by the fire.

16. The Ebrington Arms in Chipping Campden

Creaking with atmosphere, The Ebrington Arms near Chipping Campden is an unspoilt 17th century inn that welcomes four-legged friends. With exposed beams, cosy interiors and an enticing fireplace, your doggy counterpart can make themselves at home while owners enjoy regular calendar events such as live music and comedy nights.

17. The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach

Housed in a traditional coaching inn, The Wheatsheaf Inn is located in the picturesque village of Northleach. There are plenty of nearby walking options for you and your pup to build up an appetite before enjoying a seasonal British menu in any of the public rooms.

18. The King's Arms in Didmarton

With a resident Jack Russell of their own, the owners of The Kings Arms In Didmarton have created a doggy paradise for you and your four-legged friend. This modernised traditional inn near Badminton offers a large enclosed garden and plenty of pooch attention from staff and owners.

19. The Wild Duck Inn in Ewen

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The Wild Duck Inn in Ewen is brimming with all the history and charm of a Cotswold pub and is the perfect spot for devoted dog owners to bring their pooch knowing that they can enjoy a delicious feast in comfort. Pups can relax in front of the roaring open fire while families tuck into scrummy British classics.

20. The Bell in Sapperton

The Bell at Sapperton is a charming country pub located between Stroud and Criencester, offering roaring log fires and beautiful gardens where you and your four-legged pals can relax and refuel, whatever the season. Diners can expect delicious, hearty pub grub and plenty of real ales to sample.

By Gemma Dore

© SoGlos
Thursday 27 April 2017

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