Whether you’re going walkies through its rolling hills or exploring its picturesque villages with a four-legged friend, the Cotswolds offers plenty of pubs where you and your dog can drink and dine together.
From country pubs with dedicated doggy menus to rural watering holes that welcome muddy paws, discover 20 Cotswold pubs that are dog-friendly in SoGlos’s ulti-mutt hot list – sponsored by Cotswold RAW.
Local and independent, Cotswold RAW is dedicated to bringing dogs premium meals that are healthy and delicious – offering a home delivery and subscription service for its raw food products.
Creating tasty and nutritious dinners for dogs, the family-run company uses the very best local meat, seasonal produce and herbal supplements to produce its BARF-approved recipes. With a range of treats to keep those tails wagging, too.
Welcoming four-legged guests of two kinds, Foston’s Ash Inn is dog- and horse-friendly, with pony parking outside and plenty of cosy spots for pups to curl up inside while their owners enjoy dinner and drinks.
Rumoured to be England’s oldest inn, The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold invites doting dog owners to enjoy quality pub classics while their pup relaxes by the fire. There are also five dog-friendly rooms for those looking to stay a little longer.
Owners can tuck into tasty food and a range of wines, gins and ales at The Maytime Inn – with pub dog Alfie on hand to welcome their four-legged friends. Serving up fine local produce all year round, expect cosy fires in the winter and a picture-perfect beer garden to get tails wagging during the summer months.
Oozing with country charm, The Gardeners Arms welcomes dogs and their owners to its 16th century pub and beer garden. And furry customers are in for a treat, with a dedicated doggy menu of ‘yappetisers’ to choose from; complimentary water; and the chance to meet resident pooch, Teddy.
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 to take a seat at the table. With alfresco dining huts in the garden for those paw-fect summer evenings.
The owners of The King’s Arms in Didmarton have created a doggy paradise for guests and their four-legged friends. This modernised traditional inn, near Badminton, offers a large enclosed garden, firing up its outdoor pizza oven in the summer months, and two cosy bar areas.
Located in Chipping Campden, Eight Bells Inn is a quintessential Cotswold pub that accommodates pups as well as hungry visitors. Enjoy local cask ales and proper pub grub in the 14-century building, with doggies welcome to join you at the table if you’re eating in the main bar area.
With plenty of room at the inn for four-legged friends, The Lamb Inn is a charming country pub that welcomes dogs in its bar, lounges and garden. With its location in the heart of Burford, it’s a must-do stop off for all dog owners after exploring the ‘gateway to the Cotswolds.’
Located just behind the village green in Broadway, The Crown and 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.
Dogs and their humans are made to feel welcome at the characterful Holford Arms near Tetbury, with cosy sofas, a roaring fire and cracking roast dinners. And with luxury bell tents, camping facilities and even its own vineyard, it’s so much more than a classic country pub!
Home to the famous ‘two in one pie’, The Weighbridge Inn in Minchinhampton is a quintessential English pub welcoming two and four-legged visitors to enjoy the open log fires, rustic feel and friendly atmosphere.
After walkies around picture-perfect Barnsley, guests and their doggy counterparts can relax at The Village Pub. While humans can tuck in to quality modern British food accompanied by fine ales and wine, pups can take their pick from the ‘Pooches at the Pub’ menu and sip on Pawsecco or dog-friendly beer!
Situated opposite the village green in Broadwell, The Fox Inn is a popular rest-stop for walkers and well-behaved canine companions. This attractive rural pub offers quality home cooked food in a relaxed, family-friendly environment, with a large beer garden surrounded by fields for excitable mutts.
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.
The Bell at Sapperton is a charming country pub located between Stroud and Cirencester, offering roaring log fires and beautiful gardens where visitors and their furry friends can relax and refuel, whatever the season. Diners can expect delicious, hearty pub grub and plenty of real ales to sample.
Dogs owners can bring their hounds along to The Royal Oak in Tetbury, where they can sample seasonal pub grub in the downstairs bar area – with water bowls and doggy treats to keep furry guests happy; a vintage jukebox for feelgood vibes; and a heated and covered outdoor tavern, too.
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 traditional country pub, while their furry pals rest easy in a welcoming environment.
This family-run pub in Fairford gives dog owners the chance to enjoy traditional cask ales and classic British food without leaving their canine chums at home. With plenty of space for human and dog, the terrace is a sun-trap in the summer; while pups can cosy up next to crackling log fires in the colder months.
After a day of exploring the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, head to The Bell to recharge. Serving cask ales and food throughout the day, dogs and owners can enjoy a friendly atmosphere at this rustic pub, with outside tables and covered pods for those who like to dine alfresco.
Found in the postcard-beautiful village of Snowshill, walkers and their doggy companions can stop off at Snowhill Arms to unwind with a few pints of Donnington ale and classic pub food, created with local produce, after trekking through the Cotswolds.
For more information about Cotswold RAW, visit cotswoldraw.com.
By Annabel Lammas
Thursday 19 August 2021
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