17 best dog-friendly pubs in the Cotswolds

Paw-rents, look no further! SoGlos has rounded up 17 dog-friendly Cotswold pubs to take your four-legged friend along to — perfect for a post-walkies tipple or doggy date night.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Find the paw-fect place to enjoy a drink with your four-legged friend, with 17 dog-friendly pubs in the Cotswolds.
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Whether you’re going walkies through the 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 17 Cotswold pubs that are dog-friendly in SoGlos’s ulti-mutt hot list.

The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold

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 two dog-friendly rooms for those looking to stay a little longer.

The Crown at Ampney Brook, near Cirencester

Beautifully restored 16th-century pub, The Crown at Ampney Brook, invites dogs and their owners to tuck themselves away in cosy nooks and warm up by roaring fires in the winter; while in the summer months, its waterside garden offers a peaceful spot to unwind with a drink. Sitting snugly alongside the pub, its sister hotel, Wild Thyme and Honey, offers dog-friendly accommodation, too.

The Kings Arms in Prestbury

With treats on hand, this 'quirky and quaint' inn on Prestbury High Street welcomes dogs to join their owners for a tipple. Its Sunday dinners come highly recommended, with The King's Arms offering unlimited trimmings with its roasts — just what's needed after a dog walk up nearby Cleeve Hill! 

The Gardeners Arms in Alderton

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.

The Mount Inn at Stanton, near Broadway

Good pints and unparallelled views await at The Mount Inn, situated just off the Cotswolds Way close to Broadway. Dogs are welcome to rest their weary paws after countryside adventures, while their owners can enjoy pub grub made with local ingredients — with The Mount even growing its own crops!

The Lion Inn at 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 to take a seat at the table. With alfresco dining huts in the garden for those paw-fect summer evenings.

The King's Arms in Didmarton, near Badminton

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.

The Ebrington Arms in Chipping Campden

Located in Chipping Campden, The Ebrington Arms is a traditional Cotswold pub that accommodates pups as well as hungry visitors. Enjoy local guest ales and elevated pub grub in the 17-century building, with doggies welcome to join you at the table if you’re eating in the bar area.

The Lamb Inn at Burford

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.’

The Mousetrap Inn at Bourton-on-the-Water

Dogs and their humans are made to feel welcome at the characterful Mousetrap Inn, with cosy interiors, a roaring fire and cracking roast dinners. Proudly independent, with a modern menu and its own house-blended gin behind the bar, it’s so much more than a classic country pub!

The Weighbridge Inn at Minchinhampton

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

The Wheatsheaf Inn at 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, with dogs welcome in the restaurant as well as bar, gardens and hotel rooms.

The Bell at Sapperton, near Cirencester

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 aren't the only four-legged creatures welcome either, with dedicated horse parking for equestrians!

The Royal Oak in Tetbury

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 an outdoor Airstream that hosts regular street food pop-ups in the summer months, too.

The Plough Inn at Ford, Temple Guiting

Popular with horseracing fans, The Plough Inn at Temple Guiting boasts a large garden and crackling log fire. Two-legged guests can expect quality local food in a traditional country pub, while their furry pals rest easy in a welcoming environment.

The Railway Inn at Fairford

The Railway Inn 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 suntrap in the summer; while pups can cosy up next to crackling log fires in the colder months.

Snowshill Arms in Snowshill, near Broadway

Found in the postcard-beautiful village of Snowshill, walkers and their doggy companions can stop off at Snowshill Arms to unwind with a few pints of Donnington ale and classic pub food, created with local produce, after trekking through the Cotswolds.

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