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How lucky we are in the Cotswolds, to have so many fantastic dog-friendly places to go. Come and stay in one of our 100+ dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Cotswolds, and then check out this list of 37 super pubs where dogs are as welcome as humans and where great food, drink and atmosphere are a given.
A popular Cotswold pub with both locals, visitors and tourists, The Trout is located on the banks of the river Thames offering the very best in views and surroundings in all of the Cotswolds. You will always be offered a smile and a warm welcome at The Trout, for you and your dog.
The Cat & Custard Pot is a wonderfully charming English country pub in the lovely little village of Shipton Moyne, just moments from both Tetbury and Malmesbury. With a super beer garden, a great menu for both food, beer and wines, this dog-friendly Cotswold pub is a must when you’re in the South Cotswolds.
The Fox in Chipping Norton is a wonderful, dog-friendly pub located right in the centre of this bustling Cotswold town. The Fox is all about great cask ales, the best of British food and a super-friendly welcome. Dogs and people are equally welcome at this much loved locals pub.
In the heart of Malmesbury in the South Cotswolds, is The Smoking Dog, a fantastic pub full of life, atmosphere and warmth. Dog-friendly and happy to welcome humans too, The Smoking Dog is a must if you’re anywhere near Malmesbury, with or without your dog.
One of the few pubs in all of the Cotswolds that welcome dogs everywhere on the premises, in the snug, in the bar, in the cosy restaurant as well as in the large beer garden behind the pub. Dogs are welcomed at The Angel at Burford with open arms and with the kitchen at this popular Cotswold pub serving food all day, it’s one of the most popular eateries for miles around, with or without dogs.
An idyllic dog-friendly Cotswold pub situated beautifully on the picturesque village green in Bledington. The King’s Head Inn is all about the good food and the cosy atmosphere, always a friendly welcome to both people and dogs at this popular pub.
A most idyllic pub in the Cotswolds, situated on the banks of the river Windrush centrally near wonderful Burford. The Swan Inn Swinbrook welcomes dogs with a smile and their owners too. For good food and a good time for 2 and 4-legged friends, this pub is the place to go in lovely Swinbrook.
Wonderful pub near Stratford-upon-Avon where dogs people get the most friendly of welcomes. Dogs are welcome inside and out, the garden even backs down onto open fields and a little stream, so if your dog needs a bit of a run or a walk while you’re at The Bell, there’s plenty of opportunity for that as well. Food at The Bell Alderminster is among the best the area has to offer.
Picturesque, quiet and known mostly to locals, the pretty village of Selsley is home to The Bell, a dog-friendly 16th Century Cotswold pub. This cosy pub is full of atmosphere and on the menu us locally-sourced and seasonal food and great beer and wine. Whether you’re with friends, your loved on your 4-legged friend, The Bell in Selsley is a great place to unwind and enjoy a bit of the country life.
Famous for being the pub owned by super star chef Emily Watkins whose ethos that provenance is the key to great food have earned this popular Cotswold dining pub many awards since the opening in 2007. Emily and her team source only the best local ingredients for their gastronomic delights and with the Kingham Plough being centrally located in the Oxfordshire village of Kingham, near Chipping Norton, it welcomes customers from near and far, and their dogs.
The beautiful village of Churchill houses one of the most famous pubs in the Cotswolds, The Chequers. Famed for often having famous guests (and perhaps their dogs too), The Chequers is the perfect mix of the traditional dining pub with a generous splash of modern and on-trend decor. And it’s dog-friendly we can’t ask for more.
As the name suggests, The Mount is in fact situation on the mount in beautiful Stanton near Broadway, a picturesque and reasonably unspoilt Cotswold village, and enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the Vale of Evesham. The Mount in Stanton is very dog-friendly, always welcoming you and your four-legged friend for a pint or two.
This picture-perfect dining pub on the top of the hill in Bourton-on-the-Hill, is a wonderful Cotswold country pub where friendly service is a given, as is award-winning food and drink and a friendly welcome to both dogs and humans.
On the road from Shipston-on-Stour to Chipping Norton is the small village of Long Compton, home of one of the most dog-friendly pubs in the Cotswolds. With a gorgeous resident chocolate lab (who is happy to substitute in case you didn’t bring your own dog), you always feel welcome at The Red Lion, with or without your dog. For real ales, fine wines, delicious food, roaring fires in winter and a spacious beer garden in summer, you’ll love it at The Red Lion.
The Seagrave Arms is a wonderful dining pub in the Cotswolds, just a few miles from both Chipping Campden and Broadway and only a 2-minute drive to Stratford-upon-Avon. With locally sourced produce and a bar stocked with award-winning real local ales and spirits, you and your dog are in for a treat when you visit The Seagrave Arms.
With a special focus on delicious Thai BBQ, The Railway in Cheltenham is popular pub for both residents and visitors. Set in a large garden away from the bustle of Cheltenham’s town centre, this is a wonderful place for you and your dog to kick back and enjoy a few hours of good food, drink and great company.
The Plough in Prestbury just outside Cheltenham, is a stunning, traditional thatched pub that prides itself on a friendly welcome, the nicest of pub grub and a great number of beers, ales and ciders. A super local’s type pub, there’s a space for both you and your dog at The Plough.
The Tunnel House is a wonderful pub in an idylilic rural location. With a promise of truly sensational food and real ales, you going to want to stop by this place.. and do bring your dog, because dogs are most welcome at the Tunnel House.
Dog-friendly, family-friendly and always offering a warm welcome to guests, The Bell in Sapperton is a wonderfully charming pub located between Stroud and Cirencester in the picture-perfect Cotswold village of Sapperton.
Located in the truly stunning Slad Valley and famous the World over for being the local for poet and author Laurie Lee, The Woolpack in Slad is the place to go for great and local real ales, fine wines and great seasonal pub grub. A real dog-friendly pub in the South Cotswolds, one loved by locals and visitors from near and far.
A great dog-friendly locals pub, The Hog at Horsley is a family-run pub in the centre of the village of Horsley, a little known Cotswold village just a mile from the well-known Nailsworth.
Both you and your dog deserved to relax and unwind, and in the The White Horse in Hambrook in the southernmost corner of the Cotswolds, you can both do just that. Have a great meal, enjoy an ice cold beer or a glass of wine, kick back, relax and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in this great dog-friendly Cotswold pub.
The Beaufort Arms in Stoke Gifford is a great dog-friendly pub serving super pub grub and real ales. Cosy up by the fire with your four-legged friend and enjoy the great atmosphere in this lovely locals pub.
Dog-friendly and super-cosy, The Rattlebone in Sherston in the South Cotswolds truly is a one-off. With wooden as well as paved floors, different sized rooms and odd sizes of wobbly tables, this place has charm and charisma in every nook and cranny. Oh, and did we mention The Rattlebone is haunted? No? Well, you and your dog could “risk” bumping into the ghost of the 11th century Saxon warrior John Rattlebones. But not to worry, we hear he loves dogs too.
In the quiet and pretty village of Hinton is The Bull, a 17th century stone building that was a farm and a dairy before it was a pub. Haunted, they say, but also super family- and dog-friendly, you will have a great time, you will be fed well, and watered too, when you visit The Bull at Hinton.
An absolutely stunning pub with an incredible garden and view of a little stream, The White Hart in Ford in Wiltshire is all about the good food, the good drinks and the good company. With a friendly welcome, you and your dog are in for a fair few treats when you visit The White Hart in Ford.
If you’re looking for a dog-friendly, human-friendly pub that serves great food and drink and has a super friendly atmosphere, The Royal Oak on the Woodstock Road in Oxford is absolutely the real deal.
Famous far and wide for championing beautiful food made only from the finest locally sourced and seasonal produce, this dog-friendly pub in Crudwell in the South Cotswolds is a must when you’re looking for a great pub with atmosphere and super service.
One of the most wonderful dog-friendly Cotswold pubs, The Royal Oak in Tetbury has an organic food menu, real ales and all the super atmosphere one could ever want in a pub. From its location in Tetbury in the South Cotswolds, visitors come from near and far to experience this award-winning and cosy establishment.
One of Oxford’s oldest pubs, The Perch is also one of the most dog-friendly in the Cotswolds. A warm welcome awaits the two- and four-legged guests, as well as a super menu and a lovely ambiance.
Award-winning Cheltenham pub, The Gloucester Old Spot, is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a place for you and your dog to enjoy the cosy bar, the roaring log fires and a menu that makes you come back again and again.
With its own micro-brewery, a super food and drinks menu and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, this awesome dog-friendly pub in beautiful Bath is one of the most wonderful places to spend a few hours for you and your dog.
The Old Spot in Dursley is an award-winning hidden gem in the firm of a dog-friendly Cotswold pub. Located on the Cotswold Way and in the middle of beautiful countryside, this great pub served super pub grub, real ales and welcomes you and your dog warmly every day of the week.
Good food, good beer, good atmosphere and a dog-friendly establishment. If that sounds good to you, The Plough in Cold Aston is your kind of pub. Located in the stunning and lesser known village of Cold Aston near Northleach, this is very much a locals pub that welcomes guests from near and far.
In one of the most popular Cotswold towns, Stow-on-the-Wold, is a wonderful, newly restored pubs, The Talbot. A lovely and dog-friendly pub with great pub grub, cold beers, fine wines and a warm welcome to local, tourist and visitor alike.
The Norman Knight is your friendly Cotswold pub, always with a warm welcome, a super menu and great ales and picture-perfect with beams, flagstones, roaring fires and pretty views of the village green. And as if all that wasn’t enough, it’s also dog-friendly.
The Weighbridge in Longfords near the picture-perfect Minchinhampton in the South Cotswolds is your quintessential English country pub. With just the right level of ‘old fashioned’ style, the atmosphere and the hearty pub grub in this lovely, dog-friendly pub is what its visitors come for from near and far.