A dog is now part of the family in over a third of UK households, with more and more of us wanting to bring our canine companions along with us on holiday. And the Cotswolds is a brilliant place to visit with your dog, with miles of walks through the countryside, scenic small towns and villages, pet-friendly attractions and cosy country pubs. There’s also a fantastic selection of dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds where your furry friend will be guaranteed a warm welcome.
Accommodation ranges from country houses to coaching inns, and neither you nor your dog will need to ‘ruff’ it. Our guide to the Cotswolds’ top pet-friendly hotels takes you through the perks for your pooch, any extra costs and what you can see and do nearby with your dog.
And if you’re looking for some inspiration for dog walks in the Cotswolds? We have a series of walking guides for routes in the region, ranging from short strolls to long-distance hikes.
Map of dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds
The Lygon Arms
Broadway is a small village that packs a big punch, with an array of independent shops, restaurants, cafés and museums. Don’t miss the Broadway Tower – this fairytale folly at the second-highest point of the Cotswolds has panoramic views, and is a lovely 4.4-mile circular walk from the village. Broadway has several dog-friendly hotels so is an excellent choice for a Cotswold escape.
Dating from the 1300s, The Lygon Arms* has hosted everyone from Oliver Cromwell to Kylie Minogue. It’s a luxurious spot in the centre of Broadway with a mix of rooms and suites, a spa, dog-friendly garden, lounge bar and restaurant with a menu curated by chef James Martin.
The Lygon Arms goes above and beyond when it comes to welcoming your canine friends, with a ‘muddy paws station’ to wash their feet and a doggy menu. There’s a charge of £25 per dog (aged one year or over) per night, which includes a dog bed, dog bowl and a treat in your room.
The Fish Hotel
Another of our favourite dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds is The Fish Hotel*, a luxury retreat in the 400-acre private Farncombe Estate just a few miles outside of Broadway. They have a wide choice of rooms spread throughout various buildings, from traditional rooms and suites to the wow-factor treehouses (though only one of these is dog-friendly so book well in advance).
One medium-sized or two small dogs (aged one year or over) can stay with you for £30 per dog per stay. They get a welcome fit for royalty, with a dog bed, two bowls, a dog towel and tasty treats. The Fish have a ‘Pooch Playground’ in the grounds and ‘Dunk your Dog’ bath so your dogs can make the most of their stay too. And they can spend time with you in the hotel’s bar and lounge.
The two other hotels on the Farncombe Estate – Dormy House and Foxhill Manor – also welcome dogs, and they can dine with you in Dormy’s House’s Potting Shed restaurant.
Cotswold House Hotel
The North Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden has a beautiful High Street lined with historic honey-stone buildings housing shops, restaurants and cafés. Cotswold House Hotel and Spa* has been welcoming guests to its central Chipping Campden location since the 1920s, with rooms spread across three buildings as well as a tranquil spa, bistro and The Fig restaurant.
The hotel’s dog-friendly cottage rooms are located in the hotel gardens so are easily accessible, and some come with their own private garden and hot tub. There’s an additional cost of £25 per dog per stay which includes a comfy bed and treats, ensuring their stay is as good as yours.
Dogs can join you in the bistro and lounge, and staff can recommend doggy daycare services if you fancy a bit of dog-free time to enjoy the hotel’s spa or eat in the restaurant. There are also lots of great walks nearby, including the 4.1-mile circular walk to the top of Dover’s Hill.
The Old Stocks Inn
Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold towns, set on a hilltop and surrounded by pretty villages and Cotswold countryside. If you’re interested in history, be sure to stop by the medieval stocks on the green or visit St Edward’s Church, which dates back to the Middle Ages and whose yew tree door reputedly inspired the Door of Durin in JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Describing themselves as ‘luxurious, but not stuffy’, The Old Stocks Inn* is a boutique hotel with 16 stylish bedrooms. One medium or two small dogs (aged over 6 months) can stay with you in their garden rooms for £15 per dog per night, with a comfy bed and water bowl waiting for them.
They also have a selection of printable walks available which are perfect for taking the dog out during your stay, and include dog-friendly Cotswold attractions and eateries to stop off at. Dogs are also welcome in the hotel’s bar, library and tucked-away private walled garden.
The Manor House Hotel
Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the few Cotswold towns with direct trains from London Paddington, making it an ideal weekend break destination. Moreton has been welcoming travellers for at least 1700 years and remains a popular spot today thanks to its 18th-century architecture, quaint little lanes and busy Tuesday market – it’s also another place with connections to JRR Tolkien.
As its name suggests, The Manor House Hotel* is a magnificent 16th-century country manor with 35 bedrooms, a two AA Rosette restaurant and bar, comfortable lounge with open fire and pretty walled garden. The hotel is pleased to welcome four-legged guests for £20 per night for the first dog (and £10 for an additional pooch), which includes a dog bed, bowl and a breakfast sausage.
The dog-friendly Manor House Hotel is also home to the appropriately named Beagle Bar, and dogs are welcome to dine with you in either the bar or garden, but not the restaurant.
The Killingworth Castle
The Oxfordshire town of Woodstock in the eastern Cotswolds is just nine miles north of the university city of Oxford and close to Blenheim Palace – the grand country seat of the Dukes of Marlborough and ancestral home of Winston Churchill which was built around 1705. The palace is surrounded by 2000 acres of parkland where visitors are welcome to walk their dogs.
The Killingworth Castle* lies a few miles north of Woodstock and is a historic country inn with eight bedrooms that has a fantastic reputation for its food – recently being named one of the UK’s top gastropubs. They have two dog-friendly rooms where for an extra £10 per dog per night (for up to two dogs) your dog gets their own basket, blankets, bowl and dog treats.
Dogs can’t be left alone in the bedrooms, but the hotel has three dog-friendly tables available for lunch and dinner so they can stay with you – but book early as they’re popular.
The Queens Hotel
The Festival Town of Cheltenham welcomes thousands of visitors each year to its Literature, Science, Music and Jazz Festivals and the many horse-racing events. There are lots of green spaces in town to enjoy with your pooch, as well as nearby Crickley, Cleeve and Leckhampton Hills.
The Queens Hotel* is right in the centre of Cheltenham, a stone’s throw from many cafés and restaurants – Brasserie Blanc next door, Woodkraft and Gallimore’s Kitchen are all great dog-friendly spots. The hotel is one of the best examples of a Regency building in Cheltenham, with a striking staircase leading you up to its 84 rooms, some with views over Imperial Gardens.
Up to two dogs can stay in selected superior, deluxe or executive rooms for £30 per dog per night. The hotel can supply bowls, dog beds and treats, and give you advice on local dog walks.
The Greenway Hotel and Spa
Or if you’re looking for a dog-friendly hotel in Cheltenham but would rather be outside the town centre, the Greenway Hotel and Spa* is just a 10-minute drive away. For a cost of £25 per dog per night, you can book one of their pet-friendly lodge classic or classic rooms and your dog will be treated to VIP service, including their own welcome letter, dog bed, bowl, toy and chew.
The hotel is surrounded by eight acres of stunning grounds so there’s plenty of room for your dog to run around. Human guests can relax at the luxurious Elan Spa or enjoy an award-winning meal in one of their two restaurants – or your dog can join you in the Drawing Room.
Lords of the Manor
The tiny village of Upper Slaughter makes a great base for a countryside break in the Cotswolds with your dog. As well as exploring the tranquil village and paddling in the ford, you can follow the mile-long path to nearby Lower Slaughter or walk to Bourton-on-the-Water or Stow-on-the-Wold.
The Lords of the Manor* hotel is a 17th-century Cotswold stone manor surrounded by eight acres of grounds. Your four-legged friend is welcome in many of the rooms (excluding the Lords or Country category rooms) at this Cotswolds dog-friendly hotel for an extra cost of £30 per night, with a dog bed, comfortable blankets and delicious doggie treats all provided for them.
The hotel is a gourmet favourite and guests can dine in the hotel’s French-inspired fine-dining restaurant Atrium, which has been awarded three AA Rosettes, or the less formal Dining Room. Or if you want to keep your dog with you, you can eat in the hotel’s bar and lounges.
The Swan Hotel
The village of Bibury is one of the Cotswolds’ most scenic spots – described by designer William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’ and famed for its trout farm and the row of historic stone weavers’ cottages on Arlington Row. It’s surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside perfect for dog walks – including the lovely 6.7-mile circular walk from Coln St Aldwyns to Bibury.
The Swan Hotel* is a former coaching inn on the River Coln, with rooms decorated with antiques and some with four-poster beds. It’s owned by the Cotswold Inns group like the Manor House, so your dog gets the same luxurious perks for £20 a night (plus £10 for an extra dog).
There are plenty of dog-friendly bedrooms, but if you’d like a private outdoor space for your pup to roam then one of the four garden cottage suites would be the best option. And dogs are welcome to join you while you eat in the hotel’s bar or soak up the sun in the waterside garden.
The Bear of Rodborough
Nicknamed the ‘Covent Garden of the Cotswolds’ by Jasper Conran, Stroud is a foodie favourite with its farmers’ markets, thriving cafe culture and independent stores and boutiques. It’s also surrounded by great walks on Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsey Commons – and is just off the Cotswold Way long-distance walking route if you and your dog fancy a challenge.
The Bear* is another of the popular Cotswold Inns properties, a handsome 17th-century former coaching inn amidst 300 acres of National Trust land, so you’ve got plenty of dog-walking opportunities on the doorstep. You might bump into some of the locals too – the cherished Belted Galloway cows who’ve become synonymous with the Rodborough community.
Its 44 rooms are individually decorated with bold fabrics and artworks. There are nine dog-friendly rooms at a cost of £20 per night (and £10 for an additional dog) with a dog bed and bowl provided. Dogs can join you in the bar, or owners can dine in the elegant Library restaurant.
Burleigh Court*, just outside of Stroud, is a stunning Grade II-listed manor offering ‘country charm with a splash of luxury’, which makes it another of our top dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds. There are four acres of grounds to sniff around, as well as lots of walks nearby.
The hotel’s dog-friendly rooms are located in the Coach House and have direct access to the grounds with a dog bathing station nearby. Up to two dogs can stay with you for a cost of £25 per night, with a dog bed, bowl and bag of healthy treats provided to spoil them during their stay.
You don’t need to worry about leaving your dog alone while you go for dinner either, as dog owners are welcome to dine with their dog in a smaller dining space in the hotel restaurant.
The Hare and Hounds
The market town of Tetbury makes a great base in the South Cotswolds, known for its antique shops, royal connections – with King Charles III and Princess Anne both having houses nearby – and its quirky Woolsack Races. Nearby Westonbirt Arboretum also makes for a brilliant day out if you’re staying in the area and is dog-friendly so you can bring the whole family.
The Hare and Hounds* is another hotel in the Cotswold Inns group. This country house dates from 1854 and is full of character with cosy snugs and open fires. There are several dog-friendly rooms at £20 per stay, and an additional £10 per extra dog. A handy dog wash is available for cleaning up mucky pups after a walk, and they can join you in Jack Hare’s Bar for a bite to eat.
The Manor House
Castle Combe is one of the quintessential Cotswold villages, a conservation area with over 100 Grade II-listed buildings where not much has changed since the 15th century. It has a super-picturesque setting with the Bybrook flowing by and is surrounded by miles of country walks.
The Manor House* boasts Michelin-starred dining in the Bybrook restaurant plus its own pub The Castle Inn. Dogs are welcome in its 14 mews cottages for a cost of £40 per dog for the duration of your stay, which includes a Fatboy dog bed, towels, bowls, poop bags and treats for your pup.
There are 365 acres of the hotel’s own woodland and parkland for your dog to tire itself out in – and wellies are available for owners to borrow. And you can bring your dog with you while you eat and drink in the hotel’s front hall lounge, oak lounge and terrace or at The Castle Inn.
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath is packed with historic sights, from the Roman Baths to the Georgian Terraces, making it one of the most popular places in the Cotswolds. And just a few miles to the south, Homewood* is a relaxing country escape within easy reach of the city.
Last but not least of our dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds, Homewood has an impeccable pedigree, winning gold at the Pets Pyjamas awards in 2023. All rooms are dog-friendly and your dog is welcome in the hotel’s bar and lounges – they even have their own doggy dining menu.
For a cost of £25 per dog per night, your pet is treated to a ‘Woof Box’ containing food, treats and a ball, as well as being given a bed and bowl. There are 20 acres of grounds to run around in as well as a dog agility course. And dog grooming, training and pet sitting can all be arranged.
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