The Best Dog-Friendly Pubs in the Cotswolds, UK

After a long walk in the Cotswolds with your four-legged friend, theres nothing better than relaxing in a cosy country pub
After a long walk in the Cotswolds with your four-legged friend, there's nothing better than relaxing in a cosy country pub | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
Sarah Dawson

The Cotswolds is a dog-walker’s paradise, with miles upon miles of beautiful countryside for your four-legged friend to burn off some energy and get very muddy. After all that exertion, there’s nothing better than relaxing in a cosy country pub, so here’s our round-up of the top dog-friendly pubs in the Cotswolds.

The King’s Arms, Didmarton


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Just a short drive up the road from Westonbirt Arboretum, the King’s Arms is a doggy paradise. Home to Spoof, the Jack Russell, your four-legged friend will receive a very warm welcome at this cosy country inn. Water bowls and dog treats are available at the bar, and the dog-friendly rooms come complete with a cosy bed for your pet. There’s even a large enclosed garden where they can stretch their legs, as well as plenty of bags and bins to clean up any mess.

The Lamb Inn, Burford

Garden Hotel, Hotel

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Set on the banks of the River Windrush, Burford is a great starting point for many beautiful walks in the Cotswolds countryside. The Lamb Inn provides the perfect place for you, and your dog, to relax after all that exploring. Dogs are very welcome in the hotel bar, lounge and garden, as long as they are kept on a lead, and are rewarded with a nice bowl of water and a biscuit. They even have a special doggy menu to choose from, including a fish or steak casserole!

The New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns


This idyllic 16th-century pub, situated in the picturesque Coln Valley, is a haven for dogs wanting to put their paws up after a long walk. With big, comfy dog beds in each room of the bar and restaurant, as well as plenty of water bowls on offer, your pooch is going to be well looked after here. The New Inn also has a large jar of dog treats on the bar, which owners are welcome to dip into for free. If you’re making a weekend of it, dogs are also welcome to stay in the rooms overnight – as long as they stay off the beds!

The Plough Inn, Finstock

Pub, Pub Grub, British

You’d be hard pushed to find a more quintessentially Cotswolds pub than the Plough Inn. With its thatched roof, pretty village setting and fantastic choice of real ales, it’s a great place to refuel after exploring the local area. Dogs are warmly welcomed in the bar here, where they’ll often be found snoozing off the day’s activities in front of the roaring log Inglenook fire. If the weather’s nice, let them stretch their legs in the large beer garden while you enjoy a well-earned drink in the sun.

The Seagrave Arms, Chipping Campden

Pubs with Rooms

The Seagrave Arms terrace with benches and hedges sculpted
Courtesy of the Seagrave Arms / Expedia

Dogs are very welcome at the Seagrave Arms – even by the resident pub cat Mally! This charming, family-friendly inn is bang in the heart of the Cotswolds, and makes a great base for a walking weekend with your dog. The pub takes canine hospitality very seriously; in fact, they even serve dog-friendly pints. Snuffle Dog Beer is brewed especially for dogs, contains no alcohol, is packed with goodness and comes in beef or chicken flavour. Cheers!

The Tunnel House Inn, Coates

Pub, Pub Grub

Hidden at the end of a gorgeous but rather bumpy woodland driveway, you’ll find the Tunnel House Inn. It’s a real treat of a pub, with a friendly and relaxed vibe that’s hard to replicate. Bursting with character, it’s an ideal place to hole up in front of an open fire with your pet after a scenic walk along the canal. In the summer, your dog will love making the most of the large beer garden, while you tuck into some delicious pub grub.

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