North Wiltshire

Dog Friendly Hotels in the North of Wiltshire

The canine webmaster

The Editor Says: Don’t be surprised if you come to North Wiltshire and end up being dragged around little villages on a lead. Mind you, with lovely places such as Lacock, Biddestone and Castle Combe to be explored it’s perfectly understandable. However, while looking at rustic vernacular architecture is all well-and-good, I’d rather be yomping through fields and along pathways amid some of the loveliest countryside in England. And if you’re really lucky you might get to go on a thoroughly banging walk through the Calstone and Cherhill Downs.

The Manor House, Castle Combe

Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Not many hotels can boast their own beach (Bream Cove), but the Meudon is one. Situated just outside the quiet village of Mawnan and offering easy access to the coast path, the hotel features 29 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar and country house ambience.

Paws Policy: Has a select number of bedrooms available for guests with dogs in their adjacent Mews Cottages. Four legged visitors are welcome for the one off supplement of £30.

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Beechfield House, Beanacre

Beechfield House at Beanacre, Wiltshire

Every inch the classic Victorian country home, Beechfield House is a highly rated 4 star hotel located around six miles to the south of Chippenham. It features 24 guest bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, and extensive ground.

Paws policy: Well behaved hounds are extremely welcome at Beechfield House, and stay at the rate of £15 per night in selected rooms subject to availability.

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The Neeld Arms, Grittleton

Dog Friendly Neeld Arms at Grittleton

Around 8 miles to the north west of Chippenham and close to the M4 motorway, the Neeld Arms is a splendid old inn set within the historic village of Grittleton. It features 6 very individual guest bedrooms, a restaurant, and a popular bar.

Paws Policy: Dogs allowed, but no specific information relating to additional fees available at time of writing.

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Stanton Manor, Stanton St Quintin

Stanton Manor, Wiltshire

Dating mainly from the mid 19th century but boasting a colourful history of significantly greater age, Stanton Manor is an attractive country house set amid several acres of its own grounds. Chippenham, Bath, Swindon and Cirencester are all within easy reach by car.

Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are said to be welcome at Stanton Manor and for no additional charge (no further specific details available at the time of writing).

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The Old Bell, Malmesbury

Old Bell at Malmesbury

A contender for the title of England’s oldest hotel, The Olde Bell is located on the southern fringes of the Cotswolds in the charming little town of Malmesbury. It features over 30 guest bedrooms divided between the main building and coach house, and its own restaurant.

Paws Policy: Dogs are said to be welcome at The Old Bell, but no precise details relating to specific rooms or tariffs available at the time of writing.

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The Angel Hotel, Chippenham

Angel Hotel at Chippenham

Another of Wiltshire’s famous old coaching inns, The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel is Grade II* listed and dates, in parts, to the 17th century. It features a leisure club (including swimming pool), and over 50 bedrooms of which most are situated in a new courtyard wing.

Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are welcome at The Angel, and for no extra charge.

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The Sign of the Angel, Lacock

The Sign of the Angel, Lacock

Set within what is undoubtedly one of England’s most beautiful villages, the gloriously-named Sign of the Angel is a Grade II* listed building which dates largely from the late 15th century. It offers just five guest bedrooms, but vast quantities of historic charm.

Paws policy: Furry four-legged travellers are very welcome to stay for the additional charge of £15 per night.

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The Pear Tree Inn, Whitley

The Pear Tree at Whitley

Close to Melksham and less than half an hour away from the city of Bath by car, the Pear Tree is a country pub which prides itself on blending the rustic with the contemporary.

Paws policy: Dogs are welcome to stay in any of the four ‘outside’ bedrooms, and may join their owners in the bar. Charges may be applicable.

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Lucknam Park Hotel, Colerne

Lucknam Park Hotel, Wiltshire

Certainly one of the most famous and grandest country house hotels in the United Kingdom, Lucknam Park sits within its own 500 acre estate and boasts a truly remarkable range of facilities including spa, swimming pools, and even an equestrian centre.

Paws policy: The hotel has four dog-friendly rooms – two Garden Rooms, one Park Room and a Cottage Suite – so advance notice is, as always, essential. They are not permitted into the main hotel, dining areas, spa or walled garden. They should also be kept on leads while walking around the estate as there are numerous horses.

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