Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in The Forest of Dean
The Editor Says: Although you’ve got to be on leads around livestock, this neck-of-the-woods is crammed with lovely walks and places for a snuffle. A good starting point for guidance is the official website for the Forest of Dean AONB which gives owners some really useful information as well as stuff they should already know (like not to leave your turds lying about). What’s more, hounds that don’t go needlessly rigid with fear when put on a strange moving object are very welcome on the Dean Forest Railway.
Booking Online: Making a reservation with Booking.com or LateRooms.com is easy and convenient. When doing so it is important that you make clear your intention to bring your dog in the “special requests” box so that the hotel or inn is made aware in advance. Please note that our “Paws Policy” information is for approximate guidance only and that the hotel, inn or bed and breakfast’s actual policies may change at any time and/or be more comprehensive. We play no part in the actual booking process.
The Speech House, Coleford
Once used by the Forest of Dean Verderers and dating back to 1682, the Speech House blends 21st century comforts with period charm. It features over 30 guest bedrooms, a restaurant, and is three star rated. Paws policy: Dog friendly rooms are located in the courtyard, and pets are most welcome in the Orangery and garden, but not in the Verderer’s Restaurant.
Close to the border with Herefordshire, The Farmer’s Boy Inn offers accommodation via recently built courtyard-style rooms. It features its own restaurant (which specialises in mouthwatering pies) and is ideally located for those seeking to visit famous towns and cities such as Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester during their stay. Paws policy: Proudly dog friendly, and very much welcomes well-behaved four-legged guests (small additional charges may apply).
This little guest house dates back to 1850 and, since operating as a bed and breakfast, has been the recipient of some very favourable guest reviews. Please note, however, that the property does not cater for children under 12. Paws policy: Pet friendly rooms are located on the ground floor of the building and dogs are welcome by prior arrangement and for a small additional charge.
Dating from the 1500’s and probably earlier in parts, this Grade II listed building offers just two guest rooms (the Jacobean and Tudor Suites) and plenty of “step back in time” appeal. Cinderford is little more than a mile away and the Forest of Dean is on the doorstep. Paws policy: Very dog friendly (additional charges may apply) with Brayne Court having its own four-legged resident: a Great Dane.