Dog Friendly Hotels in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds

The Editor Says: Ahh, the Gloucestershire Cotswolds: snoozing in front of a roaring log fire in an English country inn; meandering through little villages full of honey-coloured stone buildings; taking gentle walks through wooded valleys, copses and spinneys. Or, like me, wearing yourself out running round in circles like a turnip through dogtastic countryside. After all, much of the Cotswold Way National Trail passes through the area, starting at Chipping Campden and weaving through fabulous little places like Stanton and Stanway. Go there… You’ll love it.

Charingworth Manor Hotel, Chipping Campden

Charingworth Manor Hotel

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hotels in the Cotswolds, Charingworth Manor dates from the 17th century and can boast the likes of T S Eliot as esteemed former guests. It offers 26 bedrooms (some with private terraces), a restaurant (The John Greville), and a leisure club featuring an indoor swimming pool.

Paws Policy: Dogs with lovely manners are extremely welcome at Charingworth Manor at the rate of £20 for one hound or £32 for two per night, subject to suitable room availability. They are not to be left unattended in rooms and should be kept away from public rooms.

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The Noel Arms, Chipping Campden

Noel Arms at Chipping Campden

Charles II reputedly stayed at the Noel Arms, and he would almost certainly recognise the building today. Offering a total of 28 rooms, a restaurant and a bar, the hotel is undoubtedly a great base from which to discover this most beautiful and historic part of England.

Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome in most public spaces at the Noel Arms (including the bar), but not in the restaurant. There is an additional charge per stay for canine guests.

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Three Ways House, near Chipping Campden

Three Ways House Hotel in the Cotswolds

Offering over 40 bedrooms (including family rooms), Three Ways House is certainly one of the larger hotels in the area. Home to the famous “Pudding Club” which celebrates British dishes such as Spotted Dick and Syrup Sponge, the property is within easy reach of Stratford upon Avon, Evesham and Chipping Campden.

Paws Policy: Canine guests stay for the additional charge of £15 per night subject to arrangement and suitable room availability.

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The Porch House, Stow on the Wold

The Porch House at Stow on the Wold

Formerly known as The Royalist, this fabulous-looking building is one of the contenders for the hypothetical title of “Britain’s Oldest Inn” (it may have been in existence for over a thousand years). It features a restaurant, a bar, and offers accommodation via 13 unique guest bedrooms.

Paws Policy: The Porch House has two Standard Rooms designated as being dog friendly and, as such, are subject to availability. There is a charge of £15 for canine guests.

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Unicorn Aparthotel Suites, Chipping Campden

Unicorn Aparthotel photograph

Set within a former coaching inn, the Unicorn Aparthotel offers a practical alternative for those looking to stay in the historic town of Stow on the Wold. The building is Grade-II listed and dates from the 1700s. There are nine suites in all.

Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome subject to availability and arrangement. Additional charges apply.

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Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter

The Slaughters Country Inn

Formerly known as Washbourne Court, this pretty little hotel features 30 guest bedrooms and offers dining options in both restaurant and bar. Located in one of the loveliest parts of Gloucestershire, the famous small town of Bourton on the Water is little more than a mile away.

Paws Policy: The Slaughters Country Inn is dog friendly, but no specific information relating to additional charges available at the time of writing.

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Lower Slaughter Manor, Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter Manor Hotel

Largely 17th century and Grade II listed, Lower Slaughter Manor is a beautiful country house that melds contemporary comforts with period charm. It features its own acclaimed restaurant, and 19 guest bedrooms.

Paws policy: Welcomes well behaved dogs subject to room availability and for an additional charge. No further specific information available at the time of writing

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Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

Lords of the Manor, Cotswolds

Formerly a rectory and dating from the 1600’s, the Lords of the Manor sits amid 8 acres of mature gardens and parkland in one of the most delightful spots in the Cotswolds.

Paws policy: Dogs stay for the additional charge of £30 per night subject to the availability of suitable rooms. They are not permitted in the restaurant.

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The Lamb Inn, Great Rissington

Dog Friendly Lamb Inn

If you try and picture the quintessential Cotswold pub, it probably looks a lot like the Lamb Inn at Great Rissington. Offering 13 guest rooms and plenty of period charm, the 300 year old property is ideally located for those seeking to explore the wider Cotswold area including parts of Oxfordshire. Bourton on the Water is just a couple of minutes away by car.

Paws policy: Well behaved dogs are very welcome at the Lamb Inn (all rooms are pet friendly) and stay for the additional nightly charge of £7.00. Because some rooms are smaller than others, it is always important to let the inn know how big your four-legged family member is!

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The Mousetrap Inn, Bourton on the Water

Mousetrap Inn, Bourton on the Water

No one quite knows for certain how it came by its unusual name, but it is believed that Agatha Christie once stayed at The Mousetrap. It features a restaurant and well-stocked bar.

Paws policy: Very dog friendly, the inn has a few designated rooms in which up to 2 four-pawed travellers can stay subject to availability. There is a supplementary charge of £15 per hound.

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The Plough Inn, Cold Aston

The Plough Inn, Cotswolds

Situated just outside Bourton on the Water, The Plough is a 17th century Grade II listed building which offers B&B accommodation via just three guest bedrooms.

Paws policy: Four legged visitors are welcome to stay at The Plough for no additional charge and by prior arrangement.

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The Bell, Moreton in Marsh

Bell at Moreton in Marsh

This is supposedly the place which inspired ‘The Prancing Pony’ inn in JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings. Whatever the truth, the Bell today provides accommodation via just five guest bedrooms, but remains an important part of the local community. Unsurprisingly Grade II listed, the building is a splendid surviving example of an English coaching inn.

Paws policy: Dogs are permitted in Double and Twin rooms only. Charges apply.

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