Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in Cheltenham
The Editor Says: Quite honestly, I’d love to wax lyrical about Chelteningham or whatever it’s called, but I’ve never had chance to mooch around its Regency squares piddling up lampposts. As such, I’d recommend asking the people where you stay what they recommend and, more practically, where the best lampposts actually are. Mind you, we’re welcome on leads in the grounds of Hailes Abbey near Winchcombe, which is great for the history hound.
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 Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham
This Grade II listed villa blends contemporary design with its period charm and features a total of 61 guest bedrooms. Although the hotel has its own restaurant and bar, the centre of Cheltenham and its assorted dining options is just a short walk away. Paws policy: The Montpellier Chapter enthusiastically welcomes dogs (there are treats in the bar, apparently) and allows them to stay in “feature crescent rooms” subject to availability.
A little over a century old, White Lodge is to be found just a couple of miles to the west of Cheltenham. It is set within its own splendid gardens, and offers bed and breakfast accommodation via four guest bedrooms (two doubles, two twins). Paws policy: Well behaved dogs are welcome for the additional charge of £5 per night.
Centrally located, Clarence Court is one of Cheltenham’s classic Regency townhouses (and a pretty grand one at that). It features 20 guest bedrooms (including family rooms). The restaurant serves Italian food, while several notable places to eat are just a short walk away. Paws policy: Clarence Court welcomes well-behaved dogs, though no specific information relating to any additional charges available at the time of writing.
One of the most famous old hotels in Cheltenham, the Mercure Queen’s Hotel offers 4 star rated accommodation right at the heart of the town. It features its own restaurant, Napiers, and can boast an illustrious list of former guests including Edward Elgar and Conan Doyle. Paws policy: Dogs are welcome (charges may apply) but no more specific information available at the time of writing.
Located just to the south west of Cheltenham, The Greenway is a splendid Grade II listed country house that dates back to the early 1600’s. It boasts an award winning restaurant, brasserie, and spa, and features over 20 guest rooms and suites. Paws policy: Dog friendly, though no specific information relating to charges or specific rooms available at the time of writing.
Largely dating from the 16th century, the Grade II* listed Ellenborough Park Hotel is a truly magnificent piece of English architecture. Award-winning cuisine is available in the Beaufort Dining Room, while the Brasserie offers a more relaxed and informal place to eat. Paws policy: Ellenborough Park accepts dogs by arrangement (note that you wish to bring your pet in the requests box when booking) and at the rate of £25 per night.