Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds
The Editor Says: Ahh, the 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 halfwit 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.
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 White Hart Royal, Moreton in Marsh
With parts of the building dating back as far as the 1500’s, the White Hart Royal is every inch the classic Cotswolds Coaching Inn - even Charles I is said to have stayed within its four walls in July 1644. Paws policy: Proud to be a dog friendly hotel, the White Hart Royal has a number of selected rooms for those travelling with their canine companion. These are the Classic Double Rooms, Oxford Garden Room and Garden Four Poster. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com
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: well behaved dogs are welcome in standard rooms for a small additional charge. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
The Old Stocks, Stow on the Wold
Getting its name from the fabled punishment device which still stands on the green in front of the building, The Old Stocks overlooks Stow on the Wold’s historic Market Square. The hotel features its own restaurant and offers accommodation via 18 guest bedrooms. Paws policy: Well behaved dogs are very welcome at The Old Stocks, with Garden Rooms available for those travelling with four legged family members (a £5 additional fee per night applies).
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 £10 per night. They are not to be left unattended in rooms.
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. Paws policy: well behaved dogs and their equally well behaved owners are very welcome (no specific detail relating to additional charges available at time of writing).
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 to the time of writing.