Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in the Stroud area
The Editor Says: Though the fantastic Cotswold Way passes just to the west of Stroud, there’s much more to this neck-of-the-woods than just the famous National Trail. After all, the National Trust have several dog friendly sites in the vicinity including Woodchester Park, Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons, Haresfield Beacon and Standish Wood. In fact, there are hundreds of paths and tracks all over the area so you’ll only be a stone’s throw from somewhere great to have a snuffle about wherever you stay.
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 Bear of Rodborough, Rodborough Common
Over three centuries old in parts, this beautiful coaching inn offers over 40 guest rooms, an award winning restaurant and no fewer than three bars. Stroud itself is just a short drive to the north, while famous Cotswold towns such as Tetbury and Cirencester are also within easy reach. Paws policy: Dogs are welcome to stay in Executive Double and Twin rooms for the additional charge of £10 per night. They are welcome in the bar (on a lead) but owners are requested not to leave their pets unattended in rooms.
Dating largely from the 17th century, this Grade II listed pub is every bit the quintessential Cotswold hostelry of old. Located almost mid way between Stroud and Cirencester, it offers guest accommodation via 12 bedrooms which are set within an adjacent annexe. Paws policy: Dog (and child) friendly, The Crown at Frampton Mansell welcomes pets for the additional charge of £5 per night.
This 11 bedroom inn claims to have a heritage stretching back as far as the 16th century, though the existing building dates largely from the 1700’s. Either way, it’s a splendid house within a splendid village, and also boasts a popular restaurant. Paws policy: The Falcon welcomes well behaved dogs, although no precise information relating to possible additional charges available at the time of writing.
Just a few miles to the south of Stroud, Burleigh Court is an 18-room country house hotel overlooking Gloucestershire’s Golden Valley. It features an award-winning restaurant, an oak-panelled bar, and several acres of established gardens. Paws policy: Dogs are very welcome to stay in the standard Coach House bedrooms for the additional charge of £10 per dog per night. They are not permitted in the main house and should be kept on a lead in public spaces. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
Stonehouse Court, Stonehouse
Though altered during the early 20th century, much of this exceptionally lovely building dates from 1601 and is unsurprisingly Grade II* listed by English Heritage. It features 36 bedrooms in all and possesses an AA Rosette winning restaurant: Henry’s. The hotel is just a few miles to the west of Stroud and is easily accessed via Junction 13 of the M5 motorway. Paws policy: Very much welcomes nice dogs for an additional charge. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
Amberley Inn, Culver Hill
A proper old rural Cotswold pub, the Amberley Inn offers 12 guest bedrooms and is located just over 3 miles to the south of Stroud. Cirencester, Gloucester and Cheltenham are all within easy reach by car. Paws policy: Very dog friendly (with advance notice, of course), and pets stay for the one off fee of £10 in allocated rooms. They are also welcome in the lounge bar providing their owners are well behaved.