Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in South Gloucestershire
The Editor Says: If you’re heading to the southern part of Gloucestershire and wondering how on Earth you’re going to keep four-legged friends like me happy during your stay, fear not. Personally, I’d have a look at an Ordnance Survey map of the particular area and revel in the sheer number of paths and tracks there are to explore (or at least I would if I had the faintest idea of how to actually read elementary cartography). What’s more, we’re welcome to pootle through the famous Westonbirt Arboretum, and also at Cotswold Country Park and Beach just to the south of Cirencester.
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 Fleece, Cirencester
This exceptionally historic inn at the centre of Cirencester can even boast an incognito Charles II as a former guest in 1651. It features 28 rooms, a restaurant, and plenty of period charm. Paws policy: Very dog friendly, The Fleece has a number of rooms where pets are welcome for £15 per stay (of which some is donated to an animal rescue centre). It is important that you state your intention to bring your dog at the time of booking.
A relatively contemporary hotel (a rare thing in historic Gloucestershire), the Crown of Crucis is a 25-room 3 star rated establishment situated just to the east of Cirencester and close to the border with Oxfordshire. Paws policy: Good natured canines are very welcome to stay in the Standard Rooms (not Executive) at the Crown of Crucis. A £6 fee per night applies for each four legged guest.
This Grade II listed building dates back well over 300 years and was once the bank of Chipping Sodbury. These days, however, it is a highly rated bed and breakfast that offers accommodation via 11 individually styled rooms. Paws policy: Charming dogs are welcome by arrangement and can stay for the additional fee of £5 per night. Pets are not permitted in the dining room.
Originally an 18th century farmhouse which was later extended to create the present hotel, The Hare and Hounds offers x rooms divided between the main house and the more contemporary adjacent Silkwood Court building. Westonbirt Arboretum is right next to the hotel, while Tetbury and Malmesbury are both just a short drive away. Paws policy: Lovely dogs are very welcome in specific rooms, and also allowed in most public areas on a lead. They must not be left unattended in bedrooms. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
Corinium Hotel and Restaurant, Cirencester
A former Elizabethan wool merchant’s house that dates back to the late 16th century, this Grade II listed hotel offers three star rated accommodation via 15 guest bedrooms. It features its own restaurant and is just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Paws policy: Certain bedrooms are allocated to those bringing well-behaved pets and there is an additional charge of £7.50 per night for each dog. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
The Snooty Fox, Tetbury
Featuring 12 guest bedrooms (Superiors and Four Posters have whirlpool baths, apparently), this famous old hotel successfully blends history and contemporary comforts. Paws policy: Good natured hounds are very welcome at the Snooty Fox in Tetbury, but they should be kept on a lead in all public areas. Any damage will incur a housekeeping charge and there is a fee of £10 for each four legged guest. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com