Getaway Guides UK: Cotswolds - Our Top Ten Dog-Friendly Places To Stay

The Cotswolds is one of our favourite dog friendly destinations. With an area that runs through five counties there are so many beautiful honey-coloured villages and lively market towns to experience along with endless countryside to explore with your canine companion.

The Cotswolds is renowned for being dog friendly, with a wide array of hotels and B&B's to choice from. We have compiled our Top Ten luxuriously chic places for you to stay with your dog. They are all stylishly designed and will give you and your four legged companion a warm welcome. Why not treat yourselves to a weekend getaway......



Cheltenham  - Rates from £110
Tel: +44(0)1242 822929 Address: No. 38 The Park, 38 Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2AH.
Email: /  Images courtesy of No.38 The Park

No.38 The Park is an elegant Georgian townhouse overlooking gardens in a upscale & leafy area of Cheltenham. This upscale B&B is the perfect combination of luxury contemporary design blended seamlessly with feel of a intimate B&B. Each of the 13 bespoke bedroom interiors are dog friendly. There is generous breakfast spread and a well stocked honesty bar, No.38 is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway with your dog.


There is an additional charge of £10 per dog per night.  The hotel serves breakfast only and while dogs are allowed throughout the hotel, the breakfast area is the one locale out of bounds, so why not let them have an extra snooze in bed whilst you indulge in the deliciously breakfast spread.

If you are looking for a stylish dinner venue, there are complimentary taxis to whisk you the short drive to their sister dog-friendly venue The Tavern.  




Oxfordshire  - Rates from £149
Tel: +44(0)1608 658389 Address: The Wild Rabbit, Church Street, Kingham, Chipping North, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YA. Email:  /  Images courtesy of The Wild Rabbit
The Wild Rabbit oozes luxury country chic. This modern British Inn serves organic, locally sourced seasonal foods and local wines in its  Michelin-starred restaurant. 
This 18th century pub has been upgraded to a contemporary crisp style whilst maintaining the charm of a country Inn with  exposed brickwork and weathered oak. Relax after days out exploring by the roaring fire in the dog-friendly bar, or in the summer months enjoy a cold drink with your canine companion on the sunny terrace. 

There are 4 dog friendly rooms available as well as 3 stunning cottages. All of the garden courtyard rooms are open to guests with dogs. There is an additional  £15 fee per dog per night. Be sure to request a bed for your dog when booking if you need one.

Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but they are in the bar where the a la carte menu is also available. There is a large dog-friendly terrace where you can dine from The Bar menu in the summer. There's a jar full of dog biscuits on the bar.




Cheltenham  - Rates from £140
Tel: +44(0)1386 896230 Address: The Fish Hotel, Farncombe Estate, Broadway,
Worcestershire. WR12 7LH  Email:  /   Images courtesy of The Fish Hotel

This stylish hotel is the perfect combination of laid back Scandi style blended with country chic. The Fish offers a unique combination of hotel house, huts and treehouses all set on a hillside with a spectacular view. The perfect location to explore the countryside or relax and put your feet up by the fire with your four legged friend. 

There are 8 dog friendly rooms available at the Fish for up to Medium sized dogs. Make sure you check availability with the hotel prior to booking. One dog over the age of one is allowed per room with a charge of £30 per dog per room. This includes the use of a bed, bowls, treats and a doggie towel for cleaning up after walks. 

Dogs can relax in the lounge areas and you can dine together in the bar. Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant.  For an extra touch why not try their Doggie Afternoon tea.

The Fish has a dog agility course to provide your pooch with some extra holiday fun. 




Gloucestershire - Rates from £150       
Address:The Old Stocks Inn, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. GL54 1AF. Tel: +44 (0)1451 860666  Email: / Images courtesy of The Old Stocks Inn.

Nestled in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Old Stocks Inn is a recently refurbished 17th-century coaching inn that really stands out from the crowd. This boutique hotel is the perfect combination of modern luxury whilst maintaining the original features. The decor mixes neutrals with splashes of colour, this hotel is a refreshing take on a Cotswold classic. 


There are three dog friendly garden rooms and they have the added attraction of their very own private garden terrace. Modern and spacious, they’re perfect for sharing with your canine travel companions! They welcome two small dogs or one large dog per room. There is an extra charge of £10 per dog per night.

Dogs can join you in the bar, garden and library. The hotel have 5 perfect dog walking printable routes available all recommended by resident pooch Ralph.




Cirencester  - Rates from £99
Tel: +44(0)1285 700900 Address:The Kings Head Hotel, 24 Market Place, 
Cirencester. GL7 2NR Email: /  Images courtesy of The Kings Head

Located in the charming town of Cirencester, this stylish boutique hotel is a great choice for a weekend getaway with your dog. The old stone walls, wooden beams and Roman mosaic all blend seamlessly with its elegant country cool decor.  Why not take a visit to the unique subterranean Spa and relax after a long day. 


41 of the 45 rooms are dog friendly, there is an additional fee of £20 per dog per night. Whilst dogs are not allowed in the the restaurant there is a large lounge bar area that you can and and enjoy an meal with your canine companion. Water bowls are provided but you will need to bring your dogs bed with you. 




Gloucestershire  - Rates from £130
Tel: +44(0)1451 860244 Address: The Wheatsheaf Inn, West End, Northleach, Gloucestershire. GL54 3EZ. Email: / Images courtesy of The Wheatsheaf Inn


The Wheatsheaf Inn is modern yet traditional British inn. What used to be a 17th-century Coaching Inn is now an exceptional example of the old and new stylishly combined. With 14 individually designed bedrooms, roaring fires in winter, heavenly gardens in summer and delicious pub food all year round, the Wheatsheaf Inn is a excellent choice for a relaxing weekend getaway.


The Inn has 14 rooms with 3 of those that are dog friendly. There is an additional charge of £10 per dog per night with dog beds, bowls and treats provided. Just let the hotel know when booking. The hotel spaces are dog friendly throughout and a pretty courtyard.




Gloucestershire - Rates from £ 95
Tel: +44 (0)1285 850164 Address: Mason Arms, High Street, Meysey, Hampton, Gloucestershire. GL7 5JT Email:  / . Images courtesy of Mason Arms.



The Mason Arms sits proudly on the Village Green in the heart of Meysey Hampton. A stylish pub, dining room, with luxuriously chic bedrooms, it's a place to eat, drink and sleep and you will always receive a warm welcome. The beauty of the Mason Arms is the modern styling blended seamlessly and with respect for the buildings original features. A great choice for a relaxing getaway in the countryside.


There are a limited amount of dog friendly rooms available so be sure to contact Mason Arms to request a dog friendly room. Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but you can dine together in the bar. 




Wiltshire - Rates from £105       
Address: Crudwell, Wiltshire SN16 9EP   Tel: +44 (0)1666 577194  Email:  / Images courtesy of The Rectory Hotel
The Rectory is an elegant, classic Cotswold manor house. This hotel is a A modern blend of the old and new with large  velvet sofas, modern art, vintage maps and cosy window seats. The Rectory is a  timeless and relaxing retreat with a calming atmosphere that pervades the entire hotel.

The Rectory Hotel has 12 rooms and they are all dog friendly. There are no additional charges for dogs to stay.

Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but are welcome in the bar. You could also stroll across the road to their Sister venue, the excellent The Potting Shed Pub. Dogs are also allowed to run around the beautifully kept three acres of garden but why not venture to the nearby Cotswold Country Park which has a swimming area for dogs. 



Gloucestershire - Rates from £ 149
Tel: +44 (0)1452 813688 Address: Kemps Lane, Painswick. Gloucestershire. GL6 6YB Email: / Images courtesy of The Painswick

The Painswick is a wonderful example of a boutique-hotel. The decor is a gorgeous blend of country house and industrial-chic. The atmosphere is relaxed. With wellies to borrow and stacks of local information, why not relax in the comfy sofa's or out on the terrace whilst you to plan yours days out exploring the surrounding Slad Valley. 


Dog's cannot stay in the main house but there are 7 stylish dog friendly rooms within the garden wing, where dogs are made to feel as welcome as you.

There is an additional £15 charge per dog per room, you will need to advise the hotel of doggy guests at time of booking and your dog will be greeted with a bed, bowl, toy, treats and a personalised welcome note. 
Should you wish to partake in a meal with your pooch from the comfort of your room, room service is available from 7am to 9.30pm.




Gloucestershire - Rates from £ 90
Tel: +44 (0)1452 238245  Address:The King's Arms, The Street, Didmarton,
Near Badminton, Gloucestershire GL9 1DT Email: /  Images courtesy of The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is the perfect combination of modern style and rustic charm.  This cosy country inn nestled deep within the stunning Cotswold countryside, its the perfect choice for relaxing after a day out exploring with your canine companion. 


The rooms at the Kings Arms are dog friendly, there is a £15 charge per dog per room. Make sure you advise them that you are bring your four-legged travelling companion and you will find a comfy bed and doggy treats waiting in the room along with a bottle of Snuffle dog beer.  

After along day why not enjoy a cosy meal in the bar with your dog and sink into comfortable leather arm chairs while warming up next to our large, wood-burning fireplace.....


With all this choice of stunning places to stay, why not treat yourself to a relaxing weekend getaway in the beautiful Cotswolds.........