A Dogs Eye View: 7 Best Dog Friendly Pubs in the Cotswolds

(Last Updated On: 19th August 2019)

It’s a busy time at Bolthole Retreats, our copywriters are working non-stop adding beautiful new properties to our Cotswold portfolio for the summer months. So this week, we’ve brought in a special guest to give us a hand – or a, ahem, paw with our latest blog. Introducing Monty, the Bolthole Retreats dog, who has been given his own column this week on the best dog friendly pubs in the Cotswolds!

Hello! I’m Monty, an 11-year-old Springer Spaniel and occasional employee at Bolthole Retreats. I say occasional because I’m a bit of a part-timer compared to my owner and her colleagues; I only dip my paw in from time to time. I did spend a day in the Bolthole Retreats HQ the other week, and I tell you what, it’s tougher than it looks. It took me at least an hour to find the comfiest bit of carpet in the middle of the room to sleep on for the rest of the day.

Working aside, the Cotswolds is pretty pawsome for dogs. I’m always off on holiday with my pack, and I love exploring new fields and meeting new friends. I’ve lived in Gloucestershire all my life, and I know all the best places around here – at least the ones where I know I’m guaranteed a big fuss. So, here’s my list of the best pubs in Gloucestershire, suitable for old hounds, big pups, little mutts and pedigree pooches alike!


The Lion Inn at Winchcombe

If you visit this pub in the winter, then there’s a fantastic fire where you can thaw your frozen paws! A lovely welcoming pub in a village full of dog-friendly walks – what’s not to love?


The Kings Head Inn at Bledington

I hear that the foods pretty great at this pub – though I was more interested in a game of fetch on the green outside! This pub is warm and welcoming for every member of the pack!


The Cat and Custard Pot

Despite the alarming name, I can confirm that there are no cats present. This pub is extremely close to Westonbirt Arboretum – one of my all time favourite walking spots!

Monty the Spring Spaniels in the bluebells

Surveying my kingdom…and taking in the stunning Cotswold views! (But always thinking about the next treat!)

The Lamb Inn at Burford

The Lamb Inn is the kind of pub that really gets my tail wagging. Cosy, warm and welcoming – pups are really made to feel at home as soon as you enter The Lamb. Greeted with a bowl of water and a few treats (just what you need after a walk along the River Windrush!), the fun doesn’t stop there. The Lamb provides their own doggy menu with a few delicious stews and casseroles to choose from! Better than the service at home…


The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns

Let sleeping dogs lie – isn’t that what you say about us? You can certainly do that in The New Inn at Cold St Aldwyns. There’s loads of comfy beds all around the restaurant and bar that we can use, as well as bowls of water and free jars of treats. Winner winner chicken dinner! (I wish.)


The Seagrave Arms at Weston-sub-Edge (near Chipping Campden)

Dog beds, bowls and biscuits galore here! This is a real doggy treat, and within perfect walking distance of a trio of Bolthole properties I hear! They’ve even got a nice enclosed garden for running around in the summer – it doesn’t get better than this!


The Crown and Trumpet Inn at Broadway

What you humans would term as a ‘quintessential Cotswold pub’. Full of delicious food and cosy corners perfect for a nap while the pack enjoys their lunch!


See, the Cotswolds is a dog friendly as they come! Why not check out some of Bolthole Retreats’ beautiful cottages that welcome pups as well as people! 

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