Going away is always seen as a treat, a chance to unwind in luxury and to be catered and cared for in the best possible way. Your dog wants and deserves no less than the same. On Dog Friendly Cotswolds we always champion places that love having dogs around but these five hotels are, in our opinion, the top five dog friendly hotels in The Cotswolds.
Mayfield House Hotel - Malmesbury
The building of The Mayfield House Hotel was, for over two hundred years, a Vetinerary Apothecaries trading under the famous name of Pettifer & Sons. So when you arrive you and your dog are staying in arguably the most famous pet-friendly establishment in Cotswold history, not only this but the landlady is a vets daughter to boot!
There are seven ground floor rooms which are Dog Friendly and a selling point of the hotel is the location. Within the hotel there is a walled garden for a short stroll but venturing a little further there’s plenty of fun to be had in the water meadow opposite the hotel which is bordered by Thames tributary where a ten minute circular walk will put your pooch at nature with deer, fox, badger, squirrels and ducks. Even more fun maybe is the fact the hotel is only two miles from the West side of the Cotswold Water Park which boasts over 120 great lakes to explore, numerous footpaths including Thames pathway & canal, Nature reserves, bridleways and all the pubs there take dogs and serve a great pint! Adding to the draw of the location is that forty minutes away is a Dog friendly highlights, The Cotswold Wildlife Park, a nose to beak encounter with a free range penguin is a sight to behold!
The history of Mayfield House Hotel is rich but plenty is done in the present day to pamper your pooch. Should you elect to unwind at the hotel staff are always happy to lay up a table in the Snug bar for you with linen and china and you can dine a la carte together both for full Cotswold Breakfast & a la carte Dinner.
Four legged friends are always welcome in the lounge, bar & snug area and there’s always a dog treat in the pockets of staff for when they get to say hello. With the history, location & care at just £10 per night for up to 2 dogs the Mayfield House Hotel represents great value for furry friends too.
Hare & Hounds - Westonbirt
Found in the stunning location of Westonbirt, near to Tetbury The Hare & Hounds have eight dog friendly rooms outside of the main building in their cottages. The woodland cottage even has doggy wallpaper! The hotel has got sleep time covered by providing dog beds in the room and they stretch to sorting play time also as balls can also be found in the rooms.
Four legged friends have plenty of room to explore this great hotel as they are welcome in Jack Hare’s Bar, The Beaufort Lounge, The Drawing Room and Library. There is also the garden on the grounds for furry visitors to take a stroll in. When it comes to food the Hare & Hounds know how to cater for your best friend as breakfast with your dog is offered upon check-in. Tables will then be laid up in the Beaufort Lounge where dogs can be tuck in to their favourite some breakfast sausages!
To make the best of the great location at Hare & Hounds you will be offered a brochure with a map detailing where you can walk with the dog and where dog waste bins are located.
The Chester House Hotel - Bourton-On-The-Water
The 'Riviera of The Cotswolds' is one of the most popular Cotswold destinations and your dog should get to enjoy it in style. So we recommend The Chester House Hotel that has dog friendly located on the ground floor in their coach house which have their own front door allowing guests to leave the room at any time to take dogs outside. The hotel has a lovely lawn garden available for play time and dogs are welcome in the reception area where there is a dining table and comfy sofa’s. From here guests can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner or have a relaxing drink with their dogs at any time.
All of the friendly staff love having dogs to stay so are always treated to a lot of fuss and attention. The hotel even have a resident dog Shakira (owned by receptionist Zsuzsi) who can be found behind reception Friday to Sunday and has the job of checking in any dogs that are coming to stay, even showing them to their rooms if they want!
The Close - Tetbury
This stunning Cotswold hotel has five dog friendly rooms which are all located at the rear of the hotel. Thus having the added benefit of being near to the night door where it is easy to access the garden to let the dog out late at night, whether this be to the small grassed area near the chapel or the garden for a run around. Each of these dog friendly room comes with the three b’s your canine will be looking for to enjoy their stay a bed, blanket and bowl.
When unwinding at The Close dogs can enjoy the bar area, front library or garden, where if the weather is nice it’s lovely to enjoy a meal outside. Guests can also choose to bring their dog down for breakfast where a breakfast table can be laid up for them.
The Bear Of Rodborough - Stroud
Dogs are made more than welcome at this stunning hotel in “The Covent Garden Of The Cotswolds” where they have nine Executive rooms in their Country House annexe available for the guests with their dogs. All of these stunning rooms are made even more homely for your pup as they come equipped with a dog bowl and mat.
Most of the rooms at The Bear Of Rodborough have a lovely view over the Woodchester Valley and the hotel is located within twenty acres of National Trust Land. Guests are encouraged to start their walk with their dog at the door of the hotel and can be directed to enjoy either Rodborough Common with stunning panoramic views or Minchinhampton Common.
Upon completion of a wonderful Cotswold stroll dogs are most welcome in the bar area of the hotel where they sell delicious dog treats.