This lovely region of England is dog heaven with its endless choices of natural open spaces and dog-friendly attractions. Between the adventures, you’re going to need to eat and unfortunately, it’s not always possible to take your hound into every hostelry with you at mealtimes. However, dog-friendly pubs, restaurants, and cafes are becoming more and more common, and not only that, many establishments in the Cotswolds actively welcome your four-legged chums to join you inside. Read our guide to the best, tastiest and most welcoming dog-friendly eateries in the Cotswolds.
To plan your trip to the Cotswolds in even better detail, head to our dog-friendly Cotswolds guide, where you can find the lowdown on everything dog-friendly.
Dog-friendly cafes and tearooms in the Cotswolds
Good dogs are very welcome to go inside and enjoy the ever so civilised and cute Tisanes Tearooms which can be found at the heart of Broadway. A range of exotic teas from around the globe fill out the interesting menu. There’s also a cool garden where you can enjoy a spot of light lunch when the weather’s agreeable. Out in the yard, there’s lots of room for your pooch to stretch out and while away their time waiting for some delectable scraps!
Stay at: The Bell Yard, Broadway. Welcomes 2 dogs and 4 humans.
The Tea Set in Chipping Norton is a sweet dog-friendly tearoom situated on the High Street. You and your pooch can enjoy afternoon tea, light lunches and pre-theatre dinners here. This splendid cafe is well worth a visit if you are in town with your doggy. There may even be a canine treat in store if they are well behaved! There is also a second branch of The Tea Set in Broadway too.
Stay at: Thatched Cottage, Chipping Norton. Welcomes 1 dog and 2 humans.
Dog-friendly fish and chips in Broadway
A reliable source informs us that Russell’s Fish & Chips in Broadway is the best chippy in the world. With praise this high, a visit to find out if you agree or not is unavoidable. You can eat in the restaurant with your pooch; the reports of bowls of drinking water for friendly dogs are true. If you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, you can always head out with a takeaway bag of chips to share as there are plenty of lovely places to sit and take in the pleasant Broadway surroundings. Fish and chip bliss.
Stay at: Broadway House, Broadway. Welcomes 1 dog and 4 humans.
Dog-friendly pubs in the Cotswolds
Located in Bourton-on-the-Water, this lovely traditional English pub is where to head if you are addicted to Sunday roasts. Dogs are also invited to join you in the bar if you fancy some time unwinding after a long day of touring round the area. Dishes are created with locally sourced ingredients from Cotswoldian farmers and butchers. Booking ahead for the restaurant is advised as it can get busy. Your pup can enjoy some cool bar snacks too like beef jerky!
Stay in: Garden Spa, Bourton-on-the-Water. Welcomes 1 dog and 4 guests.
The Lamb Inn of Burford is one of the best gastropubs in the Cotswolds. Book a table here after a day of exploration in the countryside. Dating back to the 15th century, the inn is located in the centre of Burford and offers a traditional English bar, where you can enjoy a light meal and pint with your dog, and an award-winning restaurant. Impressive period features including open log fireplaces and flagstone floors, and at the back of the property, guests will find a large garden. Burford is ideally situated for visits to Blenheim Palace, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Bicester Village.
Stay at: Rosebank Cottage, Burford. Welcomes 1 dog and 2 humans.
With its open kitchen, The Wild Rabbit, in the cute village of Kingham, offers patrons an authentic way to experience a true Cotswoldian dining experience. Supporting British farmers, the menus are full of delicious concoctions to choose from. By using organic ingredients from their on-site garden, alongside foraged and locally sourced produce from artisan producers, a meal at The Wild Rabbit in Kingham is a must.
Stay at: 1 The Coach House, Moreton-in-Marsh. Welcomes 1 dog and 2 humans.
More dog-friendly places to eat in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the rest of the Cotswolds
If you are seeking a gastropub in a traditional Cotswold setting, a friendly spot to enjoy a local ale by the fireside, then the Red Lion in Long Compton is for you.
Having received the hard-won accolade of winning more than three stars in the 'Organic Served Here' awards scheme by The Soil Association, this rustic pub is now one of only 11 to have achieved this distinction in the UK.
Head into the Moat House Inn if you are addicted to seriously good artisan pizzas. Authentically Italian, the pizzas are made the traditional way and baked in a wood-fired oven. Delicious!
With a busy programme of live music events and food tasting nights, the Fleece Inn is great place to enjoy a brew. Hosting guest ales and ciders, its menu is something to shout about too.
There are some wonderful places to eat whilst your dog accompanies you in the Cotswolds. Why not stay in a dog-friendly cottage on a self-catering holiday to the region? We have dog-friendly cottages for families with multiple dogs or just the one.
Whether you are one a romantic break with your loved one (and your beloved hound), or are planning a celebration with friends and family, and are looking for larger accommodation, visit our complete guide to the Cotswolds for even more inspiration.
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