Top 10 Dog-Friendly Pubs & Eateries in Wiltshire

After a busy day exploring the Wiltshire countryside with your canine by your side, you will want to find a place to put your paws up, grab a bite to eat and relax over a nice refreshing drink. It’s not always easy to find places to eat that are truly dog-friendly, so we’ve sniffed out some of the very best dog-friendly pubs in Wiltshire – where your hound will be as welcome as you are. 

Nestled away in the prettiest of Wiltshire villages, our selection of quintessentially British country pubs and gastropubs offer a delicious range of food and drink, as well as wood beams, roaring fires, lovely outdoor beer gardens and a cosy country pub atmosphere.

All super dog-friendly, hungry hounds can expect to be spoiled with doggy biscuits, treats, and maybe even a resident dog to play with! From Corsham to Crudwell, Lacock to Melksham – here are our favourite dog-friendly pubs in Wiltshire. 

The White Hart, Swindon

Located in the heart of picturesque Wroughton, the dog-friendly White Hart is a beautiful thatched Wiltshire pub with oodles of charm and a large beer garden. Their delicious seasonal menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients and includes hearty pub classics and a terrific roast on Sundays. Behind the bar there is a selection of award winning Butcombe beer. There’s a 6.5 mile circular walk from the door and the Ridgeway offers a number of tried and tested circular routes passing through gorgeous villages. 

Stay here! The White Hart has wonderful selection of cosy dog-friendly rooms.

The King’s Arms, Melksham

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The dog-friendly King’s Arms is a charming 18th-century pub and inn in the heart of Melksham, a charming town on the River Avon. Expect a warm doggy welcome and focus on locally sourced produce, seasonal ingredients, and pub classics, plus a cracking selection of Butcombe beers. You and your dog can relax in the cobbled beer garden, with parasols and heated areas – the perfect al fresco spot for a refreshing pint or a bite to eat. The King’s Arms is located within easy distance from dog-friendly Lacock Abbey, and the Roman Baths.

Stay here! You can book a fabulous stay at The King’s Arms through PetsPyjamas!

The Potting Shed, Crudwell

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Situated in the beautiful Cotswold triangle of Tetbury, Malmesbury and Cirencester, The Potting Shed in the village of Crudwell is a perfect starting point or end stop for canine explorers and their owners. Exceptionally dog-friendly, four-legged friends can eat with you anywhere in the pub. However, with yummy dog biscuits at the bar, your pet will probably want to stay close by! The menu changes monthly but you can always be sure of fresh produce; the pub has two acres of gardens given over to a mixture of trees, lawns and The Potting Shed’s very own vegetable patch. 

STAY AT: The Hare & Hounds Hotel, Westonbirt

The Methuen Arms, Corsham

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 Located in the heart of picturesque Corsham the dog-friendly Methuen Arms is a charming Georgian coaching inn serving award-winning food and delicious Butcombe beer on tap. With bags of character, this cosy dog-friendly country pub is set immediately beside the stately home and beautiful grounds of Corsham Court where you can walk your dog. Pub favourites include the Butcombe Gold beer-battered fish and Tarragon gnocchi with asparagus. 

Stay here! Check out the Methuen Arms super dog-friendly rooms!

The King John Inn, Salisbury

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Nestled inside the breathtaking Cranborne Chase on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, The King John Inn is a true British country pub and is super dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and your dog is guaranteed to be thoroughly spoiled with treats available at the bar. There is a lovely circular walk straight from the pub up to Win Green, or explore a section of the Ridgeway – a 138 mile trail. 

Stay here! Check out our exclusive PetsPyjamas Package, including a £35 dinner allowance on one night of your stay and doggy extras including a breakfast sausage!

Rising Sun, Lacock

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The Rising Sun is an old, stone-built country pub with a farmhouse kitchen and original flagstone floors. The dog-friendly Rising Sun is set within five acres of gardens and is within walking distance from the gorgeous National Trust village of Lacock famous as the location for the TV series Cranford. The pub is cosy and warm with crackling fires in the autumn and winter, and the fabulous garden in the summer with stunning views. Try the beef or chickpea burgers and their excellent Sunday Roasts.

Stay here! You can book a lovely stay at The Rising Sun through PetsPyjamas!

The Dog and Gun, Salisbury

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 A recently restored 17th century Coaching Inn, nestled  south of the Pewsey Vale in the Avon Valley and close to Stonehenge, the dog-friendly Dog and Gun in Netheravon is a thriving village pub popular with locals and their dogs. On the menu you will find a mixture of small plates, handmade pies and there’s a traditional pizza oven too. The offering at The Dog and Gun is cosy, relaxed and informal – super dog-friendly it also does an excellent Sunday roast.

STAY AT: Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire

Horse and Groom, Moreton-in-Marsh

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 Dating back to the 16th century, the dog-friendly Horse and Groom is a grade II-listed pub and inn in the heart of Charlton, near Malmesbury with wonderful countryside walks for you and your pet to enjoy. Recently reopened after a full refurbishment expect a stylish, cosy bar and a dog-welcoming atmosphere. On the menu it’s all about seasonality and exciting takes on traditional pub classics, with ingredients and produce sourced from the amazing West country larder and suppliers on our doorstep. Behind the bar there’s a selection of award-winning Butcombe beer, and an impressive wine selection.

Stay here! Horse and Groom has many dog-friendly rooms for you and your furry friend.

The George Inn, Warminster

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 Situated on the banks of the River Wylye in the charming village of Longbridge Deverill near Warminster, dog-friendly The George Inn in Wiltshire is close to Longleat and Stonehenge. A former coaching inn, the warm and welcoming bar provides a haven after a day out rambling with your best furry friend. Set within an acre of grassland, the George also prides itself on its excellent food and welcoming atmosphere to both you and your pet with favourites including hen’s egg and black pudding, scotch egg with caramelised tomato chutney and Jan’s famous steak, ale and mushroom pie.

Stay here! The George Inn offers cosy dog-friendly rooms, take a sniff around!

Red Lion Freehouse, Pewsey

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This Michelin-starred country pub Red Lion Freehouse has a  reputation for serving wonderful food in a quintessential country pub setting in East Chisenbury, Pewsey, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With the River Avon running through the village, this gorgeous thatched pub really has it all plus amazing walking routes all around. The perfect destination for brunch, lunch or dinner with your trusty hound by your side with delicious bar dishes including the pig head Scotch egg and delicious homemade bread.

STAY AT: The Grosvenor Hotel, Hampshire