The Dog-Friendly Wonders of The Cotswolds

Our unforgettable trip from London to the captivating Cotswolds with our furry sidekick. We planned this epic adventure using PetsPyjamas, and let me tell you, it was the best decision! So grab your leash, pack your bags, and let’s explore the dog-friendly wonders of the Cotswolds together!

Fox Holes – A Pawsome Paradise for Walkies

Early morning walks were a highlight during our stay. A short distance from Our Cottage we discovered the picturesque Fox Holes, a beautiful walking trail with stunning views and ample space for my pup to explore. It was a tail-wagging experience! This idyllic walking trail allowed for off-lead roaming while we revelled in the Cotswold countryside’s beauty. Truly, a dog’s heaven on Earth!



The Lygon Arms – Pampering Pleasures

Taking a break from our outdoor adventures, we treated ourselves to a relaxing spa day at the Lygon Arms. The impressive spa features treatment rooms, a pool with jacuzzi steam and sauna as well as access to a gym (for those inclined) While we took full use of the spa facilities and enjoyed rejuvenating massages, our dog Steve was perfectly content being looked after by a local dog walker arranged by the hotel staff (dogs are allowed to be left in the rooms if staying). It was a day of pure bliss! Not only is the Lygon Arms a beautiful luxury dog-friendly place to stay, but it also boasts a pet-friendly bar area! With Steve by our side, we sipped on local Cotswolds gins, enjoying the warm hospitality while planning our next escapades.

Dormy House – A Luxurious Retreat 

Next, we checked out the dog-friendly Dormy House, a luxurious retreat nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds. The award-winning restaurant at Dormy House has a dedicated dog-friendly section where the staff showered my furry friend with attention, and the food was delicious. We all felt very spoiled!

Mo at Dormy House – A Dining Delight

The true jewel in the Dormy house crown is the Michelin-starred chef table restaurant Mo, the concept restaurant, whilst not pup friendly is not to be missed. The Chefs prepare and serve up interesting, fresh seasonal produce as well as delicious customer favourites like grilled lobster tail and best-end local lamb all in front of you whilst explaining the provenance of the food. This is truly one for the Cotswolds bucket list.  

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham – A Sunday Roast To Remember

On a lovely Sunday, we ventured to The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, for their famous Sunday roast and local Daylesford gins. We were thrilled to find a dog-friendly spot that welcomed us with open paws. The scrumptious meal and cosy ambience made for a perfect end to our weekend.

The Nut Tree Inn – A Gastronomic Adventure

To satisfy our food cravings, The Nut Tree Inn in the Cotswolds was an absolute must-visit. This Michelin-starred pub welcomes dogs with wagging tails and serves an exquisite tasting menu serving up local produce and unusual flavour combinations all served by the most welcoming of staff!

The Old Butchers, Stow on the Wold – A Seafood Haven 

For a mid-week casual dining experience, we dined at the family-run The Old Butchers in Stow on the Wold. This award-winning, Michelin-recommended dog-friendly eatery is perfect for all seafood enthusiasts! not only serving up amazing fresh seafood but also creating a memorable dining experience for you and your furry friend.

Daylesford Organic – Nature’s Bounty for Lunch 

Amidst the Cotswold beauty, Daylesford Organic Farm with its wonderful artisan shopping is also the perfect lunch spot. Surrounded by lush gardens and offering dog-friendly spaces, it’s an oasis of calm and deliciousness. My pup and I soaked up the natural beauty while indulging in delightful organic fare. 

Chequers and The Kings Head Inn – Pub Grub Galore

For some classic pub grub, both Michelin-recommended Chequers and The Kings Head Inn embraced our four-legged friend with open arms. We enjoyed traditional dishes while sharing happy moments with the locals in these dog-friendly pubs.

The Fuzzy Duck – A Quirky Delight 

On a sunny afternoon, we stopped by The Fuzzy Duck, known for its delicious food and pet-friendly ambience. This charming eatery provided a delightful lunch experience, leaving my pup and me with full bellies and even fuller hearts.

Cotswold Wildlife Park – A Wild Day Out

No trip to the Cotswolds is complete without a visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park! Surrounded by lush gardens and home to magnificent creatures, this place offers a fun-filled day for both dogs and their owners alike.

Cotswolds Distillery – Cheers to Unforgettable Memories

To cap off our journey, we visited the Cotswolds Distillery. Following a morning hike, we left Steve to relax at the cottage whilst we enjoyed a 90-minute taste and tour at The distillery where we enjoyed their exquisite spirits and a very educational tour of the Distillery. As we were driving we took a few drams away with us to enjoy in the cottage garden, It was the perfect toast to our adventure!

From charming cottages to Michelin-starred feasts, the Cotswolds proved to be a paradise for dog owners and their beloved companions. With PetsPyjamas as our trusty travel companion, we experienced the best of dog-friendly hospitality in this scenic region.

So pack your bags, leash up your furry friend, and let the Cotswolds‘ magic create woof-tastic memories for you both! 

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