Finding a dog-friendly place to eat and drink can sometimes be a challenge, so we have built this section from my research with the dog in tow. This includes Gloucestershire restaurants, pubs, cafes and other eateries. Some establishments allow pets inside others just in outdoor areas and finally some embrace the concept and have treats and water bowls for dogs.
Pet friendly guides for the following towns and areas of Gloucestershire.
There are many places to visit for fun that you can take your four-legged friends.
Dean Forest Railway
Taking your 4-legged friend with you to Dean Forest Railway is a great day out. You can ride on a steam train through the local countryside, enjoy afternoon tea while on the move, or go for walkies in the stunning countryside. About Dean Forest Railway…
Highfield Garden Centre
In Whitminster is the delightful Highfield Garden Centre, a nice place to visit. They sell everything you will even need for the garden and pets are welcome to visit too. They also have some concessions selling clothes and homeware. This is a lovely place to have a mooch around and also have some refreshments in their on-site cafe.
Visit Batsford Arboretum in The Cotswolds
Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre is a 56-acre garden. This has lots of different trees and shrubs from around the world, a plant centre and also a cafe. The arboretum is child and also dog friendly. The collections at Batsford cover a wide range of plants from around the world, but have an emphasis on the Far East. There are over 2,850 plant specimens at the arboretum, including about 1,300 different trees, shrubs and bamboos.
Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs Cotswolds & Gloucestershire
Some of the tried and tested pet friendly eateries and bars in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
The Red Lion in Arlingham
The Red Lion Arlingham is a good pub that also serves good food. Also, the Arlingham area is a great place for a dog walk, specifically on the Severn Way Long Distance Path. The Red Lion is a pet friendly place to visit for a drink or to dine out.
The Red Lion Arlingham serves food both at lunch or in the evenings. Their menu has many options, from simple snacks to something a bit more substantial. I’ve enjoyed their charcuterie board and cheese board and the squid looked great too. They had both continental lagers and some local real ales, including some by Uley Brewery.
Fromebridge Mill in Whitminster
If you like food after a walk in the countryside, the Fromebridge Mill in Whitminster is a great place to dine out. They are in a picturesque location that is great for walking. They have a lovely place with inside and outside seating and are pretty dog friendly. Dogs are allowed in the outside seating areas and in the bar to the right of the entrance. They serve traditional British food and beer, including brunches and a Sunday roast menu. Their daytime menu is interesting too with some great options including pub classics.
Jolly Nice Near Stroud
In the Cotswolds between Stroud and Cirencester, Jolly Nice is a farm shop and cafe. They serve a variety of local foods in the shop, from meats to vegetables. The cafe serves some very nice options, all made with locally sourced produce to eat inside one of their domes or outside on a picnic table.
The Old Lodge in Minchinhampton
The Old Lodge is a pub and restaurant on Minchinhampton Common, an ideal place for sustenance after a walk. This pub has some stunning views of the local Cotswold hills and Stroud Valleys. The bar has a relaxed vibe with comfy indoor seating or a beer-garden to sit in on a warm day. Their restaurant serves a menu that is based on locally sourced food cooked to a high standard. The pub is popular with dog walkers, hikers and those that play gold locally.
Lucy’s Tearoom in The Cotswolds
A Traditional British tearoom on the square, in Stow on the Wold in the Cotswold town. Lucy’s serves cream teas, cakes, hot food and drinks. Dogs are welcome to accompany well-behaved owners while they eat or drink. More info…
Stables Cafe Saul Junction
For a flat canal walk with a dog in tow, Saul Junction and the surrounding canals are great. The added advantage is the Stables Cafe that has seating outside and serves great food. They are popular with dog-walkers and the area is pretty special. Their sandwiches are rather delicious, including the one made with local ham.
The Old Fleece in Woodchester
Near to Woodchester is The Old Fleece, a nice place to dine out for an evening meal. The Old Fleece is a 250-year-old former coaching inn and looks rather impressive and historical. The fleece is perfect for outdoor eating on their terrace or a more formal, sit down meal inside the nicely decorated bar or dining area.
The Old Fleece serves food daily until 10 pm. They are even pet-friendly, so you can bring Fido along. Their menu is pretty special and includes delights such as garlic & rosemary pork chop, Sunday roasts, burgers, vegetarian katsu curry and more.
The Bell Inn Frampton on Severn
The Bell Inn Frampton on Severn is a friendly local pub and restaurant. This pub is at the top of the longest village green in England. The Bell Inn serves both fine food and quality local beer in great surroundings. It is also a great place to stop after a hike in the local area.
The Stroud Brewery & Taproom in Brimscombe is a dog friendly place for food and drink. They are a local brewery that makes some nice beers from hoppy IPAs to some nice organic lagers. Their brewery site in Brimscombe near Stroud is lovely to visit and a great place for a meal out or to enjoy a few beers. The Stroud Brewery menu includes brunch options, sharing places, burgers, delicious pizzas and desserts. They also host love music events on the weekends. They are very welcoming to pets and provide treats and water. The site is also handy for dog walks into the nearby countryside and along the canal.
Dog Friendly Places To Stay in Gloucestershire
There are many pet-friendly options for accommodation in Gloucestershire, from hotels to campsites. One of my favourites for a dog walking holiday is Greenacres campsite.
West End Farm and Campsite in Arlingham
West End Farm and Campsite is on Church Road in the beautiful village of Arlingham. The pitches are in a pear orchard on a beautiful organic cattle farm in rural Gloucestershire. The farm has many splendid views, and the village is rather scenic. West End Farm is near to the Severn Way, a long distance hiking trail that follows the River Severn. Alternatively, there are other hiking routes nearby for visitors to enjoy. West End Farm has options for pitches, including a basic grass pitch up to a bell tent for hire. The facilities on site include a toilet block, electricity hookup and a washing up area. This is a dog-friendly place to camp throughout the year. They also allow campers to use barbeques or have a campfire.
Gloucestershire has many pet service providers from vets, retail shops and groomers, all to keep your friend happy, healthy and stocked up.
The Dog House – A dog grooming service in Quedgeley, who provides a comprehensive service list for all breeds. Grooming is an important thing to do for dog owners.