Dog Friendly Pubs in CheltenhamPublished:
Dog lovers will know that lunch, dinner or a post-work pint is always better when you can take your beloved pooch with you. Not only will your pup be showered with attention from staff and fellow customers, it means you can head to the pub without having to worry about getting home for the dog.
We’ve rounded up some of Cheltenham’s dog-friendly pubs so you can head out with your four-legged friend in tow. And, if you know of any great places that welcome dogs, get in touch to let us know.
Dog-Friendly Pubs in Cheltenham
The Outdoor Inn, High Street, GL50 1DX
Four-legged friends will love the laidback vibe of The Outdoor Inn just as much as you, with the outdoor pub the perfect choice for alfresco drinks with your pup for company. The pub has picnic tables or pods that keep you dry on rainy days but it’s advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment as this is a popular spot, especially when the sun’s shining.
For more information visit: theoutdoorinn.co.uk
The Bayshill, St George’s Place, GL50 3PP
Your pooch will definitely love visiting the new garden space at The Bayshill, a traditional Cheltenham pub that’s known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The pub serves breakfast and lunch favourites, along with afternoon tea, Sunday roasts and bottomless brunch, while there’s also The Bayshill Coffee Shop for your caffeine fix.
For more information visit: thebayshill.com
The Strand, High Street, GL50 1EE
A firm favourite on the High Street, The Strand is an independently run pub that welcomes dogs, big and small. Your four-legged friends get treats and water on arrival and there’s plenty of shade in the garden if you’re visiting on a sunny day. You can expect a wide selection of craft beers and real ales, along with wines, spirits and signature cocktails, and classic pub grub.
For more information visit: thestrandcheltenham.co.uk
The Bottle of Sauce, Ambrose Street, GL50 3LH
Get your burger and pizza fix with your pooch in tow at The Bottle of Sauce, a fun and friendly neighbourhood pub that welcomes dogs. There’s treats at the bar for your furry friends and inside and outside space, plus you can squeeze in a game of table tennis or table football while you’re there.
For more information visit: dodopubs.com
The Green Dragon, Cockleford, GL53 9NW
Take a short drive from Cheltenham out towards Cowley and you’ll get to The Green Dragon, a traditional country pub that’s brimming with charm. Think beamed ceilings and stone flagged floors, roaring fires in winter and outside space for sunny days. The dog-friendly pub also has a shop where you can stock up on your essentials, including pet food. Plus, there’s loads of great dog walks on its doorstep.
For more information visit: green-dragon-inn.co.uk
The Swan, High Street, GL50 1DX
Enjoy a pint with your pooch at The Swan, a traditional free house serving real ale, kegged craft beers, real lagers, and proper cider that’s made in Gloucestershire or its surrounding counties, and tasty Indian street food. The dog-mad staff love meeting customers’ dogs and there’s even a resident dog waiting to get to know your four-legged friends.
For more information visit: theswancheltenham.co.uk
The Tivoli, Andover Road, GL50 2TJ
With a patio garden to the rear and cosy interior to be found inside the welcoming pub, there’s plenty of space to enjoy a pint or meal with your furry friend, whatever the weather. Located in the Tivoli area, just a short walk from town, the pub is known for its Sunday roasts, which offer free top ups on roasties, Yorkshires and gravy – which has us sold!
For more information visit: classicinns.co.uk
The Royal, Horsefair Street, GL53 8JH
Your pooch can expect to be spoilt with treats and lots of fuss at Charlton Kings’ favourite The Royal. The pub has a lovely beer garden overlooking St Mary’s Church and it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends after a walk with the dog. The menu features simple, fresh dishes, with grilled steaks, meat and fish a speciality, along with pizzas served in the garden on Friday and Saturdays.
For more information visit: royalpub.co.uk
The Gloucester Old Spot, Tewkesbury Road, GL51 9SY
For a traditional country pub experience just outside of town, head to The Gloucester Old Spot, a family run pub that welcomes dogs in its bar area and beer garden. Your furry friend will be showered with lots of affection, and will be refreshed with water bowls and offered tasty treats. Enjoy great local pub grub, along with plenty of craft ale and ciders to choose from.
For more information visit: thegloucesteroldspot.co.uk
The Brown Jug, Bath Road, GL53 7NB
Lunch, dinner or post-work drinks – your four-legged friend is always welcome at this traditional family pub. There’s a courtyard garden to the rear that’s perfect for relaxing with friends and your pooch, with food served seven days a week, including its ever-popular Sunday lunch.
For more information visit: thebrownjugcheltenham.co.uk
The Vine, High Street, GL50 1DX
This dog-friendly pub is the place to enjoy an authentic Thai feast every night of the week. The pub loves welcoming customers who can enjoy soaking up the relaxed atmosphere with a drink or two in hand while their furry friends keep them company. Plus there are board games and cards so you can have a phone-free night of socialising.
For more information visit: thevinecheltenham.co.uk
The Exmouth, Bath Road, GL53 7LX
The vast beer garden of The Exmouth is a draw for all, especially dog owners who can enjoy a perfectly chilled pint or glass of wine with their four-legged pals. On rainy days you can escape inside and with food served seven days a week you can always be sure to get a good feed. During the summer months pizzas are served in the garden on Friday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information visit: theexmouth.co.uk
The Plough in Prestbury, Mill Street, GL52 3BG
Located in the heart of Prestbury, The Plough is a charming country pub that’s steeped in history and only a short stroll from Cheltenham Racecourse making it the ideal spot for post dog walk meet ups. The dog-friendly pub has a lovely beer garden and offers water bowls for your pooches along with treats behind the bar for your canine companions.
For more information visit: theploughprestbury.co.uk
The Railway, New Street, GL50 3QL
The staff at The Railway are self-confessed dog lovers and encourage customers to bring along their furry friends when eating or drinking at the laidback neighbourhood pub. There’s a spacious beer garden and plenty of indoor tables for when it rains and you can also enjoy sampling the delicious Thai street food.
For more information visit: therailwaycheltenham.co.uk
The Beaufort Arms, London Road, GL52 6HJ
One of the oldest pubs in Cheltenham, The Beaufort Arms had an extensive refurbishment before reopening in 2020 and now boasts a stunning interior and welcoming atmosphere that includes bringing along your four-legged friend. The pub is known for its Sunday roasts but also serves up delicious small plates that are perfect paired with a glass or two of wine.
For more information visit: thebeaufortarms.co.uk
Dunkertons Cider Shop, Dowdeswell Park, GL52 6UT
If you’re looking for somewhere to get a drink after a dog walk in Lineover Wood or Dowdeswell Reservoir or just fancy an evening out with your pooch in tow, head to Dunkertons. In addition to the resident Tavern burger van, you’ll find different food trucks there each weekend serving everything from tacos to pizzas.
For more information visit: dunkertonscider.co.uk
By Anna Marshall