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Our Favourite Dog Friendly Places Near Dogfest West

Dogfest West returns this month and we know that a weekend away isn’t complete without finding dog friendly places to eat or stay.

Where Is DogFest West?

On 18th-19th September Dogfest West will be taking place in Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire. Now in its seventh year, Dogfest is a weekend of fun that celebrates everything we love about our four legged best friends. 

The Main Arena of the festival will be showcasing back-to-back entertainment including jaw dropping displays from the UK’s most skilled dog display teams. Prepare to have your mind blown by these talented animals leaping through rings of fire, hurtling down ziplines and much more.

There are also many opportunities for you and your own pooch to get involved in activities. Climb over hay bales, crawl under scramble nets, zig zag around poles and dart through tunnels on the ultimate Dogstacle course. Alternatively, test your dog in a game of hide and seek, ultimate frisbee, hale bale jumping and the Dogfest Agility Course. 

How Much Are Tickets?

Tickets for Adults cost £17.50 while Concessions cost £12.50. Tickets for children aged 5-16 cost £10.50 and children under the age of 5 go free of charge. Wait, before you scroll on, we have an exclusive voucher just for you. Use DOG20 to get 20% off your Dogfest tickets!

Travelling to DogFest West?

After the fun and excitement of Dogfest West a comfortable place to rest and a hot tasty meal are essential. However, not all hotels and restaurants will accommodate dogs.

Here is our pick of the best dog friendly hotels and pubs/restaurants near Dogfest West.

Restaurants Near Dogfest West

Toro Lounge

The Lounges are always welcoming to our furry friends, and this place is no exception. This place is just around the corner. Here you can find fresh water and treats on the bar for your canine companions. They serve a great range of food and drinks for humans. Super friendly and laid-back atmosphere, and a great place to relax and watch the world go by with your pooch by your side.

The Bell Inn, Avening

This traditional Cotswold pub serves a great selection of real ales, cider and wines. Nestled in the heart of the quaint Gloucestershire village of Avening. This pub is very dog friendly and dogs will be greeted with fresh water bowls and a comfortable spot to rest in.

Offering a menu of delicious home cooked Indian food this pub is an ideal setting to unwind after a hectic day at Dogfest West.

The Bumblebee

Dogs are welcome inside this pretty family pub and will be greeted by fresh water bowls to quench their thirst. They often also provide treats and doggy beer for your four legged companions. 

With a great food menu and an extensive selection of local drinks you’ll find something you love at The Bumble Bee. This is a great choice if you’re travelling with children as it is one of the more family friendly pubs in the area.

The Gloucester Old Spot 

A little further afield with a 40+ minute drive, but named the best pub in Cheltenham by Britains best pub guide. This classic and quaint English pub is nestled between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. The Gloucester Old Spot is in the perfect location for those looking for a country pub that’s just a stone’s throw away from town.

Serving great meals made from fresh local produce and ingredients and offering a variety of local ales, ciders and wines. The best thing about this pub is how dog friendly they are, you can be sure that your furry best friend will receive a warm welcome.

Hotels Near Dogfest West

Stratton House Hotel

This family-owned hotel is in the heart of the Cotswolds. With 44 beautiful and well furnished bedrooms this accommodation is luxurious but comfortable. There is an extra charge for the dogs at £20 per dog per night.

Kings Head Hotel

This elegant boutique hotel has everything, elegant bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and even a spa. Equipped with 46 stylish bedrooms and six one bedroom apartments. Enjoy a drink in the lovely courtyard garden or indulge in a delicious meal in the brasserie restaurant. 

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds this is the perfect spot to explore the historic market town of Cirencester. Beautifully decorated, as soon as you enter the hotel elegant chandeliers and wall art greet you. The subterranean spa includes a thermal suite and relaxation space. Enjoy your own little slice of heaven to relax in after Dogfest West.

Corinium Hotel And Restaurant

This delightful boutique hotel is located on one of Cirencester’s oldest streets, just a stone’s throw away from the town centre. The Cotswolds is known for being dog friendly and you and your pooch will love the character of the place. 

The property dates back to the 16th Century and retains many of its original features. The family-run hotel prides itself on its warm, friendly hospitality and outstanding food. There are 15 bedrooms in the hotel including dog friendly rooms. Dogs are allowed in the bar area but not the restaurant and are charged at £10 per dog per night.

Looking Forward To DogFest West?

Are you heading to DogFest West this year? Perhaps you’ve planned some tail-wagging dog friendly destinations we’re missing? Let us know in the comments!

For more great dog friendly accommodation visit Dog Furiendly or check out some of our favourites in our articles on Houndy.


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