12 charming pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds

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As someone who relishes the tranquillity and beauty of the English countryside, it’ll be no surprise that I have an ongoing love affair with the Cotswolds.

While there are a number of luxury hotels in the region, I think that staying in one of the finest pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds is a wonderful way to experience the cosy charm and warm hospitality that the region does so well.

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of staying in some of the most enchanting pubs with rooms scattered throughout this picturesque area.

In this article, I’m excited to share with you the gems I’ve discovered, each offering more than just a place to stay, but a warm welcome, heaps of history and an authentic feel for Cotswolds culture.

From traditional inns with roaring fires to the luxurious comfort of a boutique pub, my pick of the best pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds all offer a lovely slice of local life. Served alongside delectable cuisine and, of course, a good pint!

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Author Bio: Jessie Moore

Jessie Moore is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

1. The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote 

Address: Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire, OX7 6SD

Close to: Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Norton

Dog-friendly? Yes, for a small additional charge

Perched atop a hill with breathtaking views of the Cotswolds countryside, I consider The Feathered Nest Country Inn to be a bit of a hidden gem.

A quintessential English retreat, this 300-year-old former malthouse combines rustic elegance with modern amenities.

There are a handful of uniquely decorated rooms within the inn, all offering a blend of luxury and comfort for a restful night’s sleep.

I stayed in The Cottage and I’d highly recommend it if you plan to live out your cottagecore fantasies!

Feathered Nest Cottage in the Cotswolds

Complete with exposed beams, an open fireplace, a free-standing bath tub and a super-king sized bed, I found it to be a wonderfully homely but luxurious place to stay.

The real highlight of my stay was the exceptional meal I had in the award-winning restaurant. As I visited in the summer, it was warm enough to sit outside where I enjoyed my meal with beautiful views over the Cotswolds countryside. 

In the colder months, the interiors provide a cosy retreat where you can relax by the crackling fire in the bar with a glass of wine in hand. 

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2. The King’s Head Inn, Bledington 

Address: The Green, Bledington, Oxon, OX7 6XQ

Close to: Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Norton

Dog-friendly? Only in the restaurant, not in the rooms

Kings Head Bledington

Nestled in the heart of the village of Bledington, The King’s Head Inn epitomises the classic Cotswold pub.

This charming inn, with its honey-coloured stone exterior and bucolic location on the village green, is a picture of English country living.

There are 12 rooms on offer – six of which are above the inn and six in the courtyard. I love that the rooms are decorated with a delightful mix of contemporary and traditional décor.

I can confidently guarantee that you’ll find a warm and inviting atmosphere in both the pub itself and in its gorgeous rooms.

Meanwhile, the pub’s menu showcases the best of British cuisine, with a focus on seasonal and local produce.

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3. The Lamb Inn, Burford

Address: The Lamb Inn, Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LR

Close to: Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester

Dog-friendly? Yes, for a small additional charge

The Lamb Inn Room

Located on the bustling high street of Burford, The Lamb Inn is a historic coaching inn that dates back to the 15th century.

I love that this inn is bursting with character, featuring exposed beams, stone walls, and open fireplaces.

The rooms continue the quintessentially English theme, with charming original features. All the modern luxury touches are present too, with Molton Brown toiletries and Artisan coffee. 

The Lamb Inn Roast

For those looking for a hearty meal, you can enjoy a range of classic and innovative dishes in The Lamb Inn’s restaurant, complemented by a fine selection of wines and ales.

I’m also pleased to say that this is one of the best dog-friendly pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds, and your furry friend will even be treated to a sausage at breakfast!

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4. The Double Red Duke, Bampton 

Address: Bourton Rd, Clanfield, Bampton OX18 2RB

Close to: Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester

Dog-friendly? Yes, for a small additional charge

Double Red Duke Cotswolds

I first came across this spot on Instagram, as it stood out with its striking red and white striped umbrellas.

Instagrammable status aside, I think The Double Red Duke in Bampton is a real hidden gem that combines the allure of a traditional pub with the sophistication of a boutique hotel.

The interior design is a homage to the Cotswolds’ heritage but with a contemporary twist. The result is heaps of character and chic interior design.

Each bedroom is uniquely styled, with vibrant colours and retro touches like a traditional rotary dial telephone and Roberts radios. 

Double Red Duke Bedroom

If, like me, you appreciate a good free-standing bath tub then some rooms offer these for that extra luxury touch.

The pub itself boasts a creative menu that celebrates the best of British gastronomy, with both refined small plates and traditional pub grub. 

The Double Red Duke is popular with the locals too, so you know you’ll be in good company here. 

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5. The Horse & Groom, Malmesbury 

Address: The Street, Charlton, Malmesbury SN16 9DL

Close to: Malmesbury, Tetbury

Dog-friendly? Check before booking

Okay so this one isn’t technically in the Cotswolds but it’s right next to the region and so I couldn’t not include it!

The recently reopened Horse & Groom offers a perfect blend of cosy charm and stylish interiors, with five luxurious bedrooms. 

This is a lovely spot in the summer months too, as there is plenty of space for alfresco drinking and dining on the pretty lawn.

As I’m sure you’d expect from any good British pub, seasonality takes centre stage on the menu, where there’s a fresh take on traditional pub classics. 

Beer lovers will definitely appreciate the award-winning Butcombe beer, while I personally love the wine selection on offer here.

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6. The Boot, Cirencester

Address: The Boot, Barnsley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5EF

Close to: Cirencester, Bibury

Dog-friendly? Yes, for a small charge 

The Boot Room
Photo Credit: Anton Rodriguez

In the bustling market town of Cirencester, I discovered The Boot. This historic pub, with its warm and inviting atmosphere, is the perfect base for exploring the town.

The six rooms at The Boot are a delightful blend of rustic charm and modern amenities, making for a comfortable and memorable stay.

Plus, I think the rooms are surprisingly spacious for a cosy Cotswolds pub.

The Boot food
Photo Credit: Anton Rodriguez

I’m sure that the highlight of any stay will be the delicious, locally-sourced food served in their traditional dining room.

Cosy up by the roaring open fire with a pint of beer or glass of wine and indulge in some of the best local produce in the region.

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7. The Swan Inn, Bibury 

Address: The Swan, Bibury, Nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5NW

Close to: Bibury, Cirencester, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water

Dog-friendly? Yes, for a small charge

I have no doubt that any visit to The Swan Inn in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bibury will be utterly magical – in a romantic cottagecore kind of way. 

This 17th-century inn, nestled by the River Coln, is the epitome of Cotswold charm, with its inviting exterior and homely interior.

The rooms here are cosy and elegantly furnished, offering views of the quaint village or the peaceful river.

The inn’s restaurant serves delightful local dishes, and I’d really recommend dining by the riverside on a sunny afternoon.

This pub with rooms is run by the same company as The Lamb Inn, so you can expect the same luxury touches for a memorable stay.

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8. The Royal Oak, Tetbury 

Address: The Royal Oak, 1 Cirencester Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8EY

Close to: Tetbury, Malmesbury, Cirencester

Dog-friendly? Yes, for no extra charge

The Royal Oak

Another of my favourite pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds is The Royal Oak in Tetbury.

I love the upcycled furnishings and retro touches, such as the Art Deco piano and vintage jukebox. They give this pub a real sense of character and personality.

Outside, ‘The Tavern on the Green’ is the perfect spot for some outdoor drinking in a heated, covered space for when the weather isn’t so good.

Garden Room The Royal Oak Tetbury

The six rooms are all beautifully decorated and offer luxurious touches like Burlington fittings, rain showers and Bramley toiletries. 

In terms of dining, The Royal Oak’s farm-to-table approach means their menu is fresh, seasonal, and always satisfying.

For those with dogs, I’m pleased to say that this is a dog-friendly pub with rooms – even better, there’s no additional charge if you’d like to bring your furry friend for a stay.

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9. The Ebrington Arms, Chipping Campden 

Address: The Ebrington Arms, May Ln, Ebrington, Chipping Campden, GL55 6NH

Close to: Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold

Dog-friendly? No

The Ebrington Arms

I’m sure that a visit to The Ebrington Arms in the charming village of Ebrington will be a highlight of any Cotswolds adventure. I think the village itself is a real hidden gem.

This award-winning 17th-century inn is the epitome of a traditional English pub, complete with roaring fires and real ales.

The rooms are beautifully appointed, each with its own character and lovely ensuite bathrooms. 

For me, the real highlight of The Ebrington Arms is the exceptional food. Beautifully presented, wonderfully delicious and served with excellent hospitality, I consider this pub a must-visit. 

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10. The Lygon Arms, Broadway

Address: The Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7DU 

Close to: Broadway, Snowshill, Chipping Campden

Dog-friendly? Yes

Lygon Arms Master Suite

The Lygon Arms is a place with a seriously impressive 600-year history. Plus it’s been host to a number of notable figures over that time, including royalty – so I know you’ll be in good company here!

This 16th-century coaching inn exudes old-world charm and a warm welcome. Unusually for a pub with rooms in the Cotswolds, The Lygon Arms offers a spa with a pool and treatments available.

The rooms and suites are rich in character with their antique furnishings and plush fabrics, and you can also stay in the cottage nearby.

Lygon Bar and Grill

The dining experience is equally impressive, offering a blend of traditional and contemporary dishes. I spent a relaxing evening in their cosy lounge, sipping on wine by the open fire. Pure bliss!

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11. The Wild Rabbit, Kingham 

Address: The Wild Rabbit, Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YA

Close to: Kingham, Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter

Dog-friendly? Yes, for a small charge

The Wild Rabbit Kingham

Fellow foodies, I know you’re going to love The Wild Rabbit in Kingham. A modern take on the traditional English inn, here I found a harmonious blend of rustic elegance and contemporary style.

The rooms are minimalist yet luxurious, with natural materials and soothing tones that create a peaceful retreat. I just adore the decor and style here.

But the highlight of The Wild Rabbit is undoubtedly its award-winning restaurant, serving organic fare sourced from the local Daylesford farm. 

I love that there’s an open kitchen, plus you can also sample the delectable tasting menu with wine pairing. 

I consider The Wild Rabbit to be one of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds.

12. The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach

Address: The Wheatsheaf Inn, West End, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3EZ

Close to: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Bibury

Dog-friendly? Check before booking

The Wheatsheaf Inn is a historic coaching inn that combines the charm of a traditional pub with the chic style of a boutique hotel.

Exposed brickwork and original beams hint at the inn’s history, while the roaring fire and friendly staff bring a warm welcome. 

I love that the 14 bespoke rooms are uniquely decorated, each with a character of its own. Think bold wallpapers, trendy industrial lighting and relaxing neutral tones.

Luxury touches like Bramley bath products, plus bathrobes and impossibly comfortable beds make this one of the best pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds.

Meanwhile, the pub’s restaurant is a culinary delight, offering innovative dishes that showcase the best of local produce.

I particularly enjoyed relaxing in their beautifully landscaped garden, a perfect spot for an evening drink.

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