The Rectory Hotel
The Rectory is an elegant, classic Cotswold manor house that manages to blend the best of old and new. The result is a timeless and relaxing retreat with a calming atmosphere that pervades the entire hotel. Initially built as the rectory for the church next door (there is a still a gate from the garden into the churchyard) it became a private house (with connections to such notables as Churchill and the Gilby's Gin family) before its current incarnation.
Eat: Dogs aren't allowed in the dining room, but the staff will do all they can to accommodate you at a table in the charming bar area (serving the same menu). Assuming your dog is fine on it own (and well behaved when left alone), take your time to enjoy Peter Fairclough’s fine treatment of the best local ingredients (he even forages to add a truly seasonal and local flavour to the meal). If for any reason the bar isn't available, then you can always stroll across the road to the excellent Potting Shed pub (which has the same owners). There are lovely touches throughout the hotel including complimentary tea and coffee and occasionally lovely treats from the kitchen.
Sleep: All 12 bedrooms are individually designed and decorated and each one offers something different. Best of all, all 12 are open to dog owners, although if you have a big dog, it’s worth paying a bit more and opting for one of the larger rooms. There is no extra charge for dogs.
Walk: As well as being allowed a fairly (controlled) free run of the hotel and bedrooms, dogs are also allowed to run around the beautifully kept three acres of garden, dotted with quirky, large scale outdoor art. Although in busier times it may be best to seek some exercise further afield. If you're looking for walks, then there are plenty of national trails nearby including the wonderful Macmillan Way and Monarch’s Way. For something different visit the nearby Cotswold Country Park, with its swimming area for dogs.
South West England
01666 577 194
ST 95577 92939
Q: Can I leave my dog alone in the bedroom?
Q: Where else are dogs allowed?
A: Everywhere except the restaurant
Q: Can my dog come with me when I go to eat?
A: Yes, in the bar
Q: Are there any extra charges for dogs?