Indulge in Dog-Friendly Luxury at The Tewkesbury Park Hotel

If you’re heading to the Gloucestershire countryside and looking for dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds that are the ultimate dog-friendly retreat for you AND your dog, look no further than the dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel. We had the opportunity to stay at this fabulous hotel recently, and we were so impressed by the facilities designed for dogs and the warm welcome that we received.

Piccolina at the Dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel

In our latest dog-friendly hotel review, we’ll share our experience of this beautiful country retreat, where luxury, relaxation, and spending quality time with your dog come together. From scenic walks in the sprawling estate to sumptuous dining experiences, Tewkesbury Park Hotel promises an unforgettable stay for you and your canine companion. Read on to find out why your dog will enjoy their stay as much as you do, if not more.

The Memory Foam Beds at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel are very comfortable

Where is the Tewkesbury Park Hotel?

Views over Tewkesbury at the Dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Tewkesbury Park Hotel enjoys a truly idyllic location perched on a hill in the heart of the breathtaking Gloucestershire countryside. Set in 165 acres of grounds, with an award-winning golf course and overlooking the historic town of Tewkesbury, its peaceful setting provides the perfect blend of tranquillity and accessibility, making it an ideal destination if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while remaining within easy reach of the stunning beauty of the Cotswolds. This picturesque backdrop sets the stage for a perfect getaway, whether travelling with your best four-legged friend or simply seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of the English countryside.

How dog-friendly are the rooms?

Touch of Class Rooms at Tewkesbury Park

We stayed in one of the new dog-friendly rooms at Tewkesbury Park, and our benchmark for how dog-friendly a hotel should be has now risen significantly as each room has its own private, enclosed terrace designed with dogs in mind. 

Private Enclosed Terrace for the Dog-friendly Rooms

There are six dog-friendly rooms at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel, and they do not disappoint. The hotel has gone above and beyond in creating a room that makes dogs feel as welcome as humans, with thoughtfully designed rooms equipped with a memory foam dog bed, food/water bowls, a quick-drying pet towel and a pack of welcome treats. 

However, the luxury dog-friendly welcome doesn’t stop there, as all the dog-friendly rooms have a private enclosed terrace offering a safe and secure space for your dog to relax and enjoy the fresh air whilst enjoying the stunning views of the Tewkesbury Park Hotel grounds.

Is this the most dog-friendly hotel in the Cotswolds

Whilst having enclosed outdoor space for your dog is more common in non-hotel accommodation, e.g. cottage stays, we found this to be a real game-changer for a hotel stay. We loved being able to head straight onto the beautiful grounds with Piccolina for a walk or if needed, a doggy toilet break during the night; plus, there are doggy waste bins outside the rooms, too.

Wellies and Dog Essentials are provided at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel

And did we mention that wellies for humans to keep their feet dry on walks are provided in the room? Tewkesbury Park really has thought of everything dogs and their owners may need!

Our room was spacious and very comfortable, and we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on the terrace, too.

The Private Enclosed Terrace is perfect for the Dog-friendly Rooms at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel
Touch of Class Rooms at Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Dining with your Dog at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel

The Piano Bar - Tewkesbury Park Hotel
The Piano Bar

Dogs are encouraged to dine with you in the Piano Bar at The Tewkesbury Park Hotel. If you would prefer to eat in the main restaurant, you can, but your dog will need to stay and relax in the room whilst you do. 

Dog-friendly dining at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Of course, we chose to eat dinner in the Piano Bar with Piccolina. I’m so glad we did, as Daniel, the restaurant manager, gave Piccolina the warmest welcome we have had in a restaurant in a long time. Daniel had not only reserved our table but also ensured there was a perfectly Piccolina-sized memory foam dog bed and water bowl next to it.

Doggy Dinner is served

However, the best part is that Daniel brought Piccolina a delicious dinner of chicken, vegetables and potatoes and personally served it to her. Piccolina couldn’t believe her luck!

The human food was delicious, and dining in the spacious and relaxing Piano Bar was just what we needed after a long day exploring the Cotswolds, so much so that we decided to eat at the Piano Bar for both nights that we stayed at the hotel.

Cotswold touches at Tewkesbury Park
Dinner at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel
Exquisite desserts

Our breakfast experience also surpassed expectations! The humans could choose from an extensive buffet of cooked and continental breakfast options in the main dining room (to eat in the Piano Bar), whilst Piccolina once again had her own breakfast dish.

Dog Breakfast is served at the super Dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel

This time, on the dog menu was sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs or any combination of those your dog desires. Well, Picciolina desired them all, and once again, Daniel served Piccolina her breakfast in style.

Five star service for the dogs at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel

As you can probably tell, we loved dining in the Piano Bar at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel and how much effort there was to make the dining experience as special for Piccolina as it was for us.

What Dog-friendly walks and things to do are nearby?

Stunning parkland at the dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel

With 165 acres of parkland on your doorstep (literally), you won’t be short of dog-friendly walks to explore. Dogs should be on the lead when exploring the grounds (we used a long line) as you share the stunning parkland with the award-winning golf course The Deerpark.

Watch out for flying golf balls

Once you’ve finished exploring the grounds (it may take a while), you can take a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive to Tewkesbury, where Tewkesbury Abbey is dog-friendly; however, sadly, it was closed for renovations when we visited. You will also find many dog-friendly places to eat in Tewkesbury, such as The Tewkesbury Abbey Tea Rooms, The Hide, Rosada Lounge and Coffee Mer Med.

Dog-friendly Tewkesbury Abbey
Dog-friendly Tewkesbury Abbey

Located on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, the Tewkesbury Park Hotel is a short drive (30-40 minutes) from Cotswold towns such as Broadway (our favourite), SnowshillUpper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter, all of which lived up to our expectations of Cotswolds towns.

Broadway - The Cotswolds
Snowshill in the Dog-friendly Cotswolds
Lower Slaughter - The Cotswolds
The Slaughters

We also visited the popular Bourton-on-the-Water; however, we would only recommend visiting here if you go very early in the day, as by lunchtime, there were already bus-loads of tourists in town, which detracted from its beauty.

Bourton-on-the-water - The Cotswolds

Cheltenham is also nearby (about a 20-minute drive) if you fancy exploring a larger town.

Relaxing at the Hotel

Tewkesbury Park Hotel Hot Tub and Sauna

Tewkesbury Park has an 18-hole par 72 parkland golf course, squash and tennis courts, as well as a fully-equipped leisure club with a gym, steam room, indoor swimming pool, and an outdoor Scandinavian-style sauna with a secluded terrace and hot tub. If you’re using any of these facilities, your dog won’t be able to join you, so it’s probably best to tire them out with a long walk around the grounds first, so they can relax in the room!

Although we spent a lot of time exploring the Tewkesbury Park Hotel grounds and the nearby towns, we would have also loved to spend more time relaxing at the hotel in the sauna, hot tub, pool or spa – we just ran out of time in one weekend!

What Piccolina loved about the Tewkesbury Park Hotel

The best part about the rooms at the dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel is the private terrace

The private room terrace especially for her, the doggy dinner and breakfast in the Piano Bar and the fuss from the staff, especially Daniel!

What we loved about the Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Exploring at the dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel

The warm welcome, the thoughtful design of the dog-friendly rooms with the terrace and all the small dog-friendly touches, the doggy dining experience, and the acres of grounds to explore!

Why the Tewkesbury Park Hotel is the ultimate dog-friendly retreat

Tewkesbury Park Hotel - The Ultimate Dog-friendly Retreat

The Tewkesbury Park Hotel offers you and your pup an experience that goes above and beyond with its dog-friendly welcome! From dog-friendly rooms designed for your pup with a fabulous fully-enclosed private terrace, plus 165 acres of parkland right outside the door, and providing your dog with their own breakfast and dinner in the Piano Bar, it’s hard to deny that this hotel offers an exceptional dog-friendly experience. For us, it’s evident why the Tewkesbury Park Hotel is one of the best dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds. 

Breakfast is served at the dog-friendly Tewkesbury Park Hotel

How to book a dog-friendly stay at The Tewkesbury Park Hotel

How to book a dog-friendly stay at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Prices for the dog-friendly rooms at Tewkesbury Park cost £258, including breakfast (based on double occupancy), a memory foam dog bed, food & water bowls and treats for your pup. Don’t forget when dining in the dog-friendly Piano Lounge; the hotel team will serve your dog breakfast and dinner, too, which is also included!

For more information or to book, visit the Tewkesbury Park Hotel website.

Welcome to the Tewkesbury Park Hotel
We were kindly invited to stay at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel; however, all views are my honest opinions.

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