From Stonehenge to the historic village of Lacock, the adrenaline excitement of Castle Combe Circuit to National Trust properties, picturesque villages to vast open countryside, there are so many reasons for a mini-break in Wiltshire, and even more reasons to bring your four-legged friends as well. Providing beautiful places to stay and experiences to have, here the Good Hotel Guide shares 10 of their top dog-friendly hotels in Wiltshire.

Three Daggers

The Three Daggers, Westbury

A refined pub that even has its own microbrewery and farm shop, The Three Daggers is an award-winning inn that combines the best of modern hospitality and heritage style. The pretty building invites you into an unpretentious but nonetheless superb environment to enjoy brilliant food and a warm atmosphere.

Guests can stay in either the three rustic rooms within the main building (named Coulston, Priory and Tinhead - all with an adjacent, self-contained kitchen and lounge which makes it ideal for a family), or in one of three separate private cottages. Meanwhile, The Spa Barn across the road offers tranquil countryside views, wellness activities and an extensive treatment list.

The hotel welcomes all well behaved dogs in select areas including the bar and snug. Let them know in advance and they will allocate you a room in the Brewery free of charge.

Bishopstrow Hotel and Spa, Wiltshire

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Warminster

Renowned as a romantic retreat, Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa is a picturesque Grade II listed Georgian mansion surrounded by rolling countryside, meadows and woodland near the river Wylye. Family-friendly as well as elegant, it's the perfect combination of homeliness (think log fires and cosy lounges), wellbeing and opulence.

There are lots of leisure activities to enjoy, from a stroll in the gardens to tennis or time spent in the spa. There's a variety of rooms and suites to choose from (two suites have a hot tub), and the restaurant is modern and convivial, enjoying views of the great outdoors.

Dogs are welcome at the hotel as long as they behave themselves, staying in their courtyard bedrooms. There are lots of walks in the hotel grounds, and when you arrive they will have a specially prepared Woof Box ready, filled with Lily’s Kitchen food, treats and a ball. They also provide doggie beds and bowls – all for an extra £30 per night.

Lucknam Park

Lucknam Park, Colerne

A Palladian mansion in 500 acres of parkland and gardens, Lucknam Park is a grand destination perfect for special occasions. You arrive via a mile-long avenue of lime and beech trees and enter a world that features its own arboretum and rose garden, horse riding, a luxury spa and so much more.

Children are treated like mini VIPs with sports and pony rides available, while adults delight in the understated elegance and immaculate service. Meals are a particular treat - choose between chef Hywel Jones’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant and the informal contemporary brasserie.

Lucknam Park extends the luxury to four-legged guests for a £25 per day charge, within which, they receive a toy, treats, water, food and bedding.

Crown & Anchor Inn

Crown & Anchor Inn, Hungerford

Nestled into a quiet hamlet, the Crown & Anchor Inn is a charming dining pub-with-rooms owned by two local couples. A popular favourite amongst those who live here, they are also known for providing visitors with a warm welcome.

The beautiful interiors were designed by one of the owners, who's also an art dealer, and classic details include a log-burner, flagstone floor, wooden tables and chairs. These sit alongside modern accents, particularly in the pretty bedrooms, where oversized fabric headboards and elegant colours are the order of the day. There's also a two-bedroom converted stable across the green you can stay in. Food here is a cut above pub grub, with carefully considered dishes including things like torched salmon with hispi cabbage and tiger prawn spring roll or celeriac schnitzel with truffle dressing.

Not limiting the hospitality to two-legged guests, dogs are allowed for a charge of £10 per stay, complete with beds, towels and treats.

Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange, Bradford-on-Avon

This Georgian farmhouse is a treasure trove of interesting details, filled with upcycled agricultural salvage, it's all about heritage and character. Honouring the history of the property, vintage miscellanea like churns, handcarts, seed spreaders and weighing scales have been repurposed. Meanwhile, in shabby chic style, stay in ultra comfy rustic rooms in converted stables, with beams and exposed stone, or perhaps a little hideaway in a former piggery. 

Explore the surrounding countryside by day and tuck into large portions of regional fare in the evening. They offer a gastropub-style menu for vegans and omnivores offering tasty favourites from ravioli and burgers to beef fillet and wild mushroom purée.

Canine guests are welcome, delighting in their doggy afternoon tea and complimentary tennis ball. They can stay in certain bedrooms and some public rooms (not the restaurant) for £15 per night, including a bowl, bed and a sausage for breakfast.

Helen Browning's Royal Oak

Helen Browning's Royal Oak, Swindon

A pub-with-rooms set on a 1,500-acre organic farm, Helen Browning’s Royal Oak is an entirely unique experience. Owned by chief executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning OBE, it's in a rural village on the Marlborough Downs and is a poetic combination of connectivity with the land and old school fun.

Guests dine on hearty pub fare, while rooms are located in a rustic adjacent building. There's a focus on animal welfare and wildlife conservation, and alongside that there's a joyful conviviality to the experience, particularly in the communal space, The Wallow, which has books, tea and coffee, an honesty bar, fridge and record player.  The inn also has its own farm shop so you can take a little piece of the experience home with you.

Four rooms are dog-friendly (£20 per dog per stay) and pets are allowed in some public spaces as well.

Sign of the Angel, Lacock

Sign of the Angel, Lacock

This movie-worthy inn sits in the National Trust village of Lacock, which is so picturesque it’s set the scene for a number of movies, including Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice. Dating back to the 15th-century, The Sign of the Angel is a former coaching inn celebrated for its food and its style. The timber ceilings and Tudor frontage, the stone archways, enormous fireplaces, and wood panelled walls, all add to the sense of character. Contemporary country chic design brings the five bedrooms into the 21st century, each fusing luxury and history with modern amenities.

The restaurant has been awarded two AA rosettes, and honours the best of West Country ingredients at brunch, dinner and in afternoon tea. They serve every meal you can imagine - brunch, lunch, dinner, Sunday lunches, afternoon teas and popular children's menus. They work with sustainable farmers, growers and butchers as well as artisan drinks manufacturers to produce gorgeous meals from smoked mackerel pate to mushroom wellington and their classic pie of the day.

All rooms as well as the restaurant and garden are dog friendly, staying overnight for a cost of £15. They will delight in the surrounding landscape as well as the warm atmosphere.

Woolley Grange Hotel Exterior

Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon

A family-friendly Jacobean manor complete with a spa, swimming pools, glamping and 14-acre grounds, Woolley Grange near Bath is a haven of tranquillity and the perfect place to make happy memories. Beautifully decorated and inviting all guests to enjoy a sense of pampering, it is part of the Luxury Family Hotels collection and has thought of everything for those visiting with little ones.

There's a kids’ club offering lots of activities, including wholesome adventures like collecting eggs from chickens and ducks. Parents can dine by candlelight in the evening and rest in the spa having a treatment or two so that everyone leaves feeling rested and restored.

Dogs are allowed in the hotel bedrooms for £15 per dog per night, as well as the public rooms, but not the restaurant. If you would like to dine with your pet, supper can be served in the lounge or in your room. You can bring up to two dogs with you and they will love strolling across the estate.

Whatley Manor Exterior

Whatley Manor, Easton Grey

A five-star, award-winning, country house hotel, Whatley Manor is well known for its style, sophistication, spa and Michelin Star restaurant. It has 23 rooms and suites, and is known for being a romantic hotel. The 12-acre gardens are divided into 26 individual areas, perfect for exploring. Meanwhile, the Aquarias Spa is a destination in its own right, complete with a restorative thermal suite and treatments from GAIA.

The Dining Room restaurant has earned a Michelin Green Star for sustainable gastronomy under the direction of Executive Chef, Ricki Weston. It’s widely known as an experience not to be missed, but equally their second dining space, Grey's, is a more relaxed but delicious experience.

There's a selection of designated dog friendly rooms available at a supplement of £30 per night. All of our four legged friends will enjoy some little luxuries during their stay including a welcome letter with walking routes and ideas for dog friendly outings nearby, a dog basket, a small toy and food and water bowls to use during their stay.

Beckford Arms Tisbury

The Beckford Arms, Tisbury

A Georgian dining pub-with-rooms on the edge of the Fonthill Estate, The Beckford Arms is a laid back but chic resting place and gathering spot for friends and family. A hive of conviviality, visitors range from those popping in for a drink to those staying overnight or enjoying a hearty meal with friends. Guests can stay in eight rooms or one of two luxury lodges close by, all just two hours from London.

Food and drink is a feast of local fare including wine from their own wine merchant, craft beer, cider and spirits, pizza from their wood-fired oven and seafood, meat and veg from the specialist regions of the South West.

This dog loving pub welcomes four legged friends in one of the pub rooms (for an additional housekeeping fee) as well as the public areas downstairs. They even provide water and bones where desired.

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