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The Bar at The Bay Tree

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Cotswolds The Bar at The Bay Tree
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Dine With Dog
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Setting: Country town life
Cuisine: British
Paws: All welcome

Hidden away on a sleepy street in medieval Burford, The Bay Tree is charming through and through, with plenty of dog-friendly areas where you and your pooch can relax and dine together. The Woolsack Bar is stylish and full of character, with the feel of a charming country pub. Enjoy the classic British fare in the bar itself, in a cosy armchair in the lounge, or in the fresh country air while fido sniffs out the walled garden. Whatever your paw choice, this Oxfordshire venue is a perfect place to dine and unwind.

Reservations are not taken, so just mosey down and pick a seat.

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At The Bar at The Bay Tree

Expect a plethora of eye catching artwork featuring man’s best friend, by Katharine Lightfoot, alongisde roaring fires, at this wysteria-covered, flagstone-floored country inn.

Stop by for an early morning coffee, or delight in the British classics for lunch or dinner. There are some intriguing lighter options on offer – try a duck crêpe with plum sauce, or truffle and cauliflower macaroni – as well as heartier dishes, including a game pie with seasonal vegetables, and moules marinière. Platters and hot boards are an enticing option if you just can’t choose – the steak board lets you sample three cuts of meat with a variety of sauces, including a whiskey jus.

Doggy delights

Your dog can join you in the bar area, the lounge areas, and outside if the weather is on your side. You’ll find a bowl and treats to keep fido’s tail wagging.

By day

Outside of lunch and dinner serving times, a selection of sandwiches are available all day. Tea and cake, along with a traditional afternoon tea, are served during the afternoons; the Champagne Afternoon Tea includes a glass of bubbly and bowl of fresh strawberries.

From dusk

Dinner is served until 9.30pm, and the bar is open until 11pm.

The extra bits

The garden at The Bay Tree is a beautiful place to dine with your dog in milder weather.

There are 6 delightful dog-friendly rooms at The Bay Tree if you and your pooch are both in the mood to stay and explore a while longer.


  • Cuisine: British
  • Open daily for drinks from 11am to 11pm
  • Lunch: noon to 2.30pm daily
  • Dinner: 7pm to 9.30pm daily
  • Afternoon tea: 2.30pm to 6pm daily
  • The Bar at The Bay Tree doesn't take bookings - just grab your preferred spot in the bar, lounge or outdoor area
  • Pick up a walking map at reception before you set off to explore the surrounding countryside

Where We Are


The picture perfect town of Burford is a delightful place to unwind with your dog. With ambling countryside all around, there is more than enough to keep you entertained before or after a leisurely lunch or a hearty supper at The Bay Tree. There are also walking maps available at the venue.

Half an hour away by car is Woodstock, a charming old world town. Blenheim Palace sits at its heart, and dogs are welcome in the surrounding parkland. For younger visitors, the Cotswolds Wildlife Park is only 3 miles away, and your dog can accompany you on a lead through many of the attractions.

Check-out our dog-friendly guides to the North and South Cotswolds in Dog Digest for some of the best pet-friendly to dos nearby.

For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below.

Location and Contact

Address: The Bay Tree Hotel, Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LW

Hit the road

Situated just off the A40 between Oxford and Cheltenham, The Bay Tree is easily accessible from a number of surrounding areas. There is a car park available for guest use.

All aboard

The nearest train station, Charlbury, is 9 miles away, so you’re best arriving by road.

For more tips on travelling with your dog, including transport options, read our essential guide to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.

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