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The Swan Hotel

Dog-friendly rates From £139
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Awaiting Rigby's visit

The Swan Hotel

From £139
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Dine With Dog
Bowl Provided
Treats / Food
Setting: Countryside village
Paws: All welcome
Maximum 2 dogs per room

With the gentle streams of the River Coln fringing the front borders of The Swan Hotel, this dog-friendly Cotswolds coaching inn provides a picturesque setting for a relaxing, romantic getaway for all. Your dog will delight in sniffing out everything that beautiful Bibury has to offer an inquisitive nose. Enjoy settling in to this warm and welcoming home-from-home, where cosy country furnishings meet contemporary flair.

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At The Swan Hotel

Blue and green hues, oak panelling and tartan furnishings all help to create an ever present sense of peace and tranquility at this quaint country spot. Artwork by Katharine Lightfoot, featuring many a friendly pooch, adorns the walls throughout the hotel. Dog-friendly rooms include antique furnishings with modern touches, including Nespresso machines and Molton Brown products.

Pawfect slumbers

You and your dog have a choice of one the hotel’s cosier room categories, or a fabulous suite.

Good Double rooms are all decorated with an individual flourish. Some also have views over the River Coln, courtyard and gardens.

For a little bit more luxury, there are two Garden Cottage Suites to choose from. Situated in the hotel’s grounds, both of the dog-friendly options are on two floors and feature a sitting room and a private garden. Bewick Garden Cottage boasts a small kitchenette, while The Trumpeter Suite offers a DVD player and iPod docking station.

Human and hound abound

Walking shoes are a must so you can explore this beautiful village and its picture perfect surrounds. Local walking maps are available from reception.

The extra bits

The hotel features a large courtyard garden overlooking the waterfront and the outskirts of this quintessential village, where your dog is more than welcome to explore. There is also a comfortable lounge area where you can both take a paw-se.

Children are welcome too, with cots and extra beds available on request.


  • 8 dog-friendly rooms; 22 in total
  • Check-in 3pm
  • Check-out 10am. Late check-out on request until midday, subject to availability
  • Rates from £139
  • Breakfast included in some rates
  • £10 per night per dog
  • Fido will relish the acres of countryside around

Food and Drink

Hotel Restaurant

The brasserie at the Swan is light and bright, with eye-catching floor tiles adding a marvellously modern ambience as you sit down for dinner. The menu celebrates all things British and local, wherever possible. The trout is the house speciality; caught in Bibury from the river which flows through the gardens of the hotel, you can’t get more local than this!

Hotel Bar

While your dog can’t join you in the brasserie, you’re both welcome to hunker down into a cosy armchair in front of the open log fire in the warm and welcoming bar. Food is served all day – from coffee and cake in the morning, to a sumptuous sandwich over lunch, followed by a mouth-watering ribeye steak for dinner. Afternoon tea is also served here.

At your service

Room service is not currently offered at The Swan.

The extra bits

Enjoy the bar menus by the fire, or relax and enjoy a drink and a meal on the terrace should the weather permit.

  • Breakfast: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 9.30am (8am - 10am at weekends)
  • Brasserie Menu: Monday - Saturday noon to 9.30pm; Sunday 6pm - 9.30pm
  • Sunday lunch in the brasserie: noon to 3.30pm
  • The Swan Bar: Lunch - noon to 4pm, Dinner - 6pm to 9pm, Drinks from 11am to 11pm
  • Afternoon tea and sandwiches: 2.30pm to 6pm daily
  • Dress code: Countryside casuals for a relaxed dinner with fido

Where We Are


Bibury is stunningly beautiful, and you’d be more than happy whiling away a day or two simply sitting in the courtyard, listing to the sounds of the Cotswolds’ countryside.

However, we’re sure fido will be nipping at his lead to explore further. There’s plenty of countryside to explore on foot (walking maps are available at reception), and four-legged friends are also welcome at the nearby Bibury Trout Farm.

If you’re looking to really stretch those legs and paws, use the hotel as a base to explore the wider area. Check-out our dog-friendly guides to the North and South Cotswolds, in Dog Digest, for some of the best pet-friendly to dos.

15 minutes away by car you’ll find the charming market town of Cirencester, and the adjoining Bathurst Estate – a great place for a run around for all. For inspiration see our dog-friendly Cotswolds destination page.

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



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

Hit the road

Bibury is easily accessible from the M4 or M5, with the journey time from the capital under two hours on a good run. Car parking is available on site free of charge.

All aboard

Kemble is your nearest station, 12 miles from The Swan. If arriving by train, we recommend booking a dog-friendly taxi in advance, to take you the last few miles.

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

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