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The Bar at The Swan

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The Bar at The Swan

Walk-ins Only
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Dine With Dog
Bowl Provided
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Setting: Countryside village
Cuisine: British
Paws: All welcome

With the gentle streams of the River Coln fringing the front borders of The Swan, this dog-friendly Cotswolds coaching inn provides a picturesque setting for a relaxing bite to eat. This “country bar next door” is a warm and welcoming home-from-home, where cosy country furnishings meet contemporary flair. Dine in the bar, or take afternoon tea by the river, before setting out for a stroll with fido. Your dog will delight in sniffing out everything that beautiful Bibury has to offer an inquisitive nose.

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

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At The Bar at The Swan

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, restaurant and bar.

There is a wonderfully warm, intimate feel to the dog-friendly bar area; start the day by hunkering down into a cosy armchair in front of the open log fire, while you and your dog peruse the morning papers over a coffee and a cake. If you’re in the mood for a heartier meal, 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! The fish sharing platter includes smoked Bibury trout alongside Bloody Mary prawns, tuna goujon, and many other sea-based delights. There are plenty of other classic dishes to choose from, with a hint of European influence, including coq au vin with fondant potatoes, alongside juicy burgers and mouth-watering steaks.

Doggy delights

Your dog can join you in the bar, lounge or on the beautiful, secluded terrace. A water bowl and treats will be sure to keep your pup happy if you’re visiting after a long walk. The main brasserie at the hotel is not dog-friendly.

By day

A selection of delicious sandwiches are served from midday to 6pm for those in the mood for a lighter bite, with hot food on offer until 4pm during lunch service.

Afternoon tea is served daily from 2.30pm to 6pm, including sumptuous scones with homemade strawberry jam. Be sure to enjoy this on the terrace if the weather allows.

From dusk

The bar remains dog-friendly until it closes at 11pm, with food served until 9pm.

The extra bits

To stay and explore beautiful Bibury for a while longer, there are 8 delightful dog-friendly rooms at The Swan Hotel.


  • Cuisine: British
  • Open daily for drinks from 11am to 11pm
  • Lunch: noon to 4pm, Dinner: 6pm to 9pm
  • Afternoon tea and sandwiches: 2.30pm to 6pm daily
  • The Bar at The Swan 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


Bibury is stunningly beautiful, and you’ll be more than happy whiling away an afternoon 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. 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.

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 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, and is well connected to other surrounding Cotswolds’ towns. Car parking is available on site free of charge.

All aboard

Kemble is your nearest station, 12 miles from The Swan. You’re best off arriving by road, but if taking the train, book 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 to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips check out Dog Digest.

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