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The Lamb Inn

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The Lamb Inn

Walk-ins Only
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Dine With Dog
Bowl Provided
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Setting: Country town life
Cuisine: British
Paws: All welcome

The peaceful market town of Burford is quintessentially Cotswolds – sleepy, serene and with plenty to offer a discerning pooch. Hidden down a peaceful side street, The Lamb Inn has a delightfully dog-friendly bar, lounge and garden, the perfect place to hunker down and relax with locals and countryside explorers alike. With gastropub classics to satisfy the human guests, and a doggy menu sure to set many a tail wagging, the whole family can look forward to a sumptuous country feast.

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

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At The Lamb Inn

Previously a string of mill cottages, the building’s history creates a wonderfully cosy feel as you and fido navigate the nooks and crannies to find your perfect spot for a quiet lunch or a tempting afternoon tea. Dine in the bar, or drift off by the fire in a comfy armchair, as you admire the doggy artwork from Katharine Lightfoot.

The a la carte menu is served all day and features plenty of pub classics, including local beer battered fish and chips, and a braised lamb shank with mash and seasonal vegetables. Three cuts of 31 day aged steak will certainly keep hungry humans happy if this is your paw-stop of choice after a long country walk. Keep an eye on the specials board for daily delights, and you may want to save some room for dessert – sweet favourites abound on the menu, including a chocolate tart with passionfruit ice cream, and Eton mess with berry sorbet.

Doggy delights

Your pooch will thank you for taking a pause here. A bowl and treats will greet your dog on arrival, and there are a number of specially-made stews which can be ordered from the doggy menu.

By day

For a lighter option, a sandwich menu is available throughout the day, including classics such as smoked salmon with a chive and black pepper crème fraîche, and mature cheddar and pickle.

Afternoon tea is served daily – opt for a freshly brewed tea with a toasted teacake, or the full works with a glass of bubbly on the side.

From dusk

Food is served until 9.30pm, with the bar open for drinks until 11pm.

The extra bits

The charming English country garden is wonderful in sunny weather – dine here with fido while you catch a few rays.

A children’s menu is available to satisfy younger visitors.

If you and your dog are looking to stay a while and explore more of the beautiful Cotswolds, The Bay Tree Hotel next door has six delightful dog-friendly rooms.


  • Cuisine: British
  • Open 11am to 11pm daily
  • Food served midday to 9.30pm
  • Afternoon tea served daily from 3pm to 6pm
  • On warmer days, enjoy a meal in the dog-friendly walled garden
  • The Lamb Inn 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, filled with old world charm, 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 Lamb Inn. 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.


Address: The Lamb Inn, Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LR

Hit the road

Situated just off the A40 between Oxford and Cheltenham, The Lamb Inn is easily accessible from a number of surrounding areas. Parking is available free of charge at sister venue The Bay Tree Hotel, immediately next door.

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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