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Dog & Muffler

Wellmeadow Lane
GL16 7AS

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

Set in a remote location in a secluded valley just outside Berry Hill, the Dog & Muffler is a remarkable survivor. Originally a simple beer and cider house called the New Inn, and then the Britannia, the pub has been much enlarged over the years. The modern frontage gives little clue as to what is inside. The interior has an abundance of wooden beams bedecked with hop vines and a array of pretty white fairy lights which create an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Although the business is very much orientated towards food, there is is a separate drinking area and three real ales are usually on offer, including a Locale.

A stuffed head of a Tibetan Mastiff dog wearing a muffler is a unique feature and stands proudly above the fire breast in the bar. It is believed to have once belonged to a doctor in Lydbrook.

In summer the outdoor garden is a great place to relax whilst enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside. The cider press is thought to have been once used for making cider on the premises. The famous viewpoint of Yat Rock above Symonds Yat is nearby, making the Dog & Muffler the ideal stop for refreshment after a leisurely ramble.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Wye Valley Butty Bach

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cotswold Lion Best in Show

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  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Dog & Muffler

Wellmeadow Lane
GL16 7AS

Sat Nav Reference

51.817475, -2.612265

OS Reference



From A4136 take Park Road into Berry Hill (signposted Berry Hill, Bicknor, Symonds Yat) for 600m turn right into Joyford Hill, north for 750m, turn right at Wellmeadow Lane

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