11 places you didn't know were dog friendly

Proudly known as a nation of dog lovers, England certainly has lots of dog-friendly holidays for you and your pooch to get excited about. From pet-friendly pubs to a wealth of places to stay with your dog, there are so many ways to spend holidays with dogs. Here are just a few of our favourite ways to take a break with your fur babies.


Dine in style with your canine pal at Bluebird


White Maltipoo dog sitting next to some chips at Bluebird Chelsea

Nestled away in the heart of West London is Bluebird Chelsea. This scenic restaurant seeks to recreate a local neighborhood feel on a wider scale, and that means dogs are welcome to attend! Serving delicious food from morning till late, Bluebird is an ideal spot to treat your pet and yourself.

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Put your paws up at Raithwaite Estate

Whitby, North Yorkshire

If Fido needs a little bit of relaxation, then head north to Raithwaite Estate, Yorkshire. Whilst you relax in their hotel and spa (or even while you're getting married), their luxury dog spa will cater to your dog, whatever their breed. In addition to the spa, they also have dog lodges for overnight stays, complete with under-floor heating and dog room service.

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Treat your pooch to a stay in Covent Garden

St Martins Lane, Covent Garden


The glamourous St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London has a package for pet parents in need of a stress-free night in the city. The ‘Paws & Unwind’ package lets you bring your dog for an overnight stay at the luxury hotel, nestled in the bustling theatre district. Enjoy an extra special night with your beloved pooch, complete with a welcome glass of Pawsecco, tasty treats, a stylish water bowl and, in true St Martins Lane style, an extra comfy bed for both pup and owner. You will also find a Doggy Guide to Covent Garden in your room, featuring local groomers and dog-friendly places to visit.


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Take a historic amble together at Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield, Hampshire

Set in the Hampshire countryside, this 13th Century abbey has seen many sights over the years, with part of its church converted into a grand Tudor gatehouse. Dogs on leads are welcome as you head around the grounds and, despite being deep in the countryside, there are a number of cafés and garden centres nearby to get a fresh bowl of water and a cup of tea.

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Snuggle up at The Old Bell

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Set in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside, The Old Bell is a quintessentially English inn that welcomes dogs. Its beautiful lodgings have a number of dog-friendly rooms, plus your pets can join you in the bar to have a quiet drink and lay by the fire. You can even enjoy a spot of dinner with them in the dog-friendly lounge.

Have lunch at a dog-friendly pub

Go for walkies around Eastnor Castle


For a historic doggy day out, head to Eastnor Castle set on the edge of the Cotswolds. This impressive and sumptuous castle allows dogs not only in its grounds, but inside the house as well. There are areas they can be let off lead and have plenty of refreshments and biscuit stops dotted around the grounds.

Plan a dog friendly day out in Herefordshire

Delight your dog at Egerton House


Milly the dog at the Egerton Hotel

If your dog prefers the finer things in life then Egerton House in Knightsbridge may just be ticket. Set in one of the most exclusive London addresses, the hotel is not just dog friendly but considers them as much of a guest as you. Check out their pet spa, dog turn down service and their special pet high tea. Go on, spoil yourselves.

Pamper your pup at this dog-friendly retreat

Cater to their every need at Baliffscourt Hotel


Black Labrador sitting in gardens of Bailiffscourt Hotel

Tucked away on the south coast, Baliffscourt Hotel and Spa is a dog-friendly hotel where your canine companion is welcomed just as much as you are. As well as dog-friendly rooms, your four-legged friends are spoilt for choice - they can explore the hotel's 30-acre grounds, take a dip in the sea or simply curl up by the fire. You can even treat your pup to a Sandy Paws package, where they'll get a welcome pack complete with treats, bowl, drying coat and tennis ball.

Take a pet-friendly break in West Sussex

Stroll with your pooch to Newlyn Art Gallery


Image of visitor with a dog at Newlyn Art Gallery

Situated on the Cornish coast, you and your canine companions can pop in for a spot of tea and take in the beautiful art on offer at the Newlyn Art Gallery. This dog-friendly gallery is located on a beautiful walking spot so you can enjoy the scenery both on the outside and inside. While well-behaved dogs are welcome indoors, they may not be allowed in the exhibition spaces during certain shows.

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Step into the past at Beamish Museum


Dog at Beamish Museum of the North

This open-air museum takes you and your furry friend back to the bygone days. Take a walk around the picturesque open grounds to see what life was like, before they were even a puppy. Dogs are welcome to the museum but are not allowed into the buildings. 

Plan a day out for the whole family

Climb aboard with your pet at Exbury Gardens


For a wonderful doggy day out in the New Forest, then Exbury Gardens are worth a visit. With over 22 miles of pathways within its gardens, adventure playgrounds for the kids and a steam railway that welcomes dogs on board, everybody will be kept amused in the great outdoors.

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24 Aug 2023(last updated)

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