By Jake Hamilton
12 Best Dog-Friendly UK hotels
We’ve uncovered 12 amazing dog-friendly hotels where you and your four-legged chum will get the full VIP treatment. Just follow our lead…
This beautiful country-house hotel close to Tenby is a dog lover’s paradise. Rolling hills, a stunning coastline, and the hotel’s 2 labradoodles – Milo and Bronwen – welcome four-legged guests like old friends. The bedrooms are stylish, the food is outstanding (the restaurant has won 3 AA Rosettes) and the grounds contain a heavenly 17th-century walled garden. One of the best dog-friendly hotels in Wales.
Price: From £170
Dogs: £20 per night
Dog-friendly rooms: 6
Doggy delights: Upcycled doggy towels, a blanket, special doggy treats, plus a doggy dining menu by Burns Dog Food on request.
A flamboyant dog-friendly hotel in the heart of Bath with a killer cocktail bar, a fab little spa, and smiley young staff who keep the mood light – No 15 is a total winner for dog owners. Your furry companion will be spoiled with treats, as will you – there’s a free ‘larder’ of soft drinks and snacks! The beds are supremely comfy with Hypnos mattresses, and some rooms have free-standing bathtubs for long, luxurious evening soaks.
Price: From £102
Dogs: £15 per night
Dog-friendly rooms: All rooms except the Cosy and Coach House rooms
Doggy delights: A free ‘Woof Box’ filled with nutritionally-balanced treats from Lily’s Kitchen, a blanket and bowl during your stay, plus a ball and other goodies
Your dog will be top banana at this brilliant little Somerset bolthole. A 16th-century pub with 21st-century style, the White Hart is run with real care by a young team who love dogs. And talk about value for money! Dine at the unmissable restaurant (fish from Bridport, game from Kings Weston), relax in the dog-friendly bar, then flop with Fido in one of 8 lovely rooms offering comfort in spades. The surrounding countryside is simply beautiful, and you’re within easy reach of the A303.
Price: From £77
Dogs: £10 per stay
Dog-friendly rooms: All 8 bedrooms
Doggy delights: A special goody bag of doggy delights & toys
Does pooch need a pampering? This luxury country-house hotel with a fabulous spa and world-class cuisine is one of our favourite dog-friendly hideaways. We love the beautifully styled suites and lodges, the utterly seductive cocktail bar, and the exceptional walkies in the New Forest (borrow the Hunter wellies!). Book with i-escape and receive a free bottle of champagne in your room on arrival.
Price: From £345
Dogs: £30 per stay
Dog-friendly rooms: The Garden Lodges, which have direct access to the forest
Doggy delights: A comfort basket, treats, plus you can dine with your dog on Lime Wood’s outdoor terrace!
Expect plenty of puppy love at this wonderful Medieval inn in Shaftesbury’s town centre. The tasteful rooms come with Italian cotton, rain showers and Dualit coffee machines – the Cranborne and Balcony Suites are real show-stoppers. This Dorset pub is a magnet for foodies (the menu is pure quality) and the lounge bar has something for everyone: local ales, chatty punters, wood-fired pizzas and 100% dog-friendly. Tail-wagging galore!
Price: From £85
Dogs: £10 per stay
Dog-friendly rooms: All 16 bedrooms
Doggy delights: A special goody bag of treats and toys, plus bowls
Newly refurbished, this Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere boasts utterly romantic views. You can choose from a variety of dog-friendly rooms, all stylish and brand spanking new. The restaurant Stella serves innovative Italian cuisine and the lavish conservatory bar has a spectacular wraparound terrace. Your happy hound will adore the magnificent grounds – 14 acres of gardens, lawns and woodlands, plus a private lake. Book with i-escape and get a welcome drink and handmade truffles on arrival, plus a free room upgrade subject to availability.
Price: From £180 (midweek 20% discount)
Dogs: £25 per stay
Dog-friendly rooms: Various Luxury Rooms and the (soon-to-open) Lake Suites
Doggy delights: A doggy welcome card, bed and bowls, plus special treats including chew biscuits.
This great value dog-friendly hotel on the edge of Dartmoor has chic rooms, crackling fires and wonderful access to the moorlands, guaranteeing a dog day afternoon. Your furry friend will also love the freedom to roam the house grounds. As for you, feast on scrumptious food – Devon sausages for breakfast, wild venison for dinner – and explore trails, beaches and historic houses. Just 20 minutes from Exeter and the M5.
Price: From £125
Dogs: £15 per stay
Dog-friendly rooms: The Henry Room (super-king) or the Otis Room (king)
Doggy delights: An outdoor ‘shower’ and dry towels, a sausage at breakfast time, and 5 acres of garden and fields to enjoy.
This super-value funky hotel in central Penzance is a breed apart. Wildly Imaginative rooms, a 3-bedroom cottage, a sociable eatery, delicious breakfasts, a fire-warmed lounge and a nifty courtyard bar for you and your canine chum to explore. The bright young team will keep you abreast on everything from the local art scene to the best walking trails. A truly gorgeous corner of Cornwall.
Price: From £75 (special offer: £30 a night discount for double occupancy)
Dogs: £15 per night
Dog-friendly rooms: The Cottage, Comfy Doubles and Family Room
Doggy delights: A dog bed and bowl, plus delicious treats from Lily’s Kitchen
Let’s paws and reflect on the merits of this superb dog-friendly farmhouse in the Forest of Dean. Smart bedrooms, faultless service, the Wye Valley on your doorstep, and fantastic cuisine (the innovative 6-course tasting menu won’t break the bank). Owners Colin and Hari are always devising fun new activities – foraging tours, wreath-making workshops – and your doggy can gambol through 14 acres of private grasslands.
Price: From £130 (midweek offer: 3 nights for 2)
Dogs: £10 per night
Dog-friendly rooms: 2 Hatchling Rooms and 1 Hen Room, all on the ground floor
Doggy delights: Dog basket, blanket, towel and 2 dog bowls for usage; a goodie bag with eco-friendly poo bags, homemade dog biscuits and a spray to smell nice after walkies!
A fabulous contemporary hotel in the Lakes with stunning views, a fabulous kids’ club and totally pawsome rooms and suites. Your pooch can expect lots of loving fuss from the brilliant staff, and the hotel’s 18 acres of private grounds are ripe for sniffing and exploring. Visit the ‘Swim Club’ and enjoy the indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, and treatment rooms.
Price: From £170 (15% discount for 6+ nights)
Dogs: £15 per night; £20 per night for 2 dogs
Dog-friendly rooms: 10 rooms, suites and cottages
Doggy delights: A dog bed and bowls, with free roaming of the amazing grounds
You and your shaggy friend will love this dog-friendly beach hotel near Salcombe. A buzzing restaurant, stylish rooms with sea-views, and 5 beach apartments all beautifully styled and wonderfully peaceful. Explore the nearby National Trust coastal pathways then return home happy (and well-exercised) to feast on deliciously fresh seafood at the restaurant – its terrace faces the lovely beach. Book with i-escape and get a free bottle of champagne on arrival.
Price: From £145
Dog: £19.50 per night
Dog-friendly rooms: Many rooms available in every category, apart from the J Class Room
Doggy delights: Doggy basket including a blanket, special treats and a bowl
Touched by the hand of famed hotelier Olga Polizzi, this elegant coastal hotel has some of the most gorgeous rooms in Cornwall. And the location is wonderfully dog-friendly. Tavern beach, just across from the hotel, allows dogs to frolic on the sands from 31 October–1 April. Your furry chum can also explore the hotel terrace, the Beach Club and the brilliantly-named Dogs’ Bar (we had visions of Fido sipping a Bonio Martini). Fantastic walks on your doorstep, plus nearby Trelissick Gardens has wonderful woodlands for off-lead fun.
Price: From £200
Dogs: £25 per night
Dog-friendly rooms: 2 sea-view rooms in Little Tresanton, 1 large room in Nook Cottage, and 1 room in Rook Cottage with a Mediterranean terrace garden.
Doggy delights: A bed and blanket in the room, along with treats, goodies, bowls and a doggy menu