Whether you’re looking for a dog-friendly restaurant for a Sunday roast dinner or a weekend away in with your pup in a bed and breakfast, we have you covered. We’ve done the research, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the most dog-friendly destinations in the UK.
In this guide, you will find where to go for gorgeous coastal views, the places for the perfect pint after a long walk with your pooches, and locations for the best dog-friendly hotels.
Below are five of the most dog-friendly places to visit in the UK right now!
Devon is well known for its beautiful coastal views, delicious cream tea, and, more recently, an award-winning dog-friendly hotel. In 2022, The Three Crowns in Devon took home the award for the best dog-friendly hotel or B&B. They have an impressive six pet-suitable rooms available.
As well as a place to stay, Devon is a great place to take your furry friends for a walk along the beach. Devon has many beaches that are dog-friendly throughout the year. However, we recommend checking Devon County Council website or local signage for exact dog-friendly dates, as these can vary.
Not only has Devon bagged the award for the best dog-friendly hotel or B&B – Lynmouth Holiday Retreat, in North Devon won the award for best dog-friendly camping or caravanning venue in 2022.
More dog-friendly activities to enjoy in Devon include:
- Take a walk in Dartmoor National Park.
- Go on a dog-friendly train ride.
- Go on a dog-friendly boat trip.
Bristol is a vibrant city located in southwest England, known for its rich history, street art, and cultural attractions. Many local businesses in Bristol, such as cafes, pubs, and shops, are dog-friendly, and there are plenty of public parks and walking trails where dogs are welcome. A dog walk that shouldn’t be missed in Bristol is a visit to Leigh Woods. Located on the outskirts of Bristol, Leigh Woods is a beautiful 2.7-km circular trail waiting to be enjoyed by humans and their furry friends.
Bristol also has lots of lovely dog-friendly pubs to enjoy a pint or two in after a fun-filled day out exploring the city and enjoying a good walk.
Three pubs to visit with your pooch on your next trip to Bristol:
- The Lazy Dog
- The Dark Horse
- The Kensington Arms
More dog-friendly attractions to visit in Bristol include the SS Great Britain, the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Chester and Cheshire have lots of dog-friendly places to visit if you’re planning a trip to the Roman city any time soon. There is an abundance of exciting walks to enjoy in and around Chester, it’s almost hard to decide which ones are the best. From Chester’s City Walls to exploring Marbury Country Park in Northwich, you will be spoilt for choice when looking for your next walk in Chester and Cheshire.
When it comes to dining, Chester City Centre has plenty of pubs your pooch will love. Commonhall St. Social, located in the heart of the city, offer dogs their very own roast dinner every Sunday when their human orders a Sunday roast. And there’s more where that came from. If you find yourself looking for a post-roast pick-me-up with your best pal, Popcorn Bar is a short walk away. Enjoy a drink and play a game of pool while your dog enjoys a well-deserved snooze after your day in Chester.
More dog-friendly places in Chester and Cheshire to explore:
- Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
- Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
- Tatton Park
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Central London offers some of the best things to do with your dog. One dog-friendly activity, in particular, caught our attention. If you are a fan of afternoon tea we recommend you grab your doggo, their best collar for the occasion, and visit the wonderful Egerton House in London’s Knightsbridge. Available seven days a week, Egerton House offers a Doggy Afternoon Tea for all dogs, big and small.
As well as afternoon tea, London has plenty of dog-friendly activities to enjoy while out in the Capital. Like Maltby Street Market, it is a popular food market located in Bermondsey, London. Maltby Street Market is known for its delicious street food vendors, artisanal produce, and its unique atmosphere. The market is also located near a few parks where you can take your furry friend for a walk before or after visiting.
More dog-friendly activities in London:
- Many of London's top attractions welcome dogs, such as the Tower of London, the British Museum, and the Natural History Museum.
- Riverboat companies that operate on the Thames allow dogs on board, such as City Cruises and Thames Clippers.
- Visit one of London’s many dog-friendly parts. Including Hyde Park, Regent's Park, and Greenwich Park.
If you are looking for for a weekend in London with your doggo and need a dog-friendly hotel for the duration, you’re in luck. London has lots of excellent hotels that are dog friendly. Including the fabulous Kimpton Fitzroy London, Treehouse Hotel Marylebone, and the Bankside Hotel.
Glasgow is known for being one of the most dog-friendly destinations in Scotland. It is home to many dog-friendly restaurants and cafes where you and your furry friend can enjoy a meal together. Some popular venues include The Cafe Strange Brew, Cafe Wander, and Papercup Coffee Company. Glasgow even hosts dog-friendly events! Like the annual Paws in the Park Festival and the Dog Lovers Show.
If you are looking for a picturesque walk, Glasgow has many beautiful parks that are perfect for dog walking. Three popular parks include Kelvingrove Park, Pollok Country Park, and Glasgow Green.
Not only does Glasgow offer plenty of dog-friendly cafes and stunning walks, but there are also plenty of bars that will welcome you and your canine friends with open arms. Some of Glasgow’s finest dog-friendly pubs include Ark Glasgow, BrewDog Kelvingrove, and Curler’s Rest.
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We hope you found this helpful and enjoy your time exploring some of the UK’s most dog-friendly destinations with your best friend. See our handy dog blog for news, advice and product-buying guides.
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