The best dog-friendly hotels
Our beloved pets are part of the family so why should they miss out on the all the fun when we go on holiday? Forget the kennels and check in to one of these dog-friendly hotels…
Church Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AE | Tel: 0330 028 3406
Hallmark Flitwick Manor is embracing guests and their four legged friends by introducing its Hallmark Hotels Pawfect Package. Pets receive a personalised welcome card and Welcome Pack in the room on arrival complete with dog treats, paw mat with dog bowl, large bottle of still water, their own towel and a map for their owners outlining the hotel grounds where dogs are allowed and the surrounding countryside or parkland that the hotel would recommend. Visit www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/flitwick for full details about the ‘pawfect package’.
Price: Dogs can check in for £15.00 per dog, per night. Max 2 dogs.
Titchwell, Nr Brancaster PE31 8BB | Tel: 01485 210221
This hotel ticks all the boxes for a dog-friendly holiday. The pet-friendly hotel is located a short distance from some of the North Norfolk Coast’s finest beaches, perfect if your dog loves to feel the sand beneath its paws. Friendly staff can’t resist a cuddle and offering a biscuit to four-legged guests, rooms are dog-friendly, complete with a dog bed, bowl, towel and treat bag for your pooch, and the lounge, bar and restaurant are all dog-friendly, meaning your pet can join you for dinner too! Read more about the hotel’s dog-freidnly features at www.titchwellmanor.com
The Hoste, The Green, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8HD | Tel: 01328 738777
Set on the Green in Burnham Market, The Hoste is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to discover the North Norfolk Coast. Almost half the hotel’s rooms are dog friendly, and your pooch is welcome in most areas of the hotel with the exception of the restaurant. On sunny days pitch up for lunch outside overlooking the quaint market town or in the winter settle down in front of the fire in the bar for warming drink. Visit www.thehoste.com to book your stay.
Price: A classic double is £185 per night plus £15 dog charge
Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QW | Tel: 01394 383555
The family-owned hotel, golf and spa destination surrounded by parkland is loved by owners and their dogs. There are a number of dog-friendly rooms available, and though pets are not allowed in the restaurant, they are welcome to accompany their owners on the large outside terrace during warmer months. There’s also a two-mile trim trail which follows the edge of the golf course so your pet can stretch their legs. Dogs also their own doggy bag which includes a tasty treat. Find out the hotel’s latests offer and events at www.uffordpark.co.uk
Price: £10 extra per room with a dog
Whitehouse Lane, Huntington Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0LX | Tel: 01223 277977
Hotel Felix, Cambridge is an independently run hotel situated just one mile from Cambridge. The hotel is the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway with your four-legged friend and has previously been recognised as “Cambridge’s most dog-friendly destination for an overnight stay”. Dogs are welcome to run openly across the hotel grounds and the Orangery is the perfect room to play host when it comes to dining with your dog. Furthermore, Hotel Felix is just a short walk away from the beautiful grounds of Girton College which are ideal to explore and play fetch in. On arrival all dogs will receive a complimentary packet of tasty dog biscuits and a welcome note. Check rates and reservations at www.hotelfelix.co.uk
Price: There is a charge of £15 per dog and prior notice is required
The Parade, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BU | Tel: 01728 452071
Sitting on a prime spot overlooking the crashing waves and stony shores of Aldeburgh, the dog-friendly hotel is highly sought after holiday destination for dog-owners. The beach has the usual summer dog restrictions, but further along the coast towards Thorpness you’ll find a beach which is dog-friendly year round. Dogs can stay with their owners in their rooms, and every four-legged guest receives a welcome tasty treat and their own water bowl on arrival in their room. After an exhausting walk, dogs can relax on the hotel’s sea facing terrace, and while their owners might enjoy a coffee, glass of wine or sun downer from the hotel’s bar, they can indulge in free tasty doggie treats and fresh water to quench their thirst at the canine ‘Bark Bar’, kindly provided by the Brudenell for both resident guest dogs and those passing by on walks. The hotel also serves some of the best fish dishes around so make sure you book a table for dinner! For more information visit www.brudenellhotel.co.uk
Price: £10 per dog per night
The St, Westleton, Nr Southwold IP17 3AD | Tel: 01728 648777
Perfectly situated on the Suffolk Heritage coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh, it’s a great base for those looking for long walks on the beach and rustic charm. The 12th century inn offer four-legged guests blankets, bowls, treats and special doggy breakfast (a sausage). It even has a dog wash where you can rinse your pooch’s paws after a run on the beach. Staff are also on hand to offer advice on local walks. Book your stay at www.westletoncrown.co.uk
Norfolk Mead Hotel
The Norfolk Mead Hotel, Church Loke, Coltishall, Norfolk, NR12 7DN | Tel: 01603 737531
The beautiful hotel situated on the banks of the River Bure regularly tops review lists as a dog-friendly destination. The hotel accommodates dogs in its Crab Apple Summer House, Sweet Chestnut Cottage and Juniper Deluxe Room. Although dogs are not allowed in the bar or restaurant, they’re welcome to explore the gorgeous grounds which includes a private lake. Boat hire is available during the summer months.Check availability at www.norfolkmead.co.uk
Price: £20.00 per dog per night
Park Road, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG | Tel: 01328 711008
Standing at the gateway to Holkham Hall, The Victoria is only a short stroll to Holkham Beach and National Nature Reserve and is the perfect base for dog owners looking to discover the windswept coastline and seaside villages of north Norfolk. The hotel features 20 beautifully decorated rooms which combine an elegant mix of old and new. Dogs are welcome in the rooms in the main building and pets are given their own comfy bed to sleep on. The Victoria also offers secure outdoor kennels which allows residents, who might not want to have their dog in the room, to feel safe in the knowledge that their dogs are well looked after. Discover more about the hotel and Holkham Estate at www.holkham.co.uk/stay-eat/the-victoria-inn
Price: November rates from £135 per night for a double room
20 Cromer Road , North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0HD | Tel: 01692 403231
This hotel is in a prime spot for exploring Norfolk. Located in North Walsham, you and your pooch can enjoy walks through glorious countryside, the coast and Broads, all of which are in easy reach. Pigneys Wood, Bacton Wood and the beach at Mundesley are all well worth a visit, just a mere 10 minutes drive away. The hotel has several dog-friendly rooms available, and pets are welcome in the bar, lounge and garden. During the summer guests can enjoy dinner in the garden with their dog too. Further details available at www.beechwood-hotel.co.uk
Price: £12 per dog, more than two pets charged at £15 per night.
High St, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9QA | Tel: 01787 247477
Doggie dinner menu, treats and registration cards is all on the list at the Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa. Guests and their dogs are welcome to share one of the 45 bedrooms. On arrival the four-star hotel has registration cards for both two and four-legged guests and once in their room thirsty dogs can have a drink from their own water bowl and chew on a tasty rawhide treat, both thoughtfully provided by The Swan to help them feel at home.
There’s also a new in-room doggie dinner menu sure to satisfy the appetite of even the hungriest pooch back from a long walk in the nearby countryside. Dishes include a Bowser Burger; Chow Down grilled free range chicken served with rice and Crunchy Crudité for dogs on a weight loss diet. There’s also a selection of sides to order including Pooch’s Pilaf and Crispy Pigs Ears.
Dogs on a lead are welcome in the lounge where they can curl up in front of the cosy open fire or outside in the medieval courtyard gardens. Further details at theswanatlavenham.co.uk
Price: B&B starts from £185 per room per night for two sharing and dogs are welcome at £10 per dog per night. Doggie dining dishes are from £3 and sides from £2 per portion.
Morston Hall, Morston, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7AA | Tel: 01263 741041
The perfect indulgent break in Norfolk. Here you’ll find a beautiful intimate country house hotel with a Michelin star restaurant, headed up by owner and respected chef Galton Blackiston. It’s perfect for owners and their dogs looking to explore Blakeney and the coastline. After a long walk return to the cosy hotel and relax in front of the fire. There are two specially built kennels, which are available free of charge, however dogs are also allowed in selected rooms at a small charge, though the hotel advises to bring your own dog bed or blanket for comfort. A maximum of two dogs per room. Book your stay at www.morstonhall.com
Price: £10 per dog. Price from £175 per person based on two sharing.
The Buttlands, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1EU | Tel: 01328 710206
The small and intimate boutique hotel, which overlooks the leafy Georgian square in Wells-next-the-Sea is great for a getaway with your dog. Wells beach has miles upon miles of sandy beach backed by a pine forest, ideal for long dog walks, plus a section of the beach is dog-friendly year round. Three out of seven rooms are dog-friendly, but must be booked in advance. More information at www.theglobeatwells.co.uk
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1AX | Tel: 01473 226789
The quirky boutique hotel with its vibrant and eccentric décor is a great base for exploring the Ipswich waterfront. Stroll along the Quayside, before retreating to the hotel for a relaxing stay. Dogs receive a welcome treat box, dog bowl, can enjoy the lounge area and play in the nearby Abbey Gardens.Book at room at www.salthouseharbour.co.uk
Bridge St, Newmarket CB8 8SP | Tel: 01638 751818
The gorgeous boutique hotel and restaurant is racking up the awards, and its clear to see why. It features eight elegantly decorated en-suite rooms, four of which are dog-friendly, plus a superb restaurant serving seasonal dishes by a talented team of chefs. Rooms are very spacious, the Parisian influenced ‘Stour’ is 25sqm, so there’s plenty of room for you and your dog! The hotel welcomes pooches with a personalised postcard, and there’s blanket, bedding, bowls and treats provided. Learn more about the pub at www.thepackhorseinn.com
Check out our review of The Chestnut Groups sister location The Rupert Brooke, Grantchester, which is dog-friendly at https://www.eastlife.co.uk/article/review-rupert-brooke-grantchester/
Price: £100 per double per night with breakfast and an additional £10 per dog
Saint James’s Street, Dunwich, Saxmundham IP17 3DT | Tel: 01728 648219
A sister hotel of The Crown, The Ship is set in the idyllic village of Dunwich. This is a must visit for keen dog walkers, as well as the beach with its monastery ruins, it’s also surrounded by nature reserves and heathland. Like The Crown, it offers dog-friendly rooms, blankets, bowls, treats and a special doggy breakfast. Find out more at www.shipatdunwich.co.uk
Hotel Du Vin Cambridge
15-19 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QA | Tel: 0844 736 4253 |
For those looking for a chic city getaway with their pet, the hotel welcomes dogs in two of its rooms. Both rooms, the Huia (Studio Room) and Concha y Tora (Superior), are conveniently located near the courtyard so dogs can easily have a little exercise during their stay. For £10 the hotel provides a dog package which includes a dog bed and bowls. Pets are welcome in all areas except the Bistro. For more details visit www.hotelduvin.com/locations/cambridge/
The Mistley Thorn Hotel
High St, Mistley CO11 1HE | Tel: 01206 392821
Located in the historic coastal village of Mistley, so there’s plenty of long seafront walks to enjoy. Five out of the 12 beautifully decorated bedrooms are dog-friendly. Seafood is high on the agenda at the hotel’s restaurant and guests can try the local specialty Mersea oysters. Dogs are welcome in the restaurant and water bowls and treats are provided. Visit www.mistleythorn.co.uk to book your stay.
Price: Dogs cost £10 per night
Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN | Tel: 0808 163 9094
The Maison Talbooth in Dedham, Essex, welcomes dogs to stay free of charge, and provides everything furry guests need including, a dog bed, bowls, treats and doggy bags.
Overlooking Dedham Vale and situated in the heart of Constable Country, there’s some wonderful walks to explore. The hotel is a family-run, with 12 bedrooms and an outdoor pool and hot tub, which is open year-round.
Price: An overnight stay costs from £210 per room (two sharing) including full English breakfast
Visit https://www.eastlife.co.uk/article/relaxwe-list-best-spas-east-anglia/ to read our spa review of the Maison Talbooth
Dogs are very welcome throughout the pub as long as they are polite and kept on a lead, and the pub is happy to keep them watered.
Price: £10 per dog
Visit http://www.embankmentbedford.co.uk/special-rates-and-rewards/ for full pricing details.
High St, Tuddenham, Newmarket IP28 6SQ | Tel: 01638 713552
Surrounded by countryside, the sleek hotel offers a stylish getaway for pet-owners. At Tuddenham Mill dogs are welcome in Water Meadow and Mill Stream Rooms. These rooms feature full length glass terrace doors that open straight on to a meadow. Four-legged guests would find a dog bowl and a bag of treats in the room when they check-in! www.tuddenhammill.co.uk
Price: Dogs £15 per night