PET FRIENDLY: 10 of the UK’s Best Pet Friendly Hotels

A holiday isn’t a holiday when you have to leave your faithful friend behind. But don’t despair, for those looking for a weekend of fun and frolics with a jet-setting pet, we’ve rounded up 10 of the UK’s very best pet-friendly hotels. From sumptuous seaside spots to cosy countryside boltholes, each of these dog friendly hotels has been hand-picked for not just permitting dogs, but truly welcoming them! With plenty of in-room comforts including beds, bowls and treats, and so many beautiful places to explore, both you and your hound will return feeling blissfully relaxed and fully revived. 

*While all these beautiful hotels welcome dogs, please always notify the hotel in advance to let them know you are bringing your dog with you so they can ensure your room is all set up for you. 

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire dog friendly


Set in the serene Wiltshire countryside, Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa is the ultimate in style and luxury for you and your four-legged friend. Enjoy a picnic with your pup on the Hotel’s private stretch of the Wylye River, dine on award winning food or simply indulge yourself in the spa. There’s no excuse not to be in a state of total bliss.

Treats for the four-legged:

  • Dog bed and bowl
  • Dogs allowed to join you in all public spaces other than the restaurant


Cary Arms Hotel, Devon


For those wanting to be beside the seaside, The Cary Arms on the South Devon Coast is the perfect place to head with your hound. Boasting an amazing gastro-pub, spa and roaring fires, this boutique bolt hole is luxury without compromise.

Treats for the four-legged:

  • Dog bowl, dog bed, dog treats and dog meals
  • Dogs allowed to join you in all public spaces other than the conservatory (your pup can join you for meals in the bar)
  • Dog-friendly beach and the coastal path
  • Walking guide with walks straight from the property


Crown & Castle Hotel Suffolk


One night won’t be enough at the rather regal Crown & Castle. Nestled in the heart of Orford, a peaceful village on the gorgeous Suffolk coast, this stunning hotel was originally built into the stone walls of the 12th Century Orford castle.

Treats for the four-legged:

  • Custom dog treats, dog towels, dog blanket
  • Dogs allowed everywhere but the restaurant (although they are allowed at Table 30)


Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall


Perched above a breathtaking stretch of dog-friendly beach, the Headland Hotel in Cornwall will have you coming back for more. Slumber in the Victorian grandeur of the main hotel or stay in one of the luxurious sea-front cottages, complete with your own terrace. For those who want to dive straight in, try your hand on a board with the surf school right on the premises, or if you prefer to stay dry, take a walk along the stunning Southwest Coastal Path with your pup.

Treats for the four-legged:
  • Dogs allowed everywhere but the restaurant
  • Year-round dog-friendly beach
  • Coastal path right on the doorstep
Homewood Park Hotel, Bath, Somerset


Set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens and woodlands, but only six miles from beautiful Bath, Homewood Park is the best of all worlds. After a day of exploring with your pooch – whether in town or country, settle in the lounge for a well-deserved drink with your faithful friend.

Treats for the four-legged:
  • Dog bed and bowl
  • Dogs allowed to join you in all public spaces other than the restaurant
  • Wonderful walking straight from the door

Milestone Hotel, London


 For all-out luxury in the heart of London, the 5 star Milestone Hotel in Kensington is the epitome English elegance. With London’s best shopping a five minute chauffeured Bentley ride away, and a royal park right on your doorstep, you can truly enjoy and unwind as your butler tends to your every need.

Treats for the four-legged:

  • Custom made Milestone Hotel pet bed, cushions and duvets
  • In-house Pet Menu and turndown treat
  • Grooming service
  • Treats, toys, leashes
  • Taxi service


The Rectory Hotel


If it’s a cosy countryside ramble you’re after, pack your bags and head to The Rectory Hotel. This beautiful country house hotel set in the heart of the Cotswolds is the perfect place to curl up in front of the fire with fido at your feet.

Treats for the four-legged:

  • Dog bowls, dog bed and dog treats
  • Dogs allowed in all public spaces other than the dining room


Stapleford Park Hotel


This glorious countryside retreat  has hosted everyone from Royals to politicians and Baywatch babes. With a long tradition of English sporting pursuits and country house hospitality, dogs can just as happily roam the 500 magnificent acres of  landscaped grounds, as they can enjoy a nap with you in the Drawing Room. Simply splendid.

Treats for the four-legged:

  • Dog treats, dog bed, dog bowls
  • Dogs welcome in the public spaces other than the dining room
  • Country romps straight from the door


Summer Lodge


You’ll be spoilt for choice at this five-star Relais & Châteaux property set in the heart of Dorset. Have a splash in the indoor pool, practice your backhand on the courts or indulge in some world-class dining. The ultimate in luxury for both two legs and four.

Treats for the four-legged:

  • Dog bowls, dog bed, dog treats, dog towels, dog menu and poop bags
  • Dogs allowed to join you in all public spaces other than the dining room


Old Swan & Minster Hill Hotel


You and your faithful friend can truly unwind at this Cotswolds gem. Cosy up in one of the “snugs”, meander amongst the wildflower gardens along River Windrush or roast marshmallows in front of your own private fire. The Old Swan and Minster Mill even has its own walking guide with perfect places to picnic as well as pooch-friendly pubs.

Treats for the four-legged: 

  • Dog bowl, dog treats, poop bags, dog meals with dog towels and shampoo on request
  • Dogs allowed to join you in all public spaces other than the restaurant (your pup can join you for meals in the bar)
  • Water on the property for swimming (for the dog, that is)


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Have you stayed at a dog-friendly hotel? Share your favourites in the comments below. 

Sara is the Founder & Editor of StyleTails. A writer, design-lover and long-time animal-hugger, Sara launched StyleTails in 2012 to inspire people live a more beautiful life with their four-legged friends. Along with her canine sidekick George, a rescue Yorkie with a big attitude, Sara regularly commentates on luxury pet product and lifestyle trends and has been featured in Elle Decoration, BBC Radio, and is also an expert contributor to WGSN, the leading design trend forecaster.


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