Escape the city with your faithful friend and enjoy the fresh air at some of the best dog friendly pubs with accommodation.
Delicious dinners by the fire with Fido at your feet, too much red wine, and long walks among rolling fields -— it’s easy to forget that this bucolic bliss awaits just mere hours from the city.
There’s nothing better than leaving the daily grind behind, packing up your pooch and making a mad dash to the countryside. To get you inspired, we have handpicked 10 must-visit luxury country pubs with dog friendly accommodation.
From the stunning Yorkshire Dales to charming Cotswolds villages, and the glorious Dorset coast, these pet friendly hotels and inns are the perfect way to escape for some much-needed R&R!
1. The Greyhound Inn – Oxfordshire
Nestled within the pretty village of Letcombe Regis, The Greyhound Inn is a vibrant dog friendly pub with rooms. Its impressive array of beers and modern British pub foods means that it’s a sought-after dining destination too, popular with walkers and foodies alike. Its status as a picture-perfect country pub has been recognised, winning the White Horse CAMRA Country Pub of the Year in 2017-2019.
2. The Ship Hotel – Norfolk
Set in Brancaster on the glorious North Norfolk coast, The Ship Hotel is a classic dog friendly country inn with access to miles of unspoilt sand and shallow water, which are great for dogs and their owners. Its interior is bedecked with all manner of curiosities, whether that’s sackcloth blinds in the bar or map-of-the-world wallpaper in the bedrooms. There’s a gravelled beer garden with parasols for sunny days and a menu prizing fresh, tasty and generously portioned food, from fat steak sandwiches to large seafood platter. The hotel has six dog friendly rooms available.
3. The Dundas Arms – West Berkshire
The Dundas Arms, is your go-to pub in the warmer months. A renowned summer destination, let your dog zip around the spacious back garden chasing a squirrel or two. On a really hot day, your pooch can enjoy a splash in the stream that flows through the garden and into the River Kennett.
4. The Museum Inn – Dorset
The Museum Inn is perfect for action and adventure-loving humans and their hounds. With fishing, golf and glorious walks, you’ll never be sat around twiddling your paws. Located by Ashcombe and Rushmore, this holiday is ideal for the working dogs in our lives.
5. The White Horse, Chichester
For a quick escape from the city, The White Horse is located less than an hour away from central London, nestled at the foot of the stunning South Downs. Combining rustic elegance with contemporary design, each room opens out onto a private courtyard with rolling views of the lush Sussex countryside in every direction. While you’re stretched out in your four-poster bed with goose down covers, your dog will be tucked into their hotel room fitted Orvis Dog bed for a cosy night’s sleep.
6. The Pheasant, Hampshire
Swing back through Hampshire to Newbury, home to Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame. Bring the pup along for a stroll of the grounds, before heading back to the Pheasant. Snuggle up in your cottage-style room with sumptuous Feather & Black bedding, calming rain showers and luxurious handmade bathing products from Bramley.
7. The Crab & Boar, Berkshire
The Crab and Boar, formerly known as The Crab at Chieveley, and prior to that, The Blue Boar. Steeped in history and known for serving the best seafood and seasonal game, it is the perfect place for a Sunday lunch with your faithful friend. Stay overnight in one of the dog-friendly rooms where you can relax fireside wrapped up in a luxury throw or enjoy a soak in the tub. Bliss!
8. The Durham Ox, North Yorkshire
Explore the rolling Yorkshire Dales from this 300 hundred year village pub. Serving up mouth-watering meals made from the freshest local meat, fish and vegetables, The Durham Ox is a firm favourite with Yorkshire’s in-the-know foodies. Too beautiful for just a day trip, you and your pooch are welcome to stay overnight in one of the five converted farm cottages.
9. The Acorn Inn, Dorset
The Acorn Inn in Evershot, Dorset warmly welcomes man’s best friend. This historic 16th-century property boasts plenty of countryside charm with old beams, oak panelling and flagstone floors. Dogs are also able to join you in the restaurant as long as reception is made aware. Have a cocktail at the bar while your companion has a bowl of water and a dog biscuit. After a good night’s sleep, there is a stunning 400-acre deer park to explore at the bottom of the village.
10. Battlesteads Hotel, Northumberland
Located in the heart of rural Northumberland, the Battlesteads is a rural dog friendly pub and hotel steeped in traditional heritage. Close to the iconic Hadrian’s Wall and the beautiful North Tyne Valley, this is the perfect inn for keen dog walkers and history lovers alike. Wooden beams, panelling and rustic furniture all add to its old-world cosy charm. Settle in and enjoy a pint of locally brewed ale in front of a roaring fire, or in warmer months, dine alfresco in the sheltered walled garden.
Have you visited some of these gorgeous spots? Share your favourite pet friendly country pubs in the comments below!