A day out without your four legged pal is simply not the same, but finding pet friendly shops, bars, cafes or restaurants can be challenging. Luckily, many places are becoming more dog friendly (check out StyleTails Luxe Pet Guide for a growing list of pet friendly places), so we’ve put together the 7 best cities in the UK to explore with your four-legged friends. Read on to find out more!
As dog friendly places go, you’re certainly hard pushed to beat Brighton. Many shops, bars and cafes cater to guests with furry friends, so make sure to do your homework to uncover hidden gems. Take a walk along the beach, and let your dog go paddling to cool down. Stop by American style eatery The New Club for a hearty brunch, before heading to The Ginger Dog for a pint of craft beer. And if you plan to stay overnight with your pupster, Hotel du Vin is a dog friendly hotel in Brighton perfectly positioned on the edge of the Lanes conservation area. Dogs are welcome in all rooms and public areas with the exceptions of the Bistro du Vin restaurant.
Manchester is an ideal city to explore, both for you and your dog. Steeped in rich history, the city can be explored on foot with your dog, or you can hop on the tram to Heaton Park and explore its 600 acres. Many restaurants and bars are dog friendly too – try out Bundobust for Indian street food, or head to chic cocktail bar Cottonopolis for a drink.
Dogs, or ‘dugs’ as they’re more commonly referred to in Scotland, are treasured guests in the historic city of Edinburgh. Take a hike up Arthur’s Seat and enjoy the views, and treat yourself to a coffee at one of Edinburgh’s many dog friendly cafes after the walk back down! Spend the night at the swanky Principal hotel in Charlotte Square to make the most of your trip.
London is well known as a dog friendly city, with a huge number of parks and green spaces to be explored and enjoyed. Try a dog yoga class with your pooch, or pop over to Chelsea for a visit to The Pet Spa. Spend the night at the five star Renaissance St Pancras hotel for a touch of luxury!
Situated in the picturesque Cotswolds, Cheltenham is a great base to explore all that the area has to offer. Spend a day walking along the area’s many canals, or hole up in one of the numerous dog friendly cafes that can be found across the city. Dog friendly pubs is Cheltenham’s speciality, so make sure to visit a few, such as The Beehive or the Harry Cook Free House.
The northern city of Leeds is another great dog-friendly place to explore. With a huge number of dog friendly pubs, Leeds is a great place for foodies, who will love exploring the city’s animal friendly restaurants too. Give dog-friendly gastropub The Cross Keys a try, and pop into The Brewery Tap next to the station for a quick drink before heading home.
Bristol has lots for you and your dog to discover. Check out the some of the city’s many parks, including the Greville Smyth park, or take a trip to Cheddar Gorge to soak up the beautiful scenery. After a tiring walk, head to the Alveston hotel to enjoy an incredible afternoon tea.