Planning a stay-cay with your four-legged friend this year? Whether you’re looking for a beach-break or to stroll through green and pleasant lands we’ve rounded up the top spots to stay.
StayCays are the new AwayCays
If you’re anything like us, holidays aren’t quite right unless you’ve got your dog by your side. Not only this, but it can be a right pain in the ass trying to find someone to look after your dog if you’re going abroad. Or worst case scenario you have to put them in the dreaded kennels, which is obviously not a pleasant experience for your pooch and costs you a bomb too.
Luckily for you, there are a huge range of options right hear on our doorstep that welcome in both two-legged and four-legged guests alike. Most do add-on on a charge for your extra guest, but the benefits far out way the cost. Plus with all the new floofs in the UK and the increasing popularity of holidaying in the UK since covid, hotels are going above and beyond to cater for pets. Offering things like pooch pampering sessions, jars of treats at every turn, and even doggy room service, meaning it might just be your pooch that comes away feeling the most relaxed!
We’ve scoured the lands and rounded up some of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK. Including an option for everyone, from luxury spa breaks to cosy pubs with rooms and everything in between. Organised by region so you can jump to your preferred destination.
Best Dog Friendly Hotels in the UK:
Thurlestone Hotel, South Devon
With wonderful countryside, top attractions and idyllic beaches, South Devon is among the very best UK holiday destinations for dog friendly breaks in Devon. Thurlestone Hotel offers beautiful rooms that your pooches are welcome to enjoy to, with an additional charge of £15 per furry-head.
Lainston House, Hampshire
This beautiful 17th-century country hotel in Winchester sits within an expansive 63 acres of beautiful parkland. With beautiful four-poster beds, you can live out your Bridgerton dreams with your floof by your side. Although such luxury doesn't come for free, Lainston House charges £40 for your pooch to stay.
Pan Pacific, London
If you're dog rather a strut down the street rather than frolicking in the mud, a city-break might be what you're after. The brand spanking new Pan Pacific London hotel has everything your pooch could dream of and more. They even have a in-house dog food menu designed by nutritionist Anna Webb, doggy treatments AND dog walking service whilst you have your afternoon tea. If that doesn't all sound good enough, they even welcome cats!
The Buckley Arms, North Wales
If holidays are all about getting out of the hassle and bustle of everyday life, the Buckley Arms is for you. The staff are the friendliest around, and it's in a great spot for hikes and visiting other local villages. Pooches cost £10 per day to cover the cost of an extra thorough scrub down on departure.
Antholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld Scotland
Athol Arms Hotel is perfectly positioned overlooking the River Tay. Built in 1833, she's no baby, but the team have done an incredible job maintaining her to ensure comfort levels are still tip-top. You're allowed 2 doggies per room, with a charge of £15 per night.
The Black Horse Inn, Maidstone
This little gem has all the charm you could dream of. It's the epitome of a traditional pub/hotel, and perfect if your kind of holiday is having a pint or five and stumbling up to bed. Pooches are not only allowed, but welcomed with open arms, and are allowed to dine with you too. What's your pooches can stay for free at the Black Horse Inn!
Cadmore Lakeside Hotel, Tenbury
Situated in Tenbury, Cadmore Lakeside Hotel has all the amenities you need for a lovely long weekend. There's a restaurant, bar (stocking dog treats a plenty), garden and an indoor pool. Although sorry pooches, that last one's not for you. It also overlooks this beautiful lake, the perfect view to while away the hours.
Tewkesbury Park, Tewkesbury
This family-owned hotel will have you in holiday-mode as soon as you walk through the doors. Tewkesbury Park really have thought of everything you could possibly want for a weekend away, and not only have all the amenities you'd expect, but a gold course and spa too! There are some lovely walks closely too, so why not sake a stroll with your dog to nearby Tewksbury Abbey, then nip back for a lovely afternoon tea.
What to pack?
Now that you’ve got an idea of where you want to holi-YAY, your mind might already be building a checklist of exactly what to bring. For the less organised, here’s our doggy checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything important!
- lead and collar
- travel water bottle
- healthy dog treats
- dog food
- their basket
- their most-loved toy
- poop bags
- dog food bowl and water bowl
- dog towel
Now you're all set for your weekend away. Have a wonderful holiday, and don't forget to share any pics with us @scrumbles