Pet Friendly Inns
A holiday isn't really a holiday at all without the family pooch! As such, we've compiled a list of some of the best pet friendly hotels and inns in England. It also makes sense to save on boarding kennel fees and take your dog on holiday with you, indeed some hotels and inns let dogs stay for free. And taking your pet on holiday with the family always adds to the fun. Dogs just love being by the sea, running free on the beach or in the countryside, and then snuggling up close in the evening, so a welcoming country inn is the perfect base for a dog friendly holiday. Some hotels may even offer a doggy package with bowls and bed included.
On this page we feature dog friendly inns and hotels in Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon and Dorset. For other counties please use the drop down menu below right.
Wyndham Arms, Forest of Dean
The Wyndham Arms is an historic inn inbetween The Royal Forest of Dean and ower Lower Wye Valley so plenty of varied walks nearby. AA rosette dining with log fire, local ales and pork from our own Gloucester Old Spot pigs. See recent complimentary TripAdvisor reviews by fellow dog owners on our website.
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The Bull Hotel, Sedbergh, Cumbria
The Bull Hotel is a traditional inn situated in the heart of Sedbergh, an old book town nestled in the Howgill fells. We offer a range of real ales and home cooked food. We like to treat your pets as one of the guests, and as such we allow dogs into the Bar, lounge and rooms.
Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Launceston
Jamaica Inn provides a relaxing and comfortable night’s sleep for
you and your four legged companion in luxurious bedrooms. All rooms
have en-suite bathrooms and most have full length baths.
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All rooms have free Wi-Fi as well as new flat screen TVs providing SKY
channels including Sky Movies and Sky Sports and even BT Sports – more
than many 5 star hotels offer.
Jamaica Inn is open for food and we use only the freshest and finest
local ingredients whenever possible. The menu includes delights such
as delicious steak pies, succulent gammon steaks, tasty fillets of
salmon, vegetarian options and most weekends a hearty Sunday roast
from 12 until 3.30pm. And don’t forget our daily ‘specials’ board.
The Ship Inn, Mousehole, Penzance
The Ship Inn, Mousehole, two miles south of Penzance, is the archetypal Cornish village and boasts what is said to be one of the most beautiful harbours in Britain. The Ship Inn features 8 double en-suite rooms, 6 of which over-look the harbour and have sea views, and has been awarded a FOUR STAR INN at the VisitBritain Quality in Tourism Rating.
The Port William, Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel
The Port William Inn at Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel, is a wonderful pub and restaurant on the North Cornwall coast, renowned for excellent pub food and a comfortable welcoming bar. There is also 4 star accommodation, with all 8 hotel rooms having a very high standard of finish and superb sea views, down to the sea and the dramatic cliffs. In March 2010 The Port William was awarded a FOUR STAR at VisitBritain Quality in Tourism Rating.
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The Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby in Westmorland
Welcome to the Grade II listed Tufton Arms Hotel, originally a 16th century coaching inn and now an intimate, luxury hotel in the centre of the charming medieval town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. At the heart of our hotel is The Conservatory Restaurant offering fine award winning cuisine. We are also avery convenient stop off on the way to the north of Scotland.
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The George and Dragon, Dent, near Sedbergh
The George and Dragon is a grade 2 listed building situated in the centre of Dent Village overlooking the famous Adam Sedgwick Memorial Fountain. Traditionally furnished with relaxed public rooms the George and Dragon has two spacious dining areas serving home cooked meals daily 12 noon to 8.30 pm. Nestling in the heart of Dentdale a few miles from the market town of Sedbergh. Dent is renowned as one of the quaintest and prettiest villages in the Yorkshire Dales.
The Cuckoo Brow, Far Sawrey, Ambleside
Just a short walk from the home of Beatrix Potter atHill Top Farm, you will find the Cuckoo Brow. This traditional Lakeland inn offers a warm welcome to couples, families, muddy boots and wet dogs! After a day out in the fresh air, relax with a glass of your favourite tipple, good food and good company. Our newly refurbished rooms are just the ticket with their powerful showers, deep baths and flat screen TVs.
Inn at Keswick, Keswick
The Inn at Keswick is a welcoming pub offering great home-cooked food and accommodation in the vibrant market town of Keswick, which is situated on the lakeside north of Derwentwater in Cumbria’s Lake District. Keswick Lodge offers a pleasing blend of pub, restaurant and hotel rooms with a well stocked bar and a varied menu of freshly prepared produce and seasonal ingredients. For our overnight guests, Keswick Lodge offers comfortable, en-suite bedrooms with the option of a fresh, wholesome breakfast.
Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale
A warm hearted 17th Century inn set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale overlooking St Mary's Church and you can walk within minutes to Devils Bridge, Ruskins View (famously painted by Turner), and the stunning walking area of the Lune Valley. Overnight accommodation is offered in smart, clean rooms with fresh crisp linen, pillow top bed and puffy duvet. A hearty Cumbrian breakfast will set you up for a day visiting the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Trough of Bowland, golf at Kirkby Lonsdale and Casterton, fishing, bird watching at Leighton Moss or for the more adventurous - scuba diving at Capenwray.
The Troutbeck Inn, Penrith
The Troutbeck Inn, in the quiet hamlet of Troutbeck, was once the Station Hotel when the railway was still operating between Penrith & the west coast. It is now a 4 Star Country Inn with Cottages. There are 7 newly refurbished ensuite bedrooms including doubles, twin, family & single plus 3 self catering cottages. Most of the bedrooms offer wifi connection & wonderful views of the surrounding fells, plus complimentary tea & coffee making facility & freeview television.
The Bull Hotel, Sedbergh
The Bull Hotel is a 17th century coaching inn situated in the heart of Sedbergh, England's only Book Town. With beautiful views out towards the Howgills, we are ideally situated at the gateway of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park. Featuring comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant serving excellent food, a bar offering a wide sleection of real ales and a beer garden for all to enjoy, a visit to the Bull Hotel ticks all the boxes for a relaxing retreat.
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Brackenrigg Inn, Watermillock, Lake Ullswater
Set amidst stunning Lake District scenery, the Brackenrigg Inn can be counted amongst the last few remaining traditional free houses in the English Lakes. With an unrivalled setting that boasts spectacular views of elegant Ullswater this charming Lake District retreat retains all the values of a traditional coaching Inn. The general quality of the facilities is, of course, what one should expect from an AA 3-Star Inn. Its old worldly charm and individual character is emphasised in each of its 17 bedrooms, all of which are en suite and we offer a flexible range of rooms, from affordable standard rooms to superior rooms & suites ideal for small groups and families.
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Derbyshire & the Peak District
The Rutland Arms, Bakewell
Situated in the heart of Bakewell with 35 individually styled bedrooms. Excellent meeting room facilities offering traditional elegance combined with up to date technology. The Kitchens at the Rutland Arms are where the world famous Bakewell pudding originated.
Charles Cotton Hotel, Buxton
The Charles Cotton Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Hartington in the heart of Peak District National Park. The hotel has been providing food and accommodation to travellers and guests for the last two hundred and seventy five years. Our rooms offer all the facilities one would expect of a classic coaching inn; we are ideally situated for anyone wanting to explore the Peak Park and welcome walkers and dogs.
The Maynard Arms, Grindleford
Boasting a peaceful location in the beautiful Peak District, this enchanting property, dating back over 100 years, has been extensively refurbished to offer modern comforts whilst still maintaining its period features. Named as one of the best independent hotels in the Peak District, The Maynard occupies a privileged position, immersed within an area of outstanding natural beauty, and yet easily accessible; it is only 13 minutes from Sheffield by train and within easy reach of the M1 and A57 Snake Pass by car.
The Dog and Partridge Country Inn, Swinscoe, Ashbourne
This splendid 17th century inn is peacefully situated in the hamlet of Swinscoe on the Derbyshire/ Staffordshire border. Situated on the edge of the Peak District, close to Alton Towers, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Chatsworth House and Haddon. Accommodation at the Dog and Partridge is purpose built and situated in the grounds very close to Ashbourne. Guests will find it easy to relax in the traditional bar with its olde worlde character and charm, and its welcoming log fire in winter. Food is served all day with a wide ranging menu offering many local specialities.
The Blue Ball Inn, Countisbury, Lynmouth
The Blue Ball Inn is a beautiful, traditional, 13th century Coaching Inn with inglenook fireplaces, and an atmosphere of unspoilt old world charm. This traditional country inn with 15 quality en-suite bedrooms (most of which feature bathtubs), attracts visitors and hikers from all over the world, is dog friendly, extends a warm welcome to children and has a fine and growing reputation for providing real ale, fine wines and excellent food. Located in Countisbury in an area of outstanding beauty, approximately one and a half miles from the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth and close to the famous Doone Valley.
Sea Trout Inn, Staverton, near Totnes
The Sea Trout Inn is an idyllic, traditional Devon Inn dating back to the 15th Century situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Dart Valley, near Totnes. We have 10 en-suite letting rooms, a Fine Dining Conservatory Restaurant serving Modern British Cuisine and two individual bar areas serving freshly prepared, homemade, traditional pub food to a very high standard. The surrounding area has a lot to offer whether it be for a gentle walk along the River Dart, visiting local historical buildings such a Buckfast Abbey, or participating in one of the many outdoor activities.
The Thorverton Arms, near Exeter
The Thorverton Arms is a 16th century coaching inn with an award winning restaurant and is located in the centre of the beautiful village of Thorverton in Devon. We are in the heart of the English countryside and yet only seven miles from Exeter (handy for the University), making it the ideal touring base for the north and south Devon beaches, Exmoor and Dartmoor.The Thorverton Arms boasts a welcoming bar with a real fire where you will find a large selection of traditional ales, wines and spirits; also a separate award winning restaurant.
The Fox at Ansty, near Dorchester
Set on the heart of the Dorset Countryside, within easy reach of Bournemouth, Weymouth, Poole and Swanage. The Fox has 11 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms, equipped to a high standard, with hospitality tray, TV, hairdryer and toiletries. Our Superior rooms are spacious and can be utilised as family rooms.
The Acorn Inn, Evershot
Welcome to this quality 16th Century coaching inn that Thomas Hardy called 'The Sow & Acorn' in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'. Set in the picturesque West Dorset village of Evershot, this lovely old stone-built Inn boasts worthy history. Originally known as The Kings Arms, it once brewed its own ales with water drawn from the source of the River Frome. All the original charm and character of 400 years exudes from the beamed bars and log fires that greet guests on arrival.
Hunters Moon, Middlemarsh, near Sherbourne
Welcome to Hunters Moon, a traditional mid-18th century former coaching inn. Here you will find "an outstanding place to visit, whether for a refreshment stop, snack, leisurely meal, overnight stay or longer stay" as a base to explore the exceptional Dorset countryside and coastline. Here at Hunter's Moon we have 8 tastefully furnished en-suite bedrooms. 4 of these are double rooms and offer shower, television and tea/coffee making facilities.The other 4 rooms are even more spacious with a king size bed and a comfy sofa.
The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton, near Blanford Forum
The Langton Arms, an attractive 17th century thatched inn, occupies a peaceful spot in the centre of Tarrant Monkton next to the church. Tarrant Monkton is a small thatched Dorset hamlet nestling in the Tarrant Valley, surrounded by some of the most spectacular countryside in England, which has changed little since it was immortalised in the novels of Thomas Hardy at the turn of the century.
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