14 inns with dog friendly rooms

Our furry friends deserve a getaway too which is why most of the pubs-with-rooms in our invite-only Collection go the extra mile to totally pamper your pooch. Here we've shone a spotlight on 14 dog friendly inns where you can be sure a comfy bed awaits both you and your four-legged friend. To view our full list of inns with dog friendly rooms, click here.


The Chequers Inn is a quintessential village pub that is committed to top-class food and drink - it has been feeding the locals since the 1640s when it was a farm supplying bread to Woolsthorpe's villagers.

The pub is all about destination dining in lovely Lincolnshire countryside, but you're also perfectly welcome to drop by for lunch and a pint after a ramble up to hilltop Belvoir Castle.

You'll be hard pressed to find a more dog friendly pub in the area. Each of their four gorgeous bedrooms in the converted old stables next door to the original 17th century farmhouse are dog friendly. Plus, book a long communal table in the bar specially designated for dog owners.


Just a two-minute stroll from a stunning shingle dog friendly beach, The Ship is a well-loved, iconic old smugglers' inn overlooking the salt marshes and sea.

Dunwich was at one time a medieval port of some size and importance, then the original village was virtually destroyed by a terrible storm in 1326. Further storms and erosion followed and now the place is little more than a hamlet surrounded by heathland, nature reserves and a fine shingle beach.

Now popular with coast path walkers, birdwatchers visiting the RSPB Minsmere reserve and visitors to nearby Aldeburgh and Southwold, The Ship makes the perfect seaside bolthole.

Dogs are welcome in the bar areas and all the rooms overnight. They will find themselves treated to blankets, a water bowl and treats.


At the heart of beautiful Brill, a fine jumble of cottages and grand houses, set on a hilltop with fabulous countryside views and walks radiating from the door, this 18th century pub with rooms is the perfect rural, dog friendly escape.⁣

Local farmer-landlords have spent a small fortune rejuvenating the inn over recent years, sprucing up the interior, creating a butcher's shop at the back selling Longhorn beef and other local meats, offering great pub food from an open-to-view kitchen, and adding eight comfy rooms.

Dogs are welcome in the bar, where they'll find treats in a jar, and in all the bedrooms. They will receive a bed, bowl and treats.


Nestled within the pretty Letcombe Regis beneath the Berkshire Downs, The Greyhound Inn has been transformed into a vibrant village local by Martyn Reed and Catriona Galbraith, offering an impressive choice of real ales, delicious modern British pub food and cosy boutique rooms.

With the ancient Ridgeway path being a couple of miles away, the pub is a perfect stopover for walkers or cyclists following this trail. The bar happily hands out dog biscuits and there are three dog-friendly rooms (Childrey; Uffington; Lambourn) kitted out with a dog bed, bowl, towel and treats.


Close to foodie Ludlow on the edge of Mortimer Forest in glorious walking country, this 16th century, half-timbered inn stands tucked back from a stone bridge over the River Lugg against a backdrop of wooded hills.

Chef-patron Andy Link has been at the helm for over 16 years during which time he developed the fabulous kitchen garden (hidden up the hill above the garden rooms) and put this fine old inn firmly on the Herefordshire culinary map.

There are tip-top Wye Valley beers on tap, summer alfresco seating beside the river, evening candlelight, a great bar menu, and a huge welcome to dogs, children and booted walkers - it's a cracking dining pub with rooms.

Canine companions are allowed in the bar and overnight where they will find beds, bowls and treats on arrival.


A stylishly updated 16th century village inn with elegantly designed rooms, delicious seasonal food, and a big welcome for canine companions.

Innovative Chestnut Group snapped up this 16th-century inn in late 2020 and relaunched the new-look Cricketers in June 2021 following extensive refurbishment.

Having found fame for being the family home of Jamie Oliver - it was in the kitchens that the young Jamie first discovered his passion for cooking - Chestnut have sympathetically upgraded the pub and rooms following 40 years under the Oliver family, who firmly established the inn on Essex's culinary map.

Your canine chum will be warmly welcomed in the bar and overnight in the rooms. There's a dog menu, treats on the bar and staff can recommend the best dog walks in the area.


Persevere down winding lanes to locate the sleepy village of Ham and the stylishly revamped Crown & Anchor, set beside the pretty, cottage-lined green at the heart of the village.

Locals and visitors alike love the carefully furnished interior, which boasts a homey feel and meticulous attention to detail. Expect a cosy, country feel throughout with a blazing log-burning stove, cushioned benches, fresh flowers on old tables, and rug-strewn flagstones in the wood-panelled bar.

With stunning surrounding walks, including three long-distance trails, and a network of traffic-free lanes, the pub is the perfect lunch stop for ramblers and cyclists exploring the area. Dogs are very welcome in the pub and overnight in the rooms.


In the historic village of Romaldkirk, next to the 12th century church of St Romald and amidst stunning Teesdale countryside, you'll find the idyllic Rose & Crown.⁣⁣

Escape here for wonderful walks and fishing spots, dishes championing authentic local flavour and dog friendly rooms. Don't miss a visit to Barnard Castle, a 15-minute drive from the inn.⁣⁣

Your canine chums can expect a welcome letter from pub dog Mabel (Director of Canine Relations no less!), as well as a pack of locally made 'Welly Bix' dog treats. Woof to that!


Set in a stunning green valley beside the River Tone between Bampton and Wiveliscombe on the southern fringe of Exmoor, The Rock Inn dates back over 450 years and has been comfortably upgraded over by Ruth & Daren Barclay.

As its name suggests, this picturesque former coaching inn was originally carved from rock, and parts of the original stonework are visible in the bar next to the fireplace.

With Daren's imaginative, freshly prepared pub food and eight comfortably refurbished upstairs rooms, you have a relaxing and peaceful rural bolthole for exploring Exmoor, the Quantock Hills and the glorious Somerset and North Devon coast.

Well behaved dogs are very welcome to stay and dine at this hideaway.


Smack beside the River Teme and overlooking Ludlow's iconic Ludford Bridge, the striking Charlton Arms has always been popular, thanks to its fabulous waterside terraces and proximity to stunning riverside and forest walks.

Cedric and Amy Bosi have transformed the place into comfortable inn, adding three stunning suites in 2019 in addition to the nine refurbished rooms (most have river views), and firmly placing the pub at the forefront of Ludlow's dining scene.

The pub is very dog friendly. Canine companions are welcome in the bar and overnight in all the bedrooms.


Having been unloved and unsuccessful many years, Alex Clarke put the heart and soul back into this thatched 17th century pub when he bought it a decade ago, and it now thrives as a village local, destination food pub and as a pub with rooms.

It's a classic Grade II listed country pub and one of Cambridgeshire's historic gems situated in the heart of pretty Balsham. A great base for visiting Cambridge, exploring the delights of Suffolk and north Essex - historic Lavenham, antiques in Long Melford, and glorious Constable Country - or as an overnight stop en route to the Norfolk coast.

Furry friends are very welcome in the bar and overnight in all the bedrooms.


Hidden away down lanes in a sleepy village deep in the scenic Surrey Hills, this tiled-hung gem oozes character and traditional 16th century charm.

Step into the classic Village Bar to find a crackling fire in the huge inglenook, bare boards, beams and timbered walls, and scrubbed tables topped with church candles and fresh flowers. The atmosphere is cosy and friendly, so expect to see dogs dozing by the fire and locals chatting over pints at the bar.

Seven stylish garden rooms and five bespoke and luxury shepherd's huts (see entry) in the meadow across the lane are dog friendly.

Why not book one of the Doggy Stay packages which includes a two-night stay for up to two adults in a garden room or shepherd's hut, a doggy welcome pack with a dog bed, bowls and towels, treats and a toy in room, Chef's delicious three-course dinner and doggy dinner (one evening of your stay), and full English breakfast and doggy breakfast (Garden Room: £405; Shepherds Hut: £465).


Located in the highlands of Hampshire, this historic inn offers unpretentious luxury in a tranquil countryside setting. The contemporary bedrooms, equipped with indulgent touches for both you and your four-legged friend, are perfectly designed retreats for rest and relaxation.

The menu focuses on local produce, such as fresh game, lamb and vegetables, all grown on the surrounding Faccombe Estate. The inn generates its own power via a wind turbine, draws water from a bore hole and a biomass boiler for heating ensures the inn is as sustainable as possible.

Every room is dog-friendly with dog beds and bowls available too. Dogs are also very welcome in the bar and casual dining areas.


The handsome Falcon Inn stands opposite the parish church in the charming village of Painswick, just yards from ramblers' favourite walk the Cotswold Way, which passes through the churchyard, famous for its 99 stunning clipped yews.

The stone-built 16th-century coaching inn's colourful history takes in the site of the first Masonic ceremony in Gloucestershire in 1794, and a period as the village courthouse. It is also the unlikely setting in which to find the world's oldest bowling green.

Kent winery Balfour Hospitality revived the inn's fortunes in late 2021 following a period of closure, lovingly restoring the Georgian townhouse, refurbishing the 11 bedrooms, introducing a modern British menu, and showcasing their award-winning British wines. Dogs are welcome overnight in all the bedrooms.

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Last updated: 14.01.22