Seeking a terrier-rific escape you can enjoy with your four-legged friend?
Now some of the finest hotels are welcoming man’s best friend to their plush guest rooms.
Whether you’re wanting to stay in Northern Ireland or explore a bit further afield, check out our pick of the most pet-welcoming properties you’d be barking mad to overlook…
1. The Salty Dog
10-12 Seacliff Road – Website
Relax in The Salty Dog with your four legged friend, who are fittingly more than welcome – whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner or an overnight stay!
The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro offers a great night out in Bangor. Let award winning Irish chefs serve you up the finest, locally sourced, fresh produce available.
Meanwhile, attentive staff will ensure your four legged friends are waited on hand and foot, with reviewers raving about their pet pooches being lavished with bowls of water, doggy treats – and buckets of attention!
2. The Arch
London – Website
The Arch London is a luxurious five-star Georgian townhouse hideaway in the heart of central London. The hotel is dog friendly with an ethos to treat pooches to the same indulgent experience as their owners, with luxurious dog beds, bowls, and a delicious doggy menu cooked to order by the chef.
Dog walking services are also available, allowing owners to relax whilst their furry friends are exploring the 350 acres of nearby Hyde Park.
3. Hartwell House
Bucks – Website
With its high ceilings, fine fabrics and dreamy views over the extensive landscape, this 17th Century stately home is truly idyllic for man and dog alike. Enjoy dog walks in 95-acres of parkland, or explore the surrounding Buckinghamshire countryside.
All of the dog friendly suites at Hartwell House have doors leading directly onto the garden or courtyard. Dog beds, water bowls and snacks are also supplied to ensure your pet pooch feels at home.
4. The Nare Hotel
Cornwall – Website
Rated by the AA as the best hotel in Cornwall every year for the last 15 years, The Nare Hotel is also hound-happy.
All dogs checking into the hotel have dinner included in the cost of their stay, from their own Table d'Hôte menu featuring the Chef’s Dish of the Day. Those with special dietary requirements and desires may find the Dogs’s à la Carte Menu has a wider choice.
There is also plenty of opportunity for exercise along the coastal footpath and on the beach, with biodegradable dog bags available in reception. Outdoorsey breeds may prefer to stay in the kennels, for which there is no charge if on self-catering terms.
5. Jamaica Inn
Bangor, Northern Ireland – Website
The Jamaica Inn is renowned for its fantastic food, drinks served with style and quality live music. Join in the pub quiz, or just relax beside the cosy fire. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
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6. The Sunflower
65 Union Street – Website
Dogs can access all areas – while enjoying music, pizza (cooked fresh in the amazing pizza ovens outside) and oggling your pints – which is the only thing we recommend not sharing.
7. Aether & Echo
11 Lower Garfield St, Town Centre – Website
This pub meets restaurant meets cocktail bar has always been one of our favourites. But since we found out downstairs is free for dogs to access all areas – we’re obsessed.
8. Paws 4 Tea
Dundrum, Northern Ireland – Website
Paws 4 Te in Dundrum may not be a hotel, but is the ideal place to go after a long walk through the beautiful countryside. With refreshments for you and your pet available, this beautiful home cooking and friendly service makes this a lovely place for anyone to visit with their beloved four legged friend.
Adorably, Paws 4 Tea also caters for doggy birthday parties! Meanwhile, if any dog or walking groups are interested, the cafe have recently added a kids menu, do all their own home baking for people – and homemade doggy woofles for the fur babies! They also offer outside seating.