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10 of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK

By Frances Doherty on March 30, 2021 in Inspiration

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As more and more hotels make canine guests welcome under their roof, checking into a hotel with your four-legged plus one has never been easier. From city breaks to countryside stays, here are 10 of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK!

1. Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe

Ocean views, culinary treats, a spa and a beach to roam – Soar Mill Cove is a delight in Devon for both two- and four-legged travellers. Here, dogs are welcome in most rooms as well as the hotel's garden, coffee shop and bar. You can take a stroll with your pooch on the hotel's beach or go for a longer hike along the South West Coast Path. On a rainy day, there's also plenty to do at the hotel: try spa treatments, enjoy the indoor pool or indulge yourself with a Devon afternoon tea.

2. Trigony House Hotel, Scotland

One of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK, both humans and dogs are guaranteed to have a wonderful holiday at Trigony House Hotel – especially if you ask your furry friend! Here dogs receive a welcome box of gourmet treats on arrival and complimentary sausage at breakfast. But this luxury Scottish country house has treats for its human visitors too. Try any of the many local activities from falconry to off-road driving or relax in the Trigony House Hotel's garden spa's sauna and wood-fired outdoor hot tub.

3. Hare and Hounds Hotel, Cotswolds

With acres of gardens and Westonbirt Arboretum for neighbours, this Cotswolds gem is doggy heaven with plenty of paths to explore and scents to be sniffed out! After a day of wandering outdoors, you can fill your tummy with a pooch in tow in the hotel's Jack Hare's Bar or in the gardens. Both humans and dogs are guaranteed to have a holiday to remember at this hotel.

4. Beadnell Towers, Northumberland

Beadnell Towers is a great base to explore East England's dramatic coastline. Here, you and your dog will find plenty of nature to roam in. Apart from rugged coastal views, there are also a dozen of castles to explore nearby. Perhaps the most famous is Alnwick, the outdoor location for filming Hogwarts in Harry Potter. After exploring, enjoy a drink in the Beadnell Towers' stylish yet pet-friendly The Hotspur Bar, or settle on a comfy sofa by a fire in The Lounge.

5. The Egerton House Hotel, London

If your holiday is all about pampering your best friend, head to The Egerton House Hotel in London. Located in Knightsbridge, this city-centre luxury hotel takes the term dog-friendly to a new level! Or what do you say about a three-tier Afternoon Tea just for your four-legged companion? The tea includes chicken and beef meatloaf, homemade dog biscuits and dog ice cream. Humans don't need to stay hungry in The Egerton either with a 24-hour breakfast menu available as well as a chef to cook your favourite meals on order.

6. Penally Abbey Hotel, Wales

Pembrokeshire's Penally Abbey offers travellers with dogs four bedrooms in its Coach House – which all open directly to the gardens with access to the beach. The hotel is located in the cute village of Penally, with views over Carmarthen Bay. Also, the pretty harbour town Tenby with its pastel-coloured houses, cafés and shops is only a 25-minute beach walk away from the hotel. And although the surrounding villages are cute and the hotel cosy, the best part of the stay in Penally is the spectacular coastline, made to be explored with your four-legged friend.

7. Galgorm Spa & Golf, Northern Ireland

A holiday treat for you and your dog, Galgorm Spa & Golf has a selection of pet-friendly cottages on its vast grounds. Inside, the cosy cottages invite you to a relaxed countryside stay, outdoors you and your pet can enjoy walks in the woodlands beside a tumbling river. And if this is not calming enough, play a round of golf, or try the various spa treatments in the hotel's spa, set in a gorgeous palm house.

8. Glenapp Castle, Girvan, Scotland

If your pooch is treated like the prince or princess of the family, head to Glenapp Castle for a real royal treat. With turrets, surrounding misty moors and exquisite gardens, a stay in the castle is a step back in time. Whether you decide to embrace the baronial atmosphere of the hotel, roam in the nearby trails or take a boat trip to a whisky distillery, Glenapp Castle has you and your pooch covered – with a style!

9. St Michael's Resort, Cornwall

Four-pawed guests are more than welcome to this seaside resort in Cornwall. After exploring the great outdoors, you can leave your furry friend to rest in the room and visit the hotel's many amenities, including a spa with various treatments, a health club with tennis and gym available, or dine in the casual Brasserie on the Bay, with a serene view over the turquoise sea.

10. Artist Residence, Oxfordshire

This boutique hotel in the Cotswolds is an idyllic retreat in the heart of the English countryside. The 16th-century inn has five luxurious bedrooms, three suites in the farm outbuildings and a quirky converted Shepherd's Hut. The Residence welcomes dogs with organic treats. The surrounding landscape is perfect for stretching human legs and dog ones too. After a stroll, head back to the inn and relax in its dog-friendly pub furnished with roaring log burners.

Offering everything from special doggy menus to treats and dog beds, most hotels charge a small amount for the man's best friend, usually around £15.

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