The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in the UK

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A small, happy dog with tan and white fur is sitting inside an open suitcase on a bed. The suitcase has a blue lining and a brass latch, and there are clothes draped over the edge. The dog has its mouth open, looking excited and joyful.

When planning a trip, finding a place that will even take dogs is hard, but finding one that both you AND your dog will love can be a MISSION - so we’ve done it for you!Here are our top 10 hotels that are perfect for you and your canine companion.

When we say that they’re dog-friendly, we mean it - each hotel in our list allows dogs to stay for FREE, is ideally placed for walks and will greet you and your dog with on-site ‘pet amenities’ (such as a dog bed, bowl, toys and treats). What’s more, at every hotel on our list there is somewhere, on-site, yo can dine with your dog.

Oh, and they’re all great for humans, too - All you need to do is decide where you’re going!

Polurrian on the Lizard in Cornwall

A scenic coastal view featuring a sandy beach surrounded by rugged cliffs and grassy hills. A large white building, possibly a hotel, is situated on top of the cliffs to the right, overlooking the ocean. The sky is partly cloudy, casting a soft light over the landscape.

Polurrian Rd, Mullion, Helston TR12 7EN

Set on 12 acres of grounds on the Cornish cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, The Polurrian is a picturesque seaside retreat. Ideally located for walks along the cliffs or the beach below, and just minutes from Polurrian Cove, there are outdoor options galore, from activities like surfing, bodyboarding and horse-riding, to something more serene like a peaceful picnic while watching the local wildlife. 

The hotel’s facilities include swimming pools, spa treatments and a crèche, and two restaurants: you can dine with your dog in the Vista Lounge, which has stunning sea views, or you can leave your dog in your room to enjoy the formal dining experience in The Polurrian Restaurant. Dinner is prepared by expert chefs who use only the finest and freshest local ingredients to serve up authentic seasonal Cornish-inspired cuisine, and at luch tables spill out onto the terraces for al fresco meals and afternoon tea (which even has a Doggy Menu!)

Stays start from £129 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.

Homewood Hotel & Spa in Somerset

Aerial view of a large estate surrounded by lush greenery and fields. The estate features multiple connected buildings, a well-maintained lawn, and outdoor seating areas. The landscape extends to hills and fields in the background under a clear sky.

Abbey Ln, Freshford, Bath BA2 7TB

This one’s a winner - an award winner!, which hosts the PetsPyjamas Travel Awards, gave Homewood Hotel & Spa the awards for ‘Best in Show’ in 2021 and  ‘Best for Pet Perks’ in 2023 !

As the staff say themselves, they’re “dog-mad,” going so far as to greet pups with a specially-desiged Woof Box on check-in, featuring Liliy’s kitchen food and vegan cheesy popcorn, while there are toys, treats and a dog-robe waiting for them in the room. While you can share everything from the Olio Menu in the Homewood’s bars and lounges, there’s even an ever-changing Dog Menu for them to enjoy in the restaurant’s VID (that’s Very Important Dog) section.

The hotel is located 20 minutes from Bath city centre by car, or a 2-hour stroll through the charming Southern tip of The Cotswolds. There’s also ample space to walk the dog in the hotel’s 10 acres of gardens and grounds, and even a dog agility course, complete with obstacle, tyres and tunnels. 

The perfect place to spoil your pooch!

Stays start from £187 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.

The Mitre Hotel in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

A scenic riverside view featuring historic buildings with brick and white facades, large windows, and rooftop chimneys. Leafy green trees tower behind the structures, and a calm water body reflects the picturesque setting on a sunny day.

Hampton Ct Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9BN

Originally built in 1665 under the direction of Charles II as a hostel for visitors to Hampton Court Palace, this place has recently undergone an extensive makeover, and has been transformed into a swish and swanky boutique hotel with a distinctly relaxed and dog-friendly vibe. Every dog gets a bed, bowl, toy and treat, and owners get a pooper scooper for walks in nearby Hamptons Court Palace and Park, Bushy Park and Home Park, with the River Thames right on the doorstep.

The hotel works its boating theme well, and there are nine beautifully decorated dog-friendly rooms on the ground floor with convenient courtyard access. The Boathouse Bar is dog-friendly, as is the super-stylish bar The Coppernose, as well as The Orangery, the 1665 restaurant, plus three terraces overlooking the river.  Every delicious dish is overseen by Ronnie Kimbugwe, who previously worked at Gordon Ramsey and Claridges.

With London is less than an hour away, there’s plenty to do for you and your pooch!

Stays start from £198, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.

Bermondsey Square Hotel, London

A cozy, well-lit café with a mix of vintage and modern decor. There are armchairs, a round wooden table with magazines, and a small shelf against a brick wall. Large windows show a passing red double-decker bus outside. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed.

9 Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3UN

Why shouldn’t your dog get to go to the capital? Dog-friendly hotels in London are hard to find, but we found one - and, for our money, the best!

The Bermondsey Square Hotel allows you and your furry friend to stay right in the beating heart of the city, just a 13-minute walk from The Tower of London, right on the riverside and not far from The Southbank - so you need not miss out on the thriving restaurants, bars, shops and galleries! Plus, St Mary Magdalene’s Churchyard is just across the road if you and your pet pal need a quick stroll.

The hotel has a range of dog-friendly rooms, and dogs can dine in the B2 at Home restaurant and lounge. Upon arrival each dog receives a bed, bowl, toys and snacks.

Stays start from £159 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.

The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk

A grand neoclassical-style mansion with tall windows and columns is seen on a clear day. The building features a pediment and symmetrical design. It is surrounded by manicured lawns, tall trees, and bushes, with a blue sky and scattered clouds in the background.

The Ickworth in Suffolk is an incredibly luxurious hotel that is a great holiday base for couples and families, including those with a pet pal in tow. Built in the East Wing of Ickworth House and situated within 1,800 sprawling acres of National Trust parkland, the hotel grounds are perfect for peaceful strolls or jogs with your dog. Thetford Forest is just a 30-minute drive away with countless trails, and you can reach the Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape in just over an hour.

Enjoy a pampering session in the hotel treatment rooms, followed by dinner and drinks at Frederick’s Restaurant, with the option to dine with your dog in the drawing room or the library - from rabbit lasagne to sausages and mash, The Ickworth’s expert chefs create fabulous seasonal menus using only the best local ingredients and vegetables picked from their own walled garden. 

Stays start from £102 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.

The Falcondale Hotel in Ceredigion, Wales

A smiling Siberian Husky with a thick gray and white coat lies on a grassy lawn in front of a large, elegant building with arched windows and a pale exterior. The happy dog has its tongue out and looks relaxed. The sky is clear and blue in the background.

Falcondale Drive, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7RX

Perched atop a beautiful secluded valley within the Cambrian Mountains, The Falcondale  is a Grade II listed mansion built in the Victorian era. An extensive refurbishment has brought the immaculately-maintained Italianate architecture back to life so that the old sits comfortably next to the new; antique furnishings share space in the generously sized bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, and well chosen modern fabrics complement the building’s historic character.

The Falcondale’s restaurant, which welcomes dogs, puts an emphasis on homemade and locally-sourced produce which utilising sing classic French techniques, and has a long-standing reputation for excellence among foodies - it’s now in its 10th consecutive year of being 2AA rosette-awarded.  Enjoy a delicious seven-course tasting menu with views over the Teifi Valley in the charming period dining room, a light lunch on the terrace in the sunshine, or a scrumptious afternoon tea in the heated conservatory.

Enjoy walks in the 14 acres of gardens, woods and beautiful grounds, or stray further afield across the mountains and valleys. What’s more, The Falcondale is only thirty minutes away from the coastal villages of Cardigan Bay, so there’s plenty to see and do if you choose.

Stays start from £165 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.

The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel in Cheshire

A historic, reddish-brown brick building with a sign for a hotel reception and spa. The building features arched windows and intricate detailing. An emblem sign hangs near the entrance, and daffodils are in the foreground with clear blue skies.

Wrexham Road, Pulford, Chester CH4 9DG

Voted as the most dog friendly hotel in the county by Visit Cheshire, the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa was originally built in the 18th Century as a residence for the Duke of Westminster, close the the historic city of Chester and the beautiful Welsh countryside in the border town of Pulford. Among the 75 beautifully designed rooms, dog friendly rooms all come with bowl, treats and a dog bed provided for four legged guests.

After a busy day of walking the Roman walls orthe nearby country parks of Waun-Y-Llyn or Alyn Waters, sink into the tranquility of Spa by Kasia, with over 60 different treatments taking inspiration from the Far East. Relax in the Asian Sensory Garden or make use of the full-service health club complete with Roman style swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and gym.

Dogs are welcome to dine with you in Nelson’s Bar, the hotel’s own gastropub with a roaring fireplace, a range of craft beers and a seasonal menu made of locally-sourced produce. There is even a special Dogs Menu, including ‘bark burgers’ and ‘paw star martinis’.

Alternatively, leave your dog in your room to experience casual luxury of the Palm Court restaurant and piano lounge.

Stays start from £83 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel website.

The Feathers Hotel in Helmsley, North Yorkshire

A quaint street scene in a small town with stone buildings, including shops and a pub with ivy climbing its facade. People walk along the sidewalk, and a clear blue sky is overhead.

Market Pl, Helmsley, York YO62 5BH

A traditional 17th Century coaching inn surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, The Feathers is the place to come with your pup to explore the majesty of Yorkshire; Helmsley itself is an historic market town littered with charming shops and tea-rooms (many of which are pet-friendly) and is situated at the start of the Cleveland Way walk. The area is full of romantic ruins, stately homes, magical gardens and is ideal for dog walking, cycling, golf, riding, and a range of country sports. What’s more, for canine who like the coast, the hotel is within half an hour’s drive of the delightful seaside resorts along the North East coast.

Staff at the hotel go above and beyond for both two-legged and four-legged guests, making sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. Four-legged friends can join you in the morning in one of the lounges or you can dine together al fresco in the dog-friendly courtyard during warmer months. Alternatively, you can dine with your doggie in the bar which serves the best British and international dishes. Doggies are also welcome in the coffee shop.

Stays start from £119, with dogs staying for FREE. Click here for the hotel’s website.

The Black Ivy in Edinburgh

A stylish restaurant interior featuring wooden tables, black leather chairs, a large white fireplace, and a wall of windows. Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and vibrant purple flowers cascade from above, adding a touch of elegance to the space.

4 Alvanley Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1DU

A stylish dog-friendly neighbourhood boutique hotel, bar and restaurant, The Black Ivy is an independently owned bohemian base for your escape to the Scottish capital, located just five minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. The Bruntsfield Links and The Meadows are right on the hotel's doorstep and are perfect for dog-walking, plus it’s an hour’s walk to the top of the famous Arthur's Seat.

Inside the hotel you can settle down in front of one of the many fireplaces to enjoy a fairtrade coffee or cocktail, eat a delicious brunch with your dog in the Conservatory Dining Room, or enjoy the views of the park from the terrace.

Stays start from £99 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.

Golf View Hotel & Spa in the Scottish Highlands

A coastal scene with a sandy beach on the left, a green grassy area with trees in the foreground, and a large building surrounded by more trees in the background. The sky is partly cloudy with patches of blue.

63 Seabank Rd, Nairn IV12 4HD

The final and most secluded spot on our list is the Golf View Hotel and Spa, a half hour’s drive from Inverness. Enjoy the wonderful seafront setting for strolls along the beach with your dog, with the Moray Firth and Black Isle providing a stunning backdrop across the water. There is also an outside terrace area for you and your furry friend to relax. 

Humans can visit The Golf View Spa, which offers a range of spa and beauty treatments using ishga spa skincare products from the Hebridean Isles. Tennis lessons are available and there is also a pool and jacuzzi.

Dogs can dine you in the bar, drawing room and outside terrace, where the hotel offers the same menu as in its indoor Hickory restaurant - a combination of Scottish produce and traditional dishes.

Stays start from £160 per night, with dogs staying for FREE: click here for the hotel’s website.