4th September 2023

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5 of the best dog-friendly places to stay

4th September 2023

Young’s and dogs go hand in paw

Yes, we really do love dogs and we’ll be sure to make a great big fuss of your furry pals if you bring them along. Many of our pubs have resident canine characters who are happy to share their fireside spot. And we’ll make sure any four-legged visitors get VIP treatment.

No pooch left behind

There’s really no reason to leave any family member at home when you stay with us. Lots of our bedrooms are dog-friendly, and for an extra £15 per pup, we’ll welcome them like royalty and supply dog beds, blankets, bowls and even the treats. (But we know dogs can be precious about their things, so feel free to bring their bed or whatever they need to feel right at home).

Our top five pubs for walkies

Lots of our pubs have fantastic dog-walking opportunities nearby, and here are five great ones we know you and your coming-along-for-the-ride pupster will adore.

1,000 acres of walkies in Wimbledon

First, Freddy, the pub dog, would like to introduce you to the Rose & Crown in Wimbledon Village. His loving owner, Nicky, has been the landlady there for almost 20 years, and she makes sure visiting dogs receive five-star treatment. Freddy loves his pub and enjoys hosting new pals in the cosy bar and hanging out hopefully by the Burger Shack. But his best thing to do in the world is going for long runs on Wimbledon Common, a glorious 1,000-acre doggy oasis.

Tail-wagging walkies in Teddington

The Park is a handsome Victorian pub in Teddington, South West London, and one of its best tail-wagging features is nearby Bushy Park, next to Hampton Court Palace. Not only is it a Royal Park, but it’s also a glorious natural haven of open green spaces that dogs go bonkers for. They also get wide-eyed-excited by the delicious smells wafting out of The Park’s kitchen, especially when Chef Alex makes his secret gravy recipe (we get excited, then, too).


Blue flag beach walkies in Dorset

Have you ever heard of a dog that doesn’t enjoy a scamper on the sand? The Canford in Dorset is a beautiful coastal pub just a bone’s throw away from the stunning Blue Flag beaches at Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks. More epic scenic walkies are to be had at nearby Branksome Park Wood and along the South West Coast Path. Back in the pub, dogs love curling up by the log burner, padding about the beautiful garden, and sniffing around its alfresco eatery, the Boat Shack, with its pretty Tiki huts.

Country walkies in Cheltenham

Autumn is the name of the resident dog at the George Hotel in Cheltenham. She’s become known as the queen of the place and certainly knows how to get her way with General Manager Ben. But she isn’t too grand that she won’t share her treats with visiting four-legged guests. She adores that her hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Cotswolds, a stunning part of the country that’s top-to-tail with great walks and trails to trot along. It really is a must-do holiday destination, whether you have two legs or four, and Autumn can’t wait to greet you.

Royally good walkies in Richmond


Lastly, but not leastly, there’s pub dog Ted’s lovely life at the Orange Tree in leafy Richmond. It’s a beautifully refurbished pub, and the surrounding area is blessed with endless green spaces with the magnificent Richmond Park just a 20-minute walkie away. But here’s Ted’s top tip: nearer still is Old Deer Park next to Kew Gardens. It’s a dog’s dream come true, with a vast area of grass where they can run and fetch tennis balls to their hearts’ content.

So, next time you plan a staycation, make sure you factor in your furry buddies and come to a Young’s pub – where happy dogs stay. And don’t forget to tag us in your doggo pics, and we’ll share them socially.

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