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Travel: Top 10 dog-friendly stays and holidays in the UK

© Press Association ImagesThe Falcondale dog-friendly hotel.
The Falcondale dog-friendly hotel.

While some hotels accept dogs on sufferance, others roll out the red carpet – or, at any rate, offer beds, treats, hugs and even menus for your best friend.

Every year, more and more pet owners are choosing to staycation with their dogs, treating their four-legged companions as an extra member of the family.

Here, from the 46th edition of The Good Hotel Guide, are 10 of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK. Tummy rubs all round!

Woolley Grange, Wiltshire

King Charles spaniel Rex plays host to four-legged guests at this family-friendly Jacobean manor-house hotel. Bedrooms can be supplied with a doggy welcome pack and dog bed.

The dining room is out of bounds, but room service is available along with complimentary video monitoring. B&B doubles from £120, dogs £15 a night (max two). Visit

Budock Vean, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall

Dogs can run free in the woodland area within 65-acre grounds bordered by the Helford river, at this upmarket spa hotel. They are allowed by prior arrangement in designated bedrooms, as well as holiday cottages, the conservatory and on the terrace. B&B doubles from £152, dogs £10 per night (£8 a night for stays of six nights or more). Visit

The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach, Powys

Terrific dining pub with rooms, with great walks from the doorstep, and the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains in view. Let them know if you’re bringing a dog (they don’t charge), and book table 13 if it’s available. If not, Fido can sit under the table when you dine in the Tack Room. B&B doubles from £160. Visit

The Three Blackbirds, Cambridgeshire

Your dog will beg to be taken to this rustic-chic village pub set amid the fields, fens and woodland. Book a Muddy Paws break and walk along the Devil’s Dyke.

Return for a dinner of chargrilled Suffolk rump steak or fish and chips for you; a sausage or pig’s ear for Gnasher, washed down with Posh Pooch Rosé. B&B doubles from £110. Dogs £25 per night. Visit

Captain’s Club Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

Clubbable canines can chow down on lamb bones, a chicken-and-rice dinner or dry food, with Whimzee Toothbrush Chew when their people book a self-catering family room or luxury suite at this fun-focused spa hotel on the River Stour.

Family suites from £360, dogs £20 a night. Visit

The Castle Hotel, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

Scooby Doo will feel like king of the Castle at this friendly former coaching inn.

Owners can dine with their dogs in the main bar, or well-mannered mutts can be left in the bedroom. B&B doubles from £125. Visit

The Meikleour Arms, Perth and Kinross

From Maida, the majestic deerhound, to Toto, the Cairn terrier, dogs of all shapes and sizes are warmly received at this Georgian coaching inn and perfect country pub on the Marquess of Lansdowne’s estate. B&B doubles from £95, dogs £20 a night when booked direct. Visit

The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Charlie, the black Lab and dog blogger, hosts two and four-legged guests at this ancient inn in a market town between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. B&B doubles from £115, dogs £20 a night (or £30 for two). Visit

The Star, Alfriston, East Sussex

Olga and Alex Polizzi have achieved the perfect blend of Wellie-boot country casual and effortless cool at this 15th-Century hostelry in an ancient South Downs village. Ask for one of the ground-floor rooms in a new block, with French windows to a patio, and they’ll supply a dog bed and bowls. B&B from £190, dogs £25 per night. Visit

The Falcondale, Lampeter, Ceredigion

With sublime views over the Teifi Valley and 14-acre grounds, this Italianate Victorian villa hotel is entirely amenable to furry guests.

Bowls, treats, blankets and towels, washing facilities and poo bags are at your disposal.

B&B doubles from £169, dogs £10 a night (free for stays of three nights or more). Visit

Nearly half of all dog owners think pups deserve as good a holiday experience as themselves, according to a survey of 2,000 people by hotel booking site