No more kennels! Let your four-legged friends come along for the ride too, with our selection of dog-friendly hotels.
No.38 The Park and The Wheatsheaf Inn
We love dogs at The Lucky Onion. Stay in our Cheltenham townhouse, No.38 The Park, where dog beds, bowls and treats all await. There is a courtyard for your pooch to let off steam along with great walks nearby such as the national trail, Monarch’s Way. When you return, sink into our sumptuous sofas with a glass of fizz (dog at your feet) before flopping into one of our 13 rooms – we suggest the Excellent category which comes with deep baths perfect for resting those limbs post-walk. Book your room at No.38 The Park here.
Set in the beautiful old market town of Northleach, our honey-coloured 17th-century Wheatsheaf Inn is also perfect for pooches. We have dog bowls, dog beds and all other doggy essentials sorted. Our 14 rooms are cool and characterful. Food is rustic and locally-sourced or head into town to our restaurant, The Tavern, which welcomes dogs with open arms, too. Book your room for The Wheatsheaf here.
Photo by Nathan Rollinson
Next up for dog friendly hotels and situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, this regal red-brick hotel is Britain at its best – even a Union Jack flag flies above the door. Inside, the traditional vibe continues with a crackling fire, marble fireplaces, board games and deep armchairs fitting snugly into the corners. The 23 bedrooms and four suites are incredibly spacious with walnut armoires or mahogany writing desks sitting happily among an impressive art collection and exquisite textiles.
The restaurant serves up a hearty selection with a Wagyu burger, sirloin steak or smoked salmon platter all on the menu. Then there’s the doggy delights with a dog afternoon tea of chicken and beef meatloaf, homemade doggy biscuits and doggylicious ice-cream plus a pet concierge, dog sitting and walking service, embroidered pet down and grooming services.
The Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate provides the backdrop for this charming Yorkshire bolthole. Refurbished by the Duchess, it’s all classic country house style here. The 40 rooms boast four-poster beds, sash windows and large bathrooms. The Burlington restaurant serves up a tasting menu worthy of any Michelin-star haunt and the spa in the hotel’s converted barn is a serious treat with gorgeous ESPA facials. Dogs are well-served with the dog lounge (complete with Osborne & Little pooch-plastered wallpaper) along with drinking bowls, treats on tap and canine four-poster beds. There are also plenty of bracing walks across the Dales.