Top dog-friendly hotels 2015

A holiday isn’t a holiday if you’re not with the people you love – and often that means your loyal canine companion! The Good Hotel Guide has picked the Editor’s Choice dog-friendly hotels – the top 10 in the UK and Ireland for paw-fect pooch stays.

Overwater Hall in Ireby won the coveted Cesar award for most dog-friendly hotel in the UK and Ireland. Dogs are genuinely welcome at no extra charge, in bedrooms and in one of the hotel’s lounges and bar, after a hard day exploring the lovely Cumbrian countryside. A dog sitting service can be arranged for one of those rainy days when your four legged friend might not be welcome in that museum or art gallery which you have always wanted to visit.


Blagdon Manor restaurant with rooms has two welcoming dogs, Cassia and Mace, to show other dogs around. Your best friend will be welcomed with their own fleece blanket, towel, dog bowl and treats to make their stay as comfortable as yours will be. 

The gorgeous Combe House Devon is also in our top 10 dog-friendly hotels. Bookings include a supply of dog treats and a copy of dog-friendly walks in the beautiful Devon countryside.

The Traddock, Austwick, has regular canine guests who come back for the spectacular walking in The Dales. the hotel welcome dogs into all our rooms and has two lawns in the hotel grounds for exercise.

Rathmullan House in Co Donegal is an imposing Georgian mansion with a special pet friendly room, complete with its own bed!

Hotel dogs Pudgeley and Major are waiting to welcome other doggy guests to The Falcondale in Lampeter. Here, there’s 14 acres of gardens and woodlands and dog-friendly beaches at Cardigan Bay for walkies.

Beautiful Kilcamb Lodge Hotel in Strontian offers a warm welcome from staff and resident dog Spike. There are four dog-friendly rooms, treats on arrival and the possibility of dog-sitting and covers for beds for those dogs who can’t resist!

Prince Hall Hotel in Dartmoor has an inviting jar of dog treats on reception and resident canine hostess, Polo, on hand with the lowdown on what’s best: dog- friendly bedrooms, local walks and treks taking in the River Dart or perhaps the woodlands, even the dog-friendly wild moorland on all sides of the hotel.

Two lovely black Labradors live at Plumber Manor in Newton and love having guests in the four dog-friendly bedrooms, which have direct access to the gardens and easy access to the car park, so it’s easy to take your dog out for a quick walk or comfort break whenever necessary.

Head to The Crown and Castle in Orford for a great canine stay. There are five designated gardenrooms, a few dogs allowed in the bar and one (bookable) doggie table in the restaurant area!

If you can’t make your mind up, then have a look at the full list of the top 10 Editor’s Choice dog-friendly hotels – and perhaps book a stay at a few! Woof!

Dog-friendly hotels