A day out with your four-legged friend
Interested in taking your dog away on your foodie holiday this Autumn? Waitrose recommends the perfect dog-friendly locations. Now that the weather is starting to get cooler, remember to pack some warm clothes for your four-legged friend as well! Check out our great coats, cable knit sweaters and snuggly blankets from The Kennel Club's Canine Boutique range. Enter discount code 'autumnholidays' for your 20% discount.
Kenworth House & The Brew House Café
If you need a little escape from the City but don’t want to roam too far then why not try Kenworth House and Gardens. With 791 acres of woodland, playing fields, swimming pools and meadows it’s a great place to explore.
The recently restored Kenworth House is a beautiful neo-classical villa set in stunning parkland, or if you’re after a little nourishment, why not try the Brew House Café, with its picturesque views that can be seen on the terrace whilst you enjoy a cake or sandwich
The Eltermere Inn, Cumbria
Surrounded by the Langdale Pikes, The Eltermere Inn in Cumbria is a beautiful place to explore the Lake District from, Dogs are welcome in the bar until 7pm and are welcome to stay in the Stone Arthur Room. Take a walk around the Loughrigg Terrace or if you’re after something more challenging, try and head to the Old Man of Coniston and don’t forget to dine on local ingredients in the hotel restaurant or bar.
The Old Swan & Minster Mill, Oxfordshire
This beautiful Hotel is located within more than 65 acres of garden and meadows, by the River Windrush in the heart of the Cotswolds. It offers numerous walks through England’s most bucolic landscape, close to historic, picturesque villages that await exploring.
The Swan & Minster Mill is a Dog friendly hotel that is the perfect place to stop for a hearty gastropub classic after a long walk. Food is reasonable priced and their ‘Dogs Dinner’ is available for a supplement of £5. If after your travels and food you’re feeling a little weary, then the Hotel welcomes dogs in selected rooms.
The Cary Arms, Devon
You'll be hard pushed to find many places that welcome both you and your dog like this little hidden gem. Just metres from a year-round dog-friendly beach and right on the Devonshire coastal path, its ideal for a spot of lunch, dinner, tea or an over night stay with your four legged friend. Their suppliers are chosen for their excellence, proximity and passion in addition,The Cary Arms also strongly believes a real pub should stock locally produced, real beer so any stop should be a real treat for the senses. Dogs can eat too for a small fee!
When you've had your fill, you can grab one of the inn's walking books to help you explore the pretty coastal scenery and inland paths.
The Sloop Inn, Pembrokeshire.
With a staggering 58 beaches, 14 harbours, the smallest city - St Davids - and spectacular views along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail all within walking distance, the Sloop Inn in Porthgain is probably the most famous pub in Pembrokeshire! It is a public house and restaurant in the harbour village of Porthgain, which is situated in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Sloop Inn has a bar menu which is available lunch and evenings 7 days a week. Specials are also available alongside the bar menu and change regularly. There is nearly always fresh fish amongst the specials and in the season some of our home caught lobster available.
The Sloop Inn welcomes dogs on the pretty terrace overlooking the peaceful port with its rustic fishermen's sheds and charming artists' cottages and there is also a large village green nearby which constantly has either cricket or football or rounders on the go on summer evenings and is completely free for all with all age groups - adults included and even the odd talented dog joining in!
The Inn at Whitewell, Lancashire
The Inn at Whitewell is an old fashioned rural Inn, welcoming to all, providing 23 bedrooms of some glamour, seriously good local ingredients cooked well and a noteworthy selection of drinks. The Inn has a relaxed and friendly service atmosphere, devoid of snobbery whilst providing an experience that is relevant, very enjoyable and not too expensive. The Inn is perfectly located for a whole host of activities and they can organise fishing, walking, tutored wine tastings and more. You could even unwind by borrowing one of their kites
The Inn is perfectly located for those who like to revel in the beauty of the fell and moorland, just pull on your boots and head out of the front door. This can be more passively enjoyed with a glass of wine by the fire or in the river side garden.
Outside, take dogs to swim in the river at the end of the garden and venture into seven miles of private fishing and countryside. Work up an appetite and tuck into dinner at the splendid restaurant before retiring to luxury bedrooms with gadgets galore. Canine companions can expect beds of their own and fall asleep to the sound of the river.