The UK's Best Dog-Friendly Dining Destinations

The UK's Best Dog-Friendly Dining Destinations

Finding a place to dine that welcomes your four-legged friend can be a challenge. According to a survey of 2,500 dog owners, 37% report difficulties locating dog-friendly restaurants and cafes while on holiday. To address this, Canine Cottages, a dog-friendly holiday letting agency, has released a report analyzing Tripadvisor and Google reviews to uncover the top destinations for canine culinary tourism in the UK.

Top Canine Culinary Spots

1. Bowness-On-Windemere, Lake District

Bowness-On-Windemere tops the list with a score of 5.533 out of 6. This Lake District gem boasts 80 dog-friendly restaurants within a 10-mile radius, offering plenty of options for dog owners. Highlights include the Boardwalk Bar And Grill, praised for treating dogs like special guests, and the Royal Oak Inn, perfect for a summer pint and dog treats.

2. Bakewell, Peak District

Famed for its Bakewell tarts, Bakewell secured the second spot with a score of 5.104. This Peak District town offers 72 dog-friendly restaurants. The Farmyard Inn is a popular choice for its welcoming atmosphere and dog-friendly Sunday grub. Additionally, Bakewell is surrounded by picturesque trails and attractions like Chatsworth House, which welcomes dogs in its gardens.

3. Llandudno, Wales

Rounding out the top three, Llandudno scored 5.007. Known for its beach walks and rugged scenery, this Welsh town features 32 dog-friendly eateries. Popular spots include Kava Café for brunch and The King’s Head pub for classic dog-friendly fare.

4. Stow-On-The-Wold, Cotswolds

In fourth place, Stow-On-The-Wold offers scenic walks among rolling hills and numerous dog-friendly establishments. This Cotswold town is ideal for those seeking a charming countryside experience with their canine companion.

5. Ramsgate, Kent

Completing the top five is Ramsgate, known for its seaside culinary treats. This coastal town offers a delightful mix of dog-friendly dining options and picturesque beachside walks.

Expert Insight

Sarah Pring, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages, emphasizes the importance of including canine companions in culinary experiences: “Food brings people together, and that shouldn’t have to exclude our canine companions. With our recent Canine Crunch report revealing that 37% of dog owners have difficulty finding dog-friendly eateries while on holiday, we wanted to showcase some of the best areas to visit with your pooch. We hope this inspires dog owners to discover some new culinary delights with their dog this summer.”

Alessandra Pacelli

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