Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in Bath
The Editor Says: It’s a great shame that we canines don’t really give a monkey’s about architecture, because the historic city of Bath is chock-full of super buildings. Far more up our proverbial street are places such as “Bath Skyline” which is where good-natured dogs are welcome to explore miles of tracks while their owners gawp at the views. We’re also allowed at places such as Prior Park Landscape Garden if we’re on leads, while Freshford Friary Woods a few miles to the south are super for a good snuffle about. Speaking of which, I need to go outside for a mooch around and a widdle.
Booking Online: Making a reservation with Booking.com or LateRooms.com is easy and convenient. When doing so it is important that you make clear your intention to bring your dog in the “special requests” box so that the hotel or inn is made aware in advance. Please note that our “Paws Policy” information is for approximate guidance only and that the hotel, inn or bed and breakfast’s actual policies may change at any time and/or be more comprehensive. We play no part in the actual booking process.
The Royal Crescent, Bath
One of the most prestigious hotels in the south west of England, the Royal Crescent proves the point that the very best places to stay also allow dogs. 5 star rated and set within Grade I listed buildings, it boasts over 40 bedrooms and suites, and even features its own spa. Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are very welcome, with feeding bowls and baskets available.
Close to many of Bath’s most notable attractions such as the Pump Rooms, Thermae Spa and Roman Baths, the Best Western Abbey Hotel features 60 guest bedrooms (making it one of the larger places to stay in the city). It also features its own restaurant, the Allium Brasserie, and the Terrace Cafe. Paws Policy: One dog per room at £10 per pet for each day. Dogs must not be left unattended in bedrooms, and are only permitted in the lounge (not restaurant).
With a heritage stretching back to the 13th century, the Manor House at Monkton Combe should certainly appeal to the dog-owning heritage enthusiast (and there are plenty of those, we assure you). Bed and breakfast accommodation is available via just 5 guest bedrooms, while the city centre of Bath is just a couple of miles away. Paws Policy: Accepts well behaved dogs. No further details available at the time of writing.
If your preference is for somewhere more rural on the fringes of the city, then The Wheatsheaf might just be the solution. This acclaimed inn dates back to 1576 when it was built as a farmhouse, and it’s been welcoming travellers since the 18th century. Paws Policy: Friendly dogs are most welcome (the inn has two spaniels called Milo and Brie), and additional charges may apply.
With a distinctly period feel to its interior, this family run guesthouse is little more than a twenty minute downhill walk to the centre of the city (there’s always the bus for the return ascent!). With only six bedrooms, it is certainly one of the more intimate places to stay in Bath. Paws Policy: Pets are very welcome by prior arrangement. No further information available at the time of writing.
Set outside the city amid several acres of its own grounds, the Bath Priory features 33 guest rooms and suites of which two are allocated for visitors with dogs. The hotel has its own Michelin starred restaurant, swimming pool and spa. Paws Policy: Rooms Meringa and Foxglove allow small breeds only, and dogs should also be over 10 months old. Pets are allowed for the charge of £10 per night and should be kept on a lead.