South Somerset

Dog Friendly Accommodation in South Somerset

The furry four-legged editor

The Editor Says: What makes the South Somerset area so ideal for dogs and their owners is the sheer number of fabulous walks to be had. Truth be told, you’re never that far from a designated footpath wherever you are, and even the upper reaches of the Parret Trail are to be found here. What’s more, for a bit of history there’s always the grounds of the National Trust’s Barrington Court where we’re welcome on leads.

Haselbury Mill, near Crewkerne

Haselbury Mill near Crewkerne

Many of the rooms at this historic old hotel are located within a beautiful Georgian mill house. Situated in the wonderfully-named little village of Haselbury Plucknett, the property is just a mile outside Crewkerne itself, and also within easy reach of Yeovil.

Paws Policy: Some rooms are able to accommodate dogs. Additional charges apply.

Details and secure online reservations:

The Lordleaze Hotel, Chard

The Lordleaze at Chard

Formerly a farmhouse, the Lordleaze Hotel offers three star rated accommodation close to Somerset’s borders with both Devon and Dorset. It features 25 guest bedrooms in total, and possesses its own restaurant and bar.

Paws Policy: Very welcoming of dogs who can stay in selected rooms (subject to availability) for the supplementary charge of £10 per night. They are not permitted in the restaurant or dining room, but are in the bar (where food is also served).

Details and secure online reservations:

The Flying Fish, near Ilminster

Flying Fish / Square and Compass in Somerset

Situated in the village of Windmill Hill between Ilminster and Taunton, the Flying Fish (formerly the Square and Compass) is a traditional inn which offers accommodation within a recently built “stable block”.

Paws Policy: Dogs (and cats and even ferrets, apparently) are welcome at the Flying Fish for a small additional charge.

Details and secure online reservations:

Best Western Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster

BW Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster

Dating from the Victorian period, the Shrubbery Hotel is situated to the west of Ilminster town centre and is within easy reach of the Blackdown Hills.

Paws Policy: Has a select number of designated pet friendly rooms, with well behaved dogs staying for the additional charge of £10.00 per night subject to availability.

Details and secure online reservations:

George Hotel, Castle Cary

The George in Castle Cary

Over 400 years old, The George is a historic old inn set at the heart of the little town of Castle Cary. It features 17 guest rooms in all (dogs are welcome in the courtyard bedrooms), and provides dining options via either of its two bars or the wood-panelled restaurant.

Paws Policy: Has a select number of rooms for guests bringing pets, and thus requires notification at the time of booking.

Details and secure online reservations:

The Half Moon, Horsington

The Half Moon in Horsington, Somerset

Located within easy reach of Somerset’s border with Wiltshire, this little village inn offers accommodation set within a converted stable block.

Paws policy: Dogs very welcome. No specific details available at the time of writing.

Details and secure online reservations: