Dog Friendly Hotels around Taunton

A happy Paws4Rest editor

The Editor Says: To be quite honest, I know absolutely nothing about the Taunton area. Not a sausage. Not even a Bonio. However, the good folks at Taunton Deane Council have kindly produced a guide to circular walks in the area, which gets me out of a hole in this instance. But while there’s nothing wrong with walking in circles (I do it regularly), it should be pointed out that this area also makes for a great base for discovering areas such as the Quantocks and Exmoor. Have a look at our hotel pages for those places, too.

The Castle Hotel, Taunton

Dog Friendly Castle Hotel in Taunton

Brimming with history, Taunton’s landmark Castle Hotel has been welcoming visitors for centuries. It boasts over 40 guest bedrooms and two restaurants: Brazz and the Castle Bow Restaurant.

Paws Policy: The Castle welcomes well behaved dogs (and cats!) for the additional charge of £15.00 per night, per pet. They should not be left unaccompanied in guest bedrooms. They are, however, permitted to join their owners in the Brazz bar area as well as the outdoor seating areas.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

The Corner House Hotel, Taunton

The Corner House Hotel

Just a few minutes away from the centre of Taunton on foot, the Corner House is a “budget boutique” hotel that features over 40 guest bedrooms in total. It also possesses its own restaurant (‘The Retreat’).

Paws Policy: Has a select number of rooms able to take dogs, so advance notice is required to ensure availability. Additional charges of £10 per dog (per day) apply.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

The Great Western Hotel, Taunton

The Great Western Hotel, Taunton

Unsurprisingly, this Victorian hotel was linked to the expansion of the railways and is conveniently located close to the town’s station. It features its own cafe and bar (‘The Lounge’).

Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome by arrangement. Supplementary charges may apply (no specific detail available at the time of writing).

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

Holiday Inn Express, Taunton

Taunton Holiday Inn exterior

A great option for those travelling along the M5 (the hotel is just off Junction 25), the Holiday Inn offers practical accommodation just to the east of the town.

Paws Policy: Accepts small dogs for the nightly charge of £20 payable upon check-in. Advance request is necessary to ensure availability. There is a dog walking area on site.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

Farthings Country House Hotel, Hatch Beauchamp

Farthings Country House near Taunton

Located in rural surroundings just a few miles to the south east of Taunton, Farthings Country House Hotel is set in an 18th century building overlooking the village green. With just 12 rooms it is one of the more intimate places to stay in the area, but also features its own restaurant.

Paws Policy: Four-legged visitors are very welcome at Farthings and stay for the nightly charge of £8.00 per dog. They should not be left unattended in bedrooms.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

The Mount, Lower Henlade

The Mount Hotel near Taunton

A beautiful Regency country house with plenty of period charm, The Mount’s bucolic surroundings belie that fact that it is but a few miles from Taunton itself. It features 19 guest rooms, restaurant and spa.

Paws policy: Pet-friendly (charges apply) but no specific detail available online at the time of writing.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

The Farmer’s Arms, West Hatch

The Farmers Arms at West Hatch

Just 15 minutes away from Taunton and set amid glorious countryside, the Farmer’s Arms dates back to the 16th century and features just five guest bedrooms. The inn features its own restaurant, and is well placed for those seeking to explore the Quantocks.

Paws policy: A proudly dog friendly pub, The Farmer’s Arms welcomes four-pawed travellers for the additional nightly charge of £10 per dog.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

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