Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in Wells and The Mendips
The Editor Says: The little city of Wells is a lovely place to have a shufty about (even if you’ll be on a lead for most of it), although the swans on the moat around the Bishop’s Palace look a quite handy and worry me a bit. However, for running around like a daft beggar then the surrounding Mendips take some beating. Just so long as you’re under control when around livestock there are countless paths and tracks to explore. In fact, the whole area is full of walking routes, and there are lots of lovely villages to stop off in. Fabulous place.
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 Crown, Wells
This splendid old inn with rooms is right at the heart of the beautiful little city of Wells, and the four poster suites make for a fabulous “step back in time” stay. History enthusiasts will no doubt relish the Crown’s association with William Penn. Paws policy: Well behaved dogs are most welcome by prior arrangement for a charge of £5.00. Pets should bring their own bedding and not be left in rooms on their own.
Dating from the mid 19th century, this exceptionally highly rated bed and breakfast is located just a mile from the centre of Wells itself. It sits within its own parkland and even boasts an outdoor swimming pool which is open between May and September (weather permitting). Paws policy: Dogs are allowed in second floor bedrooms, but owners must not leave their pets unattended at any time.
Wells is full of wonderful historic buildings, and the 15th century White Hart is certainly one of them. Located by the Cathedral Green, it features 15 en suite guest bedrooms and its own restaurant. Paws policy: Dogs are very welcome, but no further details available at the time of writing.
A beautiful piece of Palladian architecture, Ston Easton Park really is an authentic classic country house hotel. Just a short drive to the north east of Wells (and also within easy reach of Bath) it is set within extensive parkland grounds, and features 19 luxury rooms in all. Paws policy: Very dog friendly, with certain rooms allocated for those bringing their pets. Dogs are allowed in public places on leads, with the exception of the restaurant and dining areas.
The Oakhill Inn offers bed and breakfast accommodation via just five guest bedrooms (including a family suite). It is set within an area full of great walks for those on both two and four legs, and is within a short driving distance of both Wells and Shepton Mallet. Paws policy: Dog friendly. No further information available at time of writing.
Located in an area full of splendid walks for dogs and owners alike, the Wookey Hole Inn is just a short drive to the north west of Wells. It features just 5 guest bedrooms and a restaurant. Paws policy: Well behaved dogs are very welcome at the Wookey Hole Inn, but owners should bring their pet’s own bedding.