If you're planning an escape to Suffolk to enjoy some long walks in the pretty countryside which inspired Constable, don't leave your four-legged friend behind! In Suffolk you'll find a selection of hotels, from luxurious historic houses to bed and breakfasts housed in traditional old village pubs, which welcome pets including dogs and cats. The county even hosts the annual Suffolk Dog Day. Touted as an event 'that you'd have to be barking mad to miss' it's held at Helmingham Hall near Ipswich every July. This dog show and fair is one of Suffolk's biggest day's out and attracts up to 8,000 visitors who come to take part and watch the action in the show ring, enjoy family activities and great food and shop at over 80 stalls.
Take Your Pooch to Enjoy Suffolk's Pet-Friendly Hotels
With miles of beautiful sand and shingle beaches in Suffolk, there are no shortage of bracing seaside walks to enjoy. From October to April you're free to take your dog to any beach, and during the summer months you'll find a choice of beaches open to dogs near Aldeburgh, Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Southwold. Or perhaps your dog would prefer a walk in a grand country estate? As well as dog walking routes at the National Trust's Ickworth House, you'll find a pet-friendly café here with water bowls and you can even borrow a lead if you leave yours behind.
Best Suffolk Pet-Friendly Hotels
Pet-friendly accommodation in Suffolk covers all budgets, so hotel and in-room amenities can vary. Hotels at the higher end of the market often offer dining facilities and a bar, whilst standard accommodation might not have on-site facilities but will often be located close to other restaurants and cafés, including dog friendly pubs. Whether you're looking for a basic room to rest your head after a busy day or would prefer to stay somewhere with a spa for a little indulgent treat for tired muscles, you can take your pick of the pet-friendly hotels in Suffolk and enjoy your hotel break away with the furriest member of the family.