Dog Friendly Destinations

Vanessa Donkoh

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Vanessa Donkoh

It’s ‘bring your dog to work’ day! It’s only the best national holiday of year – after Christmas of course. But some places don’t allow our four-legged friends, so why not bring your precious pooch elsewhere. We’ve rounded up some fresh and cool spots for your and pup to eat, drink and chillax!

The Egerton House Hotel: Doggies Afternoon Tea

A legendary British pastime, afternoon tea is everyone’s favourite! It‘s just plain unfair that our fluffy friends have to miss out on the fun part of the English heritage. But at the Edgerton House Hotel, our sassy doggies are more than welcome.

If being lavished with adoring attention upon their arrival isn’t enough, the little cuties even get their own menu. Served the same as the traditional high tea, the doggy’s afternoon tea has three dog-friendly courses – juicy meatloaf, crunchy biscuits and creamy ice cream to finish! Talk about VIP treatment!

Commended by the Afternoon Tea Awards in 2012, Egerton’s high tea is served in their elegant drawing room; remember pinkies up!

Location: Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2BX

M Bar & Grill: Give a little

It’s your traditional bar and grill –with a menu full of meaty dishes and treats. Specialising in steaks from across the globe, it’s the ideal destination for you meat-loving babes!

Your precious pups are welcome too, and for a little £5 donation to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, your doggy can get in on the meaty action. They will be offered a choice of “Bacon & Peanut Butter Cookies” or “Dried Chicken Livers” and a sweet play session with the resident hound Hudson, the labradoodle.

Being located right to a beautifully decorated wine shop definitely has it perks! With unlimited access to exclusive bottles of booze and bubbly – wine lovers certainly won’t be disappointed.

Location: Twickenham, Greater London, TW1 1AA

Smith & Whistle

We’ve all heard of the Cocktail, but let’s all give a warm welcome to the Dogtail. The Smith and Whistle Bar and restaurant have set the bar high when it comes to dog-friendly restaurants. With their very own Dogtail menu available, you can sip on your own kickass cocktail while your pooch delights in a G&T Ginger tails or Bubbly Bow Wow!

The pioneers are London’s very first restaurant with a permanent canine drinks list, and this may just be all you dog and prosecco lover’s dream destination!  #Winning

The creative menu has been flawlessly created to be good for your pup, but still pack a flavourful kick! So don’t worry, its completely safe! Green Park is best location, because that means after walkies, humans and hounds can stop off for a refreshing drink.

Location: Mayfair, London, W1J 7BX

Duck & Rice: Dog Years

It’s officially the year of the Dog! And what better way to celebrate than by tucking into a cheeky dish of sweet and sour chicken and egg fried rice in traditional oriental style. The vibrant and trendy Soho restaurant, The Duck & Rice is the best place to indulge in some traditional Chinese comfort food. And your canine cutey is welcome too!

It’s one of the few Chinese restaurants in the capital that allow our little four-legged friends to join the party. Welcomed with a bowl of water, a generous portion of treats and showered with doting attention they’ll be made to feel right at home.

Take a bite out of classic recipes like crispy duck and won ton soup while your dog nibbles on their heavenly treats!

Location: Soho, London, W1F 0QB

Lusty Glaze Restaurant: Seaside Chic

The sun doesn’t always seem to be Britain’s best friend – but when it does shine, we are sure to take advantage of it! The Lusty Glaze restaurant hits the right spot, by bringing a chilled-out restaurant complete with awesome treats onto the golden sandy beaches of Cornwall.

The restaurant welcomes human and hounds alike. It’s the best location too – I mean who doesn’t love a dog-friendly beach? The countryside eatery is the perfect place to dig into a hearty meal and eat until your heart and belly is content!  With great beachfront vibes and a menu loaded with seasonal seafood and meaty meals you’ll definitely leave satisfied!

Be sure in time for “Woof Wednesdays” when each delicious doggy dinner will cost just £3 and all the proceeds go to the St Francis Home for Animals!

Location: Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3AE