It’s an age-old dilemma for food-loving pup parents. Is it possible to find a top-notch foodie escape where your pup is also welcome? We’re here to tell you that yes, it is indeed possible. We’ve rounded up our top five dog-friendly foodie escapes! Many of these venues have been awarded Michelin stars for their sumptuous culinary offerings. Tickle your tastebuds with the venues below. We’ve also outlined where at each tantalising venue fido will be able to join you as you tuck in.
Nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside, Le Manoir is a beautiful country pile with a strong culinary heritage. The maître de maison is world-renowned chef Raymond Blanc, so as you might expect, this 15th century manor is a gastronomic delight boasting a two Michelin star restaurant. But, it’s not just the restaurant that tips a nod to the chef. The entire hotel is meticulously themed around Raymond Blanc’s lifetime influences. From the wonderfully sumptuous and unique rooms to the gardens, packed full of the fresh produce used in the kitchens to create French-themed dishes. From breakfast to afternoon refreshments, your food will be a work of art. You and your pup can even enjoy your exquisite meal tucked in the confines of your luxurious room.
The gentle rolling countryside of the Cotswolds is a haven for food-lovers with plenty of dog-friendly delights on offer. Lords of the Manor is much loved by dog-owning foodies for its warm welcome and gastronomic offerings. The homely honey-stone manor is quintessential Cotswolds, with plenty of creature comforts on offer for you and your pup, including a blanket, bowl and food for furry visitors. The onsite restaurant is beloved by locals and visitors alike, with French influences combined with local Cotswold flavours. The restaurant itself is off limits to your pooch but you can grab a seat in the cosy bar and lounge to sample the culinary offerings beside your canine chum.
This breezy beachside destination is ideal for sampling the best of British, with 95% of their produce sourced from within 10 miles of the hotel. The Gallivant embraces a Californian-style philosophy with coastal chic rooms and a duneside location. If your pooch is a bit of a waterpup, they will love exploring the cool East Sussex coastline, before you tuck into seasonal dishes inspired by the local countryside and waterline. While fido can’t join you in the onsite restaurant, there’s plenty of space on the outdoor terrace, which is all-season friendly with heated and sheltered tables for you to enjoy your food with a side order of sea air. There are also a limited number of tables you can reserve in the bar area of the restaurant, which serves the restaurant menu.
A trip to the Cornish coast without visiting a Rick Stein venue is almost a crime for dog owners. The TV star and culinary whizz is a notorious dog-lover, so all of his venues offer a welcoming paw to pooches, alongside his trademark seafood dishes. The Seafood Restaurant in the pretty, coastal town of Padstow is ideal for catching a sea breeze whilst tucking into the catch of the day. If you are staying here, fido can join you in the conservatory for breakfast; but if you want to share an evening meal together, head for the nearby Mediterranean-inspired St Petroc’s Bistro, dog-friendly gastropub The Cornish Arms or seaside fish and chip shop Rick Stein Fistral for the pawfect dog-friendly dining experience.
This traditional inn is ideal for enjoying long countryside walks, followed by delicious modern English fare. The Wild Rabbit is a celebration of Cotswolds style with a sprinkling of Daylesford magic. There’s a strong focus on understated elegance and fine ingredients, making this the perfect place to treat yourself to a little luxury. The rooms are packed full of creature comforts for human guests and a bed, bowl and treats for your pup to enjoy. The food is the star of the show, with seasonal British delights on offer. The produce is mindfully sourced, supporting British farmers and artisan producers and many ingredients are picked fresh from the restaurant’s own garden. Dogs are allowed in the Bar, but not the main dining room. Settle into the cosy bar and enjoy a bite with your furry friend, pawfect for refuelling after an Autumn adventure.
Looking for somewhere to grab some grub without a stay? Don’t worry, our website is packed full of delicious dog-friendly dining destinations. So, whether you (and your pooch) prefer fresh sushi and champagne or hearty pub grub, there’s a place for you. Check out our full list of fido-friendly fooderies here.