BEACH
2015 WINNER

Holkham Norfolk Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Beach Winner

Commendations

"Wonderful beaches with the best canine friendly facilities all year round"

"Lovely expanse of sand – our dogs can run free"

"Miles and miles of lovely clean sand. Great to sit amongst the sand dunes"

"Good parking and a lovely walk through the pine trees to the beach"


HOTEL / PLACES TO STAY
2015 WINNER

The Old Cider House Somerset Tel: 01278 732228 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Hotel / Places To Stay Winner

Commendations

"What can I say Rosie our 10 mth old springer had the time of her life breakfast for her with the run of the lounge and a place in front of the fire. We will be going back this autumn for the walking and trouble free accommodation together with the fantastic home cooked food"

"We have a very enthusiastic springer that was no problem to them the food was fantastic and the personal breakfast for our dog was very much appreciated. We will be visiting again as it really felt like a home from home with people who understand what it is to own a dog with all their muddy happy ways"


PUB / BAR
2015 WINNER

The Spiceship Inn Dorset Tel: 01305 834651 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Pub / Bar Winner

Commendations

"The Spice Ship is a great place to visit for some delicious home cooked with doggie water bowls always available and doggie treats behind the bar"

"The Spice Ship is a wonderful dog friendly place to visit whether it is just for a drink or something delicious to eat from their wonderful menu or perhaps stay over night. Doggie water bowls are always available along with doggie treats behind the bar"

"The Spice Ship is a great place to visit for some delicious home cooked food and enjoy a drink from the well stocked bar in a lovely friendly and cosy atmosphere. There’s always a great welcome with doggie water bowls always available and doggie treats behind the bar"


DAY OUT
2015 WINNER

Cotswold Wildlife Park Burford
Oxfordshire
Tel: 01993 823006 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Day Out Winner

Commendations

"Cotswold Wildlife Park is the only large zoological collection in the UK to welcome dogs and has always been a dog friendly attraction since it first opened in 1970."

"Wonderful Park, I drove from Dorset as it is the only park I know to be dog friendly. Some of the enclosures dogs are not allowed, but my partner and I took it in turns. They have water and a dog bowls near the cafe."

"Not sure why other parks do not follow there brilliant example. My Chihuahua was fascinated by the animals and they of her, she did not frighten them or stress them out."

"Not only is this a fantastic place to take kids, it's dog friendly so the whole family is invited. The animals all look very well cared for and their environments have been extremely well designed for both animals and visitors."

"This wildlife park accepts dogs provided they are on a lead and under control. The park is spacious with large enclosures for the animals including a walk through lemur enclosure. There is plenty to see in a day and for the kids there is a mini train, adventure playground and a farm zoo."


CAFE / RESTAURANT
2015 WINNER

Beach Cafe Wells next the sea
Norfolk
Tel: 01328 713055 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Cafe / Restaurant Winner

Commendations

"There are dogs everywhere - it's just amazing"

"We used the dog wash facility before sitting inside the cafe and enjoying a coffee and cake"

"The Canine Club is a great idea. Will definitely be back"

"The best dog friendly cafe in the UK"


CAMPING / CARAVANNING
2015 WINNER

Blue Hills Cornwall Tel: 01872552999 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Camping / Caravanning Winner

Commendations

"If I write a review it will reveal one of our best kept secrets. One of our favourite places on the planet (shhhh….). It's fab!"


GREAT OUTDOORS
2015 WINNER

Lake District Cumbria Tel: 01539 822222 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Great Outdoors Winner

Commendations

"Hundreds of stunning walks to suit all abilities from lake to hills….something for every child, adult and dog to enjoy all year round."

"We go to the lakes two or three times a year with our Border Collie and have booked cottages from a nice selection of dog-friendly properties. Many of the pubs in the Lake District are dog friendly! It's very doggy friendly in the whole area, so enjoy!"

"A great place to take your dog on holiday with loads of great accommodation to choose from and all the space you could ask for."

"And when you and your dog have had enough running around there are hundreds of dog friendly pubs, shops, cafes and hotels to choose from."


HIGH STREET
2015 WINNER

Austin & Co Great Malvern
Worcestershire
Tel: 07956 080473 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best High Street Winner

Commendations

"A delightful independent card and stationery shop in Great Malvern."

"Great independent stationary and greetings card shop that will allow you to take your dog in whilst shopping. Doesn't mind if a waggy tail disturbs the displays and offers gravy bones to well behaved dogs."

"Always a bowl of water for the four legged shopper and the resident dog is very friendly!"

"Nessa, the Austin & Co dog is always happy to meet four-legged friends. Being allowed to look around with your pooch is a delight!"

"It is great to choose from the fantastic stationery and beautiful greetings cards with help from your furry friend."


TOWN / CITY
2015 WINNER

Keswick Cumbria Tel: 01539 822222 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Town / City Winner

Commendations

"It was the best place I have ever been with my dog for being made welcome and much more so than my last holiday there 20 years ago! Dogs were welcome almost everywhere. Water bowls on the streets. Special doggy menus in many pubs. The best pest shop I have been into."

"Throughout my week I saw many dogs of all shapes and sizes. All were relaxed and enjoying being with their owners. There was NO dog poo anywhere! Amazing and impressive. If you are going on holiday with your dog I cannot recommend Keswick highly enough."

"Lovely walks and friendly shopkeepers and pub owners mean you will both be happy."

"I have the good fortune to live in Keswick and would probably find it easier to list places where my dog would not be welcome than the vast majority which are."

"So dog friendly the humans are in danger of feeling left out!! Wonderful place - so welcoming."


LARGE ORGANISATION
2015 WINNER

Eurotunnel Folkestone
Kent
Tel: 08443 353535 Website
2015 Dog Friendly Best Large Organisation Winner

Commendations

"we were really impressed by the amount of thought that had gone into the design of the area. It was very welcoming- well done Eurotunnel"

"could not fault the service. Quick efficient and very friendly"

"I think it is the most friendliest way to travel for anyone who has a dog and would not consider travelling any other way"

"Calais is amazing. The staff are all very professional and knowledgeable about the documentation and processes. We have used the facility about 8 times now and it has been fast and efficient every time"