Dog Friendly Bury St Edmunds Scheme
With dog-friendly accommodation, cafes and restaurants, plus attractions and days out that your pooch will love, the historic town and surrounding towns and villages of Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare are the ideal place to enjoy a short break or holiday with every member of the family - including the furry variety!
Wherever the new #dogfriendlybse paw print logo sticker is displayed in windows, businesses will welcome dogs in a town-wide and beyond initiative.
The premises may also have a #dogfriendlybse water bowl for your doggy companion to quench their thirst. Visit the Bury St Edmunds Dog Friendly Businesses Online Guide. for a list of businesses which display the sticker.
Dog Friendly Places to Stay in Bury St Edmunds
The are a number of hotels which offer dog friendly rooms. Overlooking the Abbey Gardens and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, The Angel is ideally placed for a weekend exploring the town with your pooch and there are 10 dog-friendly rooms which come furnished with dog bowls and toys. A true oasis of calm, the Best Western Priory Hotel is ideal for travellers seeking peace and quiet in a historic location with modern facilities.The Best Western Priory Hotel's restaurant was recently awarded a AA one Rosette, for its new menu which includes contemporary dishes with the addition of a specials board and dogs are welcome to stay in the Priory Hotel's garden rooms. £10 per dog per night.
Dogs will love exploring the 1,800 acre National Trust Ickworth estate while staying at The Ickworth hotel, just outside Bury St Edmunds. There are a range of rooms, suites and apartments available to suit all sizes of group. Wander through the gardens for a relaxing stroll or pick up a map from the reception and head out for an adventure with your loyal friend.
Set within 7 acres of secluded and tranquil Suffolk countryside just outside Bury St. Edmunds, Ravenwood Hall Hotel is perfect for a stay with man's best friend. With its origins dating back to the reign of Henry VIII; the hotel very much welcomes well behaved four legged friends. Their dog-friendly rooms are located in the Mews. If you would like to spend a few days in the idyllic Suffolk village of Lavenham, then you can book one of the dog-friendly bedrooms at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa. During your stay, you can enjoy a meal with your four-legged friend in the Airmen's Bar, the garden or in the comfort of your own room.
For more inspiration visit our Dog Friendly Places to Stay Guide.
Dog-Friendly Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants In Bury St Edmunds
With the Dog Friendly Bury St Edmunds Scheme it is easy to find dog friendly cafes, pubs and eateries.
The Fox Inn is a 15th century Inn located within easy walking distance to Bury St Edmunds Town Centre. Offering a high standard of accommodation and a cosy environment, they have a lovely outdoor and indoor dog friendly dining area, perfect for a relaxing meal or drink with man's best friend! The Masons Arms, Greene King Brewery's official flagship pub, welcomes dogs with a bowl of water and lots of fuss and there's a courtyard beer garden where you can enjoy a summer's evening with a pint alongside your 4-legged friend.
Located just off the market square in Bury St Edmunds, Edmundo Lounge welcomes you and your dog for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks. It's a great place to rest your feet after a morning visiting the town's historical hot spots and shops. If you love coffee, then you will love Really Rather Good; an independent cafe located on Angel Hill serving a wide range of coffees and teas, complimented by a menu of sandwiches, paninis, wraps, salads and cakes. Dogs are welcome to sit with you inside the cafe and outside, where you can sit and watch the world go by and take in the stunning views of the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral.
For more inspiration visit our Dog-Friendly Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants In Bury St Edmunds Guide
To see a full list of businesses who have joined the Dog Friendly Bury St Edmunds Scheme visit the Bury St Edmunds Dog Friendly Businesses Online Guide.
Dog Friendly Days Out
Dogs are welcome to join you on a lead as you explore the famous Abbey Gardens in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. Created in 1831 by Nathaniel Hodson, the Abbey Gardens was originally a botanic garden laid out in the same style as the Royal Botanic Gardens in Brussels. In 1936 the concentric circles were replaced by the sixty-four island beds which, together with illuminations, formed part of the Coronation celebrations for George VI in 1937.
Explore the 200 acres of landscaped gardens at Nowton Park; where dogs are welcome. Within the park, you will find a maze in the shape of an oak tree, an arboretum which is home to trees from around the world including eucalyptus, paperbark maple and Kentucky coffee trees. There's a fabulous cafe within the park too, where you will find an area inside and out for dogs and their owners.
A favourite spot amongst dog walkers and their four-legged friends, Hardwick Heath is a 55-acre park featuring a play area, football pitches, a picnic area and a fishing pond. National Trust Ickworth is great place for dogs and their owners - they’ve a wide range of walks for you to enjoy and a dog friendly café too. You and your dog will love exploring the 125 acres of unspoilt countryside at West Stow Country Park which surrounds West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. With trails, heaths and woodland walks, there's an abundance of wildlife and birdlife!
For more inspiration visit our Dog Friendly Attractions in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond Guide.
We'd Love to See Photos of Your Dog Exploring Bury St Edmunds!
Loki in the Abbey Gardens. Photo: Jon Kay
Why not share your photos of you and your pooch exploring Bury St Edmunds on social media using the hashtag #dogfriendlybse? If you're on twitter tag @dogfriendlybse, on instagram tag @dogfriendlybse and facebook use #dogfriendlybse.
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