Despite summer being just around the corner, we can’t always rely on the weather being sunny and dry every day. We have rounded up some fabulous ideas of indoor places that are dog friendly. If the sun forgets to shine and you don’t want another soggy walk with your pup, at least you have some great alternative options. Whether you live locally to these places or are holidaying closer to home this year, there is something for everyone across the country.
Tower Bridge Exhibition - London
Open 7 days a week, the Tower Bridge Exhibition is a unique way to view London from this iconic bridge. Well behaved dogs are welcome at all times as long as a few simple rules are followed. On the 13th of June, they are even having a ‘VIPooch Day’ where dogs (and their owners) are being given VIP access and the chance to win treat bags. You can find out more on their dog-friendly information page here!
Fyne Ales - Cairndow, Scotland
Take a tour of this ale brewery in the Scottish Highlands and afterwards, you can enjoy an ale with your pup in their pub. Dogs are welcome in the pub and have the option to try their very own dog ale.
Inveraray Jail - Inveraray, Scotland
Another unique attraction in Scotland is the Inveraray Jail. Dogs are allowed to tour the jail alongside their humans. On their website, they even state that “Pooches were locked up in Inveraray Jail back in Victorian times, so we can hardly say no to them today!”.
National Cycle Museum - Powys, Wales
The National Cycle Museum houses the largest collection of bicycles in the UK. Established in 1981 the museum has an arrangement of bicycles dating back to the 19th century. Whether you have an interest in bicycles or just want something a little different to do, the museum offers a pleasant afternoon with your pup by your side.
Newlyn Art Gallery - Penzance
This dog-friendly art gallery in Cornwall has a variety of exhibitions and family events spanning the year across two sites. Certain exhibitions may not allow dogs in, but generally, dogs are allowed in the galleries and in the on-site cafes.
Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa - Chesterfield
No need to leave your pooch behind while you go on a spa weekend. Ringwood Hall hotel and spa offers classic spa packages for humans and day services for your dog too. While you relax, you can rest assured your dog is getting the best care possible. Choose from a variety of packages that include grooming and a pedicure.
Afflecks Shopping mall - Manchester
Self-described as “an emporium of eclecticism, a totem of indie commerce”, it is the UK’s first fully dog-friendly shopping centre. With a wide range of shops, it is the perfect place to lose an afternoon strolling through the stalls with your four-legged friend.
Dog Bowl - Manchester
As the name suggests, this bowling alley is dog friendly. Not only can you play a game in their stylish lanes, but you can also enjoy American style classics such as hot dogs, burgers and milkshakes. If you prefer an evening bowling, you can enjoy their cocktail bar and tex-mex feast that is open until 2 am.
Although we haven’t included any other bars, restaurants or cafes on this list. We needed to have a special mention to the places that have dog-friendly afternoon tea. All the locations listed below offer your dog their very own afternoon tea selection so that you can enjoy your scones and tea alongside your pooch.
- The Crosby Tea Rooms, Liverpool
- The Egerton Hotel, London
- The Fish Hotel, The Cotswolds
- Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire