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These Are Officially the UK’s Best Destinations for Dining with Your Dog

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Exploring local eateries is all part of the staycation experience – but according to a survey of 2,500 dog owners, 37% of dog owners say that they have difficulty finding dog-friendly restaurants and cafes on holiday.

So, if you’re searching for a destination for a stress-free canine culinary experience, a new report by dog-friendly holiday letting agency Canine Cottages analysed Tripadvisor and Google data to reveal the best canine culinary tourism spots.

Lake District town, Bowness-On-Windemere, ranked top with a score of 5.533 out of 6, followed by Bakewell in the Peak District (5.104) and Welsh town Llandudno (5.007).

Rank

LocationDog-friendly RestaurantsDog-friendly Bars/PubsDog-friendly CafesDog-friendly BakeriesDog-friendly TrailsPet Shops

Total Score

1

Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District

8036302

5.533

2

Bakewell, Derbyshire

72251384

5.104

3

Llandudno, Wales

3255146

5.007

4

Stow-On-the-wold, Cotswolds

34111431

4.607

5

Ramsgate, Kent

3636116

4.423

6

Castle Combe, Cotswolds

4248100

4.292

7

Winchester, Hampshire

4025197

4.268

8

Grasmere, Lake District

58233270

4.216

9

Rye, East Sussex

4642065

4.002

10

Burford, Oxfordshire

2745201

3.908

Taking the top spot for a pooch palate-led experience was Bowness-On-Windemere in the Lake District. Known for its bountiful green space and beautiful dog walks that will make your dog more than yappy, it’s no surprise that there are 80 dog-friendly restaurants to choose from within a 10-mile radius. Check out the Boardwalk Bar And Grill for great waterside views and top-tier foods, with visitors posting on Tripadvisor how their “dog was treated like a special guest”. For a beautiful summer’s pint, head to the Royal Oak Inn, with treats aplenty to get your pooch’s tail wagging.

Bakewell in the Peak District took the second-place spot . Most famously known to human foodies for its Bakewell tarts, Bakewell offers many culinary delights to experience with your canine companion. With over 72 different restaurants to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit everyone. Head to the Farmyard Inn for some dog-friendly Sunday grub, with visitors saying, “you won’t find a more dog-friendly pub”. Make sure to sniff out some picturesque Peak District trails, or head to Chatsworth House on the outskirts of the town, which welcomes dogs in its garden.

Rounding out the top three was Llandudno in Wales – known for its beach walks, rugged scenery, and delectable eateries. With 32 dog-friendly restaurants from brunch spots like Kava Café, to classic dog-friendly pubs like The King’s Head pub, there are plenty of Llandudno eateries to enjoy.

Stow-On-the Wold and Ramsgate complete the top five canine culinary destinations. The Cotswold town has plenty of walks among the rolling hills and dog-friendly establishments, whereas Ramsgate is perfect for some seaside culinary treats.

Sarah Pring, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages, said: “Food brings people together, and that shouldn’t have to exclude our canine companions. With our recent Canine Crunch report revealing that 37% of dog owners have difficulty finding dog-friendly eateries while on holiday, we wanted to showcase some of the best areas to visit with your pooch. We hope this inspires dog owners to discover some new culinary delights with their dog this summer.”

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