By Evie Kennedy | Monday, 04 September 2023
We know just how important your furry friends are as a beloved member of the family, their joy is also paramount during your holiday. That’s why they’re always invited to your stay with Quince. Ahead of international dog day on 26th August 2023, we have rounded up our favourite dog friendly spots for food, fun and frolicking. Get ready to explore, relax, and bond with your pup in a home away from home like no other.
Inspiration for our Aldeburgh property, Penty on the Hoo, the ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo surrounded by stunning views of the River Deben. Welcoming well-behaved dogs on leads to wander through its extensive landscape, Sutton Hoo allows you and your four-legged friend to discover the iconic burial mounds and the fascinating stories they hold.
After immersing yourself in history, wander to the charming coastal town of Aldeburgh which boasts a shingle beach, ideal for leisurely walks with your pup. Make sure you check the restrictions as dogs are not able to be on certain areas of the beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Offering dog friendly cafes and eateries, refuel after your walk and enjoy a meal along the Aldeburgh high street. The White Hart Inn is ideal for an Italian style wood-fired pizza in the beer garden in the summer months or a perfect pint of ale in the cosy bar area in the colder seasons. Dogs are welcome inside the pub and in the beer garden, and are often welcomed with a dog biscuit! Not keen on pizza? Enjoy the best fish and chips in Aldeburgh from Aldeburgh Fish and Chips and have the choice of enjoying the local delicacy within the White Hart Inn beer garden with a pint or take it to the beach and watch the world go by and the waves roll in.
A true haven for outdoor enthusiasts and their beloved pups, Betteshanger Park has expansive landscapes, diverse recreational opportunities and a warm embrace of all things canine. This park beckons both humans and their furry companions for a day of boundless adventure. From the moment you set foot in the park, it’s evident that your four-legged friend is not only welcome, they are an integral part of the experience. The park’s cafe extends a warm welcome to dogs too, ensuring that your pet can be by your side as you enjoy refreshments after your adventures. So, whether you’re enjoying a hearty lunchtime meal, grabbing a quick coffee, or savouring a sweet treat, your dog can be by your side every step of the way.
Located in Ripple, just outside of Deal, Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour is the largest independent ice cream maker in the South East, and a Quince favourite. Explore the farm with all of the family, with marked trails for walking and cycling, all of which are perfect for exercising your pooch, Solley’s has something for everyone. With all day breakfast and light lunches served throughout the day, but the ice cream is where they truly excel. Looking for something sweet? Create your own sundae from a choice of over 15 ice cream flavours, each of them made on site. All dogs and welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and on a lead.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Hampshire, Butser Ancient Farm offers a journey into the past like no other, and the best part? Your canine companion can come along for the ride. This living history museum is not just a window into ancient times, it’s a haven for dog lovers seeking to explore with their four-legged friends by their side. Wander through reconstructed Iron Age roundhouses, Roman buildings, and Saxon structures, all while your furry friend enjoys the sights and scents. The open-air character of the farm means that your dog can trot alongside you as you delve into the rich tapestry of Hampshire.
Offering a menu filled with pub classics, The Waterloo Arms is a traditional inn within the village of Lyndhurst, just 30 minutes from our recently renovated property, The Coding Hut. Offering traditional cask ales, quenching lagers and a vast choice of ciders, and water bowls galore for your pet, of course, The Waterloo Arms is the perfect nook to spend an afternoon. Outside there is a beautifully tendered garden, with plenty of outdoor seating amongst the greenery and flowers, this is a perfect country pub for you and your furry best friend.
Adorned in typically honey hued Cotswolds stone, The Lygon Arms showcases a curated menu by household chef, James Martin. The Grill serves traditional and authentic dishes packed with seasonal, local produce in a laid back atmosphere. The tavern also offers a cosy and warm welcome particularly for your pampered pooch. Ordering food? Choose from the dog menu for your four-legged friend too. Chicken, beef steak or sausages, after all it is everyone’s holiday!
As you wander through the winding paths of Batsford Arboretum, your dog will be right by your side, exploring the diverse collection of trees and plants that span the globe. With over 56 acres of lush landscapes to explore, your pup will be wagging as they walk, from the tranquil Japanese Garden to the vibrant bursts of colour in the wildflower meadows.
Whether you’re seeking a peaceful stroll among the trees, a leisurely picnic, or simply a moment of tranquillity, Batsford Arboretum offers a sanctuary for dogs and their owners alike. The stunning natural beauty harmonises perfectly with the joyful energy of canine companions, creating an atmosphere where you can truly immerse yourself in the wonders of nature while sharing special moments with your beloved dog.
So, gather your pup’s leash, pack some treats (and poo bags), and come and see what Quince has to offer for man’s best friend.