Don’t let your dog miss out on a great trip to Suffolk. It will simply be overjoyed to roam around in the large open spaces, hunt rabbits and pheasants or splash around in the ocean waters. Fortunately, Suffolk boasts a wide selection of dog-friendly restaurants, pubs, accommodation options, and pet-friendly events in the warm summer months that cater specifically to dogs and their owners.
Where to stay
Many pubs, B&Bs, and hotels in Suffolk welcome dogs, although some restrictions regarding where the dogs can roam may apply. Nevertheless, they will have more than enough freedom to explore the area.
To explore some accommodation options that welcome pets, check out Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Suffolk. Most campsites in the area accept dogs, given that they are well-behaved. Explore some Campsites and Caravan Parks in Suffolk.
Where to eat
There is nothing our furry friends love more than a big, juicy bone. Suffolk butchers are more than happy to supply just that for a very small fee or even for free! You can also try one of the wonderful Farmers’ Markets in Suffolk and look for some tasty treats for your sweet dog. If you would also like to sit back and enjoy a meal without having to make arrangements for your pet, Suffolks offers many dog-friendly pubs and restaurants to explore. Most of the many available options will have a cosy fire in the winter and a lovely beer garden your dog can sniff away at. The majority of pubs and restaurants are found on the stunning Suffolk coast, surrounded by the wide-open countryside where you and your pet can enjoy long walks.
What to do
Various village fetes include dog shows throughout the summer months, so be sure to keep an eye out for them. These shows may even involve some prizes for the owner that resembles their dog the closest, or the other way around, along with the Best of Heinz 57 Breeds and the Most Lovable hound. For more information, check out our list of Feter and Fairs and What’s on in Suffolk.
A famous event you simply have to attend is the annual Suffolk Dog Day. This event features classes, shows, and pet competitions. The profits are distributed to charities that aid organisations and voluntary groups throughout Suffolk. This must-see event is hosted at Helmingham Hall every July
Find out more about Suffolk Dog Day here: www.suffolkdogday.com
You can also find our wonderful Doggy Days Out article that updates dog owners on exciting events every year.
A Suffolk trip wouldn’t be complete without a joyful game of fetch on the sand. Fortunately, most Suffolk beaches welcome dogs of all kinds to roam the sandy shores all throughout the year. Check out some of the dog-friendly beaches in Suffolk here.
As of yet, Harrod’s annual doggy fashion show called Pet-a-Porter hasn’t reach reached the county of Suffolk but stay tuned as this may change soon.
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