6 of the UK’s most dog-friendly afternoon teas holiday cottages

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6 of the UK’s most dog-friendly afternoon teas

If you love your dog as much as we love ours, you’ll know they deserve a special treat. And while most would love nothing more than chewing on a bone/rolling in fox poo/chasing squirrels (delete as appropriate for your doggo), wouldn’t it be great to do something you could both enjoy?

So, for an extra-special treat both human and dog will love, we’ve sniffed out the best dog-friendly afternoon teas in the UK. From ultra-indulgent establishments with dedicated doggy menus and dog-friendly cream teas, to lovely cafes that serve afternoon tea with dogs allowed, you and your pup can enjoy a delicious high tea together.

And if you need a place to snooze off the feast, take a look at our collection of dog-friendly cottages below!

The Egerton House Hotel, London

Egerton House Hotel Egerton House Hotel credit: Instagram @parsleythedog

This swanky Knightsbridge hotel is the perfect place to go when you want to pamper your pup – and yourself of course. Offering a dog-friendly afternoon tea in London, with a dedicated menu for your posh pooch, you can both indulge together in this British tradition which is served in Egerton House Hotel’s opulent Dining Room.

For humans, there’s the traditional spread of dainty finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones with cream and jam, alongside tea, coffee or even Champagne if you are really going all out – and there are vegan and gluten-free options too. And your doggy diner will delight in chicken and beef meatloaf, a homemade doggy biscuit and doggylicious ice cream – washed down with a choice of either rose or white Pawsecco!  

The Crosby Tea Rooms, Liverpool

Crosby Tea Rooms credit Instagram @pinot_the_miniature_dachshund

For a traditional dog-friendly afternoon tea in Liverpool, there’s nowhere better than the Crosby Tea Rooms. The café’s vintage styling makes this a super chic (and very Instagrammable) place to spend some quality time with your four-legged best friend, who can tuck into his very own doggy afternoon tea! A bowl of homemade doggie biscuits and a bowl of the café’s specially blended dog tea are served to your pup in a dog bowl to make him feel like one fancy Fido!

Two-legged diners have the choice of a traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, canapés, scones and cakes, plus an unlimited amount of tea from the café’s menu – which extends to two pages! There are also vegan and gluten free options too, or you could choose to indulge in a cream tea instead.

The Fish Hotel, the Cotswolds

The Fish HotelThe Fish Hotel credit: Instagram @pershorepatty

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly afternoon tea in the Cotswolds after exploring nearby Broadway, we’ve sniffed out one of the best. The Fish Hotel has teamed up with our friends Woof & Brew, as well as the Barking Barkery and Cotswold Raw for a delicious decadent afternoon tea for your dog. Fido can sip on a cup of Early Greyhound while tucking into some tasty treats at this high-end Cotswolds hotel.

The Fish Hotel has also created Tipsy Tea, a twist on the traditional afternoon tea for humans, where you can sup tea-infused cocktails paired with mouthwatering teatime treats, before finishing with a booze-laden pudding. Delicious! Even better, the hotel is situated just a stone’s throw from dog-friendly Broadway Tower – a great place to walk off the indulgences.

Staying in the Cotswolds? Take a look at our guide to the best dog-friendly places to eat.

Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire

Widbrook GrangeWidbrook Grange credit: Instagram @mr_nelson_cockerspaniel and @spaniellife

This traditional country hotel offers one of the best dog-friendly afternoon teas in Wiltshire – it’s even served on traditional three-tier stand! Doggy diners will be spoilt with bowls of wet foot, organic biscuits, puppuccinos and Pawsecco – and even a tennis ball, because what do dogs love more than food other than a ball? And if it’s a special occasion, your pup can bring along his four-legged pals for a doggy birthday party, complete with party hats and a birthday cake!

Humans are spoilt for choice too – tuck into a hearty cream tea with lashings of jam and cream or opt for the full afternoon tea with the complete range of delicious treats. You could even add a glass of prosecco if you’re feeling fancy! Set in the Wiltshire countryside, Widbrook Grange is in a perfect setting for epic walkies too.

Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor

Two Bridges HotelTwo Bridges Hotel credit: Instagram @two_brides_hotel

One of the best places for a dog-friendly afternoon tea in Devon, the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor will certainly give your pups the fuss they crave! The hotel has a huge garden area where your hound can work up an appetite (not that he needs to…), before you can settle down in the lounge for some delicious complimentary dog biscuits and lots of love from the staff.

Two-legged diners can enjoy a traditional three-tiered display of sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream – although you’re in Devon, so remember: the cream goes first! And if you’re looking for walkies to set tails wagging, there’s the rugged Dartmoor countryside to explore including the West Dart river nearby that we’re sure your pup will make a beeline for.

Staying in Devon? Take a look at our guide to the best dog-friendly places to eat in the county.

The Café Next Door, Leicestershire

The Cafe Next DoorThe Cafe Next Door credit: Instagram @thecafenextdoor

One of the most paw-friendly cafes in the area, The Café Next Door offers a deliciously dog-friendly afternoon tea in Leicestershire. Sit in the garden room with your hound where he will certainly receive lots of love from the staff and could even make friends with the resident Garden Pack of dogs.

The award-winning afternoon tea offers the very best of the café’s mouthwatering, homemade cakes, as well as delicious sandwiches and plenty of tea or barista-made coffee. Visit at Christmas for a festive treat, where you can tuck into mini mince pies, baby pigs in blankets and turkey sandwiches – although veggie and vegan options are available too!

If your appetite is still not satisfied after all these afternoon tea options and you’re still looking for somewhere to chow down with your Chow Chow, take a look at our guides to the UK’s most dog-friendly pubs and restaurants, and the UK’s most dog-friendly cafes. Or why not check out our great range of dog-friendly cottages across the UK?


Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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