Doggy Tourism & Retail

Dogs are very welcome in many places around Norfolk. Here are some local places for starters, but we’ll happily add more as you discover them. Some need to be booked ahead as they are very popular, or only allow dogs in the bar or garden, so do check.

Eating out locally:
Poacher’s Pocket pub, Bacton: dogs welcome in downstairs bar area, not the upstairs restaurant
Sugar & Spice cafe, Bacton: Welcomed with a drink and a biscuit.
Kingfisher Cafe, Walcott: well behaved dogs welcome.
The Ship Inn, Mundesley: Dogs are more than welcome in the main bar and the garden on leads.
The Hill House Inn, Happisburgh: Good food, good beer and a warm welcome to all visitors & dogs.
Lighthouse Inn, Walcott: dogs welcome in the bar area and garden, but not the dining rooms.
Smallsticks Barn Cafe, Happisburgh. Dogs welcome in the enclosed garden

Tia relaxing on the terrace

Eating out further afield:
The Vernon Arms, Southrepps
Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market
Cliftonville Hotel, Cromer
Kings Head, Wroxham
The Star, Lessingham
Ferry Inn, Horning
The Greyhound, Hickling
The Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling
Dog Inn, Ludham
Rising Sun, Coltishall
Recruiting Sergeant, Horstead
Fishermans Return, Winterton-on-Sea
The Crown, Wells
Beach Cafe, Wells, including a VIP area called the K-9 club

Browse for more dog friendly pubs on the Doggie Pubs website

Bacton Woods: a fabulous, popular woods nearby that many of our guests frequent. Click for the Forestry Commission Bacton Woods info.
Barnes Brinkcraft – Boat hire at Wroxham: One pet per boat, permission required for more than one.
Blickling Hall & Felbrigg Hall: dogs are welcome in the park and woods on a lead
Broads Tours: Take a trip on a passenger boat, 1/2 hours long starting in Wroxham. Dogs welcome for a small charge.
Bure Valley railway: well behaved dogs on its trains, but book in advance for cruise/train combined trips as only two dogs are allowed per cruise.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden: dogs welcome on a lead
Felbrigg Hall: dogs welcome in the cafe and lots of great walks in the grounds. Park all day for £2.
Richardsons  – Boat hire at Wroxham.
North Norfolk Railway: dogs welcome for a small charge
Norwich Punting Company: dogs go free
Priory Maze Gardens, Sheringham: dogs go free
Sheringham Park: dogs on leads near livestock and visitor facilities.

Some more ideas here on the Tour Norfolk website

Dog Friendly Britain website also has several listings, found here

Sainsburys in North Walsham and Tesco in Stalham stock dog food and a variety of canine accessories.
There are two pet shops/suppliers in North Walsham. Country Pets is in Market Place, North Walsham, NR28 9BP and Kisi, Ebridge Mill, White Horse Common, North Walsham NR28 9NH
There is also Mr Schnorby’s Pet Supplies, High Street, Cromer NR27 9HG and Broadland Angling Pet centre in 24 High Street, Stalham, NR12 9AN.
A large Pets at Home can be found at Unit 4 Sprowston Retail Park, Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9AZ about 15 miles away.

Raw food
If your dog is a raw feeder then there are plenty of places to buy beautiful local meat. Broadland Angling and Pet Centre  can supply frozen mince and Kisi sells chicken carcasses, mince and other frozen meats. Alternatively you’ll find butchers in most towns and many rural locations around Norfolk. Find a list of some of the Norfolk ones on the findabutcher site.
If you’d like your pet food delivered to the property whilst on holiday then this lovely local company Mike’s Animal Feed will deliver for free to all our properties.

Doggy Services
Sometimes you need a bit of extra support whilst on holiday or perhaps you want to visit somewhere that your dog isn’t welcome? Book for these dog services to keep all the members of the family happy!

Broadland Cattery  have two large dog kennels to board your dog(s) on a day care basis, also based in nearby Ingham. Your dog will be taken for one or more walks depending on how many hours they are with us. For dogs that enjoy fun off lead, they have an enclosed outdoor exercise area for playing. Booking can be made no more than two weeks ahead. Make a family trip to BeWILDerwood so that you can join in with the kids or perhaps a visit to nearby East Ruston Gardens.
Anglia Pet Services have various pet carers based in and around Norwich offering day care.
The Good Dog Guide has further suggestions around Norfolk

New for 2017! This dog friendly map will list all the places you might want or need to go, so starting with vets and some pet services, but in time we’ll add lots more such as dog friendly eating places and places to visit.  Drop us a message or post on facebook if you have any suggestions. 🙂