Doggy Tourism & Retail

Dogs are very welcome in many places around Norfolk. Here are some 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 Bacton/Walcott/Happisburgh:
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 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 Cromer:
There are many in and around the town so here are a few of our favourites.
Blue Sky Café – outdoor tables and inside too
Buttercups Tearooms
Cliftonville Hotel – dogs welcome in the bar but not Bolton’s Bistro
Crabpot Cafe
Hatters Tea Shop
Jetty Café
North Lodge Tea Rooms
Rocket House Cafe – dogs welcome on the outside balcony  for a spectacular view overlooking the pier
Pavilion Theatre bar – at the end of the pier so well worth a stroll
The Old Rock Shop Bistro
The Red Lion pub

Eating Out Mundesley/Overstrand
Cliff Top cafe, Overstrand
The Potting Shed Tearoom, Overstrand – within the garden centre, dogs welcome in the outside covered area.
The White Horse, Overstrand – dog friendly in the bar area, where you can reserve a table to eat
Beach Hut Cafe, Mundesley
The Corner Café, Mundesley
The Manor Hotel, Mundesley – in the main bar area and indoor dining terrace
The Ship Inn, Mundesley: Dogs are more than welcome in the main bar and the garden on leads.

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

Browse for more dog friendly pubs on the Doggie Pubs website

Browse the The Barking Bugle website for an extensive list of eating places.

Bacton Woods: a fabulous, popular woods nearby that many of our guests frequent. Click for 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

The Barking Bugle has more suggestions for days out too.

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 Alternatively you’ll find butchers in most towns and many rural locations around Norfolk. Try Icarus Hines in Cromer, Cawdrons Butchers in Stalham, Papworth Butchers in North Walsham and Tavern Tasty Meats in Swafield and Horning.
The Raw Dog Food company is based in Norwich and delivers on a few dates. Our properties are on the Green Route so you could book a holiday to coincide with a delivery!

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. 🙂