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 Gangway – micro pub and bar/cafe – coffee to cocktails!
The Old Rock Shop Bistro
The Red Lion pub
The White Horse Inn – traditional 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.
Blickling Estate (National Trust): dogs are welcome in the park and woods on a lead
Boat Hire:
Barnes Brinkcraft – Boat hire at Wroxham: Two dogs per boat.
Martham Ferry Boatyard  – Boat Hire on the River Thurne, a quiet part of the Broads. Pets welcome on all boats.
Richardsons  – Boat hire at Wroxham, pets welcome for a small charge.
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 (NT): dogs welcome in the cafe and lots of great walks in the grounds. Park all day for £2.
North Norfolk Railway: dogs welcome for a small charge, apart from dining trains and special events
Priory Maze Gardens, Sheringham: dogs go free
Sheringham Park (NT): 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.
Cromer: Coastal Pets at West St, Cromer NR27 9HZ Tel 01263 502035
North Walsham:
Sam’s Pets at Bridge Property, 14 Market Pl, North Walsham NR28 9BP Tel 01692 404806
Stalham: Broadland Angling & Pet Centre in 24 High Street, Stalham, NR12 9AN Tel 01692 580959
Wroxham: Kisi Canine Accessories at 10 Norwich Rd, Wroxham, Norwich NR12 8RX Tel 01603 783138
Norwich: Pets at Home can be found at Unit 4 Sprowston Retail Park, Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9AZ

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?  Make a family trip to BeWILDerwood so that you can join in with the kids or perhaps a visit to nearby East Ruston Gardens.
Shannons Pet Serviceslocal dog sitter
HappyPets – Megan is a fully insured and qualified dog walker and pet sitter
The Good Dog Guide has further suggestions around Norfolk

This dog friendly map lists a selection of dog friendly eating places, places to visit, vets and doggy services.  Drop us a message or post on facebook if you have any suggestions of wonderful places or services we need to add. 🙂