And so to the second of our articles on the best budget-friendly, dog-friendly accommodation in the UK (find part one here). This time, MyPawsOn focuses on the South East of the country. We’ve hand-selected a few of the region’s best value, best-reviewed hotels, B&Bs and inns just for you. When you and your dog fancy a jaunt away from home, now you know where to go!
We’ve searched high and low for the accommodation that makes both you and your pup welcome. These are dog-lovers holidays, for those who love to walk in the countryside, swim in the sea and explore the beautiful villages and towns of the UK.
Read on for our list of the best dog-friendly budget hotels in the South East of the UK, and see our winners featured in the map below!
The MyPawsOn best budget dog-friendly hotels in the South East:
- The Lambert Arms, Watlington
- Hillview, Whitstable
- The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
- The Olde Forge Hotel & Restaurant, Magham Down
- The Bear Hotel, Hungerford
- Sandown Manor, Isle of Wight
- Iffin Farmhouse, Canterbury
- The Rowborough, Isle of Wight
- Crab & Boar, Chieveley
- The Yew Tree, Highclere
The Lambert Arms, Watlington
The Lambert Arms is an old, recently refurbished coaching inn just fifteen minutes from Oxford, based near to the charming market town of Watlington. Sitting at the foot of the Chiltern Hills and very near to the Ridgeway Walk, there is plenty of walking to be done nearby. This area of outstanding natural beauty will be enough to keep both you and Fido occupied! With open fires, real ales, comfortable sofas and award-winning food you can relax immediately, making the most of your stay. The Courtyard rooms are dog-friendly, and your pooch stays for an additional £15 per night.
Priced from £79 per double. http://www.thelamberthotel.com/
This cute (and very pink on the outside!) rural bed and breakfast has views over farmlands and the North Downs, and is only a hop, skip and a jump from the gorgeous seaside town of Whitstable. With floor to ceiling windows in the guest dining room/sitting room, and an open fire, the Hillview is perfect for all seasons.
The Hillview is totally dog-friendly; they don’t charge for your pup but nevertheless offer them their own welcome pack, containing a double bowl, gravy bones and a chew, a bottle of water, a towel (there’s a tempting pond onsite!) and a tennis ball. So, treats and attention aplenty await your lucky hound! Hillview’s cabins and Garden Room make a great choice for any dog owner, as you have direct access to the garden for any middle-of-the-night comfort breaks.
Priced from £80 per double. https://www.hillviewwhitstable.co.uk/
The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
The Hope Anchor is one of the oldest family-run hotels in Rye, with thirty years of hotel business under their belt. The Hope Anchor prides itself on its excellent customer service, and its warm welcome.
A fortified medieval hilltop town, Rye looks out over the sea, making it the perfect getaway for combining both town and country. Enjoy seaside walks, days out to local towns such as Canterbury or Camber Sands, and cultural trips such as a visit to Bodiam Castle or the beautiful gardens of Great Dixter to get the most from your stay in lovely Rye.
Priced from £80 per double. http://www.thehopeanchor.co.uk/
The Olde Forge Hotel & Restaurant, Magham Down
Set in the heart of the Wealden countryside near to the historic market town of Hailsham, the Olde Forge is a respite from the buzz of cities and modernity. Once the home of an old forge, the hotel has maintained its open fires and timber beams which, alongside the tasteful antiques and decorations, contribute to the history of the place.
A small dog costs an additional £5 per night, and a large dog costs £10.
Priced from £90 per double. http://www.theoldeforgehotel.co.uk/
The Bear Hotel, Hungerford
This ancient inn, which is thought to date back to the 13th century, combines modern refurbished amenities with all the charm of an ancient, historic market town hotel.
With 39 en-suite bedrooms, all renovated in 2013, the Bear is a perfect size – it can accommodate large parties of people for weddings and celebrations, but is also small enough to offer that personal touch. Some of the rooms have balconies which look out onto The Bear’s own island – Bear Island!
Priced from £60 per double. https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/hotels-in-hungerford-the-bear-hotel
Sandown Manor, Isle of Wight
Sandown Manor is the traditional and family-run cosy B&B of Debbie and Alain, who wish to offer a ‘home from home’ experience in the beautiful seaside town of Sandown.
Only five minutes away from the glorious Isle of Wight sands, Sandown Manor sits in an elevated position, offering panoramic sea views to be enjoyed from the breakfast room, guest lounge, patio, swimming pool and many of the rooms.
Pet-, family- and walker-friendly, Sandown Manor is a great base from which to explore the Isle of Wight. There is a £5 per night surcharge for Fido.
Priced from £70 per double. http://www.sandownmanor.co.uk/
Iffin Farmhouse, Canterbury
Only a ten minute drive from beautiful Canterbury, Iffin Farmhouse is surrounded by the beautiful rural countryside of Kent. Due mainly to their excellent customer service, the Iffin Farmhouse has now been voted number one Bed and Breakfast in Canterbury by its happy customers!
As well as being in such a fantastic location, the farmhouse offers beautiful grounds, a delicious range of breakfast items and home cooked evening meals too. Dogs are welcome at a cost of £10 per night by prior booking (as only some rooms are dog-friendly), and dogs will find a companion in Crotchet, the resident Springer Spaniel.
Priced from £107 per double. http://www.iffin.co.uk/
The Rowborough, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The homely environment of this Victorian house, set just a short walk from the cliff path to Shanklin, makes the Rowborough the perfect option for a relaxing break on the Isle of Wight. Very dog friendly (unless dogs are very big – get in touch), the nine bedrooms are en suite and well-maintained, so you can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and spend your holiday full of energy.
Explore the miles of beautiful countryside, or the principal towns of the Isle of Wight, both of which are easily accessible from the Rowborough. There is a £5 per night per dog additional charge for your small furry friend.
Priced from £42 per double, minimum two night stay. http://rowboroughhotel.com/
Crab & Boar, Chieveley
The Crab and Boar is based in the charming village of Chieveley in the Berkshire countryside. Here you can relax and unwind, away from the gamut of modern, urban life. The fourteen bedrooms offer a variety of styles to fit your tastes, whether you prefer four poster beds, hot tubs or roaring fires.
The Crab and Boar focuses on every little detail, whether it’s the buttery biscuits from the Cotswolds-based Marshfield Bakery, or the all-natural, handmade British toiletries from Bramley. They even have dog-friendly treats for your furry friend, so he feels spoilt too.
Priced from £110 per double. http://crabandboar.com/
The Yew Tree, Highclere
The Yew Tree is a traditional, seventeenth century British pub in the heart of the British countryside. The Yew Tree is part of The Epicurean group of pubs, which includes the best pubs in the South of the UK. The eight cottage-style rooms which are available offer comfort and cosiness to help you make the most of your stay in the South East. Every room is named after the trees found in the local woodlands, and all have been designed to prioritise relaxation.
The hotel has Arts and Crafts-style William Morris print wallpaper, open beams and warm tartans, combining to make for a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Dogs are very welcome in most rooms (though some are kept dog-free), and the hotel can provide dog-friendly facilities, such as dog beds and water bowls. Dogs are charged at an additional £10.
Priced from £99 for a double. http://www.theyewtree.co.uk/