Home to the world’s most famous playwright, majestic Castles, unique heritage, great theatre, culture and glorious gardens, Shakespeare’s England offers something for everyone - including your four-legged friends who like to come and visit too!

Read on for a guide to pet-friendly places to visit, eat and stay in Shakespeare's England.

Dog-Friendly Attractions

A couple walking their dog in front of Charlecote Park

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust allows dogs in the grounds of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place and Anne Hathaway’s cottage (except Mary Arden’s Farm due to the resident livestock). 

Enjoy a guided tour of Stratford-upon-Avon with Stratford Town walk who also welcome dogs on their walking tours around the town.

Kenilworth Castle accepts dogs on leads and there are plenty of places where dogs can ‘lap up heritage’! Water bowls are available outside the visitor centre and tea-room.

Does your pup love to shop? Bicester Village offers dog strollers for guests bringing their dogs - please check before entering shops with your dog as it is down to the discretion of each boutique whether they allow the stroller in the store.

FarGo Village in Coventry welcomes dogs in the majority of their shops including Backhaus, the onsite coffee shop/café. They even have a doggie boutique selling treats, clothing, bandana’s and dog beds! FarGo's annual Dog Fest event is hugely popular with pet loving families. The event takes place in May, check the FarGo Village website for details. 

Dog-Friendly Places to Stay

A dog basket with dog bowls and biscuits beneath a sign reading Doggy Pit Stop

If you would like to arrange a short break in Shakespeare's England there are a number of dog-friendly hotels in Warwickshire where they will be welcomed as 'Top Dog'!

The Mercure Shakespeare Hotel welcomes dogs and can supply a small dog cushion or slightly larger doggy bed!

The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel has a number of dog-friendly rooms. They also have a Doggie station in the hotel reception with everything your pet will need during their stay. If you are bringing your pet along with you, please let a member of the team know prior to your stay so the hotel can ensure they are well looked after. There is a pet fee of £15 per night. With dog-friendly Charlecote Park right on the hotel doorstep, you and your dog will have lots of exploring to do around the park. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcomed around the park and owners are asked to be mindful of the resident sheep and deer at all times.

Your four four-legged friend will receive a five star service at the award-winning Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa. Pawsome guests are greeted with a welcome letter, dog bed with cushion, bowl, poop bags and treat! The hotel has a selection of dog friendly rooms for you to choose from, and 10 acres of grounds for you and your pooch to explore!  Thee are a number of local walks and parks suitable for dogs. Please note that you will need to pre-book your dog via telephone or email to ensure you are allocated a dog-friendly room.

Dog-Friendly Places to Eat & Drink

A dog sniffing a table in a pub with a pint of beer on the table

Peach Pubs runs a selection of dog-friendly pubs in Warwickshire. The Almanack in Kenilworth, The Rose & Crown in Warwick and The One Elm in Stratford permit dogs in their bar areas and always have treats for well-behaved pooches.

The Globe in Warwick also permits dogs into its bar area and provides dog treats. Some bedrooms on the ground floor are dog-friendly and charge £20 per dog.

Dogs are very welcome at The Fleece Inn, both in the pub and in the bedrooms. Surrounded by countryside and in the beautiful village of Bretforton near Evesham, customers can enjoy a walk then relax with a drink. The pub offers free dog treats and sells locally made Pont & Pierce dog treats, Pawsecco and Dog Beer.

You can enjoy a dog-friendly visit to Shakespeare's England all year round! Don't forget to tag us in your social media posts using #MyShakespearesEngland.