Gather has been in Carnoustie for a few years and recently transferred to larger premises and this has allowed them to include a cafe facility. I visited to buy fresh local produce and extended my stay to include an excellent cup of coffee and piece of delicious cake.
Bethany the owner told me that they were a dog friendly establishment so for my next visit I took Moss our family collie with me. He was treated equally as well as I was and enjoyed a drink of fresh water which had been brought to him by our lovely waitress.
He then settled down to watch the other people in the cafe section and enjoyed the attention he was given by them, being handsome he is quite accustomed to this!
Piece Of Cake Cafe
Dogs welcomed with their own mat and a free biscuit. Owners can have sumptuous home baked cakes, exotic beverages and tasty snacks. Skipton road, BB18 5NB
Esse Factory Cafe
Just off the L&L canal towpath, call in after a beautiful walk for meals, snacks and cakes cooked on an Esse oven, with a wide choice of beverages. Dogs get a free biscuit.
Long Ing estate (near bridge), BB18 6BJ
The Barlick Tap
Wide range of real ales and other drinks in a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Dogs welcome.
6 Newtown, BB18 5UQ
The Reader Cafe in Calderstones Park. One of the most dog friendly places we have in Liverpool and in 18 or so months will get a bigger and better cafe! Currently relocated but the Reader organisation made sure our four legged friends still had somewhere to rest paws and enjoy a treat as well as the owners!! Dog treats also on sale and in the ice cream parlour next door frozen yogurt for dogs.
Would recommend lovely park lots of runs and in the summer lots to do for children with a miniature railway on edge of park. Calderstones Rd, L18 3JB
Take a walk in Calderstones Park and come to The Reader Cafe to rest your paws and recharge with their dog treats!
This is a privately owned beach but dogs are welcome on the beach (off lead), and on the Coast Path alongside the chalets (on lead). There is a large pay and display car park and from the beach there is a 2 mile walk one way to Minehead, or a 2 mile walk along the newly created Steam Coast Trail to Blue Anchor in the other direction. The holiday park at the beach has a cafe and kiosk for refreshments.
Yarn Market Hotel in the High Street.
The hotel has a cosy restaurant separate from the main restaurant in which dogs are welcome and offers soup, teas, coffees throughout the day and light meals at lunchtime. Dogs get offered a biscuit (with the permission of the owner!) and for people holidaying in the area a leaflet is available showing places where your dogs are allowed, such as pubs, tea rooms, attractions.
I have not stayed at the hotel as I am local but they have dog friendly rooms and guests also get a small dog gift pack when staying.
Dunster Castle and Gardens.
Although not able to go in the castle itself, dogs are welcome to walk on a lead throughout the castle grounds and gardens.
Even if not visiting the castle a walk can be taken around the old Deer Park fields, with a lovely river running alongside where dogs can enjoy a cooling splash in the Summer (or even the Winter if they feel so inclined!)
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Izzy and her dog, Fifi, enjoy spending time exploring dog-friendly places in Yorkshire. One of Izzy & Fifi’s favourite towns for a day out is Otley in West Yorkshire. Below Izzy has shared with us her recommendations of the best things to do on a visit to Otley.
Best Dog Walk
Otley Chevin Forest Park is my favourite place to walk, it is large enough to spend all day walking, but there are lots of brilliant short walks too. You can see a map of the Chevin here, one of my favourite walks is to start at the ‘Surprise View’ point, where you’ll find incredible views across the Wharfe Valley, then you can walk in a loop through a woodland area. Fifi loves the woodland areas for chasing squirrels. If it has been raining then make sure to put your wellies on!
Best Dog-Friendly Café
Salami & Co is a very trendy dog-friendly café, and you and your dog will feel very welcome here. Don’t worry if your dog is muddy or wet, they have towels and mats for them to rest on. They have a ‘Hound Menu’ with food and drinks for your dog, and they also have an array of baked goods for dogs on the counter. On my most recent visit, Fifi and her friend each had a ‘puppuccino’ and they shared some dog doughnuts, it all went down a treat! The food for human consumption is also very good, my favourite is the delicious avocado on toast, and they have an excellent array of freshly baked cakes.
Best Dog-Friendly Pub
Stew and Oyster is a friendly and relaxed pub, where dogs are welcome. They have a jar of dog biscuits and water bowls. The food here is delicious, even if you don’t like stew or oysters - they have great vegetarian and vegan options. Plus, if you order a hot drink you also get a free brownie!