Black and white half-timbered houses, rustic streets that go back to Tudor times, this beautiful cathedral city has an array of places to explore with the pooch. Here’s our guide on how to enjoy a trip to the dog friendly Hereford.
Dog Friendly Breakfast Finds
Let’s face it, we all have different breakfast tastes. From your greasy spoon to your croissants or avocado. Lucky, Church Street in Hereford boasts enough dog friendly places to satisfy all tastes.
For a mouth-watering full English breakfast, No. 10 The Tearoom will set you ahead for the rest of the day. That’s not forgetting their freshly ground coffee, loose leaf teas and luxury tea cakes.
Another favourite for breakfasts on this tail-wagging steeet is La Madeleine, a cafe filled with French cuisine and inspiration. Sitting outside in the courtyard with an Almond Croissant and the morning birdsong is sure to make you feel like you’ve been whisked away to the South of France.
Looking for a more tailored breakfast? Rocket features a fabulous mix-and-match menu complete with artisan choices and locally sourced produce. Sourdough, scrambled egg, crispy bacon and avocado is always a top choice.
Just around the corner on King Street you’ll find your traditional neighbourhood ‘caff’ King Street Kitchen. They serve a great variety of breakfasts and brunch with something for everyone. Swing by on a Saturday and you can enjoy their buttermilk pancakes.
With Herefords quaint, bustling streets, stacked in history you’re never short of a new place to explore.
Before we dig in, we have to give a special mention to the famous Hereford bull statue. No trip to Hereford is complete without getting your dog to have a photo next to the life-sized statue of a bull bronze statue. It’s hard to miss this statue, but you can find it next to the Old House Museum in High Town.
Once you’ve taken your Insta-worthy snapshot, take in the breathtaking views of one of the UK’s most famous Cathedrals. Dogs are not allowed in the Cathedral itself, but they are welcome in the close and in the Chapter House Garden where water bowls are provided.
From here, if you fancy a long walk with the dog, then there’s a 3-4 hour walking trail available. The trail follows along the banks of the Wye to the small hamlet of Breinton, then returning to the city via fields and quiet country lanes.
You’re never short of walking trails in dog friendly Hereford. One of our other favourite walks is a 15-minute drive out of the centre to Haugh Woods. This ancient woodland is full of beauty and charm, with over 850 acres to explore. Haugh Woods is famously home to over 600 species of butterflies and features two butterfly trails.
Fancy a walk with a difference? How about getting a Treasure Trail! All trails take you through various parts of the cities in a self-guided tour. There are various themes to choose from including a murder mystery, spy mission or a treasure hunt.
Dog Friendly Lunch Spots
Once you’re all tuckered out, there’s nothing better than grabbing a bite to eat. There’s plenty of tasty places to tuck into within dog friendly Hereford.
If you enjoy good burgers cut from a good locally-sourced beef, then The Den is a great place to visit. This welcoming place not only serves mouth-watering burgers, but they also offer seasonally-changing menus, weekly specials and homemade puddings. Your dog is always welcome here, and may even get treated to a plate of treats.
Alternatively, if you’re happy to sit outside with the dog in order to get one big tasty whopper, then the Beefy Boys boasts awards for having the Best Burger in the UK.
Looking for food with a view? De Koffie Pot on Bridge St boasts a courtyard garden with views over the river and the old bridge. They have a range of ‘proper good nosh’ with something for everyone including organic, vegan and gluten-free dishes.
Looking for more Vegan options? Swing back over to the Rocket on Church Street for a tasty Vegan pizza.
Shopping in Hereford
Looking to do a bit of shopping while continuing the historic tour? Head over to the Butter Market and walk your dog around. This charming indoor market has over 30 independent stalls all offering something a little different.
Once you’re done inside, the high street boasts many shops who open their doors to our furry paws. Dog friendly shops in Hereford include Clintons, Fat Face, Sea Salt, WhiteStuff, Mountain Warehouse, Millets, Ryemans, Game, Body Shop, Waterstones and more.
Dinner and Drinks
Hereford’s food scene comes alive in the evening with plenty of choices.
If you’re looking for Herefords famous beef scene, then The Bookshop comes highly rated for its lovingly crafted meat dishes. They’ve even won an award for having the best Sunday lunch.
Looking for some delicious French-inspired cuisine for supper? Swing back to La Madeleine on Church street. The ambience in the evening is just as wonderful as it is in the day time.
If you’re looking to end the day somewhere a little cosier then there’s no better place than the Cosy Club. Well-known across the UK for its delicious dinners and delectable cocktails. Dogs are welcome in the lounge and bar area only, but you can still order food here and have a great evening.
If it’s some great craft ales and real cider you’re after, visit Beer in Hand. If you’re heading by from Thurs-Sat, you’ll be pleased to know they also serve scrumptious pizza.
We also recommend heading back to De Koffie Pot because this place lights up in the evening. Pub quizzes, salsa nights, burlesque shows through the week and free live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Where can I stay with my pooch?
Looking for somewhere to stay for the weekend? We recommend The Green Dragon Hotel (£10 per pooch). It’s city central and just a short walk from all those places mentioned above.
Looking for something on the waterfront? East Friars is an eclectic family home situated on the banks of the River Wye in Hereford. They love our furry pals and resident dog Bea is very friendly and welcoming.
Sometimes you like to stick to what you know, and for that, Travelodge has got your back! Dogs are always welcome in these hotels up and down the country for £20 per dog.
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