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On September 25th-26th dog lovers will be flocking to Tatton Park in Cheshire for this year’s DogFest North event.
Now in its seventh year, the festival will give dog lovers a chance to celebrate their furry best friends in a weekend of fun.
What Is DogFest North?
DogFest North is a BIG festival of fun for dog’s and their owners. The Main Arena of the festival will be showcasing back-to-back entertainment including jaw dropping displays from the UK’s most skilled dog display teams. Prepare to have your mind blown by these talented animals leaping through rings of fire, hurtling down ziplines and much more.
There are also many opportunities for you and your own pooch to get involved in activities. Climb over hay bales, crawl under scramble nets, zig zag around poles and dart through tunnels on the ultimate Dogstacle course. Alternatively, test your dog in a game of hide and seek, ultimate frisbee, hale bale jumping and the Dogfest Agility Course.
If it’s more of a chill time you fancy, roll out a blanket and settle down to an afternoon of festival tunes accompanied by artisan food and drink stalls including a prosecco and gin-tastic bar.
How Much Are Tickets?
Tickets for Adults cost £17.50 while Concessions cost £12.50. Tickets for children aged 5-16 cost £10.50 and children under the age of 5 go free of charge. Wait, before you scroll on, we have an exclusive voucher just for you. Use DOG20 to get 20% off your Dogfest tickets!
What About After DogFest North?
After the fun and excitement of the busy days at DogFest you’ll be wanting a tasty meal and comfortable accommodation to relax in. Here’s our recommendations for hotels and restaurants near Dogfest North.
Dog Friendly Pubs Near Dogfest North
The Greyhound Ashley
With a name like that, how could this pub not be dog friendly? This family owned brewery is just 10 minutes away from Tatton Park. They LOVE our canine companions, providing plenty of fuss, fresh water bowls and biscuits. They have a wide range of seasonal ales which can be enjoyed throughout the year and of course, a wide selection of quality wines, spirits and soft drinks.
When it comes to food their menu is filled with fantastic seasonal dishes including a Brewery Tower Burger, MPA battered fish & chips and legendary cheese pie.
The Honey Bee – Wilmslow
Around 15 minutes from Tatton Park. This inn was previously known as Oversley House, and used to be a private home until the mid 20th Century.
This place is packed with original features, and comfortable seating. The food menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics. The bar is well-stocked, including cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit very taste. Dogs are more than welcome inside the bar area, or dining alfresco in the beautiful garden.
This dog friendly pub is a bit further out, around 30 minutes from Tatton Park. They provide a great range of ales, comfort food and live music within a comfortable setting. The interior is designed to feel modern and welcoming while retaining the historic feel of the building. Outside the pub you’ll find comfortable benches and stunning views of the river.
Fox And Barrell
One of Cheshire’s finest country pubs, recommended in the Good Food Guide for nine consecutive years. A wide range of beers, ales and wines are available as well as excellent food prepared with quality local ingredients.
Best of all, the Fox and Barrel is a completely dog friendly pub through the whole bar area and are always happy to greet four legged friends.
The Hornsmill At Helsby
A warm welcome is guaranteed at the Hornsmill. The resident chef blends locally sourced quality ingredients into exciting and original dishes. From fresh fish to steak to pub classics with a twist, there’s plenty to be tasted!
Pooches are welcome in the bar area of this dog friendly pub. There is even a jar of treats at the bar for good dogs and water bowls are provided upon arrival.
Dog Friendly Hotels near Dogfest North
Shrigley Hall Hotel
An elegant Georgian country house situated within 262 acres on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Stunning views of the surrounding countryside are agiven.
With 155 bedrooms of various styles and sizes the Shrigley Hall hotel has something for everyone. Most importantly, dogs are welcome for an extra charge of £20 per pet. Dogs are also welcome to accompany you into the hotel bar which serves bistro food. Alternatively, you can enjoy your food al fresco with your dog in the Oakridge Restauraunt.
Enjoy treatments in the luxurious spa or kick back in the steam room, pool and whirlpool. The hotel is also renowned for its 18 hole golf course. The local village Bollington is full of dog friendly places so you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The Grosvenor Pullford Hotel And Spa
Located in picturesque and landscaped grounds, this hotel is only a five minute drive from Chester’s historic city centre. It is also barely a stone’s throw from the border of Wales.
This luxurious four-star hotel and spa has 73 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. For an extra £15 per pooch dogs are welcome.
The Grosvenor Pullford also boasts an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, Ciro’s Brasserie. The stunning Mediterranean fayre is accompanied by excellent wine selections, earning it a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in Chester, Wrexham and Cheshire. Enjoy fabulous cuisine at Ciro’s or take your dog to the hotel’s cosy gastro-pub, Nelson’s Bar. Here, open fireplaces, soft leather sofas and a relaxed atmosphere provide the perfect chance to chill with your dog.
Rookery Hall Hotel And Spa
A common setting for weddings in the area, Rookery Hall is a vista of timeless beauty. Built in 1816 as the home of wealthy local land owner William Hilton Cooke.The venue is now a dog friendly hotel. The history of the building is evident with mellowed sandstone walls, oak, mahogany and fine marble adorning the Hall itself.
Perfectly placed to enjoy the stunning Cheshire countryside and near to the Peak District, this is the perfect hotel for a combination of exploring and luxury. Set amidst 38 acres of garden and woodlands the hotel boasts 70 rooms.
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