Bakewell, located in the heart of the Peak District and best known for its delicious pudding. Bakewell has many more tempting treats to offer, from cosy dog friendly pubs to relaxing strolls. Here’s our guide on how to enjoy dog friendly Bakewell with your pooch.
Dog Friendly Foodie Finds
Breakfast, lunch or dinner there’s nothing like grabbing a bite to eat in a cosy pub or quaint cafe. Dog friendly Bakewell has plenty of places to enjoy with a furry companion by your side. Here are some of our highlights.
This comfortable pub dates back to the late 1800’s retaining many of its original features. You and your pooch can sit amidst horse tack and hay rack while tucking into tasty food or cask ales sourced from local microbreweries.
Aisseford Tea Rooms
This country tea room loves welcoming weary walkers and muddy paws through the door. Serving meals made with fresh local produce and a nice warming cuppa. Dogs are offered biscuits.
The Red Lion Pub
A yummy selection of typical British pub food as well as some local favourites. You’ve got to try the oatcakes! Jasper always gets a warm welcome from the staff and water is provided on request.
The Old Smithy Tearooms
Looking for an all-day breakfast to set you up for a big walk ahead? The Old Smithy has you covered. This place is famous for its big breakfasts and tasty apple cakes. Everyone is welcome here, and they love meeting dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, there’s no shortage of walking routes to enjoy with your pooch.
Starting at Hassop Station you can enjoy the Monsal Trail. This traffic-free walk has many breathtaking beauty spots between the rolling limestone hills of the White Peak. It’s recommended to keep your dog on a lead for the most part because of the large number of cyclists this place attracts.
Another route which makes up part of the Monsal Trail is the 15-mile river walk along the River Wye. Part of the route is paved but it’s mostly made up of grassy bank so bear that in mind with the weather and terrain. Lots of wildlife to enjoy, as well as one of the oldest bridges in England, mini waterfalls and just peaceful tranquillity!
Looking for glorious parkland? On the banks of the River Derwent, is the delightful Chatsworth House. This beautiful place is believed to be the inspiration for Pemberley, the home of Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. There are footpaths in every direction so you and your pooch can explore 1400 acres of the estate and 105-acre garden. You might even meet resident pooch, Henry the Goldendoodle.
Thornbridge Hall Gardens
Beautiful quintessential English gardens, designed at the end of the 19th Century to create a vision of ‘1,000 shades of green’. Dogs are always welcome on-site and can enjoy the gardens, three temples, numerous statues, 46 urns and two grottos.
Dog Friendly Things To Do
The “Love Lock Bridge”
Something a little different! Along the river there is a bridge known as Weir Bridge. It has been transformed over the years by lovers into a love lock bridge!
A love lock is a padlock which is inscribed with initials or names of lovers. It is attached to a permanent fixture, such as a bridge, and the key is then thrown away. This is supposed to symbolise their unbreakable and eternal love for one another.
You could visit to place one with your own lover, or maybe you just want to symbolise your eternal love for your pup! Either way it makes a really cute memory not to mention a unique photo opportunity!
If you forgot to bring your own padlock they can be purchased from shops in town as it is a popular custom when visiting now to attach your own lock!
Bakewell Old House Museum
IF you’re into history, this dog friendly museum will take you back to the Tudor times. Here you and your pooch can enjoy Tudor rooms with over 9,500 items to see and some you can touch.
They even host weekly guided walks across Bakewell Town every Thursday at 2pm, full of fascinating facts and details of Bakewell through the ages.
Dog friendly Bakewell is home to many tail-wagging shops. The majority of them will have a welcome sticker in the window or signs outside, but even some of those that don’t have these still allow dogs in if you ask. There are also lots of outdoor stores, markets, gift shops and clothing stores.
Where to stay?
There are of places in and around dog friendly Bakewell for you and your pooch to enjoy together.
Dogs are always welcome, whether you’re after a bite to eat or place to eat those sleepy paws. No request is too small for our furry companions and the best part? Dogs can stay overnight for free! This Inn is the perfect base for exploring with the pooch.
Looking for a weekend of luxury? Bagshaw Hall will take good care of you and your four-legged friend. This wonderful accommodation is located in Bakewell centre, offering elegant rooms with original features and boasts a wonderful private garden. Dogs are welcome to stay for £20 per pooch, per stay.
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I didn’t think Bakewell was THAT dog friendly – three of four establishments make you welcome, the others seem pretty reluctant to have dogs in, even on lead or in your arms. My two dogs nearly died anyway as it took us over an hour to get parked. DO NOT visit this town on a Monday, there are TWO markets, a cattle market and the town market. Its hell for dogs and parking is impossible, especially as the council tend to close the main car parks in case they flood. Its a disaster that will spoil your day. I don’t want to pee on anyone’s parade but once you’re parked (car parks close at 6pm no matter what) there isn’t all that much to do, Its a small town just two main streets and a small arcade, you can ‘do’ it well inside an hour. Yes its pleasant enough, but I wouldn’t drive in from a distance to see it. Sorry but that’s how it is.
Love Jasper & Effie 🙂