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Dog-friendly destinations in Leicestershire (that owners love too)

If you're looking to take your dog on a day out, these are the places to go.

Brewdog's Pawty Dogs.
Brewdog's Pawty Dogs.

If you're looking for a lead on where to take your dog for a day out, Visit Leicester have compiled a list of fantastic options across Leicester and the wider county that will get your four-legged friends' tails wagging.

A popular spot for dog walkers, Foxton Locks Inn has a welcoming environment for both owners and their pups. Located at the bottom locks, the Inn allows pets in both the bar and on the terrace, with water bowls and free doggie treats available.

With around 70 acres of beautiful green space to explore and a dog-friendly Beer Hall and shop, it's the perfect place for dogs to roam.

The host of DogFest - the nation’s favourite dog-friendly festival - in June each year, Belvoir Castle is one of the county's most recognisable venues. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the garden and park throughout the year, with doggy drinking stations available at the Engine Yard.

Home to some beautiful walks and a hotspot for dog walkers. Enjoy the surrounding countryside then stop off at the Rural Centre for a drink and bite to eat at the onsite café and bistro, with its dog-friendly all-weather conservatory area. Pups are welcome in most of the shops too, especially Inner Wolf, the leading UK supplier of outdoors gear for dogs!

When it comes to stopping for a well-earned rest, there are plenty of places to choose from.

A dog-friendly pub situated close to beautiful Bradgate Park. Water bowls are provided and there is a specific area of the pub where dogs are allowed inside, along with a lovely garden.

The pub is a 19th century coaching inn where dogs are allowed in all areas of the premises including the large garden, as long as they are kept on a lead. Dog bowls are available, and there's even doggy Sunday dinner for them to enjoy!

All dogs are welcome, with Tommo (the dog!) ready to meet and greet customers.

Also welcoming dogs is the city centre bar situated in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, the perfect pitstop to enjoy watching the city's hustle and bustle go by.

The clue is in the name – BrewDog loves dogs! But they’re so much more than just “dog-friendly”, you can book an official BrewDog Dog Pawty at BrewDog Leicester! Round up the pack and head to the pub, where the team will be on hand with treats, pats and cuddles for all (canine) attendees.

To make shopping with your four-legged friend even easier, Highcross has several shops that welcome dogs. Dog owners just need to look out for the dog-friendly stickers in shop windows.


Planning on staying the weekend? Treat yourself and your dog to a stay in one of our dog-friendly hotels. Well behaved dogs are more than welcome at the luxurious Stapleford Park Country House & Spa Hotel and Sketchley Grange extends a warm hospitality to all travellers including guests’ beloved canines.

Sysonby Knoll Hotel in Melton Mowbray is proud to be pet-friendly, with various accommodation and dining options available for pet-owners, and resident Miniature Dachshund Tilley on hand to play host.

The Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough also welcomes dogs. Well behaved pets can join their owners in the bar, lounge areas and outside in the courtyard.


The Visit Leicester website has more information on places to see, things to do and where to stay in Leicester and Leicestershire.


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