Your Guide to Dog Friendly Bakewell

Bakewell is a fitting location to visit for dog owners and their four-legged friends. Here’s your comprehensive guide to experiencing the best of dog friendly Bakewell, beyond the famous Bakewell tart.

Situated on the banks of the river Wye, the charming atmosphere from its mellow stone buildings, five-arched 13th century medieval bridge and pleasant courtyards and gardens.

Bakewell's fantastic transportation links makes it ideal for discovering the nearby Peak District National Park, which was the first national park established in April 1951.

Dog Friendly Accommodation Bakewell

Stay in our dog friendly accommodation in Bakewell and explore the beautiful Peak District with your family and dog. Have a wonderful getaway together. 

  • Row Win Ideally situated in Bakewell, offering convenient access to nearby stores and cafes. Great for dog loving family groups with plenty of countryside walks from the door. Sleeps 6.
  • Roslyn House – Within walking distance of Bakewell and Ashford in the Water, this stunning contemporary five-bedroom house offers flexible family group accommodation. Sleeps 12.
  • The Barns – A fabulous and spacious converted barn in the heart of the market town of Bakewell. A fantastic base for walking, cycling, and exploring the Peak District. Sleeps 10. Pictured below.

  • South View – A lovely bolthole cottage located in the heart of Ashford in the Water, perfect for small families and a dog. Sleeps 4.
  • River Cottage – Nearby to Ashford in the Water, River Cottages is a beautiful dog friendly large group self-catering house full of character. Sleeps 20.
  • Rowdale Barns – Comprising of four charming converted barns in a traditional setting, Rowdale Barns enjoys direct access to the Monsal Trail, perfect for dog walks. Sleeps 16.
  • Top Shippon – A beautiful tasty warm two bedroomed converted cattle barn in Great Longstone, nearby to Bakewell. Sleeps 6.
  • Applehoe Cottage – A warm and inviting dog friendly restored cottage perfect for couples or small families. Sleeps 4.

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Dog Friendly Pubs in Bakewell

Bakewell has a host of dog friendly pubs, all perfect after a day of exploration, unwind with your pup at one of Bakewell’s welcoming pubs.

The Manners – Situated in the heart of Bakewell, The Manners offers a cosy environment with an outdoor beer garden featuring patio heaters. Be sure to check their Facebook as they regularly host live music and quizzes.

The Red Lion – Overlooking the charming Bath Gardens, this 17th century coaching inn welcomes dogs in certain indoor areas and fully embraces them outdoors. The Red Lion is a great place to rest your feet (or paws).

The Joiners Arms – For a unique pub experience, visit The Joiners Arms, a dog friendly micro pub offering a range of selection for craft beers, craft gins and fine wines. Treat yourself and your pup to a laid-back evening.

Dog Friendly Cafés in Bakewell: Treats for You and Your Pup

When exploring Bakewell and its surrounding areas, taking a break at a local cosy café is a must. Luckily, there are several delightful options that warmly welcome your furry friend.

Whether you’re craving a sweet treat, a hearty meal, or a leisurely cup of tea, these dog friendly cafés in Bakewell offer a warm welcome to you and your four-legged friend.

Farmers Feast – Located near to where the Monsal Trail reaches Bakewell at the nearby Agricultural Business Centre, the Farmers Feast is a haven for food enthusiasts and their furry companions alike. Indulge in a hearty Full English Breakfast or their outstanding Sunday lunches, which makes good use of local produce.

The Bakewell Pudding Parlour – Renowned for its delectable, sweet treats and cosy atmosphere, The Bakewell Pudding Parlour is a must-visit for any dog loving traveller. Located in the heart of Bakewell, the café offers a delightful array of pastries and drinks, including their famous Bakewell Tart. You can share a Bakewell Tart experience with your loved ones by making use of their unique posting service!

Aisseford Tea Room – Tucked away in the picturesque village of Ashford -in-the-Water, just 2 miles from Bakewell, Aisseford Tea Room is a haven for both humans and their canine companions. With its inviting outdoor seating area, you can enjoy a relaxing cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate whilst your pup lounges by your side. Perfect spot to recharge during your adventures.

Bakewell Dog Friendly Activities

Explore Bakewell and its surroundings with your canine companions with these dog friendly activities.

Bakewell Dog Show – Join the annual Bakewell Dog Show hosted by the Bakewell Agricultural & Horticultural Society. For 2024, the Bakewell dog show is to be held Saturday 13th July & Sunday 14th July 2024 in tandem with the Bakewell Country Festival also hosted by the society. A fantastic opportunity for your dog to socialize and make new furry friends while enjoying a fun-filled day out.

Scenic Walks – Take your pup on a leisurely stroll along Bakewell’s River Wye or through the enchanting grounds of Chatsworth House. For exciting trails, check our blog on dog walking in the peak district for detailed routes and suggestions. 

Bakewell Old House Museum – Open between 25th March – 5th November, the award-winning dog friendly (for well-behaved pooches) museum is a great place to immerse yourself in the stories of Bakewell. The exciting 2024 exhibition is centred around Treasured Quilts.

Local Shops and Antiques – There is a range of dog friendly and high-quality antique shops for souvenirs of your visit to Bakewell. One of which is the visitor centre in the old market hall, home to various souvenirs, gifts, and guides.

Tips for a tail wagging stay in Bakewell

Make the most of your visit to Bakewell with these helpful tips below:

  • Dog Friendly Accommodation: Choose from a range of dog friendly cottages and accommodations in Bakewell to ensure a comfortable stay for you and your companion.
  • Indulge in Local Delicacies: Don’t miss out on the famous Bakewell Pudding, the delectable treat accidently created in the 1860s when a cook at the Rutland Arms spread the egg mixture on top of the jam instead of stirring it into the pastry.
  • Plan your Meals: Whether it’s the hearty breakfast at Farmers Feast or a relaxing evening at one of the local pubs, plan your dining experience ahead to include your canine companion.

With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality, Bakewell offers a delightful getaway for dog lovers. Pack your bags, leash up your furry friend, and embark on an unforgettable adventure in this charming town nestled in the heart of the Peak District.

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Published on February 8, 2024 in