Christmas Treats For You and Your Dog on Dartmoor

Dog friendly places on Dartmoor this December 2023

If it’s dog-friendly places on Dartmoor that you are looking for this December, Bearslake Inn is the perfect base to explore from. In this latest blog, we explore Christmas treats for you and your doggy! 



Snowy dog friendly pub

Bearslake Inn: The Dog-Friendly Place to be on Dartmoor

We caught up with dog lover/owner at Bearslake Inn Lisa. She explained why Bearslake Inn is so popular with dog owners,

“Being set right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park we are ideally suited for holidays with your four-legged friend, we have great dog walks direct from your bedroom door and we always love to welcome dogs with their owners to our quintessential 13th century Dartmoor thatched Inn.”

Source: Pets In, 2023


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Reasons Why Bearslake Inn is a Dog-Friendly Heaven

There are a plethora of other reasons why Bearslake Inn is a dog-friendly place to stay on Dartmoor:

  • They don't charge for dogs to stay.
  • They don't have a limit on how many dogs can stay - the more, the merrier!
  • They offer dog-friendly dining areas.
  • They provide a wagtastic dog welcome basket.
  • There are always plenty of dog treats waiting on the tables when guests come down to dine.
  • All their staff are dog owners themselves.
  • Their staff love to get their doggy fixes from all the doggy guests.
Winner of the Best Waggy Tail Winner 2023

Pets In Pyjamas Travel Awards: Best Waggy Tail Welcome Award 2023

Winning this 2023 award for giving the best welcome to owners and their dogs means a lot to landlady Lisa Jenkins. Lisa explained why,

“We love to meet all of our guests pampered pooches and provide them with the best Dartmoor experience, we also love to get our doggy cuddles!”

Doggy Deli in Tavistock

A Delightful Experience at Doggy Deli in Tavistock

If you fancy treating your pooch to a slap up meal, Doggy Deli in Tavistock is the dog friendly place in Dartmoor to check out. It is part of the growing Devon Dog deli empire.  In Doggy Deli, your faithful friend can enjoy natural dog food, treats, and frozen raw products that promote healthy nutrition. It has been in business in Kingsbridge since 2021 and recently opened a Tavistock branch, a stone’s throw from Bearslake Inn. Doggy Deli is so popular now because of their high-quality, responsibly sourced products from the UK and EU. Come and chow down on some delicious food together! Woof!


Doggy Day Out

Unforgettable Canine Events with A Doggy Day Out

A Doggy Day Out is an organisation that offers exciting events for dogs and their owners. 

“Yet our events are not just about having fun with your dog, they’re about creating a community of like-minded individuals who share a love for dogs and want to give their pets the best possible life.”

Source: Doggy Day Out Website

These dog friendly places and events in Dartmoor give dogs and their owners a brilliant opportunity to socialise, play and have fun in a dog safe environment. Events include themed parties, charity walks and pet friendly festivals. Check out their website for information about the Doggy Festive Market and other events.


A Premier Destination for Dog-Friendly Places On Dartmoor

Devon and Dartmoor are a haven for dog lovers, boasting numerous attractions for furry friends. With approximately 9.9 million pet dogs in the UK, including them in holiday plans is essential.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and Donkey Sanctuary

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and the heartwarming Donkey Sanctuary are the ideal dog friendly places on Dartmoor for taking a stroll with your dog. Plus, you can interact with other animals.

Natural Beauty at Canonteign Falls and Pecorama

Dip into the stunning natural beauty at Canonteign Falls and Pecorama. These idyllic locations offer breathtaking views and peaceful surroundings. A great place for a lovely day out with your faithful companion. 

South Devon Railway

One of the gems in Dartmoor’s landscape is the pet-friendly South Devon Railway in Buckfastleigh. Ride together on a unique journey through gorgeous countryside and have the best day out! Woof!

Dog carrier for exploring Dartmoor by bicycle

Roadford Lake

Roadford Lake is another gem on Dartmoor, with picturesque surroundings and lots of space for dogs to play as you breathe in the fresh air. 

Waterfall Wonders at Canonteign Falls and Becky Falls

You will be enchanted by the magic of Canonteign Falls and Becky Falls. The sights and sounds of cascading water are a sight to behold and super relaxing.

Adventures at Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge is the deepest gorge in the southwest with breathtaking views and has fabulous walks. If it’s a dog-friendly place on Dartmoor you seek, you’ll find the gorge truly unforgettable!

Cycling Adventures with Dog Chariots

This may conjur images of Ben Hur and Charlton Heston for older readers! However, cycling with dogs allows your pet to join your bike ride in their very own dog chariot. Devon Cycle Hire and Granite Way Cycles rent out these quirky dog trailers. The chariots are durable, ventilated, and designed for various terrains, so you both get a comfortable ride. 

So buckle up, pedal hard and take your doggy to the see sunsets and marvels across Dartmoor!

Come and stay at Bearslake Inn with your doggy friends this December. It will be a holiday to remember forever! Double Woof! 

We wish you a Merry Woofmas!