The Dial House - Dog Friendly Places to Stay in Norfolk

The Dial House is more than a Dog-Friendly place to stay in Norfolk, we love your dogs so much that we’ve made 5 of our rooms completely dog-friendly. Luxury for you and your pooches! And of course, they are most welcome in Bread Source downstairs!

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Our Doggy Guide to North Norfolk

North Norfolk is a haven for dog owners and their four-legged friends. With a stunning coastline, picturesque villages, and dog-friendly amenities, we’ve got a tonne of activities for you and your canine companion to enjoy. In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey through North Norfolk, highlighting the best places to walk, relax on dog-friendly beaches, savour delicious meals, and explore dog-welcoming tourist attractions.

Local Walks for you and your Dog

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If you just need to get some energy out for your dog and stretch your legs, The Dial House has a range of walks straight from the door. Take a walk around Reepham for a start, you’ll be surprised how quickly you hit open countryside!

  • Stimpsons Piece, a 2-minute walk to our local park. Dogs are welcome at the bottom of the space near the tennis courts (the opposite end from the children’s playground) with plenty of space to let them off lead (test your recall!)
  • From Stimpsons Piece you can walk into the woods along Catchback lane
  • Or take the steps up to The Marriotts Way for a longer walk along this old Railway line
  • Walk up The Bawdeswell Road and enter another public footpath behind the doctors surgery on Smugglers Lane for a lovely walk through the trees, meeting either end of Catchback lane, depending which path you choose to take!

Scenic Walks for you and your Dog

North Norfolk boasts a diverse landscape of rolling countryside, woodlands, and marshes, providing an ideal backdrop for leisurely walks with your dog. Here are a few top spots to explore:

  • Holkham Beach: This vast sandy beach is a dog’s paradise. Dogs are welcome year-round, allowing them to roam freely, dip their paws in the sea, and even fetch a ball in the dunes. Holkham Park is dog friendly but they must be on lead as there are free-roaming deer.
  • Sheringham Park: Sheringham Park offers miles of well-maintained trails and woodlands, providing a variety of walking experiences. Dogs are welcome on leads, and the stunning rhododendron and azalea displays in spring are a must-see.
  • Wells-next-the-Sea: Wells-next-the-Sea offers a picturesque quay and a pine forest to explore. Your pup can enjoy the sandy beach here as well.
  • Cawston Heath: Only 5 minutes drive from Reepham, Cawston Heath has a vast heathland and woodland that is popular with dog-walkers, find the hidden car park near the Holt road roundabout.
  • Check out more ideas for dog-friendly walks in Norfolk by visiting our walks page. Discover scenic routes and exciting adventures to embark on with your canine companion.

Dog-Friendly Beaches

North Norfolk is renowned for its stunning coastline, and many of its beaches welcome dogs year-round. Some other dog-friendly beaches to explore include:

  • Brancaster Beach: A wide expanse of golden sands and shallow waters, Brancaster Beach is perfect for dogs to run, play, and cool off.
  • Cley Beach: Located near the charming village of Cley-next-the-Sea, this shingle beach is dog-friendly year-round. It’s an excellent spot for birdwatching as well.
  • Happisburgh Beach: Offering striking views of the iconic Happisburgh Lighthouse, this beach is a fantastic place to enjoy a leisurely walk with your furry friend.
  • Check out more of our Norfolk beaches by visiting our beaches page. Explore the beauty of these dog-friendly coastal destinations.

Dog-Friendly Places to Eat

After a day of exploring the outdoors, you and your dog can refuel at one of the many dog-welcoming eateries in North Norfolk. Here are a few options:

  • The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe: This pub welcomes dogs in its bar area and offers a menu filled with local seafood and traditional British dishes.
  • The Pigs, Edgefield: A dog-friendly restaurant and bar with a lovely garden, The Pigs serves delicious food and even has a special doggy menu for your pup to enjoy.
  • The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham: A traditional coastal inn, The Lifeboat Inn welcomes dogs in its bar area, making it a great stop for a refreshing pint and a hearty meal.
  • The Hunworth Bell, Hunworth is a cosy country pub in the beautiful Glaven Valley (yes there are a few hills in Norfolk!) With excellent food, dogs are welcome in their bar area and garden.
  • Cliff Top Cafe at Overstrand: More to eat here for the dogs than there is for humans! Cosy after a windy walk, but outside seats for sunny days too.
  • Check out more places to eat in Norfolk by visiting our places to eat page. Give them a call to confirm dog-friendly policies before you go.

Dog-Friendly Tourist Attractions

North Norfolk isn’t just about beautiful landscapes; it also offers dog-friendly attractions to keep you and your canine companion entertained:

  • Blickling Estate: Explore the stunning gardens and woodlands of Blickling Estate while keeping your dog on a lead. There’s plenty of history to uncover here, and it’s a great place for picnics.
  • Walsingham Abbey Grounds: The tranquil grounds of Walsingham Abbey are perfect for a leisurely stroll with your dog. Explore the historic ruins and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
  • Seal Trips: Take a boat trip to Blakeney Point and spot seals in their natural habitat. Many of the tour operators allow well-behaved dogs on board.