This little gem of a coffee spot boasts two menus – one for people and one for their four-legged friends. It’s a pleasant walk across the park and more than dog-friendly.
Right opposite the Hampton Court Palace gates sits The Mute Swan, a cosy pub that welcomes dogs on the ground floor.
One of our favourite eateries, you’re dog is welcome in the Coppernose cocktail and wine bar, the Orangery and the terraces.
Since Craven House is perched on the edge of Bushy Park it goes without saying that this is a prime spot to walk your dog. However, please keep in mind that it is also home to large herds of deer and you will need to keep your dogs on a lead during mating season which is May to August.
The walk along the river is a really lovely one and a good stretch for dogs to run about. You can even walk all the way to Richmond from Hampton Court in about an hour and a half.
A short drive to Esher and you’ll find Esher Common, a mixture of woodland and heath with a number of ponds and paved paths and home to many a walking hound. The Wheat Sheaf pub is close by and happy to welcome your dogs.
The Devil’s Punchbowl
If you fancy something a bit further afield head to the Devil’s Punchbowl for a dog friendly circular walk in Hindhead with lovely views over Surrey.
BOATING THE THAMES
Now we know a boat is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking of a day out with your pup but here are a few options that you might want to consider. Go Boat Kingston gives you the chance to skipper your own electric boat from Kingston, so you can explore the Thames towards Molesley Lock, past the front of Hampton Court, or in the other direction towards Teddington. And Turks Launches sails riverboats between Richmond, Hampton Court, Kingston and back. You could walk along the tow path to Richmond and hop on the boat back. Both Go Boat Kingston and Turks Launches welcome
GROOMERS AND WALKERS
The Pet Club
Look no further than The Pet Club for all your grooming needs. Plus, it’s just down the road from us.
If there is anything we can do ahead of your arrival to make your stay more
comfortable please do let us know. We are more than happy to pick up your
preferred dog food, or any other supplies you might need. Just drop us an email
or give us a call.
I look forward to welcoming you, and your pets, to Craven House.