Good Hotel Guide - 10 of the top dog-friendly hotels in East Anglia to daydream about

From riverside retreats to stylish spas, B&Bs to luxury hotels, historic farmhouses to contemporary hospitality features, dog-friendly hotels in East Anglia offer something for everyone and every occasion. While we might not be able to travel right now, we’re looking forward to the happy days when we can head off and explore again. So for now, we’re daydreaming about where we want to go and here the Good Hotel Guide shares 10 of its top dog-friendly hotels in East Anglia…

The Old Bridge, Huntingdon

As it is owned by a Master of Wine and an interior designer, it is perhaps little surprise that a stay at The Old Bridge is unequivocally stylish. A combination of comfort and elegance, the retreat overlooks the River Ouse, but is also on the edge of the town centre, making it wonderfully convenient. A professional, boutique hotel, it is also dog-friendly, welcoming four legged friends to join their owners.

Cley Windmill, Cley-next-the-Sea

A unique B&B experience, Cley Windmill sits in a converted five-storey tower mill by the River Glaven and its reed beds. Carefully designed, here each room has its own character and details from a roll top bath in one room to another which is reached by a ladder.In this coastal paradise, dogs are welcome as well as their owners, with one permitted per room.

Titchwell Manor, Titchwell

With views over fields and marshland and a log fire burning in the living room, Titchwell Manor is a Victorian farmhouse that’s been stylishly renovated, characterised by bold colours, patterned wallpaper and vintage furniture. Dogs are welcome to stay here in select rooms too for a charge of £10 per dog per night..

The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe

A family-run hotel with views of the tidal salt marshes to Scolt Head Island, The White Horse has eight rooms and an intimate atmosphere. Food is inspired by local ingredients and guests can pick up kippers or salmon from the smokehouse in the garden. This coastal paradise is also available for dogs to join their owners and stay as well. They are welcome to enjoy the garden rooms for £10 per night, and are also permitted in the bar.

The Rose and Crown, Snettisham

This award-winning pub with rooms sits in a picturesque village and is full of character. When the sun shines there’s a charming beer garden to enjoy; formerly the village bowling green, and of course, well-behaved dogs are welcome both in the bedrooms and also in the bars and garden room, although not in the dining areas.

Bank House, King’s Lynn

Once a Georgian bank, this boutique hotel is located in a town full of historic charm. Bedrooms are stylish, and the most popular have a view of the river, while interiors have a sophisticated humour, laced with Regency cartoons alongside the antiques and artworks. Amongst its appealing features, Bank House also has two dog-friendly rooms where pets can stay for a £20 charge.

Tuddenham Mill, Newmarket

For nature lovers, Tuddenham Mill is a paradise; somewhere you can watch otters play on the banks of a nearby stream, and hear the birds sing as you lounge in the outdoor hot tub. Characterful accommodation sits beneath a striking chimney which points to the hotel’s past as a corn mill. Today there is still a tradition of supporting the local community through food, as the hotel employs a ‘field-to-fork’ food ethos as well as a warm atmosphere, which includes welcoming dogs in some bedrooms (at a cost of £15 a night), as well as in bar.

The Dial House, Near Norwich

Exceptionally stylish, The Dial House is a townhouse hotel with grand features and exceptional decor with a historic sense of travel. Choose Belle Époque Parisian Garret, Natural History or pretty China, each with a marble bathroom, a record-player, vinyl discs and homemade biscuits. Thoughtful touches include a small spa, cocktail bar; you can order a picnic hamper for a day at the beach, and you can buy a catalogue of antiques around the hotel. Dogs are welcome in their dog-friendly bedroom, The Print Room, equipped with a dog bed and bowls, while the pastry chef makes dog biscuits in house.

Congham Hall, Near King’s Lynn

Congham Hall is a Georgian mansion surrounded by beautiful lawns, orchards and woodland. Its celebrated spa uses herbs from its own gardens in therapies. Meanwhile, as well as being a romantic hotel, it also welcomes families and dogs. There are dog-friendly garden rooms, which include a furnished terrace area, for a small charge of £10 per night. Dogs are greeted with a water bowl and treat, and are also welcome in the bar area but not in the main lounge, restaurant, kitchen or spa.

Magazine Wood, Hunstanton

Close to the wild Norfolk coast, Magazine Wood is a chic B&B where each suite offers plenty of light, space and carefully considered details as well as its own entrance and terrace. Thoughtful extras help you to unwind, from books and DVDs to a tablet computer which serves as an online concierge to summon breakfast, download a newspaper or create a bespoke itinerary. You will find a well-stocked cupboard of cereals, fruit and croissants, while cooked breakfasts are ordered the night before. It’s a tranquil retreat, and for those wishing to bring four-legged friends, there’s also a dog-friendly room available.