PUBS AND CAFES - all dog friendly
Our favourite! Good food, a great welcome, well kept beers and peaceful location. An easy stroll from Corner Cottage. The Star Lessingham
The The Butchers Arm in East Ruston. A very short walk from Oak Cottage and a slightlly longer one from The Old Piggery, The Lodge,
The Crown at Trunch. Just down the road from Rooster Barn and Farthing Cottage. Great beers and a good village pub atmosphere.
Wonderful location and building, amazing art and interior excellent food and a dog friendly bar. The Gunton Arms is in a lodge in a deer park just outside North Walsham.
Super little village pub with great food, an open fireplace and quiet location with plenty of local walks around Vernon Arms, Southrepps
Hill House at Happisburgh. Next door but one from Thatchers and Heather Cottage. Historic pub in quiet setting. Very short walk from Orchard Cottage and White Cottage
Nelson's Head at Horsey - great after a walk to see the seals and not far from Walnut Farmhouse.
Sugar and Spice Cafe - super dog friendly with home cooked, well priced food and crafts for sale too. At Bacton.
Kingfisher Cafe at Walcott - popular little seaside venue, yet more proper, home cooked food at an honest price - friendly welcome.
Corner Cafe and Village Cafe in Mundesley - both not far from Rooster Barn and Milestone Barn and good, honest food.
Smallsticks Cafe just off the beach at Cart Gap. Dogs allowed in enclosed garden. Take away fish and chips as well as snacks and lunches.
The Windham Arms in Sheringham. Traditional pub food plus a Greek speciality menu
The Funky Mackerel Cafe in Sheringham, where dogs are very welcome and where you get the best views in town.
At the Whelk Coppers Tearoom in Sheringham, dogs are very welcome, and the cafe caters for gluten free diets.
The Beach Cafe in West Runton: Lovely little cafe with great views.
The Village Inn in West Runton accepts well behaved dogs on leads and are rightly proud of their home-cooked meals.
The Dozy Dormouse in East Runton gives a very warm welcome for dogs inside and out with water bowls and treats from staff.
The White Horse in East Runton is a nice, small and friendly pub who go out of their way to welcome dogs.
Another White Horse, this time in Cromer, welcome well behaved dogs in the bar and garden
The Red Lion in Brook Street, Cromer is right on the seafront, with great beach walks and just yards from the start of the Peddars Way long distance path.
Buttercups Tearooms 5 High Street, Cromer, has some great feedback on their website.
The Old Rock Shop Bistro 10 Hamilton Road, Cromer does some great coffee and cakes
Blue Sky Cafe Runton Road, Cromer allows dogs inside as well as outside
Rocket House Cafe, Cromer with great views of Cromer Pier and a lovely menu. Dogs allowed on the balcony areas.
Jetty Cafe High Street, Cromer. Very dog friendly.
The Foundry Arms, Church Street, Northrepps, gives a warm welcome to all visitors with dogs. .
The Kings Head at Filby - dogs are allowed in the bar.
Kings Arms, Main Road Fleggburgh – very dog friendly.
The Kings Arns, The Green, Martham. Dogs are welcome in the garden, the sports bar and the lounge bar, with a pub labrador on site.
The Jolly Farmers West Road, Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby St Margaret, NR29 3RP Dogs allowed in bar and water bowl available
Bridge Inn, Acle Bridge, Acle - Water bowls given to dogs and dogs allowed in bar
The White Horse Pub, 17, Chapel Road, Upton, is a community pub and the couple who run it for the village could not be more friendly and welcoming.
The Ship Inn, 18 The Street, South Walsham, NR13 6DQ – Happy to welcome dogs in the bar and bar dining areas
The Lacon Arms, Hemsby is extremely dog friendly with many water bowls available. Winner of Be Dog Friendly 2014
Fishermans Return, The Lane, Winterton-on-Sea, NR29 4BN Dogs welcome in bar
Dunes Cafe, Beach Rd, Winterton-on-Sea. Right by the main car park. Dogs outside - plenty of seating. Great for a stop after a walk in the dunes or huge beach!
The Crown Inn at Catfield is warm and welcoming
The Lion Inn, The Street, Thurne - welcomes dogs
The Dog Inn, Ludham Bridge Dogs welcomed inside and out.
Kings Arms High Street, Ludham. This 400-year old pub welcomes dogs everywhere except in the restaurant.
Nelsons Head The Street, Horsey, Well-behaved dogs (there are often quite a few of them!) allowed in the bar area. Doggie chews and water for the canines
White Horse The Street, Neatishead. Dogs are more than welcome in the main bar, upper bar and snug areas at all times. Water bowls and occasionally treats provided. Great food and they take their beer very seriously!
Eating Out In Norfolk - a whole website dedicated to finding good places to eat in Norfolk with a really good postcode based search function.
Truly Local We love this shop in Stalham (the little shop with big ideals!) and increasing numbers of our guests do too.
It sells only produce and goods from within a 35 mile radius of the shop (and much of it is way closer than that) Better still it is a not for profit social enterprise shop so the directors don't take any remuneration, shares or bonuses and all the proceeds go back into the local community. That's the very worthy bit! The other good bit is that the stuff they sell there is fab!! And they offer 10% discount to East Ruston Cottages guests!
Cooks Farm Shop at Sea Palling has a great selection of locally grown veg, bread, eggs etc and LOADS of pickles and jams. A great place to visit on your way back to any of the cottages from Sea Palling beach. Just a bit further down the same road is Causeway Butchers - another great local supplier for all sorts of fresh and cured meats and pies.
OTHER HOLIDAY PLACES WE CAN RECOMMEND
More dog friendly accommodation can be found here in the heart of Derbyshire. We have stayed at The Old Piggery and it is lovely! They also very kindly allowed us to copy the idea of their 'dog page'. They are very nice people and Tideswell is a great place, great for foodies. The Old Piggery, Tideswell
Keeping the Derbyshire link we also very much like Caudwells Mill Craft Centre which is in Bakewell (near Tideswell) and allows dogs into the cafe. In a seamless further link the owners of the craft centre also have two other dog friendly properties - Grace Cottages - to let in Dorset and Scotland. They aso own Milestone Barn at Gimmingham available via this website! They support Many Tears rescue by giving them 10% of the rental income. What lovely people!
Super dog friendly accommodation in Devon run by a guest of ours.. Pawprints
Lots of other dog friendly properties all around the country can be found here...Dogs Invited.
One of our regular and favourite guests who has brought her teaching dogs to stay twice a year since we started but now has her own property here, White Cottage. Back at hime in Surrey she runs Dog Communication workshops. We have been with our dogs and learnt a lot! Dog Communication
And she takes great photos too, including many of them on this site! She specialises in dogs and family photos but can turn her hand to most subjects. See her work here.....Penel Malby Photography
We are fans of this local photographer too. He takes the most beautiful images from around the county and has taken the website photographs of many of our properties We are hoping to have his images on canvases in the big barn when complete. Stephen Mole Photography
This lady has had the fab idea of making temporary collars for holidays - they last about 6 weeks and are waterproof. You use them in addition to your dog's normal collar and you can put your holiday contact numbers on them. Wish I'd thought of that!! HolCols.