We visited the Fox Inn at Ansty, for an extremely delicious Sunday carvery, on our way to the coast. I knew they were dog friendly, but wow, they don’t just do dog friendly, they completely embrace it!
There is only one small section, at the rear of the pub, where dogs aren’t allowed, but apart from that they are welcome everywhere.
If you’re staying there with your dog, they have a doggy shower room where you can give your pooch a nice hot rinse off after exploring the stunning Dorset countryside (no cold hoses here!) They even provide doggy shampoo and towels, along with aprons for us ‘human slaves’ to wear so you don’t get soaked along with your dog!
In addition, they even have walk guides, which are available to purchase (the proceeds of which go to charity) so that if you’re unfamiliar with the area, or looking for new walks there’s plenty of suggestions.
I really can’t recommend this pub highly enough, I’ve been to very few pubs where Poppy dog has been made to feel as welcome as us. We’ll definitely be returning at some point to stay for longer and explore the area.