Dog days in Suffolk

We love our four-legged friends at Mollett’s Farm – that’s why our luxury accommodation is pet friendly; whether your pooch is your guide dog, your support dog or your companion.

Snape to Aldeburgh Walk beach and heathland
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We think our little part of the heritage coast is just perfect for all creatures great and small and they should never be excluded from your well-deserved holiday break.

Suffolk really is the perfect pooch-friendly holiday destination. There is even a special Dog Day held in Suffolk each year towards the end of July – such is the strength of our love for our doggys.

Here are our top tips for dog days in Suffolk.

Dog-Friendly Attractions in Suffolk

Explore Suffolk’s most famous Castle with your best friend! Framlingham Castle is fun for all the family, and these are two beautiful walks perfect for pooches.

Framlingham Castle Doggo
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Take some time to explore the Magnificent Framlingham Mere and the castle’s outer courts and moats and be sure to make the most of the castle walls as you walk the ramparts of the castle.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the museum itself.

Adnams Store and Cafe – Southwold You can’t visit Suffolk without noticing Adnams! You and your faithful companion can enjoy a brewery tour and a generous tasting experience!

Dogs on leads are welcome at the Suffolk Punch Trust. Discover the history or these beautiful workhorses, a breed now rarer than the giant panda! The farm is also home to Suffolk sheep, Red Poll cattle, Silver Appleyard ducks and Ixworth chickens, along with a vast collection of over sixty horse-drawn vehicles and machinery.

Sutton Hoo Doggo
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The world-famous Sutton Hoo has several dog-friendly walks along with 245 acres for you and your best friend to explore! There are water bowls for thirsty pups located near all main buildings, but no dogs except for Assistance dogs) are allowed in the High Hall exhibition or Tranmer House. Kings River cafe is dog-friendly too!

Dog-Friendly Suffolk Beach Walks

Doggo ice cream
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Although many beaches have Summer restrictions for dogs, almost all the beaches in Suffolk have dog-friendly areas. Kessingland, Pakefield and Walberswick are among the beaches where dogs are allowed all through the year


The Walk from Walberswick to Dunwich is one of our favourites. Walk along the coastline and through the marshes and the heathland before stopping for a well-deserved drink at The Ship Inn, one of the many dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in Suffolk (there are biscuits and water available for dogs too!)

A walk along the coastline at Felixstowe from Martello Tower to the Ferry Inn is another favourite. The South Kiosk, near the park, sells homemade sausage rolls and your tail-waggers can even have their own ice cream and gravy bone. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Dog-Friendly Suffolk Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants

It will come as no surprise that The Dog in Grundisburgh is a dog-friendly establishment! This delightful gastro pub serves a range of real ales and regularly pops up in the UK’s most dog-friendly pubs list!

The Golden Key at Snape is a 600 year old pub which has always welcomed dogs and their ale-loving owners.

The Ship at Blaxhall hosts regular live music nights. Dogs are allowed on the bar side of the pub where they can curl up and enjoy the roaring fire while you enjoy the music and a warming drink! The Harbour Cafe has beautiful views across Southwold, and delicious coffees and cakes. They also keep a box of dog biscuits on the counter so you can treat your good boy.

Pub Doggo
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The Regatta in Aldeburgh is one of the towns most popular restaurants and your furry friend is welcome too! Stop by for one of their delicious daily seafood specials, or a tipple from their extensive wine list.

The Crown Inn in Snape has special areas reserved for dogs where you can enjoy their delicious restaurant quality cuisine. Take a look at our ‘Wonderful Pubs’ blog post for a guide to more fantastic Suffolk fare.

All the usual care should, of course, be taken when adventuring with your pooch. Suffolk is a rural county, so please be sure to keep your dog on a short leash where required, clean up as you go and be extra careful with your dog during nesting and lambing seasons.

Suffolk really is the perfect place for a staycation when you can bring your beloved pet along for the fun. Think of Mollett’s Farm as your home away from home – the perfect base from which to explore everything Suffolk has to offer, as your loved ones trot along beside you!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for more amazing activities to enjoy in Suffolk.