Well dog pals,
I must say I found Northumberland a very dog friendly holiday destination. And Warkworth as a town was a great place to stay.
As well as our river walk (lots of bunny rabbits to chase) and our trip to the Castle, we found the town itself had much to offer.
On our first evening we found the dog friendly Masons Arms. Your Northumberland Guide @ highlights the Masons Arms because it is very pet friendly. There’s a nice grassed area outside in the beer garden, but we four-legs are also welcome inside the bar. They weren’t serving food when we went but there were lots of folks enjoying a beverage and lots of dogs to say hello to.
On day 2 after our trip to the Castle & Hermitage @, Hum decided to check out the shops. She found the lovely Fenwick Gallery @ where dogs are made extremely welcome. The gallery is owned by the charming Dorien and she and her daughter Nicole are both artists. They made a HUGE fuss of me while Hum checked out the lovely paintings – Dorien does landscapes and Nicole animals. They also sell designer jewellery so Hum treated herself to some rather amazing earrings and was a very happy Hum indeed!
We were going to stop for a cup of tea at Bertrams Café as lots of people had recommended it but it is so VERY, VERY popular with people and their dogs that we couldn’t find anywhere to sit and so we went back to Warkworth House Hotel for tea for Hum and water and dog biscuits for me.
A quick trip back to the room for me to put paw to paper and write up some of my Blog before heading out again – this time to the beach. YEAH!!! I loves the beach!!!
Another day; another beach on our Bank Holiday adventure! This time Warkworth Beach. There is a nice public footpath walk through fields – part of the Northumberland Coastal Path and then you reach sand dunes and then the beach.
Warkworth Beach is proper good – HUGE BIG sandy beach! Hum is always happiest at the seaside (or in a boat) but where I is not keen on boats I DO love the BEACH!
Only one small issue – there were waves at Warkworth Beach and for some reason Hum thought it REALLY funny to keep throwing my ball into the sea and I doesn’t do waves. I don’t like them – they catch you unawares and make your hair totally wet! Anyways she didn’t find it so funny when I got her to fetch my ball and she had a hole in her welly boot 😉
Even so I had to carry my ball twice RIGHT back from the sea to dry sand before she got the message – I likes the beach but NOT the waves.
Overall it was super fun when Hum stopped messing around and we could just have a great game of ball and fun running in the sand.
Back in Warkworth and this time we stopped at the Hermitage Pub which is also dog friendly to the extent that if you didn’t have a dog with you you looked out of place 😉
And of course we were staying at the very dog friendly Warkworth House Hotel @.
So I can highly recommend Warkworth as a place to stay if you are taking your Humans to Northumberland. Head off and enjoy – you will be made most welcome!