Hello again dog pals,
After our stay at ‘not so dog friendly’ Blackpool Hum and I travelled just down the coast to ‘much more dog friendly’ Lytham St Annes @.
According to Wikipedia (I am a smart dog you see I can look these things up) Lytham St Annes is a conurbation (big word for little dog!) in the Fylde district of Lancashire, England. The neighbouring towns of Lytham and St. Annes-on-the-Sea have grown together and now form a seaside resort.
The tourist people like to tell us that Lytham St Annes was voted a Top 10 Place in the North West to live and is also a great place to come and visit. So let’s see how it fairs for its dog friendliness!
First of all we were staying at the dog friendly Inn on The Prom @ (see previous blog) and it was really nice there with exceptionally pet friendly staff. The lounge was comfy and stylish with pictures of dogs on the cushions and I was allowed in the whole of the lounge/bar area as well as the bedroom.
The main beach at Lytham St Annes (which was in front our hotel) has restrictions for part of the year and dogs are not allowed on the pier BUT there is a large stretch of beautiful sandy beach at the other side of the pier where dogs are allowed all year round.
A short drive along the coast takes you to Fairhaven Lake which is apparently a salt-water lake and very popular with the humans for boating. I was more interested in the fact that the café was dog friendly so another good place to take your humans after all their activity!
Further along again you come to Lytham Green where you will find Lytham Windmill, possibly Lytham’s best known landmark. Another good thing for Humans is the annual Lytham Festival held on Lytham Green with famous performers (but no dogs – come on Pudsey you need to get involved!).
For us four-legs a nearby pub is of more interest 🙂 The Queens Hotel overlooking the Green is dog friendly and you can get enjoy food and drink there with your Humans.
Hum took me to a Bistro however for dinner – Jacks Restaurant & Bar is a laid back and may I say cool environment where dogs are made extremely welcome! The staff made a HUGE fuss of me and I even got serenaded! The owner came out to meet me too seeing as how I is now a celebrity and all 🙂
The waitress let me order the food and so I got to try chicken livers which were sensational!!!! Then we shared some rather perfectly cooked duck. Defo take your humans to Jack’s – apparently the steaks are spot on too!!!! You won’t be disappointed. Great atmosphere, lovely people, staggeringly tasty food! What’s not to love!!!
The next day, after a play on the big dog friendly part of the beach Hum took me to Ashton Gardens where there is another dog friendly café!!!! Good for Lytham St Annes! The Pavilion café @ is super dog friendly and I met a dog called Tod who is equally into café culture – we should hang out together 😉 I tried to order the rather yummy looking cake at the café but Hum said it wouldn’t be good for me especially so soon after breakfast.
So my dog friends I can definitely recommend Lytham St Annes as a dog friendly destination for you to visit with your humans and am going to award it 5 paw prints – mainly for that meal at Jack’s 😉