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We’ve tracked down the best dog-friendly places to eat in the area, so you don’t have to!

The nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping – but your doggy still needs a walk! So what do you do when you’re out and about with your pooch and you want to stop somewhere for a bite to eat without having to sit outside in the freezing cold?

Well, with the help of local Facebook group Coffee Tails, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the best cafes and restaurants where dogs are welcome indoors in both Tring and Berkhamsted as well as in the beautiful  surrounding countryside – and there are more than you’d imagine!

Out and About

Musette Café, Aldbury

Although mainly aimed at cyclists, Musette is a lovely little café with a recently refurbished kitchen, baby change facilities and a new head chef, Dean Mercer. www.musette.cafe

The Full Moon, Cholesbury and Hawridge

A lovely pub at the centre of many local walks, The Full Moon allows dogs in the bar area, although not on the carpeted area in the restaurant. www.fullmoonpub.info, 01494 758959

Lady Grey Tearoom, Wendover

A lovely, traditional tea room tucked away off the main high street in Wendover, serving cakes, pastries and a selection of speciality teas. www.ladygreytearoom.co.uk, 07519 834251

Wigginton Village Shop and Café

The award-winning community shop and café has a children’s play park next door, and is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat and a drink with your furry friend. www.wiggintonshop.org.uk, 01442 891061

Curiositea Rooms, Ivinghoe

Stop for a delicious all-day breakfast, a cup of coffee or a slice of homemade cake in this lovely little tearoom near the park in Ivinghoe. 01296 663853

Your Café in the Park, Aston Clinton

With a lovely park and playpark right next door, this dog-friendly café has space indoors and outside where you’re welcome to sit with your pooch. 01296 631591

The Bluebells Tearooms, Marsworth

Right on the canal bank, enjoy a lovely long canal walk and then stop for a drink, snack or all-day breakfast at this lovely dog-friendly café. 01442 891708

Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, Wendover

Master chocolatier, Nigel Rumsey, has been creating his range of award-winning handmade chocolates since 1991, and there’s a lovely café serving sandwiches and pastries here too. They also provide plenty of dog biscuits and bowls of water. www.rumseys.co.uk, 01296 625060

The Alford Arms, Frithsden

After a walk around Ashridge, stop at this award-winning country pub for a drink and a snack. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. www.alfordarmsfrithsden.co.uk, 01442 864480

The Greyhound, Wigginton

The perfect place to stop for a pint and a delicious meal – although they do get busy so it’s best to book if you’re planning on eating a full meal! 01442 824631

In Tring

If you’re out and about in Tring with your pooch, then try The Akeman where you can either sit in the heated patio area or bring your dogs indoors to the warm bar area. Alternatively, head to The Robin Hood who also welcome dogs
in the whole pub, or the Kings Arms.

In Berkhamsted

If you’re in Berkhamsted with your furry friend, head to Epicure, The Boat, the Kings Arms* or The Highwayman*, which all welcome dogs inside and out. *Bar only

Competition Time!

Coffee Tails is a great online source of up-to-date information about dog-friendly venues locally. Kathryn White, who set it up, designed the logo herself but is after something a bit more special – which is why she is asking YOU to design a brand new one!

Go wild and use your imagination – if you’re the winner, you’ll see your design on the Coffee Tails Facebook page! The winning entry will receive the following prize:

  • Tea/coffee and cake for two at Your Café in the Park, Aston Clinton
  • Tea/coffee and cake for two and a bag of doggy treats at Wigginton Community shop and café
  • A voucher for a 3kg bag of More premium dog food from Pets Corner, Wyevale Garden Centre, Tring
  • Sonia Lyon Artwork: £10 off a pet portrait commission
  • Sophie Langston Positive Pet School: 50% off either a place on one of Sophie’s dog/puppy training classes or a 1:1 session
  • A signed copy of Kathryn White’s book, Life Matters

The competition is open to children and adults. Please send your designs to Kathryn.e.white@hotmail.co.uk.