Heart of Suffolk Dog-Friendly Guide

The Heart of Suffolk is the perfect place to bring your four-legged friends. With so many dog-friendly walks and pubs in the area, you and your pooch will be spoilt for choice for places to visit!

Dog Friendly Pubs

The Greyhound at Pettistree, near to Wickham Market is a traditional 14th century village inn and was voted one of Britain's 30 Best Summer Pubs by the Telegraph in 2017. Alongside excellent food and a great selection of whiskey, there are also 3 excellent walks that start and end at the pub. Choose from a 2.5m, 3.5m and 5m route all through the stunning countryside surrounding Pettistree, Loudham and Wickham Market. Then when you're back at the pub you can treat yourself to a delicious meal and refreshing drink.

The White Horse at Sibton, is another dog friendly pub with a selection of walks that start and end at the pub. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar area and can join you whilst you eat your meal with prior arrangement. There is a choice of 3 circular walks ranging from 2.5m up to 5m.

The Crown in Framlingham is also very pooch friendly. Drop in for a quick cup of coffee or enjoy an excellent lunch in the courtyard garden on a sunny day, or cosy up in front of one of the open fires to warm up after a long walk around the Castle!


There are many walks in The Heart of Suffolk and one of our favourites is Thornham Walks, near Eye. The estate stretches over 12 miles of rolling countryside, including beautiful parkland and ancient woodlands. Dogs are welcome to the Thornham Estate but must be kept on leads. With a picnic area and children’s play area this is the ideal place to bring the whole family. Open daily you can enjoy quality time together whilst breathing in the fresh air and admiring the views.


In the unfortunate event that your pet becomes unwell during your stay then there are many excellent vets in the area, including:

Framlingham Vets - 01728 621666

Castle Vet Group (Framlingham) - 01728 723480

Debenham Vets - 01728 861289

Stowe Veterinary Centre (Stowmarket & Needham Market) - 01449 613 130

Dog Grooming

Owning a dog can be messy at times and taking your pet on holiday is no exception. Suffolk Dog Grooming is based in Earl Soham, near to Framlingham, and offer one to one individual attention to all dogs to give them a calm and enjoyable environment. They only use 100% natural products which are pH balanced to help care for your pooche’s sensitive skin. Book them in for a post-holiday wash, or a mid-holiday clean up after a particularly muddy walk!