Dogs at the Fox & Hounds

We love dogs at the Fox & Hounds and they are welcome in all parts of the hotel with the exception of a few guest rooms. To help ensure that all guests at the hotel have an equally enjoyable stay, please take note of the following.


When not in your room, dogs must be on lead in the hotel and in the upper parts of the property, above the leet.

In the middle gardens, between the leet and the railway, dogs must be under close control.

Dogs may be off-lead in the lower gardens, after you pass under the railway, and are free to run around, but please ensure that you have control of your dog at all times, and respect the space of other guests and dog owners on the property.

During winter months or after heavy rains, the river can high and fast flowing, representing a danger to dogs. Please always check the condition of the river before letting your dog off-lead.

Dog Bins

We ask that owners clear up after their dogs in all areas of the property. Reception has spare bags if you run out.

Dog bins are dotted around the property as indicated on the map below. Please do not use bins not marked for dog use. Many of these belong to private residents.


We recognise that dogs will be dogs, but in so far as it is possible, please try to ensure that your pup is on its best behaviour.

Dogs that continually bark or exhibit aggressive behaviour towards guests or other dogs are not permitted at the hotel. If you are not certain about your dog’s social skills, it may be preferable to leave it at home.

Dog Walks

Dogs are welcome all around the grounds and in the river – but please make sure the water levels are safe before letting your dog off lead, and respect distances if you see someone fishing. 

There are many nearby off-road and forest walks within minutes of the hotel. Full details, including maps can be found on the Walks page. The A377 road immediately outside the hotel has fast moving traffic and little in the way of verge, so please take care if walking along that road.

Thank you

Thank you for applying to join Friends of the Fox & Hounds. A member of the team will review your application and once complete, will issue you with a membership number that you can use to take advantage of special member-only offers.  In the meantime, detailed information about the program, including Terms & Conditions can be found here.