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Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Muswell Hill

The beautiful urban village of Muswell Hill, is a brilliant place for you and your dog to potter at the end of their Fetch & Follow collar and lead. There’s a nice mix of boutiques, independent cafes, restaurants and pubs, who will happily accept your dog’s patronage, as well as plenty of green spaces on their North London doorstep including Alexandra Park and Highgate Woods. If you’re a London-dweller yet to check out this area, we highly recommend a visit with your dog in tow and here's our picks of top spots to visit.

Bobs Café

An all-day neighbourhood restaurant that puts friendly feels first – dog-friendly, child-friendly, friendly-friendly! With a homely vibe, they serve a mix of comfort classics such as steak frites, handmade burgers, fish cakes and salads with veggies, vegan and gluten-free diets also catered for. Visit during the week for their 12-7pm Prix Fix menu from as little at £11.95 or toast your discovery of this dog-friendly area in their week-night happy hour. Visit at the weekend and fuel your afternoon dog walk with a hearty brunch menu.

Bob’s Café,

43 The Broadway, Muswell Hill, N10 3HA.

Open Monday to Fri 8am to 11pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 11pm

North & Tenn

Aside from a simple yet satisfying menu of hot salt beef, chicken soup, smoked salmon bagels, filled crepes, speciality coffee, pastries, cakes and baked goods from Celtic Bakery, North & Tenn digs dogs. Milo the Schnauzer is their resident hound, and you will catch him both in the shop and on their Insta-feed along with other doggy guests. Dogs are welcome both inside and out, and their outdoor seating is perfect for watching all of Muswell Hill and their dog pass by.

North & Ten,

123 Muswell Hill Road, N10 3HS. Open daily from 8.30am until 5pm, except Sunday when they open at 9.30am

Evelina’s Patisserie

Fetch & Follow are fans of the sweet stuff, particularly after a long dog walk and Evelina’s is a lovely place to get a sugar fix with your dog at your side. Take your pick from classics such as Lemon Drizzle, Gingerbread Loaf, Coffee Walnut and Cherry Tart or popular American flavours of Red Velvet and Brownies. For something a little more fancy, there’s Macarons and an extensive patisserie menu with treats such as Chocolate Feuilletine and Mousse Mojito Tart. There’s also a small brunch menu if you need a bit of savoury before your sweet.

Evelina’s Patisserie,

56 Fortis Green Road, N10 3HN. Open Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6pm; Sunday 9.30am to 6pm

Dog Friendly Shopping

We've always got something to purchase on our errand list so being able to browse and shop, accompanied by your dog makes for a more joyful experience without the pressure of having to get home to tend to their needs. In terms of dog-friendly shopping, we can personally vouch for Sweaty Betty (80 Muswell Hill Broadway), Oliver Bonas (141 Muswell Hill) and Le Creuset (74 Muswell Hill Broadway) all welcoming dogs. You will also find charity shops for All Dogs Matter (243 Muswell Hill Broadway) and Dogs Trust (64 Fortis Green Road) where you can shop to pay forward to dogs less fortunate than your own. On Sundays, venture further for Alexander Palace’s Farmers Market, enjoying a lovely walk through Highgate Woods through to Alexander Palace en route.  

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Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | The South Bank

Last weekend we teamed up with our friends at the Hoxton Hotel to host a special dog walk to celebrate the launch of their new Southwark location. Starting at London's Westminster Bridge early on Sunday morning we took a walk along the River Thames taking in the city sights before heading to the hotel. Its a great area to explore with your dog if your visiting London and below are some of our favourite spots. 

The Hoxton Hotel

The Hoxton's newest location is just a short stroll from the South Bank's theatres, galleries and food markets. Like their other London locations the Southwark Hotel is dog friendly, they even supply you with a Fetch & Follow dog bed for your four legged friend to enjoy during their stay. Dogs are also allowed in the lobby and bar area if you just fancy enjoying some refreshments after a long walk.

The Hoxton Hotel

40 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8PB

 

The Southbank Centre Food Market

If you've decided to take a stroll along the river why not pop along to the Southbank Centre food market which offers fantastic street food, a great range of beers, wines and cocktails, delicious coffee, treats and sweet treats. The stallholders are committed to providing food bursting with fresh, vibrant flavours from across the globe meaning there is something for everyone. Perfect for grabbing a snack to enjoy while taking in the views across the Thames with the dog.

Opening times
Friday: 12 noon – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm 
Sunday: 12 noon – 6pm 
Monday (bank holidays only): 12 noon – 6pm

 

The Table Cafe

Close to the Tate Modern, this small restaurant selling sandwiches and salads has grown into a thriving business with a diverse menu centered on impeccable quality and sustainable resourcing. Opening just as you need your first cup of coffee and closing long after the last of those essential after-work drinks have been sipped, the restaurant strives to make sure that customers feel part of the Table Community seven days a week. Food is sourced from British suppliers with the menu supporting homeless charity St Mungo’s.

The Table Cafe
83 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HX

 

The Green Room

The Green Room is a neighbourhood diner, bar and garden serving delicious, ethically-sourced British food. It’s a unique collaboration between the National Theatre and local social enterprise Coin Street Community Builders. The airy, contemporary space features props and scenery recycled from National Theatre shows, surrounded by an urban oasis; a sustainable garden designed and maintained by the Bankside Open Spaces Trust with volunteers from the theatre and local area. They are proud to be dog friendly and there is plenty of room for dogs either sitting inside or out.
The Green Room is located behind the National Theatre on the corner of Upper Ground, next to Rambert.
101 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP

 

Borough Produce Cafe

Located on Lower Marsh, Borough Produce Cafe is your go-to for all things fresh and affordable. Making the most of its location just a short stroll from South London’s foodie hub, The Borough Produce Café crafts fresh, delicious meals from produce sourced from Borough Market. With a beautiful outside seating area it is the perfect place to enjoy brunch outside.

17 Lower Marsh, Lambeth, London SE1 7RJ

Fetch & Follow Walks | The Pluckley Circular Walk

With the Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner we thought it was time to share another of our favourite walks, The Pluckley Circular Walk. Perfect for a relaxing countryside stroll.

The circular walk from Pluckley station will take you on a tour through the beautiful and rural Kent countryside. There’s a remote, away-from-it-all feeling to this gentle and quintessentially English walk. Passing small farms, oast houses, timber-framed houses, lush pastures, apple orchards and ancient oaks and in the summer months there is an abundance of wild flowers and gardens in full bloom.

Plus the walk also benefits from some great country pubs including The Black Horse, which is apparently the most haunted pub in Kent.

Walk | 11km (6.8 miles) | Easy and Flat | There are parts of the walk which can be overgrown and part of the route is across a country road where dogs will need to be kept on the lead

Getting there | Pluckley station is just over an over on the train from Charing Cross and trains run around 2 an hour

RoadIf you are driving, there is a car park at Pluckley Station that costs £2 per day on weekdays but is free on the weekends

Places to eat | The Black Horse pub has a beautiful walled garden and is dog friendly.

Directions From the station walk down the access drive to the Dering Arms. Bear right in front of the pub down a tarmac lane and continue into a field. Cross the field to a stile in the left-hand corner and continue straight ahead across a pasture to reach a lane. Bear right along the lane and continue towards Dowle Street Farm. After just over 250 metres turn left onto a signed footpath towards Gore Court. The path goes to the right of the property to join a track which leads to a lane. Bear left along this lane. After approximately 300 metres you pass a large cottage on your left. In the right hand hedge you will find a footpath sign and wooden gate with an adjacent stile. Take this path with the field boundary on your immediate right to pass Malmains on your left. Cross stile into an orchard following the right of way which soon becomes a track to reach Shearland Farm.

Before reaching the farm, turn left onto the Greensand Way and continue through orchards and across a recreational ground to reach a road in Pluckley. Turn left down Smarden Road towards Pluckley Thorne. You are now on the Greensand Way Spur. Continue along the road for just under 700 metres and locate a footpath on the left by a garage. The path leads through several fields to reach Lambden Road (there maybe sheep in an adjoining field so your dog may have to be kept on the lead). Turn left and then right over a stile by a metal gate and into a field. Head south aiming for the left-hand corner of this field from where the path continues in a southerly direction to join Station Road (the last part of this walk can be slightly overgrown during the summer months). Turn right and walk back to the station.

Additional information on the walk can be found below