The Bell Inn, Walberswick
The Bell Inn is a dog-friendly pub in the quiet, picture-postcard Suffolk village of Walberswick (just across a creek from Southwold, where you'll find sister pub The Harbour Inn). Well-loved for its cute cottages and clapperboard houses, Walberswick also boasts an impressive beach. It's a great spot therefore to enjoy a getaway with your dog and the Bell Inn is the place to stay.
Eat The Bell Inn does seaside pub grub spectacularly well. Chips are home-made, the fish is spanking fresh, and the crab local. Fun variations include Suffolk smokies and smoked cod fish-finger sandwiches, but there are plenty of excellent, non-fish dishes too, such as a curry of the week or a confit of duck leg with wilted greens, or even lemon, garlic and herb-roasted poussin served with potato salad. All are accompanied by a selection of delicious Adnams beers and wines.
Sleep The Bell Inn has six rooms but only one (Room Five) allows dogs. But should you manage to bag that room, your dog is allowed to stay unsupervised in the room and is welcome anywhere in the pub and its garden, apart from the breakfast dining area.
Walk There are numerous coastal walks between Southwold and Dunwich, including an excellent circular walk between Dunwich and Walberswick, which loops inland across the marshes. Don’t miss Dingle Marshes from where you can cut back through Dunwich Forest for a cooler, shadier option in summer (or more sheltered from the wind and rain in winter), or try the Reydon Marshes on the other side of the River Blyth towards Southwold. It's always good to have a pub on a walk, so the Adnams pub walks guide is particularly welcome.
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Q: Can I leave my dog alone in the bedroom?
Q: Where else are dogs allowed?
A: Everywhere, apart from the breakfast dining room
Q: Can my dog come with me when I go to eat?
Q: Are there any extra charges for dogs?