Mmmmm…. Dining out with my peep is truly a treat! However it’s important that if you are invited for a little dog friendly dining that you are on your best behavior. This is not the time to brush up on your howls, digging or chewing the table leg.
Besides, any dog lover will tell you just how much they love being out and about with their dog, and sharing an evening out for dinner after a long walk can make a night just perfect. Finding places that you can treat your peep can be tricky in some areas of the country, but there are great places that serve up good food and make your dog feel welcome.
While we were staying at The Bath Arms we were very excited to try their menu. Their team of talented chefs have been awarded an AA rosette, and they like using local suppliers within a 50 mile radius of the Longleat estate, even the pigs are organically reared.
My peep and our foodie friend was very excited to sample the classic British dishes that they had to offer!
Luckily their pub and outdoor dining areas are dog friendly. The only room I was not allowed in was the dining room, but don’t worry the menu is the same in the dining room and pub, so your peep won’t miss a thing.
We were able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Bath Arms and their menu had a great selection to choose from. We decided when we arrived to grab a quick late lunch in the pub. Best part about eating at the Bath Arms is that their kitchen is open all day.
Lunch Pub Style
Dog Friendly Dinner
After our evening walk and a little relaxing we headed down to dinner. We had a table reserved in the annex off the pub. Very sweet and comfy for me, due to I had a corner all to myself and a bowl of water was already there waiting for me.
My peep started with the Bath Arms Prawn Cocktail, which sat on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce in a classic Marie rose sauce. She seemed to like it very much due to I didn’t even get a chance to taste it. Our foodie pal went for
*Pan Fried Scallops, that came with rapeseed mayonnaise, pea puree, and Sandridge streaky bacon. Now I know she loved this, and felt that this dish was the star of the evening.
Peep’s and their sweet tooth! All of the desserts are homemade and serve up big. My peep’s Eton mess with Horningsham berry compote and vanilla crème fraîche was so large that it would make a great sweet to share.
Our foodie pal was very excited to get her spoon into the Raspberry Crème Brûlée, white chocolate and chilli ice cream combo. She thought that the chilli ice cream was fantastic and the Crème Brûlée was smooth with a great crunchy top.
Breakfast is offered to guests staying at the Inn and it has everything a dog could wants and more. They serve up breakfast throughout the Inn, including the dining room, annex and pub area between 7 am to about 10 am.
We decided to sit in the annex area again near the big window as I nestled around my peep’s feet ready for breakfast. Their breakfast service is divided into two sections, a self-serve cold buffet and a hot menu from the kitchen.
Our friendly server brought the peeps coffee, while they helped themselves to the cold breakfast options of cereals, yogurt, juices and breads.
The menu for a hot breakfast had all the yummy things that you’d want, including eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs with salmon and a full English. Everything was served up quickly and hot.
One of the reasons why we travel is to find dog friendly things to do that both two legs and four legs will enjoy. No dog wants to go somewhere that they are not welcome and my peep wants good food, good service and feel comfortable as well.
First of all the manager really knew his stuff when it came to the menu and paring it with a nice bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Also I know that my peep would go back to sample the cocktails they serve. All in all service was great and we really liked the touch about supplying a water bowl for me without having to ask.
Highlights are the fish dishes, the peeps really enjoyed them and commented that the chef must love his fish. We would also have to say the dog friendly dining areas were comfortable and inviting.
If it wasn’t so chilly when we were there, we would have loved to of sat outside on the terrace and enjoy the country views, perhaps a visit in late August would be perfect time to enjoy a warm outdoor dining experience.
There’s something on the menu for everyone, young or old, basic or fancy. Just remember that the areas for dogs is limited and I’d suggest that you book a table if your going with your pooch.
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