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By Michaela and @the_daxie_trouble

I’ve been wanting to explore Suffolk for such a long time and when we were invited to stay at one of the Chestnut pubs (Chestmutts to the boys - Chestnuts dog-friendly website for discovering their pubs) I just had to choose the The Westleton Crown. This beautiful, super dog-friendly inn takes pride of place on the edge of a quintessential Suffolk village green and is also very close to the beach. What's not to like!


After our arrival, we were taken to our room in the courtyard. The boys immediately ran to a lovely soft dog bed and got very excited about yummy dog treats that were waiting for them. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated; a lovely surprise was a roll-top bath! There was also a water bowl for the boys and refreshments for me.


I’d had a very busy week and couldn’t wait to sit down with a delicious G&T and enjoy a three-course meal that is included in the Sandy Paws Stay. I chose Grilled Peach with pickled kohlrabi, chipotle & maple dressing and smoked almonds for starter. It was very refreshing and simply delicious. Being Sunday, I then couldn’t resist a roast dinner. The Norfolk beef was beautifully done and presented, and it was one of the best roast dinners I’ve had. I finished with Coconut Panna Cotta with roasted pineapple, lime and pink peppercorn. The boys opted for sausages, of course!

After dinner it was time for a walk and where else could we go than the beach. It is only a two-minute drive away and the boys were so happy to stretch their legs.


After a delicious full English breakfast and extra sausages for the boys we wanted to explore Suffolk more. Dunwich Heath is only a short drive and dogs are welcome all year. It is the perfect place for a quiet morning walk on the beach and through the pink and purple carpets of heather during summer months. Our next stop was Dunwich village whereby another Chestnut pub is, The Ship, and the Greyfriars Medieval Friary. By that time it was getting very cold so we headed back to the coast and did some beach hopping all the way up to Southwold.

To discover more of the Chestnut dog-friendly destinations visit their Chestmutts website by clicking here.

Michaela, dog-mum to Barney, Benji, Monty and Ozzie

Thank you to Michaela the 'mumager' of the boys Instagram @the_daxie_trouble. You can follow them here. You can also follow our dedicated doggy Instagram account @chestmutts, by clicking here.

To book a stay at The Westleton Crown, or to read more about all there is to explore in the area, click here.


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