Bury St Edmunds and the Wool Towns Dog Friendly Guide

Bury St Edmunds & The Wool Towns is the perfect place to bring your four-legged friends. With so many dog-friendly walks and pubs in the area, you and your pooch will be spoilt for choice for places to visit!


Dog Friendly Pubs & Cafes

The Crown at Hartest always welcomes well-behaved dogs both in the restaurant and outside, provided that they are on leads. They service good, simple food at sensible prices in a relaxed and friendly environment. They also brew their own craft beer, Brewshed, and have outdoor play area for children. A family friendly dining pub a few miles of Bury St Edmunds, which caters for the whole family - 2 legs or 4!

The Mason's Arms is a Greene King pub set right in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. It is a traditional pub that offers great local ales and high quality food for the whole family. It also boats one of the best outdoor spaces in the centre of town, perfect for a drink on a summer's day. Dogs are welcome both inside and out.

Home With Paws is a delightfully dog-friendly cafe in Bury St Edmunds with a newly opened grooming parlour for dogs. There is now an interactive play area for pooches including a ball pool and bubble machine!



Nowton Park is the perfect place for a dog walk. With almost 200 acres of landscaped Suffolk countryside there is something for everyone. Based just a few miles South of Bury St Edmunds on the road to Long Melford, you can explore the park including a wildflower meadow and two pons. There is a unique arboretum for natre lovers and a fabulous maze sculpted in the shape of an oak tree. A great place to visit at any time of year and suitable for all the family.

The Abbey Gardens in the centre of town is another wonderful place for walkies. You can exercise your hound and enjoy the stunning surroundings, which are particularly beautiful in Spring and Summer when the landscaped gardens come to life!



In the unfortunate event that your pet becomes unwell during your stay then there are many excellent vets in the area, including:

Moreton Hall Veterinary Centre

Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds 01284 747 000

Swayne & Partners

Bury St Edmunds 01284 701444

Newmarket 01638 662253

Long Melford 01787 370773

Haverhill 01440 702007


Dog Grooming

Owning a dog can be messy at times and taking your pet on holiday is no exception. Moreton Hall Dog Groomers are based in just outside Bury St Edmunds and offer a full grooming service to all furry friends including dogs. There are different packages available dependent on the type of dog and even use a specialist shampoo to keep unwanted biting visitors at bay! Book them in for a post-holiday wash, or a mid-holiday clean up after a particularly muddy walk!