Constable Country Dog Friendly Guide

Constable Country is the ideal destination for 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

There is a variety of dog friendly pubs in the area so here are some our favourites. The Cock Inn at Polstead is a traditional village pub which offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both humans and dogs, and delicious home-cooked food that you can enjoy in front of the roaring fire followed by a pint of the local ale, as well as a delightful café where you can enjoy a cup of tea with a home-made scone. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it is ideal for dog walkers who want somewhere to refresh themselves after a long stroll along the ancient footpaths, hills, valleys and bluebell woods in this rural location.

The Greyhound at Lavenham and The Ram at Hadleigh are both excellent dog-friendly pubs in the area. Both have a contemporary style and take pride in using locally sourced ingredients to create delicious meals in an easy-going environment.


The Flatford & Constable Country Trail was recently featured in the ITV Top 100 Walks in Britain ITV in association with Ordnance Survey. This exciting trail allows you to explore the picturesque Stour Valley and Dedham Vale made famous by artistic connections with famous landscape painter John Constable. The route rambles from Manningtree through the magnificent countryside that weaves along the river and through the villages of Flatford and Dedham. Ideal for taking your four legged friends for a walk and a dip followed by a well-deserved dip in the river!


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

Mulberry Vets – Sudbury - 01787 881888

Swayne & Partners – Long Melford – 01787 370773

High Cliff Vets – Hadleigh - 01473 822704

Dog Grooming

Owning a dog can be messy at times and taking your pet on holiday is no exception. If your pooch needs a clean at any point during your stay then try Simbos Gun Dogs and Grooming in Boxford offers a complete, professional service to keep your dog in excellent condition during your stay in Constable Country.