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Review A great day trip to Bath and pub-crawl with Dennis!

Discussion in 'Restaurants and Pubs' started by Josie, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    One of our favourite things to do is spend the day in beautiful Bath City. We both relax knowing our Labrador Dennis can come along for the fun to!

    Our day begins at our local train station, Yatton. From there we take the train directly through to Bath Spa (£11 return not bad ey!). Dennis earns himself LOTS of attention from other passengers on the train, who can resist those big brown eyes! Did you know all trains in the UK are dog friendly?
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    Dennis waiting proudly in his Dogwarts bandana!

    Once we arrive we head to Alexandra park which is a 10 minute walk from the train station. The walk to the park is fairly steep but the views overlooking the city are definitely worth it, so don’t give up!

    Alternately if the climb is too much you can also follow the path along the canal which is an easy 10 minute walk from the train station.
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    A view from the top of Alexandra Park

    So, now that Dennis is tired it’s off to quench the thirst from walking up that hill!!

    We start by going to the Cosy club which is back in the centre and only 5 minutes from the station. A vibrant bar full of character, this is the place for cocktails! (You should try the Cherry Bakewell it’s delicious). Dennis was allowed everywhere except their restaurant area and was even offered a nice bowl of refreshing water from the the friendly staff there.
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    Dennis very keen to order food here!

    Next we head to the Hall and Woodhouse where dogs are welcome on their ground floor. A warm and inviting place ideal for lounging by the fire on a cold day or making use of their ‘potting shed’ area for summer days. Why not enjoy their Ham hock and cheddar sandwich for lunch? They even offer a pub walk and map! Perfect.

    The Huntsman Pub is the third stop on our tour and is a great little place. The staff went the extra mile with their dog friendly attitudes and Dennis received rather a lot of treats! An extra special touch was their wall dedicated to all of the four legged companions that have previously visited. Fingers crossed we make the wall!
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    Dog wall of fame!
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    We loved this special touch - letting us know they love dogs!

    Our final destination before we head home is to the Greek restaurant Opa - You MUST have dinner here the food is authentic and homely and the restaurant/bar has a great feel to it. Dogs are only permitted in their outside area but do not fear they have undercover area’s and outdoor heating! Woo hoo
    They even brought out some steak for Dennis. Luck boy today!
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    The outside overlooks the canal
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    Outdoor under cover heating


    We are now full and content from a great day out in Bath and ready to head home! Until the next time….

    We hope you found this information useful and please do let us know if you try any of these on your next stop to Bath!

    Loves and Woofs
     
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    A good read, thanks :)
     
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    Thank you Josie.
     
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    Thank you - I'd love to visit Bath but didn't realise it was so dog friendly. I have a lot of family in and around Nailsea (they all grew up in Tickenham and several of those who left migrated back to the area), so not far from you!
     
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    Thank you @Biker John and @JudyN :)

    Ah very close to me, We live in Clevedon. Bath is so beautiful so if you ever get chance to go you should. Most of the places don't openly advertise they are dog friendly, I found out through phone calls and just asking on the day. That's why I wanted to write a piece about it.
     
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    Oh I love Clevedon. We went to the seafront a lot when I was a child.

    Sorry, off topic - feel free to delete if you like to keep things tidy!
     
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    Ah amazing! where do you live now if you don't mind me asking? If you're ever in Clevedon we should go for a dog walk :)
     
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    Definitely! My mum's in Nailsea, but at the moment we've got a nearly-20-year-old cat who has the occasional litter tray mishap (long hair & weak back legs isn't a great combination) so we're not having any trips away while he's still with us. Can I ask where you find good for walking Dennis? We usually go to Leigh Woods or Goblin Combe when we're there.

    We're in Broadstone, near Poole, on the south coast.
     
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    Aw yes understandable not wanting to leave an old chap when he's nearly 20! I live just by a riverbank so we walk along the river path which leads to poets walk or the sea wall. Both great walks as there aren't any roads near by! I also take him along the coastal path by the pier and to Clevedon court woods. There's lots of good walks around here.

    Ah nice, I haven't been that way before!
     
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    Ah yes, we have done both those walks in the past - OH has just reminded me!
     
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    Sounds FANTASTIC! I can't wait until Luca is old enough to do that! I'm not far away from Bath myself so I'll definitely try out those places - thanks for sharing...fantastic forum!
     
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    Thanks @Starbaker66 :D Ah that’s great! Let me know when you get the chance to do it! I’m sure Luca will get lots of attention :)
     

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