Dog Friendly Golf Course, Hotel and Dining

So you are always welcome to bring your furry friend along

We're proud to welcome all dogs into both our hotel and onto our award-winning golf course. So don't leave your dog at home, bring your best friend to the course for a long walk and a snack.

Dog-friendly Hotel Areas

  • The Patio Bar
  • The Library
  • The Lounge
  • All bedroom areas of our hotel

Dog-friendly Dining

Dogs are allowed to dine alongside you in the bar area only.

Dog-friendly Breaks

Dogs are welcome in all bedroom areas of our hotel for a supplement of £10.00 per room per night. Please advise at the time of booking that you will be bringing your pet.

Dog-friendly Walk

If you're visiting Thorpeness with your four-legged friend, take inspiration from Darcy's Thorpeness Dog Walk. Starting just by Thorpeness Meare and ending by Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel.

  • Distance: Approx. 4 miles
  • Time: Approx. 1hr 40 minutes
  • Terrain: Mainly flat walking on paths, bridleways and some shingle beach
  • Stops: Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club
  • Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 212
  • Start Point OS reference: 176 478 (The Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club Car Park)

Start just beside the Meare at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel, where dogs are welcome in the patio bar, lounge and library.

If the weather is fine, the patio with views across the Meare is also an excellent spot for a post-walk pit stop and snack.

Initially walking briefly beside the golf course, the route then follows what was an old railway line before crossing the main Aldeburgh road and heading out to the coast.

Once at the coast the path turns right and back towards Thorpeness.

Once back in the village the route ends passing both the ‘House in the Clouds’ and Thorpeness windmill.