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As an add-on article to last week’s inspiration page about the best dog walks for dogs in Dorset, we decided here at dream-cottages that most dog walkers will want to stop at a pub on their Dorset holiday dog walks.

We found that the Crown Inn at Puncknowle is one of the most dog-friendly Dorset pubs that makes for a great stop during a day out with your dog. Whether for a pub lunch or cool pint of bitter, the Crown Inn certainly won’t mind providing water for the dogs too, in fact, the Crown welcomes furry friends with open arms (and muddy paws!).

Here’s a bit more information about the Crown Inn and the surrounding area that can form the perfect day out for you and your dog.

The Crown Inn, Puncknowle

The Crown Inn is located in the beautiful village of Puncknowle and is a traditional thatched 16th Century Inn serving home-cooked food, real ales, good wines and plenty of other soft and alcoholic beverages. It is also a B&B but actually also makes a great, simple pit stop for long dog walks along Chesil Beach and around Puncknowle, Bridport and West Bay.

The high quality menu uses local suppliers where possible and there are also lighter options for flying visits (great for those whose dogs like to keep moving!).

What’s more, if you’ve got time in the summer, you can relax in the Crown’s lovely garden that overlooks the Bride Valley and there’s a small village shop in the pub too!

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Puncknowle village is not only close to Bride Valley and Chesil Beach, but actually has a couple of interesting places to visit in itself. There is a small Jacobean manor house that’s worth discovering, as well as a Parish Church that makes a great sight-seeing spot.

Bride Valley

The River Bride is a river in West Dorset and the Bride Valley in Puncknowle makes for a beautiful photograph spot. Where it is shallow and safe enough, your dog may be able to have a paddle too!

Chesil Beach

Chesil beach, also known as Chesil Bank, is actually 18 miles long and stretches from Portland to West Bay. It is a shingle beach that has a number of geographical, geological and scientific points of interest. For example, for most of the beach’s length, it is separated from mainland Dorset by an area of salt water called the Fleet Lagoon.

If you are interested in beaches and their formation, as well as dog walking then this is definitely the beach for you and your dog!

For more information about Chesil Beach, take a look here:

Additionally, you can contact Dream-Cottages on 01305 789000 for more information on dog walking in Dorset, Puncknowle, the River Bride or Chesil Beach.