Genuine dog-friendly welcome guaranteed
30% deposit: book now, pay later
All dogs travel free, small or large
  • 30% deposit
    30% deposit
  • Full COVID Refund
    Full COVID Refund
  • FREE 24/7 Vet Line
    FREE 24/7 Vet Line
  • Two dogs welcome
    Two dogs welcome
From £120.00 per night
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About this property

Super dog-friendly hotel, The Fontmell in Dorset is a wonderful pub with rooms in the pretty village of Fontmell Magna. Perfect for a relaxing weekend away with your best furry friend, The Fontmell extends over Collier’s Brook providing a lovely backdrop of rippling water whilst you dine with your four-legged family members in the cosy bar. Set on the edge of Cranborne Chase, your furry friend will be spoilt for choice with gorgeous countryside to explore and sniff. Only 10 minutes from the town of Shaftesbury, you and your canine companion can enjoy trekking up the town’s famous Gold Hill which offers stunning views of the Blackmore Vale. The Fontmell is passionate about their homegrown philosophy, sourcing (and rearing) local ingredients wherever possible. If you’re looking for a refreshing pet-away in North Dorset, The Fontmell makes a fabulous home from home that will make you want to return again and again. 


Dine with Your Dog

A pub with a fine-dining ethos, Head Chef Tom Shaw and his team use seasonal and local produce to create a delicious menu that changes daily. Some of our favourite dishes include Foie Gras Crème Brulée, Fontmell Fish Pie, Beetroot and Gorgonzola Cheesecake, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Guests can dine in the bar with their furry friend. If you’re planning on going for a lengthy hike with your pooch, you can ask the hotel to fix you up a delicious lunch! Choose from a smoked salmon or cheddar & spring onion sandwich with sausage roll, pickled quail eggs, strawberry tart and mineral water.

Bow wow factor

The Fontmell is surrounded by countryside and there are some wonderful trails nearby for you and your pet to explore!

Need to know

Dogs Stay FREE
Dine With Pet
Dine With Pet
Garden Or Patio
Garden Or Patio
Pet Amenities Onsite
Pet Amenities Onsite
Satellite Television
Satellite Television

Bedrooms & Suites

The Fontmell has six beautifully designed bedrooms, five of which are dog-friendly. All the bedrooms offer nothing but understated luxury and warmth – an ideal choice for discerning canines and their owners. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower or separate bath, as well as goose down duvets and pillows for a restful night’s sleep.

Double Room

A light and airy double-sized room with everything that you and your furry friend need for a comfortable retreat after a long day of exploring.

Dog-Friendly Nearby

Fontmell Down is an absolute must for dog lovers. With delightful views, you and your canine companion will love enjoying the sights, smell and stunning landscape. For furry family members of all abilities, you can find a delightful circular walk that you and your dog can enjoy as it allows off-lead exercise for your pet. When you visit Fontmell, you'll see on-site notices highlighting the route for dog walkers. As long as you keep your dog under close control, they can now be off lead to explore this marked route.

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