Found in the heart of Dartmoor, the Three Crowns Inn is a charming thatched grade II-listed building, complete with cosy log-burning fire. Call ahead to book one of the six dog-friendly rooms that have direct access to the communal courtyard, and ask at the front desk for any dog accessories you might need. Settle down for lunch in the snug or bar, or on the outdoor terrace with your dog and order from their pub classics menu – options include ale-battered cod and chips or a juicy 8oz rump steak burger.
To explore the great outdoors, take a stroll along the picturesque River Teign or head to the Dartmoor Prison Museum, which is surrounded by lush moorland where your pet can happily roam. After a day spent in the wild Dartmoor countryside, retire to a cosy armchair in front of the Inglenook fireplace and sip on your drink of choice. For something fruity, request the bar for a local Norcotts Cider. The cellars at the Three Crowns Inn also stock an impressive selection of locally distilled gins, including Whitley Neill.
Inside the Dartmoor granite walls, the hotel’s rooms offer a homely mix of period features and modern amenities. Rich, patterned textile headboards and wallpapers feature throughout, while original beams and inset window seats add to the period charm. Slip into your fluffy bathrobe, dock your iPod and sink into the comfy bed – these cosy rooms provide the ideal resting place for the dog-tired – pups and owners.