Welcome to Travel With Basil

Championing those lovely UK hotels, B&Bs and pubs/restaurants with rooms that are truly dog ‘welcoming'

Travel With Basil

You may be asking yourself, ‘What’s the difference between dog ‘friendly’ and dog ‘welcoming’?’

Well, in our opinion, it’s the distinction between your pooch receiving a warm welcome rather than just being tolerated.  In particular, we believe that to be dog ‘welcoming’ the venue needs to provide the facilities for pooch and owner to eat together, ‘indoors’!

There are literally hundreds of dog ‘friendly’ properties promoted in the UK. However, Travel With Basil introduces a stylish elite collection – an eclectic mix of luxury country hotels, cosy pub/restaurants with rooms and quaint private B&Bs, with one common denominator… ALL are proud to profess to being truly dog ‘welcoming’.

If you are, like us, discerning travellers… who have a desire to enjoy all the creature comforts together, as a family, then this website featuring reviews, a dog ‘welcoming’ accommodation directory and much more has been especially created with you and your staycation in mind!

Thank you for visiting and joining us on our journey and now it’s…

... Over to Basil

A Dog on a Mission …. A Creature Comfort Mission

Travel With Basil’s primary aim is to champion those lovely UK hotels, B&Bs and pubs/restaurants with rooms that are truly dog ‘welcoming’.

Created especially for those ‘highly attached’ pet owners and discerning travellers who, unashamedly, just want more out of the experience for both themselves and their beloved pooches.


‘I love, love, love this website.’

Kos – London

‘Loved Basil’s blog… hooroo’

Jamesina – Dorchester

‘Can’t wait to find places that get the importance of families, kids and dogs, being able to share quality time together.’

Anna – Wimborne

‘We love spending our weekends with our puppy and love this website… ’

Steve – London

‘As a family of dog lovers, we have historically had to trawl through many many sites to find what often turns out to be anything but a dog “friendly” hotel! We can’t wait to have a dedicated website to proven dog friendly hotels. What a wonderful idea!’

Sarah – Bristol

‘Can’t wait to follow the gorgeous Basil on his travels.’

Grahame – Bristol

‘We’re looking forward to cuddling up with our puppy when at home, we want to do the same when we stay at a hotel.’

Sophie – London

‘Good luck with the website, can’t wait to see where Basil goes next!’

Phil – Cirencester

‘For my dog to relax, he needs to feel welcome… and so do I!’

Penny – Downton

‘I’m really looking forward to being able to have a review and reference site so I can travel with confidence with my two dogs safe in the knowledge that other dog owners have been happy there.’

Angie – Eccleshall