Bootmenders B&B – we loved this place. It’s in the middle of nowhere and is really quiet. Parking is right outside the little cottage you stay in and there is a dog at the house too, so you can make a new friend. There are lovely gardens and in summer you can eat outside. We felt like we really were guests too. Where we stayed was more of an apartment than just a room so we could relax and wander round a bit without tripping over each other. It’s a great place to get your humans to switch off from the world and focus on some you time. We give it five bones.
Hotel du Vin, Winchester – I have stayed here a few times and I do love it. They have garden rooms available for doggies so I can just step straight out of my room when I need to powder my nose without walking through corridors. There is also a bed and bowls available and the rooms are a nice size. The good thing about all of the Hotel du Vin hotels is that they have a fridge to store my food in all of the rooms. The staff are always lovely and make me feel very welcome. The only down side is dogs aren’t allowed in the restaurants only the bar, but the bar is very small so when it is busy I can get stepped on. However there are some really great dog friendly restaurants in Winchester so we tend to eat out. My favourite is The Old Vine. For this reason the hotel gets five bones. Cinders.
The Wykeham Arms, Winchester – This was such a nice pub, I felt so at home here. From the moment I walked in all of the staff made a fuss of me and I was given so many biscuits, Mum made me save some of them for later! The rooms are really comfortable and big with room for my bed. They are also nice and quiet and airy which I like too. There wasn’t a bed or water bowl for me, but that might be because we just turned up to see if they had a room and didn’t pre book so I am not going to deduct too many bones for this. Dogs are allowed in the bar and we were given a table right next to the restaurant. As soon as we sat down the lady brought me some biscuits and a water bowl so I felt really special. There isn’t any grass outside the pub to powder your nose but the pub is a two minute walk to the cathedral and lots of grass to stretch your paws on. I really enjoyed staying here and so did my humans so I am going to give it four and a half bones. Cinders.