Meet Our Dogs



This is Oscar the Yorky-sausage, the newest edition to the family. You will find him at The Old Vic helping his mummy with front of house duties. His favourite walk is to Rydal for lunch.



Dibley is a Patterdale Terrier. She lives in The Old Vicarage and loves going on long walks around the local fells.



This is Hank the Irish Wolfhound. He pops into The Old Vicarage from time to time to check everything is running smoothly. He likes his daily run around in the local woods.

Dogs Stay Free
Dog Friendly B&B in Ambleside

We welcome dogs (and their owners) to our Bed & Breakfast in the Lake District. We love them so much that DOGS STAY FREE! That’s a rare thing in the Ambleside area!

We have lots of customers who return to us year after year, particularly with their dogs, as they know their pets are going to be made just as welcome as they are!

As well as the local fells, there are plenty of great circular dog walking routes that we can recommend to you. Just ask us for details.


Your dog is welcome at The Old Vicarage. If you have a dog with you, we would prefer that it is not allowed onto the furniture or left in the room unattended. If you feel your dog can be trusted and will not panic when left alone, please let us know and let us have a way to contact you just in case it gets spooked!

Dogs are not allowed in the dining room at breakfast time, however breakfast can be served to your bedroom, at no additional charge.

Please be considerate enough to clean-up after your dog, particularly within the grounds (there is a bin in the car park).

Please be aware that there are often children staying and not all children have been taught how to behave around dogs!

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