“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

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Afternoon tea with Maisie at the very dog-friendly Two Bridges Hotel

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly spot on Dartmoor to enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea with your canine companion, we can highly recommend Two Bridges Hotel from personal experience.

Visit Dartmoor has a new ‘team member’ in the shape of a 4-month old chocolate Labrador puppy called Maisie, so we were slightly worried how she would behave on her first visit to a hotel lounge where we were due to have an informal meeting!

We need not have worried; Two Bridges was a huge hit with her! She loved the big open garden area where she paddled under the iconic stone bridge and had a little walk on the banks of the West Dart river.

Lots of people both at the outdoor tables and inside the lounge area had their dogs with them, very exciting for a small pupster, but dogs and puppy were very well behaved with polite sniffs and nose boops as we took Maisie to our table.

Probably the best bit for her was the supply of complimentary dog biscuits, which Simon discovered at the bar, she’s a typical Labrador!

Best bit for Simon and I was the arrival of the most delicious three-tiered stand containing sandwiches, cakes and a cream tea with proper clotted cream. Absolute heaven!

When she’s a bit older, we’ll take her on the dog-friendly walk to Wistmans Wood which conveniently starts from the hotel itself, but on the beautiful sunny day we visited the hotel, the river, gardens and biscuits were more than enough to send her to sleep throughout the two hours of our meeting!

Thank you so much to Two Bridges for making us all so welcome, we will be back again with Maisie for sure.

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