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Moving out of London for pubs dog walks? See our top picks here.

National Love your Pet Day – a ‘pawfect’ excuse to head to the great outdoors

Man stroking dog in woodland with sun coming through treesOften one of the reasons clients want to move out of London to the Chilterns is because they are searching for a home with a future promised dog.

Yes, that’s right – some clients choose to relocate so they can welcome a four-legged friend into their new house. Country walks, fresh air, country pubs and the outdoor life style is a big driver for our clients and if that goes hand-in-paw with a furry friend then so much the better!

So, on National Love your Pet Day we have identified our favourite spots to either start your new pet-centred family or to enjoy with your current faithful friend.

Autumn walk with dog and lady in coatThe Blackwood Arms in Littleworth Common is a hidden gem. The pub is located in a small hamlet opposite Littleworth Common and neighbouring Burnham Beeches so there is plenty of scope for walks. The food is excellent (the Sunday roasts in particular) and muddy paws are more than welcome.

The Royal Standard in Forty Green is The Oldest Freehouse in England, nestled in the heart of the Chiltern countryside. The pub provides a variety of maps of self-guided walks which start from the pub crossing through woods and fields and over the occasional stile! The food is excellent country fayre using locally sourced produce.

The Royal Oak Marlow is an award-winning pub located in the quintessentially English village of Bovingdon Green. Dogs are allowed in the garden and certain Autumn walk with dog and small childparts of the pub so be sure to call ahead as this pub is very popular. After your hearty lunch you can enjoy a walk through history. The site at Pullingshill Wood contains the best and most complete set of training trenches left in the UK and plays an important part of recording the history of that time.

If you fancy a stroll along the river, then The Spade Oak is perfectly located on the Thames. Walkers can stroll past Cookham Reach Sailing Club where there is plenty of rivercraft to enjoy watching as you walk along the towpath or you can head in the opposite direction across the fields to Marlow. The pub has a choice or dog friendly dining areas or a large outside terrace.

This is just a small selection of our favourite dog friendly pubs. With a wealth of country pubs all keen to welcome feet and paws it is no wonder that a move to the area is often geared around your pet – or your ‘pawtential’ pet!

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