Holiday Inn Northampton West
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Flore Northampton

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Dog-friendly things to do in Northampton

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When you book a SuPaw stay at our dog-friendly Northampton hotel, you’ll never be short of things to do with your pooch. We’ve compiled some of the best things to get up to for a paw-some time.


Situated in the village of Flore, you can enjoy a taste of the countryside with your pooch right from our doorstep. We’ve also rounded up some of our favourite walks a little further afield.

Harlestone Firs Forest: 11 minute drive
From short walks to lengthier trails, this popular spot is a great place to tire out your pup. Located opposite the dog-friendly Harlestone Heath Garden Centre.

Daventry Country Park: 11 minute drive
Overlook the scenic reservoir while your furry friend enjoys the 2.5 mile stroll around the park. When you’re done, you can take a picnic or explore the nearby town centre.

Hunsbury Hill Country Park: 14 minute drive
Experience 80 acres of outdoor fun with a nature reserve and an Iron age Hill Fort, this park is also home to the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust.

Brampton Valley Way: 16 minute drive
Featuring fields, streams, woods, and wildlife, this former 14-mile railway line has plenty of sights and allows controlled dogs off-lead.

Delapré Park and Abbey: 18 minute drive
While dogs can’t go in the Abbey, they can play in 500 acres of open fields, woods, and a large lake.

Canons Ashby: 18 minute drive
Keep your pal on a short lead as you discover the beautiful gardens. Part of the National Trust, the parkland has grazing sheep and cows.

Abington Park: 20 minute drive
Northampton's oldest park with amazing flower displays and a large lake. A popular spot with free street parking.

Bradlaugh Fields: 21 minute drive
Roam around Hills and Hollows nature reserve, then nip into the barn for snacks, drinks and treats for your four legged friend.

Brixworth Country Park / Pitsford Reservoir: 21 minute drive
Immaculate country park with something for every man and his dog! Take the 7 mile track around Pitsford Reservoir, don’t forget an ice cream pit stop.

Lings Wood Nature Reserve: 21 minute drive
A luscious oasis of wood and grassland, this reserve has a flat track for an easy stroll.

Salcey Forest: 23 minutes drive
Travel back in time in this ancient woodland, perfect for a spot of shade on hot days. Choose from three walking trails, and your furry friend can enjoy some time off-lead.

Sywell Country Park: 25 minute drive
Stroll around the 2.5 mile reservoir and experience the native butterfly garden. Dogs are allowed off lead except in the nature reserves.

Castle Ashby Gardens: 28 minute drive
This 10,000-acre estate is home to 35 acres of immaculate gardens. Stroll through the grounds and let your pooch run free in the impressive arboretum.

Irchester Country Park: 29 minute drive
Three trails wind through this 200-acre woodland, with plenty of benches for pit stops. Children will love the large play area, and dogs are allowed off lead.

Stanwick Lakes: 40 minute drive
Located in Nene Valley, explore over 7 miles of footpaths including a sculpture and adventure trail.

Northampton & Lamport Railway: 17 minute drive
Treat your pooch to a train ride along this heritage railway, or walk and watch the engines in action.

Dog-friendly cafés and restaurants

Treat your furry friend to a kibble-free meal in the heart of Northampton.

The White Hart Pub, Flore: 9 minute walk
Enjoy some traditional pub grub and a pint with your pooch in tow, just down the road from your hotel.

The Ark, Northampton: 20 minute drive
Tuck into vegan dishes onboard Northampton’s floating café and bar, welcome to all four legged friends.

Zapato Lounge, Northampton: 21 minute drive
A laid back, eclectic space serving a variety of dishes and drinks for all ages, including the dog!

The Wharf Inn, Welford: 28 minute drive
Right next to the canal and with nearby walks, The Wharf Inn serves delicious grub and welcomes dogs into the bar and garden.

Griffins Head, Mears Ashby: 35 minute drive
Unmissable Sunday lunches with real ales, your furry friend can enjoy the bar and beer garden.

After a fun day of exploring with your four legged friend, you’ll be sure to have a great sleep in one of our dog-friendly rooms. Which attraction is first on your list to visit?

Please note walk and drive timings are only guidance and may differ depending on when you are travelling. All information was correct at the time of writing, please check with each venue/location before setting off to avoid disappointment.

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Holiday Inn Northampton West Reviews



We stopped here on the way back from Silverstone to use the hotel's rapid charger and have a bite to eat.

Really impressed with the reception staff, hotel cleanliness in the lobby and the quality of food.

We enjoyed our brief 40 minute stay here so much we are considering staying here in the future for when we fly in and out of luton - which we do very often!

Can recommend the fish and chips and the lasagne.

Driver Friendly hotel too - serve becks blue behind the bar.


Mojacar, Spain

Im a lady on my own travelling from Spain to UK, hotel staff were exceptional I got back late last night so i had to use the carpark at the back and it was dark so the receptionist walked with me to my car shed only been working there a week so thank you so much ,the man on reception was really kind ,polite and helpful ,I would recommend to any ladies travelling alone it feels safe and clean loved it ,I'm also gluten and lactose intolerant and they even had gluten free food brilliant thank you and I will be defiantly be back.



Pleasant and efficient reception. It was a Sunday evening, and the hotel was very quiet with few fellow guests. Our twin room was on the ground floor. There were two comfortable chairs, a workbench, two very small bedside tables, and a wardrobe. The bathroom had a walk in shower. All quite compact.
The bar/restaurant was in the open lobby style. We had a good evening meal there.
Breakfast had a good choice, well maintained by a very cheerful chef. Fried or poached eggs were made to order, which helped keep things fresh.
Very good value for money.



Just an overnight stay for a wedding at nearby Dodmoor Barn. Hotel easy to find of M1, clean and tidy, staff friendly, large rooms well fitted with every thing you need. Breakfast excellent with options for all.



Stayed here for one night. Rooms comfortable and Clean. We were able to check in earlier to get ready without any fuss. Great Breakfast included. Hotel near M1 so very convenient but in a countryside location.



This is one of the nicest Holiday Inn's I've stayed at - can hardly fault it at all!

Special mention to the man who checked us in on Saturday evening, and the man serving in the restaurant that night. Both offered some of the nicest hotel service I've ever known. The receptionist took time to tell us a bit about things in the local area, and helped us make sure we get the best out of our stay. The waiter/bar man made the meal really special. There was a slight delay preparing some of the food, but the way he handled the situation was perfect. The food was all very tasty too - I had the Club Sandwich, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. All tasted delicious.

The room and the whole hotel is clean, modern and comfortable. Felt very welcoming. The car park is big and free, and there was plenty of spaces available.

So happy I booked a couple of stays here, so am really looking forward to coming back in a few weeks' time. Thanks to all the staff for making it such a great weekend.


Dandenong, Australia

Lots of parking spaces neat to hotel and offered FCO. The welcome / meet and greet was good. Nice bar and bar meal offerings. Room clean and in good decorative order. Wifi good and intuitive to connect to. Lots of access to power points in room. Location of hotel good, very useful for an early train ride from Milton Keynes to London. Communal areas in good order, all in all, left refreshed and happy. Easy to find on Google maps. Will visit again.



Went here with a friend for a chill out. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Close to the M1 but lovely and quiet.

Rooms were lovely and clean. Ordered room service and this was brought up on time. Well worth a visit. Close to other towns and not far from Silverstone.

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