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A Good Staycation at Goodwood

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

We most definitely consider ourselves to be city dogs, preferring to be in a London restaurant than a muddy field, but occasionally we do like a break away from the hustle and bustle.

So we finally treated ourselves to a staycation at one of our bucket list destinations, Goodwood.

Goodwood is a large country estate in Chichester, West Sussex, with a hotel, golf club, leisure complex, farm shop, gift shop and private members club.

With 12,000 acres of land, there is more than enough space for walkies than our little legs need and on your stroll, you can say hello to the golfers and wave to the Duke of Richmond who still lives there (that's his house behind us).

We chose to stay on 4th/5th November because that's when things can get very noisy around where we live when those crazy humans start setting fire to exploding things.

It was frosty and chilly when we arrived so the welcome of the real log fire in reception was much appreciated.

All the staff made a real fuss of us and gave us a map of where to go for walkies.

In our room, we discovered a cosy bed, big enough for both of us, some towels, a bowl, lots of treats and poo bags. What else do we need?

The room was comfortable and spacious and the human loved her huge bed. All dog friendly rooms are on the ground floor of the hotel, so you don't have far to go if you need the toilet! Humans can use the en suite bathroom!!

We shared our staycation with our friend Miss Darcy and we were delighted that all 3 of us were welcome in the hotel restaurant, all public areas and the shops.

But the absolute best part of staying at Goodwood is getting access to The Kennels which is the private members bar and restaurant.

The Kennels used to be where the Duke's Foxhounds lived but now it's a members club and restaurant and if you stay at the hotel you can dine there.

The humans said the food was exceptional. There was none left over for us so that's always a good sign.

Doggie members at the kennels get their own personalised bowl.

We finished off our visit with a spot of retail therapy. The shop at Goodwood has lots of things for doggies including leads, collars, bowls, bow ties and toys.

Apparently we didn't need anything so she bought herself some stuff instead. Unbelievable! When we were such good boys too!


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