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Take a Punt on Cambridge

The Four Legged Foodies explore this dog friendly city.




We heard that the city of Cambridge loves Four Legged friends so we thought we would check it out for ourselves.

Cambridge can be reached by train from London Kings Cross in under 1 hour (visit Thameslink for details and timetables) and by car in around 2 hours. Making the University city a great place for a weekend away.


We stayed at the Hyatt Centric which is located in the Eddington area of the city.

We were greeted by resident Dachshund Basil who spends most of his days on reception and he recommended some places we should try. We were then shown to our very comfortable room where we had bowls and blankets to use during our stay.


The room was very spacious with a sofa and table and a large window from which we could shout out to any fellow doggies passing by. It's always important to let people know you're in town!

The two things the humans require of a hotel room are a huge bed and a strong, hot shower. We are pleased to report these boxes were ticked.


The hotel has a large outdoor toilet area in the form of a landscaped garden which is partly lawned and there are plenty of bins nearby.

The area around the hotel is very quiet as it is situated on an out of town development. The park and ride bus into Cambridge is a 5 minute walk from the hotel.


Now let's get to the part that's really worth shouting about - the FOOD!

We dogs are welcome in the hotel's 2 restaurants and coffee bar. There is also a roof terrace which opens April to September.

We had breakfast and dinner in The Astronomer which is a bright and spacious dining area with plenty of room for Four Legged guests. The waiter brought us a plate of biscuits so we didn't have to watch the humans eat.


Before or after dinner (or both, you're on holiday go wild!) you can join your humans at Dutch cocktail bar which is next to the hotel.


After a hearty breakfast (make sure to get extra sausages) it's time to explore the city.

Cambridge is a bustling city with tourists visiting from all over the world to see its beautiful architecture and discover the history of the University.

Follow Dog Friendly Cambridge where Matilda the Dachshund has lots of dog friendly suggestions for you.


We liked the look of Matilda's suggestion of Scott's All Day for lunch which is a 20 minute walk from the city centre but well worth it.

The staff are very welcoming to all four legged foodies and the humans loved the buzzy, social feel of this neighbourhood restaurant.


You won't hear us complaining when the pizzas are bigger than our heads!


The most fun thing for all the family to do when in Cambridge is take a punt on the river with The Traditional Punting Company.


Pooches and humans can hop on board for a 45 minute trip. Alex did a great job getting us up the river against the tide whislt also telling us lots of historical facts about Cambridge and all the famous people who have studied there.

Blankets and umbrellas are provided so this is something you can enjoy in any weather. We did it in December!


If you prefer to stay somewhere with a little more space and the option to do your own cooking, we highly recommend Turing Locke apartments which are located next to the Hyatt Centric.

All the apartments are dog friendly and pooches are welcomed with a goodie bag each of treats, a toy and a bandana.

Guests are able to use all the restaurants and Dutch bar.


All that exploring is tiring when you're almost 14! Archie had a great night's sleep in the comfy beds provided at Turing Locke.


 






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