Lake District Hotels are ‘top dog’ for canine companions

Strike a Paws

There’s soon to be canine smiles all round! As Lake District Hotels have just launched ‘Strike a Paws’ – a short break that incorporates a canine photo shoot for the faithful family hound. It’s our latest initiative to support our many guests who holiday with their dogs.

Did you know?
There are 9 million dogs* in the UK– that’s increased by ½ million in the last year. Today around one in four households owns a dog, so when it comes to holidaying, they play a big part in the decision. With the growing popularity of staycations, it’s often a case of ‘and the dog comes too’ – which is good news for Keswick, voted the most dog friendly town in the UK in the Kennel Club of Britain Awards.

Recognising the importance of man’s best friend as a Keswick holiday companion, our hotels in and around the town have created ‘Strike a Paws’  – a two night break that will capture the family canine on camera.

The Kings Arms, Queens Hotel and the Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick, plus the Lodore Falls Hotel and Borrowdale Hotel in the pretty Borrowdale Valley are working with Jason Chambers Photography to create a personal photo-shoot for guests four legged friends, with a digital photo souvenir at the end of their stay.

The 5 hotels are all part of Lake District Hotels Limited – a family owned group full of dog lovers. The owners dogs are constant companions around the hotels, Dani Hope, Marketing Director says “our staff make a real fuss of dogs and we do our best to make sure they enjoy their holiday as much as their masters.  Keswick has a great atmosphere and is very dog–centric. It has fells, lakes and rivers close by and we’re also lucky to have dog loving photographer Jason Chambers who we’ve worked with a lot. Jason has dogs of his own and a portfolio with plenty to bark about.  He got the best out of our dogs when they were modelling in one of our hotels so we’re really looking forward to working with him on “Strike a Paws.”

The two night break from £97.50**per person includes

  • Free treat on arrival for the dog(s)
  • Free tea and scones on arrival for the masters
  • 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Approximately a 20 minute canine photo shoot
  • Digital image file link

** Price based on staying at the Queens Hotel, Keswick.

All the hotels at Lake District Hotels Limited are dog friendly; the Borrowdale Hotel is even making guests canine companions a feature of their 2014 calendar competition.

Anyone interested in finding out more about a dog’s life at these Lake District Hotels, or to book a Strike a Paws break  should call 0800 840 1240  or visit