Lara Joslin grew up in her family’s pub, The Kings Head Inn, located in Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula. Now a Director of the business, she explains why furry guests are as welcome as human ones
Our dog, Lucy Loo, is one of the most important members of our family. She spends her days working hard greeting guests and their furry friends. We would hate to go on holiday without her, so we don’t think our guests should have to either.
Take last year for example - we had 636 guests’ pets to stay, including an iguana. Our location right in the heart of Gower, in Llangennith, is an idyllic holiday destination for pets as we’ve got some of the best stretches of beaches in the UK nearby. Situated one mile away from the inn, Rhossili Bay,voted the UK’s number one beach (voted by Trip Advisor), has four miles of sand and coastline - more than enough space for dogs to run around and swim!
There are also lots of walking routes for guests to explore with their pets. Blue Pool walk, just one mile away from the hotel, leads to the charming Blue Pool and small bay; one of the most secluded, dog friendly bays in Gower. It’s perfect for adventurous dogs who can explore the bay’s Three Chimneys natural sea arches and take a look at the bay’s “bottomless” blue pool.
Having lived in the pub all my life we have always had Alsatian guard dogs but Lucy could never be a guard dog as she likes home comforts and people way too much!
For our guests with much larger four legged animals, we provide stables just 150 metres away from the Inn and can recommend a handful of beaches along the Gower to visit with horses. I grew up with horses, and am a keen rider. One of my favourite places to visit is Whitford Sands, which is much quieter for horses as the beach is estuary side and therefore has no swimmers or surfers.
To book a stay at The Kings Head Inn for you and your pets, call 01792 386 212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.