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The Old Mill Holiday Cottages, North Wales, CH7 5RH


  • Writer's pictureLiz Stack

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages & Dog Friendly Pubs In North Wales

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Our Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages are located in North Wales, mid-way between the market towns of Mold and Denbigh. The cottages are approximately 1 hour from Liverpool and Manchester and 30 minutes from Chester.

Are you looking for a self-catering cottage, with walks from the doorstep, and dog friendly pubs nearby? – We can help!

We welcomed Eli our gorgeous mini Schnauzer into our family 4 months ago, and as a new dog owner, we’ve done lots of research to find out where the dog friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes are locally. Rather than you spending loads of time researching the area, we want you to get the most of your stay, so I thought I'd save you some time, and share with you our recommendations of places we've tried and tested locally, I hope you enjoy (As much as we do!).

1. The Cherry Pie Inn (Just next door!)

Address Denbigh Road, Melin-Y-Wern, CH7 5RH

Distance No car needed 100 meters walk (5 mins)

Opening Times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Saturday Lunch - Midday - 2.30pm / Dinner - 7pm - 9.30pm

Sunday - Midday - 2.30pm

What to expect?

Located just a 5 minute walk from the cottages, fantastic hospitality, a very warm welcome awaits from the owners Simon & Lel. This is a firm favourite with our guests. Comfortable bistro with outdoor seating areas, offering traditional home cooked dishes and a good range of wines.

* Dogs welcome in the bar area.

2. The Cross Foxes

Address Village Road, Nannerch, Mold CH7 5RD

Distance 1 mile

Walking Route - Please see map

Opening Times

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 6pm – 11pm

Wednesday – 6pm -11pm

Thursday – 6pm – 11pm

Friday 6pm – 11pm

Saturday 6pm – 11pm

Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm

What to expect?

Traditional country pub located in the pretty village of Nannerch. A warm welcome awaits from Janet and Tim. Enjoy homemade foods in generous portions, in a friendly and welcoming environment.

* Dogs welcome in the tiled floor areas.

3. The Crown

Address Village Road, Lixwm, Holywell, CH8 8NQ

Distance 2 miles

Walking Route – Please see map

Opening Times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday- 4pm–12am

Wednesday - 4pm–12am

Thursday- 4pm–12am

Friday - 4pm–12am

Saturday - 12pm–12am

Sunday - 12–10pm

What to expect?

Recently renovated village country pub with a good range of home cooked meals and specials to choose from. A warm welcome awaits from Tony and his team.

* Dogs welcome in the bar area.

4. Dinorben Arms

Address Bodfari, Denbighshire, LL16 4DA

Distance 5 miles

Opening Times

Everyday from 11am – 11pm

What to expect?

Belonging to a good quality pub-group, huge investment has gone into renovating this pub, to provide a spacious restaurant and bar area with cosy open fires ideal in the winter and stunning terraces over looking the Clwydian range mountains - Amazing views on a clear day. Good range of food offered, mid-range prices.

*Dogs welcome in the bar area, snug and tiled floor areas.

6. Tea Rooms at The Pet Cemetery

Address The Pet Cemetery, Brynford, Holywell CH8 8AD

Distance 8.5 miles

Opening Times

Everyday 9am – 5pm

What to expect?

Bear with me.. I know this sounds a little strange! This is a lovely modern café, light and airy, in pretty landscaped grounds. It’s a popular choice with the locals and those passionate about their pets. This is a very pet friendly award winning venue! Good value, great for breakfast, lunch, coffee and a fabulous range of home-baked cakes.

* Dogs welcome through-out.

7. The Fox Inn,

Address Ysceifiog CH8 8NJ

Distance 2.5 miles

Opening Times

Sunday 1pm – 10.30pm

Monday 4pm – 11pm

Tuesday 4pm – 11pm

Wednesday 4pm – 11pm

Thursday 4pm – 11pm

Friday 4pm – 11pm

Saturday 1pm – 11pm

· Food Served Monday – Saturday 6pm – 9pm

· Sunday 1pm – 5pm & 6pm – 9pm

What to expect?

The Fox Inn, Ysceifiog is an award winning 18th Century free-house. It’s a small country pub, in a picturesque part of North Wales. It has changed little structurally since it was built 200 or so years ago and still keeps its old-world charm. A range of award-winning cask ales are on offer.

Good home cooked food is available at reasonable prices. A warm welcome awaits from Chris, Wen and their team. In the winter there’s a lovely cosy fire and in the Summer, you can enjoy sitting on the picnic benches at the front of the pub.

* Dogs are welcome with the small snug on the right-hand side, which is also used as a dart room in the evening.

Want to learn more about our self catering cottages?

Locate in Flintshire an AONB in North Wales, surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the popular seaside towns of Llandudno & Conwy.

We welcome dogs within x2 of our self-catering cottages:

Millers Cottage sleeps 2 + 1 dog (No extra charge)

The Long Barn – sleeps 4 + 2 dogs (No extra charge)

We provide, a dog bed, dog towel and treats for your four-legged friends at no extra charge.

If you prefer pet free accommodation due to allergies etc., we also have

The Hayloft - Which sleeps 2, An ideal cosy cottage perfect for couples (No pets).

There are beautiful walks from the doorstep to the pretty rural villages of Nannerch, Yscefiog, and Lixwm. Or enjoy exploring the local footpaths through pretty woodland with meandering streams and lush meadows.

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The Old Mill Holiday Cottages, North Wales, CH7 5RH

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I look forward to welcoming you soon

best wishes Liz 

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