The West Arms

Best dog friendly country inn in North East Wales

The West is a dog friendly country inn in north east wales and home to two resident pooches

Ready to book an autumn escape to North East Wales but can’t bear the thought of leaving behind your favourite four-legged friend? That’s ok because The West Arms is the dog friendly country inn in North East Wales you’ve been looking for.  

Dog lovers and owners of The West Arms, Nicky and Mark appreciate the special bond between dog and human and run their charming country inn alongside their resident pooches, Jasper (the excitable Terrier) and Sam (the cheeky Spaniel). 

Here’s a few reasons dogs simply love our dog friendly country inn in North East Wales so put West Arms on your bucket list for the ultimate in dog friendly breaks this autumn.  

The land of endless walkies  

The West Arms is set amongst the foothills of the Berwyn mountains which offers plenty of delightful walking routes for you and your beloved mutt. Set off right from the doorstep of our dog friendly country inn in North East Wales and enjoy reconnecting with mother nature. Return to the West for a spot of delicious lunch and a refreshing drink with your best friend by your side.   

Jasper & Sam – resident pooches 

Jasper and Sam will be ready to greet you and your wet nosed companion on arrival and help you sniff out all the best walks from the doorstep of the inn. The world-famous Snowdonia National Park, Chirk and Powis castles, the picturesque town of Llangollen and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall are just some of the many local attractions on offer for endless walks with your dog. 

16 comfy & dog friendly bedrooms 

Choose from one of 16 individually designed characterful dog friendly bedrooms, some featuring traditional brass or even four-poster beds. Soak up the heritage of a 16th-century country inn, admire the original oak beams, and after a great night’s sleep look forward to a hearty and delicious Welsh breakfast. 

The Wests’ owners Mark and Nicky enjoy nothing better than to take a local walk with resident mutts, Jasper and Sam

“There is nothing more fulfilling than having our boys near us when we work, rest and play.” Says Nicky Williamson. “The never-ending companionship a dog brings is simply irreplaceable so it’s a joy to have Jasper and Sam running the hotel with us.  They have been part of the West family from day one and when times are tough, they are the best therapy anyone could ask for.  If one of us or one of our guests is having a bad day, we just take a 15 min break outside with Jasper and Sam and life is bearable once again. Who needs to see a doctor when you have the perfect ‘four pawed’ antidote at your beck and call.” 


Up to two dogs can stay at the West Arms at a cost of £10 per dog per night. The only place the doggies can’t access is the main restaurant, but they can join you if you eat in the bar area, outside in the spacious beer garden or if you decide to kick back in front of a roaring fire in the garden room.