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Sussex Dog Info

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Sussex Dog Info is a section especially for Sussex dogs and their owners as well as visitors to the area. Please contact me if you would like to add anything - dog classes, dog-friendly hotels, Sussex dog rescue centres. There is no charge.

This section is dedicated to all the dog lovers in Sussex, our little corner of England!

I hope you'll find new people and places through these pages, and if you're visiting Sussex with your dog, enjoy! Dog walking in Sussex is a joy, with gorgeous countryside that you and your dog will love :)

Take a look at my Dog Video page where I've filmed and posted some of the Brighton dog walks mentioned. You'll see how amazing they are!

Friston Forest view across to White Horse
Friston Forest



Dog Agility Brighton

Dog Walks in and from Brighton

Dog Walkers and Boarders in Brighton

The Brighton Dog Blog - out and about with my dogs

Brighton Dog Photography - visit the site here

Dog-friendly Pubs

Dog-friendly Cafes

Sussex Emergency Vets

Dog Friendly Beaches in Sussex

Doggy Days Out in Sussex

Great Sussex Dog Walks

Dog Training in Sussex

Dog Friendly Hotels in Sussex

Sussex Pet Supplies

Sussex Dog Rescue Groups/Societies



If you were made to feel welcome with your dog in a local establishment, or if you would like to have a listing on this page (there is no charge), please get in touch using the Contact Page.

Emergency Vets

Find Any UK Vet has a database of vets in the UK. Simply type in the county or postcode and you'll be given a list of vets in the area.

Here are a few emergency numbers of vets serving the Sussex area. Please only use the numbers in an emergency.

Brighton
Vetcall 24 hrs emergency cover, Brighton Veterinary Centre (Coastway), Freshfield Business Park, Freshfield Way, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 OBZ
Open: 6pm - 8am
Tel 01273 621 682

Eastbourne
St Anne's Veterinary Group, 6 St Anne's Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2DJ.
Tel: 01323 640011.

Worthing
Grove Lodge Veterinary Hospital, Upper Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 9DL
Tel: 01903 234866

Crawley
The Veterinary Clinic, Church Road, Copthorne, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3RA
Tel: 01342 713957


Dog-friendly Pubs

(Dogs must be a lead)
The Hartington, 41 Whippingham Road, Brighton
Tel. 01273 682874

The Barley Mow, 92 St. Georges Road, Brighton
Tel. 01273 682259

The Royal Sovereign Freehouse, 66 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HE
Tel. 01273 323289

The Engineer, 32 Arglye Rd, Brighton, BN1 4QB
Tel. 01273 675787

The Laughing Fish
Station Road, Isfield, Nr. Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5XB
Tel & Fax: 01825 750349

The Five Bells Inn
Smock Alley, West Chiltington, West Sussex, RH20 2QX

The Railway Inn, 40 Station Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex
. . . a very dog friendly pub - they even keep treats behind the bar for visiting doggy guests!


Dog-friendly Cafes

Wild Park Cafe, off Lewes Road, Brighton
Outside cafe - water provided for dogs

Stanmer Tea Rooms, Stanmer Village, Brighton
Tel. 01273 604041

Small Batch Coffee Company, Brighton
17, Jubilee St, Brighton
01273 697597
Located on the ground floor of Myhotel, Small Batch Coffee Company allows well behaved dogs to join their owners.

Highdown Tea Rooms Ferring, West Sussex, BN12 6PG
Tel. 01903 500663
Brigette would like to recommend Highdown Tea Rooms in Ferring, as a GREAT place where both you and your dogs are welcome. They have won the Open For Dogs award on a number of occasions.

Dogs are welcome both outside and inside (a rare luxury!), water and biscuits are provided. Wonderful homemade food on offer for us humans (especially the yummy cakes!). And, what's more, there are fabulous dog walks to be had just behind the tea rooms across Highdown.
(Thank you Brigette for this great info!)

Bluebird Cafe
East Preston (near Angmering) along Kingston Gorse Green (Private Estate) towards the Bluebird Cafe where dogs are allowed. So on a rainy day you are welcome inside. A lovely walk with beautiful scenery. When the tide is out you can also walk along the water.
Thank you Viola

Pet Supplies


Newhaven based Doggie Solutions sell leads, anti-barking collars, training equipment, crates and many other dog products. Support local business - give them an online visit.




Pets at Home
29 Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QD
Tel: 01323 746300

Also at Unit B2/Rustington Retail Park, New Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 3RT
Tel: 01903 857130

A.Coombs Pet Centre
19 - 21 Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN
Tel:01273 606868

Also at:
155-157 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5QJ
01273 738016

Doggy Days Out in Sussex

It is my understanding that the following places are dog-friendly. Please contact the establishments directly to make sure of the details.

Bateman's
Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling (National Trust property). There is a 'doggy creche' if you wish to visit the house. Phone for further details.
Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7DS
Telephone: 01435 882302

Bodiam Castle
Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA
Telephone: 01580 830196
Dogs on leads and only in grounds

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
East Sussex - TN33 0AD
Dogs on leads in restricted areas

Pevensey Castle
East Sussex - BN24 5LE
Dogs on leads only in restricted areas

Borde Hill Garden
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 1XP
Phone: 01444 450326
A botanically rich Grade II Sussex garden - dogs welcome on a lead. Only guide dogs allowed in cafe and restaurant.


Great Sussex Dog Walks

Until you know a walk very well, you may not want to let your dog off the lead. Always be prepared for what might be round the corner!

Brighton Dog Walks
A comprehensive section on dog walks in Brighton - we give you the inside info on what the city has to offer our canine chums.

Friston Forest
About 45 minutes outside of Brighton but well worth it! A beautiful area between Brighton and Eastbourne.

South Downs Way
Wide grassy or flinty tracks on chalk downland, mostly grazed by sheep on the hills with arable crops below. The western part of the downs is rolling farmland, the West Sussex Downs are dominated by a steep, often wooded scarp with views across the Weald below, while the East Sussex Downs are classic open grassland running down to the sea cliffs.

Ditchling Beacon
At 248 metres (814 feet) it is the third highest point along the South Downs. The views are fantastic and it's an amazing place for a walk. It does get busy however, especially in the summer, and watch out for the cows. Georgie discovered the fun of cow pats on this walk (you can probably imagine what happened!)

Devil's Dyke

Retriever running fast

Georgie enjoying a run on Devil's Dyke


North of Brighton, on the South Downs, West Sussex
An historic beauty spot on the South Downs Way, named after the huge dry valley that carves its way through ridges of rolling chalk grassland. This is a stunning walk that we've done many times.

Cissbury Ring
Set on a chalk promontory on the South Downs three miles north of Worthing, Cissbury Ring has great views across to Beachy Head and the west of the Isle of Wight.

Harting Down
Harting Down, just off the B2141, south of South Harting village, is one of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland owned by the National Trust.

Drovers Estate
The Drovers Estate near Singleton, Chichester, is part of a patchwork of agricultural land dominated by large stands of woodland.

Slindon Estate
The Slindon Estate, off the A29 near Arundel, consists of a large expanse of sweeping downland divided by dry valleys.

East Head
East Head near West Wittering, is a small but significant sand and shingle spit at the entrance to Chichester Harbour.


Sussex Dog Rescue Groups/Societies

Just Springer Rescue, c/o Jan Driver
Tel. 01273 679994

Raystede Animal Welfare, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ
Tel. 01825 840252

Dog's Trust, Shoreham, Brighton
Tel. 01273 452576

RSPCA, Braypool Lane, Patcham, Brighton
Tel. 01273 554218
RSPCA 24 hour Emergency Number Tel. 0870 5555 999



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Our Guide To Dog Walks In Brighton

Stanmer Woods and Park

Sheepcote Valley
Brighton Race Course

Southwick Hill
Mile Oak

Hove Lagoon to King Alfreds
Brighton Seafront

Withdean Park
Patcham

Queen's Park

Preston Park

St Anne's Wells Gardens
Hove

St Nicholas Rest Garden
near Clock Tower, town centre

Hove Park and Three Cornered Copse

Green Ridge
top of Dyke Rd

Devil's Dyke

Dog Walks close to Brighton

Ditchling Beacon

Friston Forest
towards Eastbourne

Ashdown Forest
Past Lewes


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