What’s Southern B&B like?
Paul and Linda, the owners of this dog-friendly B&B, give many five-star establishments a run for their money. Situated in Brundall, just five miles from Norwich, the B&B is a great base for exploring the city and the Norfolk Broads. Both you and your pet will be made to feel like part of the family, too.
How dog-friendly is Southern B&B?
Owners Paul and Linda love dogs. Well-behaved pets are welcome and they might even get some treats, if they’re lucky. Your dog will need to bring their own bed, food and bowls though, and it’s worth packing some throws and towels for the furniture too, in case of bad weather.
Tell me more about Southern B&B
Paul and Linda have opened up their home to guests – quite literally. They live upstairs while you have the run of the ground floor, bar the kitchen. This consists of a cosy lounge, an elegant dining room and spotless bedroom with en-suite. You can come and go as you please, via your own private entrance and garden, and there is free parking for one car.
The TV in the lounge is kitted out with Netflix and there are plenty of leaflets with local information to peruse. You’ll also sleep like a baby at night because the local area is so quiet and peaceful.
We really appreciated having room to spread out during our stay. The separate lounge area made it feel like a home-from-home and Ernie enjoyed exploring the garden. The welcome hamper provided is also seriously impressive (keep reading to find out what’s in it).
What’s the food like at Southern B&B?
Absolutely amazing. Linda does all the cooking while Paul serves it like a pro, white gloves and all. You can choose from either cooked or continental options for breakfast, but the couple pull out all the stops when it comes to evening meals. For £17.50 per person, they will cook up a four-course feast and serve it in your own private dining room, complete with music and candles.
They went out of their way to tailor a meat-free menu to our tastes. We also received a welcome hamper containing water, wine, some fruit, chocolate and cake.
Are there resident dogs at Southern B&B?
Yes. Lily the resident spaniel, above, will be on hand to check you in and say hello. If your pup is lucky, she may even invite them to play in the garden!
Where are the best dog walks near Southern B&B?
Brundall Countryside Park is a five-minute walk from the B&B. It’s the closest place for your dog to enjoy some off-lead action and there’s a nice little trail that loops around some allotments. The Mid-Yare National Nature Reserve is close by, too – the meandering River Yare goes to the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
Norwich itself is incredibly dog-friendly and has lots of historic sights you can explore with your dog. If you don’t like the idea of driving in to the city, hop on the train at Brundall Gardens. The station is a five-minute walk from the B&B and the journey takes just seven minutes.
What Ernie loved about Southern B&B
Having room to roam around the accommodation, playing with Lily, all the lovely walks on the doorstep
What I loved about Southern B&B
Chats with the friendly owners, being so close to Norwich, all the food!
How to book Southern B&B
A night at Southern B&B starts from £59, including breakfast. Book via Airbnb by clicking here or, if you don’t already have an Airbnb account, visit the Booking.com page.