If you want to make your dog’s day then taking them for Dog Afternoon Tea at the Egerton House Hotel is probably the way to do it. Never mind a treat for the humans, this is a real treat for our dogs, who get their own Afternoon Tea menu to tuck into all for themselves – as featured in our ‘Guide to The Best Dog-friendly Afternoon Tea in London’.
As a London dog about town, this is one dog-friendly thing to do that’s been on Belinha’s to-do list for a long time. Really, anything with food involved is high on madam’s list, but with life being so busy these days, we had just never got round to going. So when one of Belinha’s doggy pals Orly asked us if we’d like to join them to celebrate Orly’s mum’s birthday, we of course, said yes. Let’s face it, Belinha would probably have never forgiven me if I’d said no.
So if you’re thinking of taking your pup for tea at The Egerton House Hotel, then hopefully this review will help you with that all-important decision…
The Egerton House Hotel
Firstly a bit about the dog-friendly Egerton House Hotel. The hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Group, all of which are dog-friendly should you happen to be looking for a dog-friendly hotel in London.
However, the most dog-friendly has to be the boutique 5-star Egerton House Hotel. Located in the heart of Knightsbridge and its dog-friendly reputation is primarily thanks to their much-barked about Dog Afternoon Tea.
With just 28 rooms, the Egerton is not a large hotel so has a very intimate feel. Afternoon Tea is taken in the relatively small but warm and inviting lounge area.
The Afternoon Tea (For Humans & Hounds)
Of course, you can go along for Afternoon Tea with friends i.e. humans only and have a lovely time. But the best part in our opinion is being able to take your dog so they can enjoy their own Afternoon Tea too.
Dogs of all sizes are very welcome, and we had the size spectrum covered in our group. From the tiny (Lilliput the Maltese) to the small (Orly the Terrier Mix), medium (Belinha the Brazilian Street Dog) and finally, large (Claude the Golden Retriever).
Kicking things off in style, the dogs are given their own dedicated Afternoon Tea menu to choose from. On the Dog Afternoon Tea menu are delicious delights of chicken and beef meatloaf, homemade doggy biscuits and doggy ice-cream. The Dog Afternoon Tea is £25 and if your dog fancies a tipple of Pawsecco (Rosé or White), then that can be added for an extra £6.
Of course, there was no question we weren’t going to order the Dog Afternoon Tea!
And as soon as Belinha set eyes on her very own three-tier tea stand, she couldn’t wait to tuck in.
Water bowls are provided, complete with their own paw-shaped mats as well as blankets to cover the seats, should your dogs wish to sit on the chairs.
And all served to the dogs by immaculately presented waiters with the same amount of care as when they serve the humans. Just as you would expect from a 5-star boutique hotel.
The dogs just could not believe their luck at the display of delicious treats on the table in front of them!
The human afternoon teas were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious too.
The human tea to accompany the doggy one is £45 (or £64.50 with optional Champagne), but you can have the Cream Tea (Tea and Scones) at £20 if you prefer. The main thing, of course, is that the pups get treated to their Doggy Afternoon Tea.
Dog Afternoon Tea at The Egerton House Hotel – What You Need To Know
All well-behaved dogs are welcomed for the Dog Afternoon Tea at The Egerton House Hotel. However, given the intimate space, only two dogs per table are accepted per booking. Our group had made multiple bookings to get around this.
You should also know that the Dog Afternoon Tea bookings are for two hours, but this is plenty of time to enjoy the experience.
Getting there: The Egerton House Hotel is at 17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2BX with the closest tubes being Knightsbridge or South Kensington (both circa 10 minutes walk). The nearest station where you don’t need to use the stairs or escalators either for your human or for large/elderly dogs is Earls Court which has lift access. Then it’s a 25-minute walk or a short bus ride to the hotel. Also to note that due to the period nature of the property, there are a few steps at the building entrance.
Was it a Paws Up for the Dog Afternoon Tea at The Egerton House Hotel?
So does the Dog Afternoon Tea at The Egerton House Hotel get a paws up from us? In case you hadn’t guessed by now, yes it definitely does.
Although this is not an inexpensive experience, for a special treat it’s worth it. In fact, this should be on every London doggos special treat list in our opinion (and no, we weren’t paid to say that nor was the Dog Afternoon Tea Gifted to us, it was just a treat to ourselves).
Finally, if you’re looking for inspiration on other things to do with your dog, you’ll find plenty more things like this in our ‘Guide to The Best Dog-friendly Things to Do in London‘. Enjoy!