Category Archives: Pet Friendly Hotels

The Talbot Reopens Following Extensive Refurbishment Works

Following substantial refurbishment works and a star-studded launch event, The Talbot has reopened its doors in the heart of Ripley, breathing new life into this historic Surrey coaching inn, which has played host to everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton during its 250-year history.

Bespoke Hotels - The Talbot
Bespoke Hotels – The Talbot

Having benefited from a £1 million investment, encompassing soft enhancements to the bedrooms and suites, the restaurant and bar areas, as well as the property’s substantial events and wedding facilities, The Talbot sees itself reinvigorated and ready to make its mark in the South East once again.

The addition of the renowned Michelin Starred figure of Martin Blunos to the role of Executive Chef has also helped to transform the Talbot’s culinary offering, with a brand new menu comprising modern flourishes alongside time-honoured British favourites, with an emphasis on versatility and locally sourced produce.

Bespoke Hotels - The Talbot
Bespoke Hotels – The Talbot

“The Talbot has always been a property brimming with personality”, said Graham Marskell, Managing Director of Bespoke Hotels. “We are delighted to have been able to bring out this unique character through a schedule of extensive refurbishment works, as well as an exciting new menu and dynamic team. We at Bespoke are looking forward to re-establishing the property both on a local and national level.”

Poodle Power at our Boutique Hotel in London

We’re beyond the point of caring whether it makes us sound like Paris Hilton, our pets are important to us, and so what if they are a little pampered from time to time when we want to take them to a boutique hotel for a break?

Bermondsey Square Hotel - a London Boutique hotel

The satire and stereotypes may be abundant, but at Laterooms.com’s “Simply the Guest” awards, it was the animal friendly amongst us who were laughing, including our beloved Bermondsey Square Hotel (B2) in London.

Four stars and oodles of character are not the only things that make this boutique hotel shine; its uniqueness goes another step as it welcomes pets through its doors.

Setting itself apart even from its mutually award-winning counterparts however is that B2 is amongst the few truly stylish pet-friendly hotels residing in the midst of urban bliss.

On its offbeat corner of Bermondsey High Street, located in the area of the famous Friday Bermondsey Antiques Market, it is just a stone’s throw from both iconic city favourites including The Shard, the Tate Modern and the culinary delights of Borough Market, a perfect setting for a boutique hotel in London.

Bermondsey Square Hotel a London boutique hotel
Bermondsey Square Hotel

All part of the excellent service, B2 can provide dog beds, bowls, treats, a map of bars, shops and restaurants that also welcome four-legged friends, and 10% off leads, collars and harnesses at Holly & Lil – Collar Couture, a neighbour to this boutique hotel.

It’s not all just about making waves in the hospitality industry, it’s about putting your proverbial paw print on the world, and the Bermondsey Square hotel certainly knows how!