Sun-kissed Cotswold stone and a picture perfect dog-friendly coaching inn makes this tiny village a lovely spot to take a break.
One of those moments when you think time must have stood still.
I'd describe this as a 'new rural' pub. The bar is a bar, where people talk to each other and dogs are welcome; and the food is worth a drive for.
Very easy to find on the Daventry Road, and ideal for a doggie pitstop.
This is a very easy-to-find pub and walk, and ideal for a no fuss stroll on the Stratford canal towpath.
A 15th century pub tucked under Windgather Rocks. That's over 500 years of traveller hospitality, which sounds amazing.
Idyllic walk with the dog through a landscape Shakespeare would probably recognise, and a wonderfully dog-friendly little tapas bar and bistro to return to. Stratford on Avon as the locals see it!
The small town of Chipping Norton makes a good journey break, with shops, a dog-friendly pub and an easy to find dog walk too.
Just a few miles from the A1 this is a very handly place for a doggiestop and a break for the driver too.
Village pub in a lovely location overlooking the village pond. Dogs get a good welcome.
Upmarket dining in comfortable surroundings, and the dog is welcome too.
If you're a bit vague on where Northamptonshire is - this attractive pub and village will come as a lovely surprise. The area is basically the Cotswolds without the crowds.