Where to find the most Decadent Darjeeling and Sublime Scones
By Si Si Penaloza
Photo: Egerton House Hotel
Get Leashed knows that dog-friendly and sophisticated are not mutually exclusive. These four properties share the same mindset and cater to the canine with class!
The Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge
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We admit it, we are crazy for The Crown. And Downton Abbey before that. And Merchant Ivory films before that. And with the whirlwind of wedding planning happening with Harry and Meghan, we can’t help dipping into our Anglophilia when it comes to summer 2018 travel planning. Good thing that The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge welcomes guests with two and four legs to enjoy Doggy Afternoon Tea in its elegant Drawing Room. This canine-friendly tea service showcases the latest in pooch-pleasing treat trends such as chicken and beef meatloaf, homemade dog biscuits, doggo ice cream and a fun chew toy to take home as a memento of yet another great trip with your jetsetting pet.
Photo: Egerton House Hotel
Afternoon tea is a classic British tradition – and at The Egerton, doggies are more than welcome. Upon arrival, dogs are greeted with a warm reception and enjoy a tasty menu specially designed for them. Doggy Afternoon Tea is served in the same style as a traditional high tea and features three courses, just like the human version.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we can’t help but think of how dogs are our most consistent, emotionally available Valentines. It’s an enduring kind of love that, let’s face it, is rarely matched in the modern realm of Bumble and Tinder. The love of a loyal dog has seen us through many a broken heart or break up. For Valentine’s Day, those who wish to celebrate in style with their one true furry love can book a special Egerton House package. You’ll experience an overnight stay in a beautifully appointed room, full English breakfast in bed, plus the Doggy Afternoon Tea and Traditional Afternoon Tea. Dog owners tend to gush on the lavish affection their pets offer them every single day… perhaps it’s high time to reward such unconditional love with a paws-itively luxurious day together. Charming servers are at the ready to help navigate the extensive tea list!
Milly, the Guest Liaison Dog, a 5-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, belongs to Michelle Devlin, General Manager of The Egerton House Hotel.
The best part of the package besides the furry-friendly tea? The Egerton is a short walk from Harrods and all the signature sights west London has to offer. This artful afternoon tea has won commendations by the Afternoon Tea Awards 2017, and is served in the elegant drawing room that feels like you’re having tea with junior royals like Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York. The executive chef caters to everyone (not just dogs), with top tier substitutions for vegetarians, vegans and those who require gluten free options.