With Boris dog along, we had an overnight stay in a hound friendly hotel, The Lamb near Crediton.
For Valentine's Sunday I bought Jemma a suitable book that you can see here. Making a weekend of it (from a choice in the book) , we headed towards Devon on Saturday, stopping for a long walk and a hound break less than a mile from the M5 - it was terrific and so much better than a service station break.
Post walk, we went onto the pub where Bozza was an immediate hit. A couple of pleasant sunny beers, an evening meal (tasty but a little light and masterchefy) and a generally idle day was just the thing for all of us. It took us most of the way to our Sunday destination, a short drive to Fingle Bridge for the Basset Hound South West group walk. This friendly group meets monthly and Boris , a Bassador (half basset, half lab') is allowed in with a pass. The 5 mile walk was full of ears, big paws, low frequency barks and drool. There were 22 bassets, a couple of halfies and a Great Dane encountered along the way.
Check the pictures here: