Guidance for Dog Owners Visiting Insole Court

Bibi Dog Guidance Pic

Over the years, we’ve loved watching Insole Court become a treasured venue to not only our visitors, but many a four-legged friend too.

Insole Court is proud to be a dog friendly venue, and welcome all well-behaved canine companions onsite: Big, small, pedigree, mix-breed, rescue or pup, rest assured we love ‘em all!

As our popularity as a dog friendly venue has grown in the last few years, we thought it the perfect time to update our guidance for dog owners visiting Insole Court:

  • Insole Court is set in public grounds, accessible to all. While we are happy to allow dogs off leads in the wider and quieter areas of the gardens, we do encourage the use of leads as much as possible. Please take special care around the car park area and Stable Yard, as these areas can get quite busy during peak periods.
  • Most areas of Insole Court are dog friendly, including the Gift Shop and Potting Shed Café.
    Whilst inside the café, well behaved dogs MUST be kept on leads, off the furniture and supervised at all times and kept out of the kitchen area.
  • In need of refreshments? We cater for dogs and owners alike! There are dog bowls dotted around the grounds for thirsty pups, as well as dog treat biscuits available to purchase in the Gift Shop and Potting Shed Café (subject to availability). If our dog bowls need a top up, just ask a member of Staff or one of our friendly Volunteers to help.
  • Please help us keep our beautiful gardens tidy and appealing to all our visitors by cleaning up after your dogs on their toilet breaks. It might be good for the soil, but not so nice when you’re trying to enjoy a picnic! All Cardiff Council provided bins (black metal) are suitable for dog waste disposal. If you run short on poo bags, please ask for some in the Gift Shop (open 10am-4pm).
  • Finally, while we warmly welcome dog visitors, we do appreciate that not everyone is a dog lover. Please respect the views and needs of fellow visitors while onsite, as well as our surrounding neighbours. Insole Court is here to be enjoyed by everyone and we strive to respect and facilitate this as much as possible.

We love to see photos of you and your doggy pals visiting Insole Court! Don’t forget to tag us in your photos on social media using #InsoleCourt #CwrtInsole for a chance to be featured!


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