Oxford Services, M40

An excellent dog stop, perfectly situated for a morning coffee en route north from London. Lovely fountain display with extensive covered seating area where dogs are allowed, plus plenty of outdoor tables too. Highly recommended!

The Plough Inn, Alsager.

Useful dog-friendly gastro pub only 3 minutes off the M6 at junction 16. Good pub grub. Carvery too, though they only had gammon the time we stopped. Dog friendly inside, secluded outdoor seating and a pleasant enough walk along nearby farm tracks – just head across the field, turn right when you reach the track and follow up to the bridge over the railway.