A LAKE District hotel is offering pooches the chance to dine alongside their owners.

In addition to having two dog-friendly lounges, guests and their four-legged friends can dine side by side in Rothay Manor's Brathay lounge - at both breakfast and dinner.

If a lie down is in order after a big meal, the Ambleside hotel also has eight dog-friendly rooms, which either have external access or a small enclosed courtyard.

Dogs are also welcome to enjoy the hotel's gardens, where waste bins are provided.

A £1 million refurbishment of Rothay Manor, which has a three rosette rating indicating it has 'outstanding restaurants', was completed earlier this year.

Pooches can join their owners for £20 per dog, per stay. Numbers are limited to two dogs per room.

Visit www.rothaymanor.co.uk/ for more information about the hotel.