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Hotel general manager ‘loses’ his pet Labrador as delegates can’t get enough of him in ‘pets welcome’ initiative.

Tania Freeman, Rachael Bradley and Russell the labrador
Stoke Rochford Hall near Grantham has introduced a ‘pets welcome’ scheme that includes opportunities for conference delegates to walk pet Labrador, Russell owned by general manager, Barry Clark.  Barry is now wondering where Russell is some days as delegates love walking him so much.

The hotel is a registered ‘pet friendly’ hotel and welcomes dogs, cats and other guest pets as part of the service. Pets receive their own booking service and welcome letter as well as a welcome pack of treats and a toy. Dog walking of guest dogs is included and carried out by members of staff plus, care for pets when delegates are in their meeting or event. 

“The biggest attraction of dog walking seems to be the fact that the grounds at Stoke Rochford Hall are so large and a great asset where delegates love to bring their dogs, let them free and have no worries about traffic or other perils.”  comments Barry Clark, general manager at Stoke Rochford Hall.

After reading research about the positive effect pets have on people and the known fact that dogs in a room have a calming influence on delegates, Barry has also offered conference and meeting organisers the option to bring their own pet into the meeting rooms or to ‘borrow’ Russell to get the same effect.

Stoke Rochford Hall is set in 28 acres of landscaped grounds with quiet seating areas, lake and charming woodland walks. Stoke Rochford Golf Club is adjacent to the hotel where resident guests can book tee times and enjoy a special price for a round.  The hotel is easily accessible directly from the A1 just south of Grantham.  “Russell seems to be really enjoying his new friends and guests are helping me out when I have a busy day and have less time to walk Russell myself.” adds Barry.

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