PET FRIENDLY The College of William and Mary W&M

PET FRIENDLY The College of William and Mary W&M

102 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

The College of William and Mary was chartered in 1693 by King William III and Queen Mary II of England (much like today's corporations and capitalists are with sports stadiums and hospital wings, the royals couldn't resist naming it after themselves). The college is remarkable in that it educated presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler, along with 15 other signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near The College of William and Mary W&M

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Clarion Hotel Clarion Hotel

3032 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
3032 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Pet Policy: Pets allowed 35.00 USD per pet, per night. Max 35 lbs, 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 07/13/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/13/2018

Discount: Save up to 20% now! Book online 7 or more days in advance.

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MainStay Suites MainStay Suites

814 Capitol Landing Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
814 Capitol Landing Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Pet Policy: Pet Accommodation: A maximum of 2 pets per room. Up to 60 lbs. per pet. A kennel is also available 2.3 miles away.

Policy Confirmed: 07/13/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/13/2018

Discount: Save up to 20% now! Book online 7 or more days in advance.

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near The College of William and Mary W&M

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The Trellis Bar & Grill

403 W. Duke of Gloucester Street,
Williamsburg, VA
757-229-8610
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We admit it, this restaurant is a splurge but what a wonderful splurge it is, and it’s nice to know of a high-end restaurant that is happy to welcome you and your dog. Which The Trellis does in style on their lovely pet-friendly patio. As for the food—what we can say, it’s hard to know where to start. Well, how about with Gnocchi Duck Confit or Chilled Asparagus with Prosciutto & Garlic Herb Cheese? The main selections are a cross between classic steakhouse and southern fare with a twist: Shrimp and Grits, Black Angus Rib-eye Steak, Whole Rainbow Trout with Crab and Cornbread Stuffing. Dessert, if you have room, is simply Death by Chocolate. What a way to go! Open seven days a week, for lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for dinner, Monday through Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday 4 to 9 p.m.; for brunch, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que

447 East Rochambeau,
Williamsburg, VA
757-565-2955

If you’ve got a taste for genuine barbecue, this is your place. If you can smoke it, it’s on the menu—brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken bar-b-que, as well as whole smoked chicken and smoked St. Louis-style ribs. There are also burgers and dogs, Brunswick stew, Smoked Brisket Chili, Fresh Southern-Style Collards, Hushpuppies, and a host of other southern sides. Enjoy it all with your pooch in their pet-friendly outdoor seating section. Pierce’s does not serve alcohol. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars near The College of William and Mary W&M

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Dog Street Pub

401 W. Duke of Gloucester Street,
Williamsburg, VA
757-293-6478
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Well, this was a no-brainer to include! Of course, the name, but also because this establishment has the same ownership as the pet-friendly Trellis Bar & Grill, which is right next door. They are crazy about dogs here and community, and in addition to running an excellent pub, they have a dog-friendly running club, with folks meeting up every Monday at 5 p.m. for a 5K jog (with your canine, if you like), followed by a pint and a small bite to eat. Our kind of place all the way around. The menu is pub inspired, offering up a Ploughman’s Lunch, Chips with Malt Vinegar, Bangers & Mash, as well as burgers, salads, and lots more.

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The Corner Pocket

4805 Courthouse Street,
Williamsburg, VA
757-220-0808
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A great local place to get a beer (they’ve got a wide selection of microbrews), a burger, listen to live music, and watch folks play pool from your table on their pet-friendly garden patio. There are also vegetarian offerings, and lots of special events, including literary readings and single malt scotch tastings (we like the idea of doing both at the same time!).

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near The College of William and Mary W&M

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Waller Mill Dog Park

901 Airport Road,
Williamsburg, VA
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This is a 1 1/2-acre dog park with two fenced-in areas for dogs to run off leash: one for dogs weighing 30 pounds or less, and the other for larger dogs. If you are not a resident, you still need to register your dog at the Operations Building and you must show paperwork to prove your pup has up-to-date shots and is registered, wherever you live. You can pay a yearly nonresidents’ fee of $62 for the first dog ($25 for each additional) or $2 per day per dog.

We'd love to share heartwarming pet-friendly stories about these presidents' love of dogs but Thomas Jefferson was outright hostile about them. James Monroe did not have a dog of his own but apparently his daughter Maria did, a small black spaniel, exact breed unknown.

We do hit pay dirt with John Tyler, tenth president of the United States, though. He had a pair of Irish wolfhounds, names unknown, and an Italian greyhound named Le Beau. As for non-canine pets, he also had a canary named Johnny Ty (named after himself) who died shortly after the family tried to mate him with another canary who turned out to be a him (according to The Presidential Pet Museum).

Williamsburg is a wonderfully pet-friendly town, and designed for walking. The grounds of the college are beautiful, but don't stop there. Colonial Williamsburg is right in the center of the town and pet friendly; with your pooch on a leash, you can go anywhere in the park, except the buildings.

Just about a 10-minute car ride away is Historic Jamestown, which is also pet friendly. Again, keep your buddy on a leash and out of the buildings. The same is true of Historic Yorktown, which is a bit further away but worth the trip. If you go, don't miss the Riverwalk Landing; it's a mile-long walk from Yorktown Battlefield to the American Revolution Museum of Yorktown and runs along the York River. You and your pooch can stop along the way at one of the many outdoor cafes for a bite to eat.

If you're going to eat in Williamsburg, you've got lots of choices, at all levels of dining. For full-on splurge, grab yourself a table at the pet friendly patio of The Trellis Bar & Grill. The menu is a tasty cross between classic steakhouse and classic southern with offerings like Black Angus Rib-eye Steak and Rainbow Trout with Crab and Cornbread Stuffing.

On the other end of the spectrum is Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que. If it can be smoked, you'll find it on the menu—pulled pork, chicken, brisket, ribs—plus classic sides like hushpuppies, Brunswick stew, and collards.