Phil and Julie moved from Giltbrook (on the Nottingham / Derby border) in April 2006 to move to the Hound Dog Hotel in Blackpool.
After hanging up his builders hod and selling his beloved Kawasaki Ninja Phil put all his eggs in one basket (or bones in one dog!) and took on the challenge of revamping, marketing and running the Hound Dog. As a self confessed 'Titanic' nut, Phil has added his collection of Titanic pictures and memoribillia to the Bar area.
Julie, is just 'everybody's mother' and just loves children (but couldn't eat an whole one I'm told!). As a mum of three, Step mum of five, Grandmother of eight and ex-baker, Julie's home cooking just has to be tasted to be believed.
The Hound Dog is now re-established and built on the principles of providing quality accommodation and reliable service.
Together Phil and Julie welcome guests, both old and new, and look forward to many years together at the Hound Dog Hotel. Hope to see you soon.
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The Hound dog Hotel has just achieved highest possible rating in the new 'food hygiene rating system'.
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New for 2012 Season.
After consultation with our Guests, we have decided to increase the size of our 'room 1' en-suite. We plan to achieve this by joining the first floor toilet with the current en-suite in 'room 1'. This will mean that all rooms on the first floor will now have large en-suites.
The comfort of our Guests always comes first, therefore work will start early January in order to keep disruption to a minimum.
We are pleased to announce that the work on our extended en-suite is now complete. We wish to apologise to any of our guests who could not book into 'room 1' whilst this work was being carried out, however, we are sure that you will approve of the results.
Bairstow Street receives award.
Bairstow Street has been awarded 'Blackpool's best Street 2011' by Blackpool Civic trust. The street beat off tough competition to achieve 1st place. Hotels received a certificate each and the Street received a commemorative street sign.
New season and New 'Sister site'.An additional 'Hound dog' web-site has been launched for the 2011 season providing you with yet another way to find us; why not take a look.
Hot snack's now on the menu.In addition to the crisps, nuts. etc. we usually offer in the bar area, we have now added a couple of hot snacks to our menu. Themed, to go with our newly named 'Boat yard Bar & Lounge' and the Hound Dog hotel, we now offer:
- The 'Hound Dog Hot Dog' - a freshly cooked hot-dog complete with fried onions and topped with mustard or tomato ketchup - ideal when your stomach is growling!
- The 'Titanic Burger' - Freshly cooked burger topped with fresh tomato and 'iceburg' lettuce - can you sink one!
New en-suite added.Here at the Hound Dog we are committed to continually improving our guest facilites. For the 2007 season we have added an additional en-suite room complete with four-poster bed. If you are looking for that 'special' Blackpool holiday break, why not enquire about this room when you next book?
New Bathroom for 2008.After considering adding further en-suites to our family rooms, we consulted with some of our regular family guests (as we consider their opinions to be extremely important to us). All the family groups we spoke to urged us NOT to change the rooms at all as they loved the current spaciousness. After much thought on this subject, we decided to remove one of our guest rooms and replace it with a large, purposefully built 'Family Bathroom' complete with Bath as well as shower, sink and Toilet.
New for 2009.After receiving several enquiries from 'larger' family groups, for an 'en-suite' room sleeping 5 to 7 people; we have decided to create such a room.
Newly created for 2009, we have knocked two existing rooms into one and created a large, roomy, 'en-suite' family room, specifically designed for family groups of up to seven people.
Here at the Hound Dog Hotel, we are 'always' listening to your comments....and 'always' trying to help.
Hound Dog goes WiFi.Need your PC for your business or just need to check your e-mails while on holiday? Well now you can; the Hound Dog now has Free Wi-Fi access throughout the Hotel.
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Kids & Rainy Days!At the Hound Dog, we always try to think of our visiting families with 'little ones', and whilst Blackpool is a great place to be when it's dry and the sun is shining boredom can quickly set in on those rainy days.
With this in mind we have games, colouring books, etc. to keep the young ones amused.
Don't forget, there's also a multi-screen odeon cinema just 2 minutes walk from us.
Become a 'hounddogger'!!!
At the request of our guests, we have created a 'facebook' page so that friends can keep in touch, let each other know when they will be returning and share other information, pictures & links.