Vegan-Friendly Weekend Breaks in the UK
Whether you’re thinking about using up the last of your holiday days or simply looking to book a little treat, these vegan-friendly getaways are well worth the journey.
There are plenty of delightful places across the UK for vegans to escape to – and there’s more than salad on their menus. Here are our top 10 vegan-friendly homes away from home:
Iconic British holiday resort Butlin’s was given the inaugural PETA Holiday Award for its top vegan options and animal-free entertainment – and it’s easy to see why. Its menu offers more than 100 vegan options for the whole family to enjoy, including bangers and mash, a Penang curry, and the Quorn Buttermilk-Style Burger. For dessert, try the chocolate ice cream or key lime pie.
With hotels in more than 400 locations, this multinational chain is an excellent choice for leisure or business stays. It offers a variety of vegan meals, from a plant-based burger with homemade house tomato relish, a vegan cheese slice, and skinny fries to Kayi Curry and Cheera Parippu Curry. Other delightful dishes on the restaurant menu include Katsu Bites with kimchi and curry mayo and the Hummus and Herb Roasted Vegetable sandwich with avocado pesto. Order Harissa Hummus and bruschetta straight to your room, or tuck into a Plaza Vegan Burger in bed.
Hilton hotels are adding more vegan options to their menus in order to reduce their carbon footprint – a win for both the planet and animals. You can find delicious new vegan options at 20 locations, including Hilton Newcastle, Hilton Croydon, and Hilton Leeds. PETA’s favourites include the hearty Plant Burger; the Plant Power Bowl with seaweed, tenderstem broccoli, radish, pumpkin seeds, and pomegranate; and the Vegan Knickerbocker Glory, complete with chunks of chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.
Hilton London Bankside Hotel
Hilton London Bankside is home to the world’s first-ever vegan hotel suite. The suite was created using 100% cruelty-free materials – including pillows filled with buckwheat husks, desk chairs made from the pineapple-leaf material Piñatex, and an entirely vegan in-room menu with enticing options. Start the day with a vegan breakfast of Portobello mushroom, avocado, scrambled Quorn, and quinoa. Other options include a cauliflower steak and a five-bean dhal. This suite is a haven where you can indulge in guilt-free luxury – in your vegan bathrobe, of course.
Hotel du Vin
With locations in 19 towns and cities, Hotel du Vin is a great place to stay for lovers of plant-based fare. The bistro’s vegan menu has sensational options, including grilled vegan halloumi with raisin chutney, a spiced vegetable and chickpea casserole with creamed polenta, and a black forest chocolate mousse with griottines cherries and coulis. Bar food classics include a plant-based burger with mushroom ketchup and grilled vegan feta cheese on a brioche bun and a chargrilled vegetable baguette with pesto. The hotel even offers a vegan afternoon tea with Eggless and Cress finger sandwiches, sausage rolls, and a variety of cakes.
Malmaison is a chain of funky boutique hotels located throughout the UK. Each hotel’s restaurant has a vegan menu with delicious options for starters, mains, and desserts. Highlights include the Fall Cobb Salad and a black bean burger with grilled red pepper and vegan cheddar. Some locations offer a vegan afternoon tea with delicacies such as a Thai sticky tofu and sesame wrap, chocolate orange cupcake, and crunchy chocolate and nut cheesecake.
This hotel chain, with over 90 locations across the UK, offers delicious vegan food all day. In the Brasserie restaurant you can dine on Vegan Chick*n Bites, Dirty Vegan Chilli Fries, or the WTF! Bacon Cheezeburger with vegan American Cheeze, crispy bacon bits, and tangy WTF! Burger Sauce. The menu has sweet treats galore, like rhubarb and ginger cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce, custard, or vanilla ice cream.
With over 800 locations in the UK, a Premier Inn is never too far away. Guests can order a full fry-up – including THIS Isn’t Bacon and GARDEN GOURMET Sensational Vegan Sausages – as part of the hotel’s unlimited, PETA Vegan Food Award–winning breakfast. Many Premier Inns partner with branded restaurants – including Beefeater – to offer tasty vegan options like the Plant Stack burger with ’74 Burger Sauce, a Violife slice, and vegan slaw. Brewers Fayre has a Thai Green Vegetable Curry with a vegan chicken fillet, which you can enjoy before you tuck into a mini sundae with berries.
You’ll find some fantastic options on this hotel’s menus, with locations dotted across London. Choose a classic meal like the Moving Mountains Burger with pickled cabbage and vegan mayo, or try the spiced cauliflower, lentil, and spinach pie. To finish, indulge in the decadent chocolate and orange torte with mandarins and chocolate sauce. You can visit one of the restaurants or order straight from your bed with 24-hour room service.
This budget chain offers vegan items at its Bar Cafés, located in more than 220 of its hotels. You can enjoy American-style pancakes with maple-flavoured syrup or a big cooked breakfast featuring unlimited mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns, and Quorn sausages. Treat yourself to the spinach and falafel burger with vegan garlic mayo and thick-cut chips or the Keralan Cauliflower Curry with naan and onion bhajis for dinner. For dessert, try the pancake stack, served with berry compote, vegan ice cream, and a Biscoff crumb – it’s heaven on a plate!
Warner Leisure Hotels
From country manors to seaside pads, Warner Leisure Hotels has 14 locations across the UK. Whichever you choose, you’ll find tasty vegan fare for every course. For breakfast, load up on scrambled tofu with spring onion, spinach, and crushed cashew nuts on sourdough toast. Each hotel’s Market Kitchen restaurant changes its menu daily, but you can expect favourites like vegan cottage pie and warm red and yellow pepper tarte tatin as well as dishes inspired by cuisine from around the world.
Note: vegan options may vary based on the season and individual hotel locations.
Fully Vegan Accommodation
Don’t forget these top independent accommodations that offer a personal touch and impressive vegan menus at unique locations.
Beck Hall Hotel
Located in the stunning Yorkshire Dales, this hotel is the first of its kind in England, as it went fully vegan in December 2023. Its impressive menus offer a variety of delicious dishes, from Truffle Wild Mushrooms and Tamarind Treacle–Glazed Baby Back “Ribs” to Herbed Seitan Ballotine and banana blossom and chips. It offers a heart-warming Sunday roast as well as a quaint afternoon tea of homemade scones with cashew cream and a selection of indulgent cakes. Sweet delights on the à la carte menu include sticky toffee pudding with miso butterscotch sauce and Pomegranate and Rose Mess with vanilla meringue and rose and cardamon cream. The hotel goes the extra mile for the planet with carbon offsetting schemes and is run by plant enthusiasts who are passionate about vegan living.
This B&B in Penzance, Cornwall, is not only vegan but also eco-friendly, as it’s entirely powered by renewable energy. At breakfast, you can feast on homemade bread, smoothies, freshly pressed juices, or a full English with tofu scramble, rashers, sausages, and more. Packed lunches and evening meals are available, too.
Hempsall Farm Luxury Vegan Glamping
Hempsall Farm offers glamping in rural Cambridgeshire. This cosy site features three luxury safari tents, each with its own wood-fired hot tub and far-reaching views of the countryside. Each tent has its own kitchen with everything you need to whip up a quick vegan meal. The on-site double decker bus was converted into a vegan pub, and there are plans to stock BBQ essentials and vegan treats in 2024. You can also order freshly baked vegan pastries to be delivered in the morning. And the best bit? The paddocks are a permanent sanctuary home to a variety of animals, including pigs, goats, and cats.
This award-winning vegan B&B in Northumberland features breakfast delights such as fruity chickpea and ground flax pancakes with date syrup, chia pudding, baked morning rolls and a full vegan breakfast with crispy tempeh, organic baked beans, homegrown courgette, and polenta with seaweed. You can even order desserts straight to your door in advance. Get a vegan afternoon tea, cakes, or a picnic hamper for that special treat!
The UK’s first 100% vegan hotel is located in Pitlochry, in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Everything at Saorsa 1875 is vegan, from the bedding, toiletries, cleaning products, and electricity to the staff uniforms, cocktail bar, restaurant, and cookery classes. Dogs are welcome, and the owners are passionate about sharing the best of Scottish vegan cuisine. Innovative dishes on its sample menu include a Jerusalem artichoke tartlet, king oyster mushrooms with ricotta pesto, and the Caramelised Banana Brulee with cashew and sesame.
What You Can Do
If you’re staying in accommodation that isn’t 100% vegan, please help the venue along by asking for more vegan food and cruelty-free bedlinen. You can use your voice to speak up for animals and spare them exploitation by being a pioneer for compassionate change.
If you’re feeling inspired to help animals, why not join our Action Team? From speaking out against animal testing to protesting against the cruelty of factory farming, there are many ways for you to make your voice heard: