Dog-Friendly Dining In Northumberland

When out on a long walk exploring the coast, you may need a drink and something to eat, so you will want to know what type of establishments offer dog friendly dining in Northumberland. From restaurants to cafes, we look at what this wonderful county has on its menu!

Dog Friendly Places To Eat in Northumberland

The Craster Seafood Restaurant

More of a restaurant than a pub, this beautiful family-run business has been producing some of the most sought-after smoke salmon and kippers in the local area for over a century. You can bring in small, clean pets who can sit beside you whilst you eat, and they will also provide water bowls upon request if your canine needs a drink. You are close to a lot of Northumberland dog friendly accommodation from this delightful establishment and you can enjoy magnificent views of Dunstanburgh Castle and the rugged Northumberland coast.

Lord Crewe

Situated in the heart of Bamburgh, this beautiful canine-friendly pub is just a stone’s throw away from the golden beaches. It offers a traditional pub setting while still being very peaceful and relaxing and has an excellent choice of real ales and wines. Your dogs are bound to love the roaring fire that is on offer as well.

The Ship Inn

You can’t go wrong with The Ship, famed for its local food. This beautiful seaside pub is a brilliant place for families to relax after exploring the Northumberland coast. Enjoy a well-poured pint with your furry friend beside you after a busy day exploring the sandy beaches and perhaps even the castle.

A picture of two glasses of beer on mats on a table

The Bamburgh Castle Inn

This traditional family-friendly pub is ideally located to explore all the local area has to offer, including the dog friendly historic castles in Northumberland, one being Bambugh. A designated pet friendly area within the pub comes with complimentary treats and water bowls if your furry friend needs a drink after a long day. They’re also allowed in the bar area and outside in the garden. There’s a great selection of meals, or you can enjoy a cocktail and views over Farne Islands. 

The Beehive

Situated in a famous Whitley Bay, this beautiful grade two listed property oozes character and is perfect for a Sunday lunch with your four-legged friend. To the rear, there’s a secret garden where you can relax and a bar outside where you can order food and a quick drink. The pub enjoys low beam ceilings, which adds to the snug and cosy feeling and the quaint atmosphere you can find at this beautiful establishment. It also has friendly staff and is one of the most popular places to eat locally.

The Joiners Arms

At the joiner’s arms, your dog is welcome just as much as you, and if you don’t believe us, head down there and let your canine try one of their available dog beers. The pet-friendly pub is also enviably located to explore all Alnwick offers. It is one of the few pubs that care about your four legged friends as much as its human customers.

A picture of people on stools drinking at the bar with dogs lying down below them

The Black Swan Inn

This historic pub dates back to the 18th century and serves a great variety of tasty food and local ales. It’s believed to be the oldest pub in Alnwick and has over 170 types of gin, as well as beautifully homecooked pub food. You can’t go wrong with this pub. Sit in the garden with your well behaved dogs or at the bar and request a water bowl and treats. 

The Drift Cafe

Unlike some other places on this list, this beautiful cafe offers a variety of delicious homemade cakes. After enjoying some lovely walks around Warkworth and Cresswell, you can dip in here for the perfect pit stop with a well-earned drink, there are healthy dog treats available, and your pet must be kept on in its lead at all times. Whilst there aren’t any ales or wines here, you can enjoy a sandwich, toasty, or a tea is more suited during the cold Northumberland winter.

William de Percy Inn & Creperie

Situated just outside the Northumberland National Park, this beautiful pub has a wide selection of home-cooked food with fish and chips, scotch, eggs, and cheesecake all on the menu. Your canine can relax with refreshing fresh water bowls whilst you take a look at the beers, spirits, and wines on offer.

The Duke Of Wellington Inn

Boasting a roaring open fire, The Duke of Wellington Inn is a delightful place to refuel for a dog owner after a long walk with your four-legged friend. It has traditional stone flooring, meaning that mud is easy to clean up, and you can enjoy the vast range of malt whiskeys, gins and local ale on offer here. Your dog will have a warm welcome in the bar area, and the entire restaurant menu is also served for those at the bar.

The Twice Brewed Inn

This superb Inn offers a variety of delicious pub classics and has a specially built pizza area offering delicious mouth-watering pizzas. You can enjoy brilliant countryside views from the beer garden, where dogs are welcome, and the bar, where you can enjoy a cosy meal together. 

A picture of friends sitting on benches drinking in the garden

Battlesteads Dog Friendly Pub

Battlesteads has its own sustainable menu of fresh veg and fruit, which it uses from its patches and polytunnels. All the rest of its menu is sourced from local Northumbrian providers, and you get to enjoy this brilliant, locally sourced-food with your dog in the bar area while sipping on a pint. You can also read our guide to dog-friendly national parks in Northumberland which are located close to the Battlesteads pub.

Barrasford Arms

The Barrasford Arms has a beautiful private dining area for relaxing with your dog and enjoying award-winning pub food. Or if it’s a beautiful summer’s day, why not head into the beer garden of this dog friendly pub and enjoy the views of the Northumberland countryside? On the doorstep of this pub, there are a variety of walks on Northumberland’s coast, or head into the beautiful town of Hexham and enjoy some local history with your best friend.

The Northumberland Arms

The Northumberland Arms is a beautiful property that dates back to the 1820s. It sources its delicious food locally and is served daily at the bar, or you can head into the River Room Conservatory and Restaurant with your pooch, which will leave you with a pleasant experience. The Sunday lunch is a must if you are in the area, and on sunny days, you can relax in the garden with your canine companion by your side. 

Masons Arms

Mason’s Arms is a beautiful, warm, and welcoming dog friendly pub in the village of Warkworth. It has a terrific food menu and a wide selection of ales, wines, spirits, and beers. It has a cosy feeling with low ceilings and a peaceful atmosphere. Outside is an expansive beer garden with plenty of seating for relaxing with your dogs.

Last Word

As you can see, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to dog friendly restaurants in Northumberland. There is a whole host of options, from cosy pubs with locally sourced food to cafes on the coastline where you can enjoy a hot chocolate and a slice of cake. One thing they all have in common is that they love and welcome dogs, which is proven by many facilities, including water bowls, fresh treats and maybe even an open fire for them to relax in front of.



Liane Devlin

Liane is a devoted mum and dog lover, passionate about exploring the UK with her family. Writing for DogFriendlyGetaways, she offers insights into the best pet-inclusive holiday spots, drawing from her joyful family adventures.