The Best Dog Friendly Restaurants & Pubs From Across The UK

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The Best Places To Take Dogs in the UK

In today’s post, we are going to focus on some of the very best dog friendly pubs in the UK that are located around some of the busiest pet-friendly mini-break destinations. As you may well know our website specialises in holidays in the UK with dogs, but no short break is enjoyable with good food and a few sociable drinks.

All these local businesses below will be happy to welcome you and your best friend whenever you’d like to pop in. We have separated this list of pubs where dogs are welcome, into 7 of our most popular holiday locations. Please choose from the options below.

Pubs & Places To East in Northumberland

If you and your dog are going for a walk in the refreshing Northumberland countryside, sometimes this can get tiresome so it’s perfect to know what pubs and restaurants allow pets nearby for you to pop in to for a drink and a bite to eat. Some of these include

The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn, which is located near Alnmouth Bay beach and has a range of local ales and delicious pub food.

Bamburgh Castle Inn

There is also Bamburgh Castle Inn located at the south end of Bamburgh beach. Other notable pubs that welcome dogs include The Priory, The Promenade & The Boatyard.

Lake District Watering Holes

You will never be far from a canine welcoming pub when you holiday in the Lake District. Perfect for resting tired feet and paws you will both receive a warm welcome at the dog friendly inns below…

The Horse and Farrier, Threlkeld,

This traditional Lakeland inn was built in the 17th century and boasts breath-taking views towards Helvellyn. Serving a fantastic selection of local ales and tasty local produce your pup can relax beside you in the bar.

The Woolpack Inn, Eskdale,

Another historic inn which serves excellent locally sourced food. Your pooch can join you as you enjoy a drink in the bar or in the Hardknott Bar & Café, which boasts a huge TV to watch sports, a lovely beer garden with some of the best views in the lakes and a children’s play area.

The White Lion, Patterdale

A picturesque white-washed country inn in Patterdale, which serves hearty pub grub and offers a warm welcome to our four-legged friends.  With tons of excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook, this is one gem not to be missed.

The Pooley Bridge Inn, Pooley Bridge

As with most Lake District hostelries, this charming pub boasts outstanding views which can be enjoyed from the beer garden. Alternatively, why not enjoy a meal or a drink in the Stable Courtyard with your furry friend at your heels.

The Golden Rule, Ambleside

Situated on the steep Kirkstone Road this Grade II listed inn is a terrific place to enjoy a drink on a warm summer’s day’ Although it doesn’t serve food you can enjoy a snack or a pint of real ale in the lovely secluded beer garden.

The Sun Inn, Kirby Lonsdale

This popular dog-friendly pub has a delicious two AA rosette restaurant where Fido can join you in the formal dining room as you tuck into delicious fare. It gets very busy, so it is advisable to book ahead

The Eagle and Child Inn, Staveley

Famous for its popular “lunch for a fiver” you and your pup can relax by the roaring open fire on chilly days or in the pleasant riverside beer garden in the summer, there are plenty of water bowls to quench Fido’s thirst and a good selection of drinks for two-legged visitors.

Dog and Gun, Keswick

With a great selection of beers, the renowned speciality of Hungarian goulash and a warm welcome for dogs this excellent pub in the centre of one of the most dog-friendly towns in the UK, is sure to get your best pal’s tail wagging

Norfolk Cafes & Bars

After a long walk with your dog, a day of exploring and enjoying the fresh country air, find the perfect spot to quench your thirst and for a bite to eat. With Norfolk being as dog-friendly as it is, there are plenty of places that will welcome your dog as warmly as they welcome you.

The Eagle Pub

This pub is located close to the city centre of Norwich and is a very popular choice with dog-owners, and somewhere that people continue to return to throughout their holiday. It is a lovely traditional pub, with a large beer garden for those warm summer days, that not only offers you a delicious menu but also has a dog menu too.

The Orange Tree Pub

Located in the North of Norfolk, the Orange Tree not only offers a delicious variety of food for you but also offers your dog a menu, which includes, pig’s ear with gravy, as well as a water bowl. Having won various awards, including ‘Top 20 eat out’ and ‘the Great British Pub Food awards,’ this is definitely somewhere you must go to sample wonderful food this holiday.

The Golden Fleece

Located on the North Norfolk Coast, this is another popular dog-friendly pub to visit during your holidays. With a wide range of dishes and ales available for you (including various seasonal dishes), enjoy a meal here while your dog enjoys some treats and a bowl of water.

The Lobster Pub

Renowned for its international menu, large beer garden and the 10 real ales available to you, this traditional pub is not only a treat for you but will also be for your dog. It is very dog-friendly and also provides dog food and water bowls for your furry friend.

The Stiffkey Red Lion

This is a traditional pub located in Wells-next-the-sea. With a vast range of delicious food for you to enjoy and some biscuits and treats for your dog to enjoy, the perfect way to finish off your day of exploring is with a drink and a home-cooked meal here.

Pet-Friendly Pubs in Dorset

A canine welcoming pub is around every corner in Dorset, here are some of our top picks

The Green Man – Wimborne

This welcoming inn is close to the River Stour and a short stroll from the centre of Wimborne. Boasting a wide selection of wines, real ales and spirits it is the ideal pit stop on a country walk and the beer garden has stunning floral displays in the summer.

The Museum Inn – Farnham

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this lovely 17th-century inn is the ideal place to warm your cockles on a winter’s day. Full of traditional charm there is a roaring log fire and you can tuck into pub classics in the bar with a blissfully tired pooch at your feet.  

The Ropemakers Arms – Bridport

You will receive a warm welcome from the staff here whether you have two feet or four paws.  Water bowls and doggy treats are on hand and there is live music most weekends. The extensive menu offers great value for money and they offer a terrific selection of real ales.  

Winyards Gap Inn – Beaminster

Tuck into an organic burger or freshly caught seafood at this family-run pub with stunning views ideal for those enjoying a hot tub break near Crewkerne or Beaminster. Your faithful friend can sit by your side in the bar or lovely beer garden.  

The Royal Oak – Milborne St Andrew

With 2 welcoming bars, a restaurant and pleasant beer garden this traditional pub serves seasonal food and is popular with locals and holidaymakers alike. Fido can enjoy a refreshing bowl of water as you relax with a G & T after a stroll.  

The Inn at Cranborne

Hearty food, cosy corners and warming open fires, the Inn at Cranborne ticks all the boxes when it comes to canine welcoming traditional pubs. With an excellent selection of ciders, beers and wines it’s the ideal rainy afternoon bolthole.  

The Brace of Pheasants

Nestled just off the Wessex Ridgeway, in the Plush Valley, this quintessential thatched country pub offers a warm welcome to our four-legged friends. Serving award-winning food there are some splendid walks on the doorstep  

The Blue Vinney – Puddletown

Terrific food, a large selection of beers, sunny beer garden and plenty of treats for canine visitors combine to make The Blue Vinney a winner with dog owners. This charming English pub is named after the renowned local cheese and is surrounded by scenic country walks

Pints & Grub in Devonshire

Now you have selected your location you will want to find the nearest pooch friendly pub and you will be pleased to learn there are plenty throughout this glorious county  

The Fox and Hounds – Exeter

With the Tarka Trail on the doorstep offering over a hundred miles of walking, this charming country inn with AA rosette restaurant serves hearty meals including local Exmoor steak. There is a hosing down area, log fire to dry off and towels, beds, and water bowls provided for canine visitors  

The Blue Ball Inn – Lynmouth

The owners of this charming pub have dogs of their own and welcome four-legged visitors throughout the bar and restaurant. Water and treats are available and during the summer the large patio is the ideal place to relax and admire the views.  

Who’d Have Thought It – Milton Combe

This 16th century in the pretty village of Milton Combe retains many original features and boasts two open fires to warm your toes after a long walk. Sample a pint of real ale or tuck into wonderful seasonal produce with your pup at your feet.  

The George & Dragon – Dartmouth

Your canine companion’s tail be wagging if you stop at this popular bar in Dartmouth. Water bowls are provided for thirsty pups and there are doggy treats behind the bar. Serving cream teas and tasty pub meals this unique venue is a must  

The Jack Russell – Swimbridge

Fancy a steak and a pint? Head to this lovely country inn on the outskirts of Barnstable. Serving some of the finest quality food around and boasting a superb selection of real ales, wines and ciders your pooch can sit by your side in all areas apart from the restaurant.  

The Pig on the Hill – Westward Ho

After a brisk walk on the beach, you can enjoy scrumptious home-cooked food at The Pig on the Hill. There is a large beer garden with a grassy area for Fido to play and he can also accompany you into the bar as long as he is kept on a lead  

The Mussiford Inn – Barnstable

The resident Newfoundland; Yogi is sure to welcome you and your four-legged friend at this picturesque country inn. Dogs can rest their weary paws either in the large beer garden or in the bar and you can sample one the famous pies.  

The Poltimore Arms – Yarde Down

Located on the edge of Exmoor with its incredible scenery, exhilarating walks and wildlife, the Poltimore Arms can be found in the pretty village square. With a friendly ghost, roaring open fire and delicious local fare you and your pooch will be given a warm welcome.

Cornwall Country Pubs & Ale Houses

After your long days of exploring and beach walks, there is nothing better than finding a perfect spot to go and have a drink and some good pub food, where dogs are welcome.

If you are enjoying a small break or using the pet properties close to Newquay,

The Cornishman in Crantock Village is a great place for you and your dog to come to and have a drink after a stroll on Crantock Beach.

St. Kew Inn in Bodmin is a popular pub for you and your dog to visit, offering outstanding home-cooked food as well as outstanding service and a cosy, warm fireplace for you and your dog to enjoy.

For those that are staying close to Bude, after a walk on the beach, visit the Brendon Arms pub where both you and your dog will be warmly welcomed.

Other popular dog-friendly pubs in the Cornwall area include The Old Albion Inn in Newquay, The Old School Bar and Kitchen and The Falmouth Arms.

Find a Dog-Friendly Pub in Wales

After your long days of exploring, country trails, and beach walks, there is nothing better than finding a perfect spot to go and have a drink and some good pub food, where dogs are welcome, and you can relax.

The Eagle Inn

Ideally located close to the Snowdonia National Park is a very popular pub that will also welcome your dog with a wide range of drinks and food on offer. It is the ideal place to relax, unwind and have a drink after a long day of walking.

Another popular place that will look after your dog just as well as they look after you is

The Bank Bar and Kitchen

Offers you fantastic food and drink but will always have a bowl of water and some biscuits ready for your furry friend.

The Green Dragon Inn is another popular pub for you and your dog to visit and is guaranteed to offer you outstanding home-cooked food as well as a first-class service.

Last Word

So hopefully this list helped in the search for dog friendly pubs near where you may be staying, if you haven’t booked your little getaway yet then we have 100’s of weekend breaks with dogs on our homepage.

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