The UK's Best Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars That Welcome Pets

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 without good food and a few sociable drinks.

Find a Traditional Pub for You & Your Four-Legged Friend

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 our most popular holiday locations. Please choose from the options below. For more dog friendly things to do it’s here.

1) Lake District

The Lakes are one of the most popular choices for pet-friendly getaways and there are hundreds of local dog friendly pubs nearby where you can enjoy great food and local ales

2) Windermere

Windermere offers a warm welcome for dogs and their owners making it easy to find a watering hole for you and Fido to relax in front of a warm fire, enjoy a dog friendly Sunday lunch or sit outdoors in the sun.

3) Troutbeck

This picturesque village situated in the heart of the Lake District is a fantastic place to visit with your four legged friends. If you fancy a dog walk and pub lunch. The Queen’s head has water bowls and treats in the restaurant

4) Yorkshire

As well as boasting some areas of outstanding natural beauty Yorkshire has plenty of dog friendly places to eat and several dog friendly bars making it the perfect place for a holiday or mini break with your dog.

5) Scarborough

This gorgeous seaside town on the North Yorkshire coast has quite a few pubs that allow dogs, so after a brisk walk on the beach you can enjoy some fish and chips and a beer or two with Fido by your side.

6) Whitby

Famous for Dracula and Whitby Jet, this quaint coastal gem not only has dog friendly hotels but lots of dog friendly eating places and pubs where you and your dog will be welcomed with open arms

7) Northumberland

If you want to enjoy a meal with panoramic views and local beers, Northumberland is hard to beat and there are countless doggie pubs both in the countryside and by the sea

8) Newcastle

Famed for its lively nightlife and culture you may be surprised to learn that Newcastle boasts some lovely pubs and restaurants that allow dogs serving fabulous food and real ales.

9) Cornwall

There are miles of rugged coastline to explore in this spectacular county and plenty of places to rest those weary paws, with scores of dog friendly eating places dotted throughout the countryside and along the coast

10) The Peak District

The Peaks are renowned for being dog friendly, so it’s no surprise that there are places to eat with dogs galore in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

11) Cumbria

The North West of England is famous for its love of dogs and this is reflected in the amount of dog friendly dining options where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch with your pooch

12) Wales

Wales has plenty to offer dog lovers with miles of coastal walks, dog friendly attractions and acres of National parks to explore, there’s also hundreds of dog friendly pubs with food

13) Devon

Fancy a cream tea or a beer? Devon boasts a multitude of dining options where your pet will be welcomed. From dog friendly couuntry pubs to quaint tearooms. A popular choice is The Grove, Exmouth, set in a beautiful location overlooking the Exe estuary

14) Torquay

There are countless pubs and places to eat with dogs to choose from in Torquay. One of the best is the Drum Inn surrounded by amazing dog walks there are treats and fresh water in the bar area for your best friend.

15) Somerset

When it comes to pubs for dogs there’s no shortage in Somerset making it the perfect place for a mini-break with your pet. After all, what better way to end a dog walk than tucking into a tasty Ploughman’s lunch with a pint of local Cider. 

16) Scotland

Renowned for its hospitality it will come as no surprise that the hearty welcome you will receive in Scotland extends to your dog too, with countless dog friendly pubs with food to choose from.

17) Aviemore

Spectacular views, cosy firesides and seasonal food can all be found in the pet friendly pubs in and around Aviemore. The Bridge Inn nestled on the banks of the Spey is one of the best dog friendly pubs and a favourite haunt for visitors.

18) Dundee

Whether you are looking for a Olde Worlde pub serving craft beers or modern dog friendly bars serving cocktails you will be sure to find something to suit in Dundee.

19) Northern Highlands

The Northern Highlands are a dog lover’s dream destination, there are walks amongst some of the best scenery in the world and wherever you roam there will be dog friendly pubs near your location. 

20) Inverness

Inverness boasts plenty of places to eat with a dog, so you won’t go hungry whilst walking your pooch in this spectacular destination

21) Isle of Wight

With it’s warm climate The Isle of Wight is the perfect location for you and your pooch to chill in a beer garden in the sun and you won’t have to search far for pubs allowing dogs, where you can relax with a beer and take in the view

22) The Cotswolds

The charming pubs in the Costwolds are a firm favourite with dog lovers as many roll out the welcome mat for our four legged friends. With many pubs allowing dogs and serving hearty food canines and humans alike are in for a treat

23) Norfolk

Guests staying in Norfolk will be pleased to learn the county offers dog friendly pubs tha serve food aplenty. Whether you want to sit in a pretty garden on the broads or a enjoy a slap up lunch in a friendly community pub in Norwich.

24) Dorset

With it’s family attractions and stunning scenery, Dorset is a popular choice for dog loving families and with dog friendly food pubs dottted around the coast and countryside who could ask for more 

25) Bournemouth

Looking for a pub that serves great food and has a laid back dog friendly vibe? Bournemouth has some of the best dog friendly pubs in the county and is perfectly positioned to discover the delights of Dorset.

26) Weymouth

Weymouth has no shortage of dog friendly eating places and pubs but the jewel in the crown is the Ship Inn in the centre of town which has been serving dog owners since 1856.

27) Hampshire

If you are exploring the New Forest or strolling round Southampton with your hound, chances are you will want a bite to eat or a refreshing drink. The great news is there are numerous places to eat with a dog in Hampshire

28) Staffordshire

Staffordshire ticks all the boxes when it comes to dining out with your dog in tow. With more dog friendly establishments than you can shake a stick at you are sure find the perfect location for a drink and a meal.

29) Warwickshire

Pubs and dogs go together like peas in a pod in Warwickshire whichever way you turn there will be somewhere you and Fido can rest, have a refreshing drink or delicious meal

30) Cheshire

Looking for a pub where your dog will feel at home Cheshire has some fantastic pubs, restaurants and bars that you and your furbaby will love. Perfect for guests staying in the area

31) Nottinghamshire

Nestled in the heart of England, most people know Nottinghamshire is a great location for doggie holidays, what they may not know is there is an amazing selection of dog friendly pubs near here too.

32) Leicestershire

Famous for its cheese and pork pies – you can sample both in one of the dozens of dog friendly inns dotted around this county and many will ensure your dog is taken care of too with water and maybe even some dog treats

33) Gloucestershire

A firm favourite as a dog friendly location, you will find plenty of pit stops where you can sample good food, selections of wines and beers in Gloucestershire and your dog will be treated like royalty.

34) Essex

It may not be far from London but Essex has miles of countryside and coastal walks. It also boasts dozens of dog friendly pubs where you can unwind in the garden and enjoy the ambience.

35) Suffolk

This popular doggie destination caters to Fido’s every need with dog friendly attractions and countless pet friendly pubs near you. If you want to stay overnight The Black Lion in Long Melford has 10 lovely dog friendly rooms.

36) Kent

Close to London yet a world away, Kent or the Garden of England as it better known has the best of both worlds. take it easy in a bar overlooking the sea or join the locals at a dog friendly inn in the country

37) Sussex

Dotted amongst the stately homes and majestic countryside of the South Downs Natonal Park are some of the best dog friendly pubs in the UK, where you and Fido can relax and enjoy some local fare. 

38) Brighton

Dog friendly Brighton is a great place to take Rover and its proximity to London makes it fantastic for a doggie day trip you will also find fine dining here and plenty of places for you and your dog to enjoy a drink or two

39) Lancashire

Wherever you are in Lancashire there is sure to be a dog friendly pub nearby where your canine companion can rest their weary paws and you can enjoy some warming Lancahire hotpot and a pint of real ale. 

40) Blackpool

Famed for its vibrant nightlife pleasure beach and illuminations Blackpool is also popular with dog lovers so its no surprise lots of pubs allow dogs here. 

41) Derbyshire

A haven for walkers it’s no surprise that you and your dog will be welcomed at most of Derbyshire’s country pubs, some will even allow your dog in the dining room

42) Shropshire

Dog friendly holiday locations tend to have dog friendly places to eat and drink and Shropshire is no exception, whether you love a glass of cider, G & T or locally brewed ale

43) Surrey

England’s most wooded area and a popular choice for dog friendly holidays Surrey will not disappoint. Vegetarians should head to the the dog friendly Woolpack in Elstead for an impressive vegan menu

44) Worcestershire

Whether you love the great outdoors, museums, wildlife or exploring picturesque villages, Worcestershire has something for everyone and there are dozens of dog friendly eating places too 

45) Cambridgeshire

With riverside pubs which allow dogs and even some fancier establishments, Cambridgeshire will not disappoint if you are looking for somewhere to eat well with Fido by your side

46) The Midlands

The Midlands has its fair share of hotels and inns with dog beds and places where you and your dog can unwind with a drink after experiencing the many delights of the area

47) Lincolnshire

What better way to end a day of adventure than with a drink in a dog friendly bar and the door is always open to canines and their well behaved owners at scores of Lincolnshire alehouses

How To Find a Great Dog Friendly Pub Near You

It’s easy to find a dog friendly pub. Of course, you can check out the ones we recommend here, but you can also use google or one of the many local guides such as Dugs n’ Pubs Dog Friendly Guide (dugswelcome.com)

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 this page.

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