7 of the Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Brighton

Who doesn’t love a day trip to Brighton – with its bright lights and dog friendly sands? For dog walkers like ourselves, getting out and about in the sand and sun is thirsty work. Thankfully, Brighton is home to a long list of dog-friendly pub spots. We’ve rounded up the seven best dog friendly pubs in Brighton below – all come with our personal recommendations as well as fantastic reviews from dog-loving patrons!

The Best Pubs in Brighton where Dogs are Welcome

There are many things that a Brighton pubs needs to be ‘truly’ great: that authentic style, friendly staff, good food, a wide selection of drinks and room for the whole family. For many of us, what makes a good pub a great one is how they treat our dogs. 

Brighton happens to be very popular with dog lovers. That said, we know your struggles all too well – it’s not always easy finding a pub that’s going to welcome your pups in for fresh water. That’s why we’ve gone to the effort of hunting down the best Brighton pubs that welcome dogs – not just ‘tolerate’ them! If you need some great pet friendly days out in Brighton, see our comprehensive guide. 

Once you’ve had your fill of the best pet friendly beaches in Brighton, and fancy taking some time away from the Pavilion or the big tourist scenes, be sure to check into any of the following. We personally guarantee you and your four legged friend will get the welcome you deserve – as well as a handful of treats!

Our Top 7 Choices 

The Black Lion

The first dog-friendly pub on this list is one of Brighton’s most well-known drinkeries, The Black Lion. Situated close to the seafront, this pub attracts locals and visitors thanks to its live music, drinks selection, and food. The freshly made food changes with the seasons, and is never a disappointment. The pub also boasts a long list of alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks. The Black Lion is, best of all, very dog-friendly! Your dog can sit with you out front or in the warm inside. 

The Cleveland Arms 

The Cleveland Arms is a family-owned, dog friendly pub that overlooks Blakers Park, having been part of the locality for more than 30 years.. The pub grub here is always fresh and comes from locally sourced ingredients that reflect the seasons and the community. You will be able to order all of the old classics favorites as well as new twists from the pub’s vegan menu.

This local favorite is known for being very dog friendly, welcoming four-legged friends with open arms. It’s a brilliant base for relaxing in after exploring local Blakers Park, and is one of the more famous Brighton pubs that allow dogs. There are plenty of dog friendly walks in Brighton nearby, too.

Brighton Bier Brewery 

The Brighton Bier Brewery is another pub you might already be aware of. The crew here is well-known for its award-winning international brewery selection. For authentic home-brewed beers and that classic local charm, BBB is ideal.

It is also known for its huge beer garden that is said to be able to hold up to sixty-six people, in the sun, with the smell of sea air nearby and the sound of seagulls reverberating. The best news is, of course, that you can bring pets here to enjoy the beer garden ambience. Your dog will be able to sit out in the sun with you, with their own fresh bowl of water. 

The Joker


The Joker in Brighton’s centre is a local pub situated in Preston Circus. It is a well-known local building that is considered to be a landmark of sorts. From the pub kitchen, you can try the Lost Boys’ Chicken, which serves chicken wings, burgers, and other New York-style goodies.

The Joker is also extremely popular with local dog lovers. While it tends to be a little more contemporary than some of the pubs in our list, that doesn’t make it any less warm or welcoming. For something a little bit different from Brighton pubs that take dogs, we highly recommend drawing up at the Joker.

The Roundhill 

The Roundhill pub is situated on Ditchling Road and is known for being Brighton’s very first vegan gastropub. The menu changes from week to week but remains vegan, with the occasional vegetarian dish.

You can choose to sit in the quaint conservatory with a light and natural feel or sit outside when the weather takes a turn for the better. The Roundhill will be happy to welcome them with a bowl of water and a few pats. It’s one of the most versatile pet friendly pubs in the region.

Independent Taproom and Beer Shop 

The Independent Pub Brighton is a local watering hole based near Queens Park. It is one of Brighton’s most popular drinking and dining spots as there is something for everyone on the menu, catering with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and regular pub food. 

You do not have to wait to get home to have a drink with your pet, though, as the Independent Taproom and Beer Shop is very dog-friendly. The atmosphere here is electric, and it’s made all the better with some furry friends in tow.

Easy Tiger 

The Easy Tiger is a local favourite based in The Hampton pub, serving up local takes on delicious Indian food. Coupled with the brilliant traditional drinking atmosphere, you’re in for a spicy visit.

On a hot summer’s day, sitting on the furnished terrace is the perfect setting to enjoy a hot meal with your loved ones, around a round of cold beers and with your dog! Although your dog’s stomach probably won’t be able to handle some of the spicier food, they will be more than welcome to their bowl of water under the parasol with you.

Last Word

If you’re taking your pets for a stroll or two around Brighton’s beaches or its lovely park scenes, it’s safe to say you’re going to want a drink or two. The seven dog pubs we list above will all happily welcome you and your pets, and you can be sure of some tasty cuisine, too. If you’re making a real break of it, why not take a look at the list of pet friendly cottages in Brighton, too?

Are you itching to add your own establishment to our list of Brighton dog friendly pubs? Drop us a line and let’s see what we can do.